[Ads-l] "index locorum" not in OED

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Fri Jan 20 12:17:43 EST 2017


"Index locorum" is not in the OED.  A stab at a definition:

An index of all works cited/discussed in a book, including both the passages cited/discussed and the location in the book of the discussion."

Examples on-line:

http://personalpages.manchester.ac.uk/staff/tim.parkin/OAindloc.html


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http://assets.cambridge.org/97805218/41528/index/9780521841528_index.pdf

Some on-line sites, including Wikipedia, do not have a definition.  Others have a different, more-literal definition as "an index of places".  In the following, the index locorum appears to be of terms (used by Aristotle), the locations in Aristotles writing where the term is used, and the pages in the book where those terms/passages are discussed:

Aristotle on Definition
  
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Joel


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