A knowledge of Greek is essential in order to understand the classic works and cultures that have shaped Western civilization on their own terms. From Homer and Plato to the Bible, the Greek language occupies a unique place in the foundational texts of human history. This dictionary offers over 1,800 pages of the latest linguistic research to provide new understanding of the meaning and origins of 7,500 entries.
Classicists, archaeologists, students of the Bible, and all those interested in the Greek language, linguistics, and the history of Greek will find this to be an indispensable resource for understanding Greek and the ancient texts originally written in that language.
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Robert Beekes is professor emeritus of Comparative Indo-European Linguistics at Leiden University. He has published extensively on the historical grammar of Greek, Iranian, and Indo-European, including The Development of the Proto-Indo-European Laryngeals in Greek, The Origins of the Indo-European Nominal Inflection, A Grammar of Gatha-Avestan, and Comparative Indo-European Linguistics: An Introduction.