[B-Greek] old Greek dictionaries
nebarry at verizon.net
Sun Sep 24 08:10:58 EDT 2006
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> On Behalf Of Edward Foley
> Sent: Saturday, September 23, 2006 11:07 PM
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> Subject: [B-Greek] old Greek dictionaries
> I am responding to a B-Greek message sent December 8 10:57:49 EST 2004 by
> Ron Minton who had answered a query from Raymond Custer who was searching
> for the date of the oldest extant Greek dictionary where at least more than
> one page has survived. I am in possession of a Lexicon Graecolatinum
> printed by Ioannes Valderus in Basel Switzerland in September 1537. It has
> a Greek-Latin lexicon portion of 1,910 numbered pages followed by about 100
> unnumbered pages concerning syntax, grammar, Greek dialects, mathematics and
> other areas that I cannot decipher, having forgotten most of my high school
> Latin and knowing no Greek). I am searching for information about the book
> and its source and would gladly share any information in the book with
> anyone who has interest.
To use slightly older American slang, cool.
I don't know if this would violate list protocol, but if the moderators are willing, if you submitted some of the Latin headings and descriptions, maybe folks on the list could help. Many of us have a bit of Latin with our Greek...
Otherwise, maybe list members could respond privately.
Let me suggest that this sounds like a valuable rare book, so that you want to take appropriate measure to protect and preserve it. You might also want to find a reliable (that adjective should be in the attributive position!) rare book dealer who is able to give an evaluation of its condition and worth.
N.E. Barry Hofstetter
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