Why new add notes? Between DDC 21 and DDC 22, changes in the add notes for miscellaneous writings of specific periods of Latin literature and classical Greek literature inadvertently omitted the ability to add further from Table 3A Subdivisions for Works by or about Individual Authors and made it unclear how to add correctly from Table 3B Subdivisions for Works by or about More than One Author. Because of the time that has passed, we feel it necessary to warn that the notation is being reused with new meaning—although the notation is really being restored to the earlier meaning.
Works treating epigrams may serve as examples of application of the add notes. Since classical epigrams are in verse, the parallel notes in the tables of preference at T3A—1-8 Specific forms and T3B—1-8 Specific forms are relevant: in both cases, under Poetry —1 is the note: "Class epigrams in verse in —8."
Parallel notes at 871-878 Subdivisions for specific forms of Latin literature and 881-888 Subdivisions for specific forms of classical Greek literature warn that the classifier must "observe the special interpretations of and exceptions to notation from Table 3 that appear below"; among those exceptions is the placement of the literary period notation on a zero subdivision.
Select Epigrams by the individual author Martial (LCNAF; VIAF) is classed in 878.0102 Latin epigrams by an author who flourished in the Roman period to ca. 499, built with base number 878.0 plus notation 1 Roman period to ca. 499 from the period table under 871-878 Subdivisions for specific forms of Latin literature, following revised instructions under 878.01-878.04 Specific periods of Latin miscellaneous writings, plus notation 02 Anecdotes, epigrams, graffiti, jokes, jests, quotations, riddles, tongue twisters from table under T3A—81-89 Specific periods.
Archaic and Classical Greek Epigram is classed in 888.010209 Classical Greek epigrams—ancient period to ca. 499—history and criticism, built with base number 888.0 plus notation 1 Ancient period to ca. 499 from the period table under 881-888 Subdivisions for specific forms of classical Greek literature, following revised instructions under 888.01-888.03 Specific periods, plus notation 02 Anecdotes, epigrams, graffiti, jokes, jests, quotations, riddles, tongue twisters from table under T3B—81-89 Miscellaneous writings of specific periods, plus 09 from T3B—1009 History, description, critical appraisal, following instructions at notation 02 from table under T3B—81-89. At notation 02 in the table under T3B—81-89 is the subdivisions-are-added note: "Subdivisions are added for any or all topics in heading."