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|D||Biography, Literature and Literary studies
Use all D* codes for: specialist and general adult titles. DO NOT USE: code ‘D’ itself, but select specific categories from section D*. Use all D* codes with: other subject categories and qualifiers where appropriate, in particular STYLE 6*, PLACE 1*, LANGUAGE 2* or TIME PERIOD 3* Qualifiers
|DB||Ancient, classical and medieval texts
Class here: texts from the European Renaissance. Use all DB* codes for: texts, including annotated versions, written in an early, ancient or classical language or an old or archaic form of a modern language, and not typically readable by a modern non-academic reader. For works that could be read by a modern reader (e.g. modern translations of these texts or texts originally written in an understandable form of a contemporary language) prefer the relevant subject code, for example from F* for fiction or DC* for poetry, DD* for plays, N* for History, QD* for Philosophy, etc as the main subject, if used with DB* codes
|DBS||Ancient Sagas and epics
Use for: the texts of classical or medieval sagas and epics, in the original language, an annotated version or a modern translation.
Prefer: DC* plus 6EH for more recent Epic poetry.
See also: FT Generational sagas, FN Traditional stories, myths and fairy tales
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