Did I get lucky, or what?

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Sun Jan 6 20:56:15 EST 2002


At 5:21 PM -0500 1/6/02, Ted Mann wrote:
>A little information, if someone will be so kind.
>I have been given a very large Oxford volume entitled:  A Greek-English
>Lexicon, compiled by Henry George Liddell and Robert Scott, revised and
>augmented throughout by Sir Henry Stuart Jones, ninth edition, 1985
>printing.  How many more editions have been produced since the ninth?  Is
>the one I own still on the cutting edge of scholarship?

1985 seems a bit early for the latest, although the 9th edition itself is
the latest; but the most-recently printed also has a very valuable
supplement by Glare and was issued in 1996; it's described as follows at
the web site of the Bibliotheca Classica Selecta at the U. of Louvain in
Belgium:

	<http://bcs.fltr.ucl.ac.be/DicLanAGr.html#LSJ>


Ce sigle désigne: Liddell H.G., Scott R., A Greek-English Lexicon, 9e éd.
revue par Jones H.S. [e.a], 1940, 2111 p., qu'on consultera aujourd'hui
dans sa dernière réimpression, Oxford, 1996, 2378 p., intégrant le Revised
Supplement de P.G.W. Glare (cfr ci-dessous). CR: BMCR. C'est le
dictionnaire le plus sûr et le plus complet dont on dispose pour le grec.
Les rédacteurs ont utilisé les éditions critiques modernes et ont intégré
les textes papyrologiques et épigraphiques récemment découverts (jusqu'en
1990 pour le Supplement). Le domaine concerné va des premiers textes
jusqu'à la période hellénistique, y compris le grec de l'ancien et du
nouveau testament. La liste des auteurs anciens dépouillés fournit de
précieuses indications sur les éditions modernes.

I gave mine of the version that you were given when I got the above 1996
edition, and the one I gave it to was happy to get it also. Yes, I think
you're lucky enough: the 1996 version will currently cost you $145.00 at
amazon.com
-- 

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Emeritus)
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