More commonly known as "Lewis and Short", Lewis and Short's Latin Dictionary is an expansive and detailed dictionary consisting of Latin words from the Classical period up through the late medieval period. Based on the work of Freund's German edition, Lewis and Short's Latin Dictionary is a comprehensive work, containing over 2,000 pages of detailed lexical data. Further, Lewis and Short's Latin Dictionary contain numerous contextual examples, allowing the reader to see how each entry is used in ancient Latin literature. Unlike the Oxford Latin Dictionary, which only covers Latin words up until the second century AD, Lewis and Short's Latin Dictionary covers a much broader range of words, making it a necessary tool for students of Ecclesiastical and later Medieval Latin.
With the digital edition of Lewis and Short's Latin Dictionary, you can quickly and easily find Latin definitions from any tagged Latin text, making Lewis and Short's Latin Dictionary the perfect companion to the Latin works in the Classical Studies Research Library (186 vols. plus Perseus Classics Collection).
Charlton T. Lewis was educated at Yale College. He taught languages, mathematics, and Greek at a number of different universities. He was appointed Deputy Commissioner of Internal Revenue in 1863. He is the author of An Elementary Latin Dictionary: With Brief Helps for Latin Readers.
Charles Short was educated at Harvard. He was Professor of Latin in Columbia College, New York.
Thomas R Hanson