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The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek
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The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek

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Brill 2015

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The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek is the English translation of Franco Montanari’s Vocabolario della Lingua Greca. With an established reputation as the most important modern dictionary for Ancient Greek, it brings together 140,000 headwords taken from the literature, papyri, inscriptions and other sources of the archaic period up to the 6th Century CE, and occasionally beyond. This new Greek-English dictionary is an invaluable companion for the study of Classics and Ancient Greek, for beginning students and advanced scholars alike.

Translated and edited under the auspices of The Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC, The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek is based on the completely revised 3rd Italian edition published in 2013 by Loescher Editore, Torino.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by a world-class set of research and study tools. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Key Features

  • The principal parts of some 15,000 verbs are listed directly following the entry and its etymology
  • Nearly all entries include citations from the texts with careful mention of the source
  • Especially rich in personal names re-checked against the sources for the 3rd Italian edition, and in scientific terms, which have been categorized according to discipline
  • Each entry has a clear structure and typography making it easy to navigate

Praise for the Print Edition

This work now effectively supersedes the older Liddell-Scott-Jones (LSJ) lexicon.

—Larry W. Hurtado, retired, University of Edinburgh

The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek is fast becoming one of my favorite books. Congratulations to everyone at Brill on this monumental achievement!

— James D. Ernest, PhD, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

For a number of years now, scholars at ease in Italian have benefitted enormously from the riches, layout, concision, and accuracy of Professor Montanari's Vocabolario della Lingua Greca, with its added advantage of the inclusion of names. Hence classicists in general will welcome the English version of this very valuable resource.

—Professor Richard Janko, University of Michigan

Franco Montanari is a giant in our field, and his Dictionary is a major leap forward for us….

—Professor Gregory Nagy, Harvard University

Its comparative perspectives and the provision of new lexical data will surely serve to enrich the texts being studied. This is a splendid work and all those responsible for its production and translation are to be most warmly commended.

—Paul Foster, University of Edinburgh, The Expository Times 129, 4.

[...], the new Brill Greek dictionary is a most welcome addition to the current lexicographic store for Ancient Greek and is set to become a primary resource for the study of Ancient Greek, especially as regards non-literary texts and post-classical authors.

—Panagiotis Filos (University of Ioannina), Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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About Editors & Translators

Franco Montanari is Professor of Ancient Greek Literature at the University of Genoa (Italy), Director of the Rivista di Filologia e di Istruzione Classica, of the Centro Italiano dell' Année Philologique and of the Aristarchus project online, and a member of numerous international research centers and associations. Apart from the Vocabolario della Lingua Greca he has published many other scientific works on ancient scholarship and grammar, archaic Greek epic poets and other Greek poets of the Classical and Hellenistic periods, including Brill’s Companion to Hesiod (2009) and Brill’s Companion to Ancient Greek Scholarship (2015).

Madeleine Goh is professor of classical studies at the University of Maryland. She is a specialist in Homer and the Greek language.

Chad Matthew Schroeder has a PhD in classical studies from the University of Michigan. He is a former fellow at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece, and is the author of articles on ancient Greek literature, particularly on writers of the Hellenistic period.