[B-Greek] Oxford Latin Dictionary

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at ioa.com
Sat Jul 30 13:40:29 EDT 2005

I do own a copy of the hard-copy OLD myself and am glad to have it,  
but I think it is worth noting that I've heard loud voices (I really  
can't ascertain anything about how many in relationship to how loud)  
insisting that the OLD is NOT really an improvement over the older  
Lewis & Short. I think that I found Lewis & Short more helpful back  
when I taught Latin Composition and needed to differentiate between  
words -- especially verbs --  of similar meaning. Lewis & Short is  
available in a handy format on-line at Perseus. I've read that  
there's an electronic version of L&S at CETH that is viewable with  
the DJVu plug-in.

On Jul 30, 2005, at 1:22 PM, George F Somsel wrote:

> A question was recently raised regarding a Latin abbreviation.  It  
> may be
> that some are interested in resources for the study of this  
> language in
> addition to Greek.
> Logos has announced the intention to publish the
> _Oxford_Latin_Dictionary_.  This will not be a cheap book.  It is more
> extensive than Lewis & Short as well as being based on a fresh  
> reading of
> the original sources.  It does not cover Medieval Latin but stops at
> approximately 200 A.D.  It follows the format of the
> _Oxford_English_Dictionary_.  At the moment it is possible to  
> subscribe
> at the prepublication price of $149.95.  As someone who is NOT an
> employee of Logos and who gains nothing from any purchases, I can  
> attest
> to the high quality and usefulness of their publications.  Information
> regarding the resource and scans of some of the pages from the print
> edition are available at
> http://www.logos.com/products/prepub/details/2229
> george
> gfsomsel
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Carl W. Conrad
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