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A Greek-English Lexicon, Ninth Edition with…

A Greek-English Lexicon, Ninth Edition with a Revised Supplement (1843)

by Henry George Liddell (Editor), Robert Scott (Editor)

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The value of this work is shown by the fact that it is still in print, in almost the same form as when Dean Liddell published it, and that there are two different abridged editions. Few dictionaries in any language can compare. It could perhaps be modernized, and the koine added, but for true classical works, it remains sufficient.

And the minor point that the senior author was the father of Alice (and Lorina, and Edith) Liddell just adds to the fun. My edition was actually being revised as Alice in Wonderland was working its way through the press.

Of course, you need to have an interest in classical Greek to want it....
3 vote waltzmn | Jun 20, 2012 |
Although it's age is indeed showing and a new Greek-English Dictionary needs to be compiled upon modern lexographical principles, there is still nothing else that compares to the LSJ in terms of completeness and depth of coverage in a single-volume non-specialized dictionary of Ancient Greek. It still remains indispensible to any serious student of the Greek Language. ( )
2 vote Mattitiahu | Aug 26, 2009 |
An absolutely fabulous book. It includes citations on usage, and development over time. ( )
1 vote karhne | Oct 9, 2008 |
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This ought to be the last LS revised by piecemeal accretion—agglutinatively, as linguists say. The next time the job has to be done from the root. The present editors acknowledge the need, confessing that “many articles require a more drastic rewriting than can be achieved by the addition, exclusion, or alteration of individual items. Minor changes may in fact only highlight shortcomings in the original articles.” Time and money and restricted staff and an inability to make “a systematic use” of “electronic retrieval facilities” prevented the necessary radical overhaul from being undertaken this time. In making this obvious point, I fear seeming ungrateful for what has here been so meticulously and nobly done. [Note: This review refers to the 9th edition, published in 1996.]

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Liddell, Henry GeorgeEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Scott, RobertEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Jones, Henry StuartEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McKenzie, RoderickEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Liddell & Scott's Greek-English Lexicon is the most comprehensive and up-to-date ancient Greek dictionary in the world. Used by every student of ancient Greek in the English-speaking world, the dictionary covers every surviving ancient Greek author and text discovered up to 1940, from the Pre-Classical Greek of Homer and Hesiod to Classical Greek to the Hellenistic Period, including the Greek Old and New Testaments. This monumental work is now available with a brand new Revised Supplement. Representing the culmination of thirteen years' work, the new Supplement is a complete replacement of the 1968 Supplement. Nearly twice the size of the 1968 edition, with over 20,000 entries, it adds to the dictionary words and forms from papyri and inscriptions discovered between 1940 and the 1990s as well as a host of other revisions, updatings, and corrections to the main dictionary. Linear B forms are shown within entries for the first time, and the Revised Supplement gives the dictionary a date-range from 1200 BC to 600 AD. It is fully cross-referenced to the main text, but additions have been designed to be easily used without constant reference to the main text.

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