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Liddell and Scott in Historical Context: Victorian Beginnings, Twentieth-Century Developments

Christopher Stray

in Liddell and Scott: The History, Methodology, and Languages of the World's Leading Lexicon of Ancient Greek

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2019
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November 2019
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9780198810803
eISBN:
9780191847912
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chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810803.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

‘Liddell and Scott has become so familiar to scholars of Greek that they tend to take it for granted. However, behind this monumental and impartial familiarity is a complex history of scholarly ... More


Latin in the Lexicon

David Butterfield

in Liddell and Scott: The History, Methodology, and Languages of the World's Leading Lexicon of Ancient Greek

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2019
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November 2019
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9780198810803
eISBN:
9780191847912
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Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810803.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In 1843, with the publication of the Greek-English Lexicon of Liddell and Scott, the decision to abandon the scholarly garb of Latin and opt for direct expression in the vernacular was, in its time, ... More


Liddell and Scott: The History, Methodology, and Languages of the World's Leading Lexicon of Ancient Greek

Christopher Stray, Michael Clarke, and Joshua T. Katz (eds)

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2019
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November 2019
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9780198810803
eISBN:
9780191847912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810803.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Greek-English Lexicon of Liddell and Scott is one of the most famous dictionaries in the world, and for the past century-and-a-half has been a constant and indispensable presence in teaching, ... More


The Ancient, the Medieval, and the Modern in a Greek-English Lexicon, or How To Get Your Daily ‘Bread’ in Greek Any Day Through the Ages

Mark Janse

in Liddell and Scott: The History, Methodology, and Languages of the World's Leading Lexicon of Ancient Greek

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2019
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November 2019
ISBN:
9780198810803
eISBN:
9780191847912
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chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810803.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Liddell and Scott (LSJ) has always been entitled A Greek-English Lexicon, from the first (1843) through to the ninth edition (1940). Clearly no need was felt to add Ancient to the title, even though ... More


Dictionaries as Translations: English in the Lexicon

Margaret Williamson

in Liddell and Scott: The History, Methodology, and Languages of the World's Leading Lexicon of Ancient Greek

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2019
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November 2019
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9780198810803
eISBN:
9780191847912
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Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810803.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Any reading of a Greek text is an act of translation. However, it is heavily mediated by those previous dialogues represented by the tools of scholarship, which may be regarded as a kind of secondary ... More


Liddell and Scott and the Oxford English Dictionary

John Considine

in Liddell and Scott: The History, Methodology, and Languages of the World's Leading Lexicon of Ancient Greek

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2019
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November 2019
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9780198810803
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9780191847912
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Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810803.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the making of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). It considers the claim of language sciences historian Hans Aarsleff that the lexicography of the OED depends entirely on ... More


The Greek of the New Testament

Patrick James

in Liddell and Scott: The History, Methodology, and Languages of the World's Leading Lexicon of Ancient Greek

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2019
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November 2019
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9780198810803
eISBN:
9780191847912
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810803.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents the story of the treatment of the Greek of the New Testament in the Lexicon alongside a critical assessment of that treatment. It examines the internal evidence of a selection ... More


Obscenity: A Problem for the Lexicographer

Coker Amy

in Liddell and Scott: The History, Methodology, and Languages of the World's Leading Lexicon of Ancient Greek

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2019
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November 2019
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9780198810803
eISBN:
9780191847912
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810803.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents the author’s exploration in the Lexicon, into the less-savoury material which one might assume the editors would have wanted to avoid. It considers the topics and words which ... More


Between Cunning and Chaos: μῆτις‎

Evelien Bracke

in Liddell and Scott: The History, Methodology, and Languages of the World's Leading Lexicon of Ancient Greek

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2019
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November 2019
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9780198810803
eISBN:
9780191847912
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810803.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the tension running through the nine editions by focusing on the development of one particular entry, that for μῆτις‎. This term is best known from the 1974 book by Marcel ... More


Βάπτω‎: An Illustration of the State of our Ancient Greek Dictionaries

Anne Thompson

in Liddell and Scott: The History, Methodology, and Languages of the World's Leading Lexicon of Ancient Greek

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2019
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November 2019
ISBN:
9780198810803
eISBN:
9780191847912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810803.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Words in the corpus of texts making up Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) have links to headwords in several dictionaries. TLG released a digitized version of Liddell and Scott’s Greek-English Lexicon ... More


Etymology and Etymologies in the Lexicon

Joshua T. Katz

in Liddell and Scott: The History, Methodology, and Languages of the World's Leading Lexicon of Ancient Greek

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2019
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November 2019
ISBN:
9780198810803
eISBN:
9780191847912
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810803.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the etymological material that remains in the Lexicon and why it is there. It suggests that because pronouns, prepositions, temporal adverbs like ‘now’ and ‘yesterday’, and ... More


A Canonical Author: The Case of Hesiod

Tom Mackenzie

in Liddell and Scott: The History, Methodology, and Languages of the World's Leading Lexicon of Ancient Greek

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2019
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November 2019
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9780198810803
eISBN:
9780191847912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810803.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents a case study of the Lexicon’s treatment of a single author, Hesiod. Early Greek poetry in general, and that of Hesiod in particular, presents certain difficulties for the ... More


Medical Vocabulary, with Especial Reference to the Hippocratic Corpus

Elizabeth Craik

in Liddell and Scott: The History, Methodology, and Languages of the World's Leading Lexicon of Ancient Greek

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2019
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November 2019
ISBN:
9780198810803
eISBN:
9780191847912
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chapter
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Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810803.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the emergence of Hippocratic lexicography. The study of medical texts, and to a limited extent the study of medical vocabulary, has attracted much interest recently, and can be ... More


Greek Dialects in the Lexicon

Philomen Probert

in Liddell and Scott: The History, Methodology, and Languages of the World's Leading Lexicon of Ancient Greek

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2019
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November 2019
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9780198810803
eISBN:
9780191847912
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Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810803.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the treatment of dialect forms in Liddell and Scott (LSJ), and the origins of LSJ’s practice. It shows that although Aeolic and Doric forms of words sometimes get their own LSJ ... More


Diminishing Returns and New Challenges

Martin L. West

in Liddell and Scott: The History, Methodology, and Languages of the World's Leading Lexicon of Ancient Greek

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2019
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November 2019
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9780198810803
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9780191847912
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chapter
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Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810803.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the creation of a few works of intermediate character that combine the full and exact detail typical of the special lexica with coverage of a wider band of literature. An ... More


Philosophy and Linguistic Authority: The Problem of Plato’s Greek

Christopher Rowe

in Liddell and Scott: The History, Methodology, and Languages of the World's Leading Lexicon of Ancient Greek

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2019
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November 2019
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9780198810803
eISBN:
9780191847912
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chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810803.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on two particular aspects of the back history of Liddell and Scott (LSJ). First, Plato is, for LSJ, still one of the most important writers of ‘the best’ Attic prose, as he was, ... More


Discourse Particles in LSJ: A Fresh Look at γε‎

David Goldstein

in Liddell and Scott: The History, Methodology, and Languages of the World's Leading Lexicon of Ancient Greek

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2019
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November 2019
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9780198810803
eISBN:
9780191847912
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chapter
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Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810803.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter contrasts the Liddell and Scott (LSJ) account of the particle γε‎ with an approach that takes advantage of some of the conceptual tools of twenty-first century semantics and pragmatics. ... More


Literary Lexicography: Aims and Principles

Michael Silk

in Liddell and Scott: The History, Methodology, and Languages of the World's Leading Lexicon of Ancient Greek

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2019
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November 2019
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9780198810803
eISBN:
9780191847912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810803.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Poetic language in the Western traditions subsumes two distinct categories of usage: elevation (whereby usage conforms to a conventional ‘high style’) and heightening (whereby meaning is enriched, ... More


Incorporating New Evidence: Mycenaean Greek in the Revised Supplement

Brent Vine

in Liddell and Scott: The History, Methodology, and Languages of the World's Leading Lexicon of Ancient Greek

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2019
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November 2019
ISBN:
9780198810803
eISBN:
9780191847912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810803.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The editors of Liddell and Scott (LSJ), whose final fascicle appeared in 1940, could scarcely have imagined the 1952 decipherment of Linear B and the wealth of information it provided about the Greek ... More


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