This January we completed the first, expansive draft of explanatory notes for the edition of the Liber Uricrisiarum, covering source materials, language notes on difficult vocabulary and syntax, and occasional indications of important differences between the major textual families. We have a few source notes left to complete, and we’re now working on streamlining the notes we’ve written. Starting this month, we’ll create the first draft of the glossary, while we also continue work on the front matter for the volume.
This October, we wrapped up the second draft of the complete Liber Uricrisiarum, finishing the textual apparatus and re-proofing the text proper from the first full draft, which we finished in the summer. Because of the length of the text, the large number of witnesses, and the complexities of the textual tradition, the apparatus is highly selective, focused on errors only. Most of those errors are manifest at first reading, while some become clear upon comparison of variants. The final edition will require at least one more complete pass through the text and apparatus, primarily in a copy-editing mode to catch any remaining inconsistencies or errors in transcription.