The bibliography is for the most part s elf-explanatory. It consists of three sections: an explanation of the title abbreviations used in the glossary; a supplement listing works consulted but not quoted; and a table of abbreviations for journals and collection titles cited in the active bibliography and the supplement.
Dates used are, in general, dates of the MSS, as given in Wells1 Manual or estimated by editors, although for works by well- known authors and translators Professor Carter’s practice was to give thé original date of composition, established or estimated. The mode of representing dates is conventional. A hyphen following a single date, such as 1200-, means 4the century (or part of the century) indicated’; d. v. abbreviates Mates vary’; and c and a abbreviate circa and ante.
The following abbreviations are used to indicate the method of quoting: bk. : book; ch. : chapter; col. : column; 1. : line; met. : metrum; ms. : manuscript; nr.: number; p.: page; pas.: passus; pr. : prosa; ps. : psalm; pt. : part; sec.: section; st.: stanza; txt. : text; ver. : verse; v. : volume; wk. : work. V. p. 1., for instance, appearing in brackets after an entry in the bibliography, would mean that the work described in the entry is quoted by volume, page, and line.