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Many of the texts in the Patrologia Latina Database have a detailed apparatus, generally divided into individual notes. There are the following three types of notes: Marginalia, Editorial Notes (inserted by Chadwyck-Healey) and Variant Readings.

Marginalia and Editorial Notes

Marginalia appear in Migne's printed edition of Patrologia Latina at the bottom of each column and are 'called out' from the text by a letter or number. Each note is marked in the Full Text by the Apparatus icon Apparatus Icon next to its callout letter or number.

Editorial Notes have been inserted in some documents by Chadwyck-Healey: these are marked in the Full Text by the Apparatus Icon Apparatus icon.

You can access the Apparatus page for either Marginalia or Editorial Notes by clicking the Apparatus Icon icon. The type of note is displayed at the start of the Full Text in square brackets, for example '[Footnote]'. Following this, also in square brackets, is the note's column number reference, for example '[Col. 0966D]'.

The download size in bytes of a note appears next to the Apparatus icon. The larger the download size of a note, the longer the corresponding Apparatus page will take to download.

Variant Readings

Variant Readings appear in Migne's printed edition of Patrologia Latina at the bottom of each column and are 'called out' from the text by a letter or number. Each note is marked in the Full Text by the Variant Readings Icon Variant Readings Iconnext to its callout letter or number.

You can access the Apparatus page for Variant Readings by clicking the Variant Readings Icon icon. The type of note, '[Variant Reading]', is displayed at the start of the Full Text in square brackets. Following this, also in square brackets, is the note's column number reference, for example '[Col. 0966D]'.

The download size in bytes of a note appears next to the Variant Readings icon. The larger the download size of a note, the longer the corresponding Apparatus page will take to download.


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