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message 1: by Marcella (last edited May 02, 2015 09:23AM) (new)

Marcella (marcellaviale) | 35 comments I have recently created this page ( for a recently published Italian edition of the Iliad. Today I have noticed in the book suggestions from the same author this other two pages:
Seeing the book cover and the date they've been published, I reckon it's pretty safe to say that they're meant to be the very same as my previously created edition of the Iliad.
From what I've understood from the librarian manual, they should be merged. I would have done it myself, but as it would have been my very first time merging pages, I didn't want to somehow make things worse. Better be in safe hands!
Also about this book, I'd like to point out that it does not have an ISBN, but only an ISSN, which I think I might have erroneously saved as an ISBN13. Should it just be left out?
My thanks.

message 2: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13732 comments Do you have this copy in your possession? There is a great discrepancy between both page counts (887 and 932).

From the cover, it looks like it's a bilingual edition, is that right?

message 3: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13732 comments Are you sure this wasn't your book (see page count):

message 4: by Marcella (new)

Marcella (marcellaviale) | 35 comments Yes, I do. I've checked it and on page 887 is where the actual book ends, then indices follow until page 932. Doesn't the Goodreads policy say that indices are included in the page count?
Again, yes. It's a Greek/Italian edition. I originally tried adding that, but only saw the field for the main language.
Thank you!

message 5: by Marcella (new)

Marcella (marcellaviale) | 35 comments I'm sorry, I've seen your second message only now. No, that's not the edition in question. It's this one (3rd one):
If you click on the title, you can see that the book cover is the same as the one on Goodreads upload on the other two pages.
Again, thank you for your help.

message 6: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13732 comments I merged both stray editions and moved the cover to your edition:

I added Homer as the primary author (all translated books should have the English version of the name as primary author on all editions). Changed language to multiple and added 'edizione greco-italiano' to the end of the description. Hope that's correct, it rather sounds like a dictionary now. If not, please correct or remove :)

Moved the ISSN to the librarian note. Don't know if it's useful, I couldn't find it online. You are absolutely right about the page count.

And you're also right about not wanting to make this your first merge, it's less scary to do that with a book that doesn't have 1100+ editions :)

message 7: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13732 comments ...But I see you're not a GR librarian, so you couldn't have merged these anyway. If anything needs correcting/removing, please let me know :)

message 8: by Marcella (new)

Marcella (marcellaviale) | 35 comments Thank you so much for your help.
That's good to know for any future occasion! I remember adding another bilingual book and asking help about it here on the forum, so I've checked the page and they've pretty much done the same thing.
Yes, it probably better that way as just writing it in the wrong space as I did.
Good to know :) Really? I have to say I thought I could just because I could see the "combine" link. My bad. Again, thanks for helping me!
Oh, and one last thing: is it normal that I can still see one of those two pages? I tried clicking on the links on my very first post, but in both cases it redirects me to this: Maybe it just takes some time... Or they've created another page again.

message 9: by lethe (last edited May 03, 2015 09:15AM) (new)

lethe | 13732 comments Sigh, somebody added it again.
I sent them a message.

[redacted by me] I had to combine it first and then I could merge it. All is well again :)

Thanks for noticing!

message 10: by Marcella (new)

Marcella (marcellaviale) | 35 comments You're welcome. And thanks again for all the help.

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