Selectio consists in the choice between readings bearing the same stemmatic value (IT: varianti adiafore) on the basis of internal criteria such as usus scribendi or lectio difficilior. It is one of the three main operations that characterise emendatio, along with divinatio and combinatio.


– Luiselli Fadda, Anna Maria. 1994. Tradizioni manoscritte e critica del testo nel Medioevo germanico. Roma: Laterza. || See pp. 237–240.
– Maas, Paul. 1960. Textkritik. 4th ed. Leipzig: Teubner. – First ed. 1927.

In other languages

 Latin term used throughout.


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