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Looking for a practical Greek dictionary

Postby Scyph » Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:51 pm

As much as I love Perseus, I prefer to work with physical books. I've been looking to buy a lexicon as a reference when studying Greek, but I don't think buying a full edition of Liddell and Scott is entirely practical.
I've considered Autenrieth, which would be fine since I'm learning with the Iliad. The problem is that I've been doing a lot of work with Aristotle lately, and I like to throw in some Aeschylus in my free time, so a purely Homeric dictionary might not be good enough.
So, any suggestions? What do you guys use?
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Re: Looking for a practical Greek dictionary

Postby jswilkmd » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:31 pm

I use the so-called "Middle Liddell" (The Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon) for Classical Greek of various forms. For Homeric Greek, I use Cunliffe's Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect, which is far superior to Autenrieth.
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Re: Looking for a practical Greek dictionary

Postby Jeff Tirey » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:45 pm

Diddo. I have on my shelf both the middle liddle and Cunliffe's Homeric lexicon.
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Re: Looking for a practical Greek dictionary

Postby Scyph » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:32 pm

Thanks! That looks like exactly what I need.
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