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Oxford Latin Dictionary, Second Edition


Oxford University Press 2012

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As the world’s most authoritative dictionary of Classical Latin, the monumental, two-volume Oxford Latin Dictionary offers unsurpassed coverage of the language of Rome from its beginnings until AD 200. More than half a century in the making and originally published as a series of fascicles in 1968, a single-volume reference work in 1982, and now this indispensable resource is available in a revised and freshly redesigned two-volume second edition.

In addition to 40,000 headwords and 100,000 senses, this dictionary includes a vast collection of illustrative quotations taken from the canon of classical literature, arranged for the first time conveniently under each sense and subsense. It incorporates a significant amount of editorial updating, including revised English translations, expansion of abbreviations, and clearer labeling throughout the text. The new design is a masterpiece of concision and clarity. Finally, the supplementary material has been revised and includes a new introduction by noted Classical scholar Christopher Stray, a Guide to Using the Dictionary, and a redesigned bibliography. The Oxford Latin Dictionary is a comprehensive and authoritative reference work—an absolutely essential work for all serious students of Latin.

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Key Features

  • Consists of the most comprehensive dictionary of classical Latin
  • Includes 40,000 headwords and 100,000 senses
  • Presents a collection of quotations from classical literature

Praise for the Print Edition

By far the most scholarly, reliable, and convenient bilingual dictionary of its scope for any language. The Latinist cannot live without it.

American Notes and Queries

The appearance of each new fascicle of this dictionary is a welcome event and one calculated to make the student look forward to the time when he can possess the entire book.

Classical World

Indispensable for any serious, advanced study in Latin language or literature, and a must for the reference collections of academic and research libraries.

American Reference Books Annual

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About P.G.W. Glare

P.G.W. Glare is a published editor. A published credit of his is the Greek-English Lexicon: Revised Supplement.

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