I have noticed that when Apollodorus gives several versions of the same event,or the details of the same event, these are often entered into the events list as separate events. What I think would be best in most of these cases would be to rewrite the description of the main version of the event to emphasize what is common to all the versions, and then merge the bibls from all the events into that event.
I think it is generally a good idea to avoid putting details that are disputed (or overly specific details) into event descriptions, because this will make it harder to judge when events are the same. In writing event descriptions, we should try to include the most salient point of the event, and leave extraneous and potentially confusing details out.
For example, the description of event_1481 used to read "Peleus brings the child to Chiron, who feeds him inside wide (sic) beasts and names him Achilles for not putting his lips to the breast." This description assumes that it is going to be read as part of a sequence, not in isolation, but given the nature of the user interface descriptions are often going to be read in isolation or out of sequence. Out of sequence, the reference to "the child" in this description doesn't make sense. Also, the etymology of Achilles' name is not an essential part of the event, and its inclusion will make adding other sources for this event more difficult. I have changed the description to read "Peleus gives Achilles over to Chiron's care."
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