The Present state of lexicography of Ancient Greek

John A. L. Lee

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Abstract

As long as Ancient Greek texts are read in the original, there will be a need for lexicons, that is to say, tools which provide, first and foremost, meanings of words, as well as a certain amount of other helpful information on occurrences, collocation, and the like. The form that they take - whether it is to be electronic or some other - is not an issue for the present purpose: we can safely leave this to common sense and market forces. But whatever form they might have, there will be a need for tools which tell the reader of a Greek text the meaning of words not already known. Lexicons will continue to be produced to meet this need.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiblical Greek language and lexicography
Subtitle of host publicationessays in honor of Frederick W. Danker
EditorsBernard A. Taylor, John A. L. Lee, Peter R. Burton, Richard E Whitaker
Place of PublicationGrand Rapids, MI
PublisherWilliam B. Eerdmans
Pages66-74
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)0802822169
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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