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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
|DBSG||Ancient Greek and Roman literature
Use for: the texts of classical epics, prose, verse or plays, including versions of traditional myths and legends, written by Classical Greek, Hellenic or Latin authors, in the original language, an annotated version or a modern translation.
See also: QRSG Ancient Greek religion and mythology, QRSL Roman religion and mythology
|DBSN||Icelandic and Old Norse sagas
Use for: the texts of Icelandic and Old Norse sagas in the original language, an annotated version or a modern translation.
See also: QRSW Norse religion and mythology
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