Introductions to the Latin and English Texts
The English translation and the extension of the Latin text are the work of Frank Thorn, and he has provided extensive discussion of his approach, philosophy and conventions in preparing the text and translation in the documents below. Please note that these express the views of their author. The reader should also be aware that they make reference to the text in its semi-diplomatic form. As this website is dynamic and allows you to change in some detail how the text is displayed, what you see may not match what is described here. For further information on how to change how the text is displayed see The In-Pane Menu Bar in the Getting Started FAQ (under User Guidance in the top menu-bar).