Hansen: Hesych Sglg 11/3

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Walter de Gruyter, 2005 - Reference - 404 pages
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The dictionary of Hesychios of Alexandria (approx. 500 AD), with more than 50,000 glosses the most comprehensive dictionary of antiquity, gives posterity access to the massive collections of Hellenistic and Imperial lexicographers, and, at the same time, is an extraordinarily important source for modern Greek lexicography and comparative linguistics.

A textual base which meets modern standards was not established before Kurt Latte's epoch-making edition, based on a new collation of the sole existing ms. together (for the first time) with the parallel base of what is known as the Cyrillus Glossary (Vol. 1: Alpha-Delta 1953, Vol. 2: Epsilon-Omikron postum 1966). The continuation of Latte's edition was commissioned by the Royal Danish Academy and undertaken by Peter Allan Hansen; the edition will be completed by Ian C. Cunningham. A 5th volume with indexes and addenda to vols. 1-4 is in the planning stage.

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