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Liddel and Scott

Postby Thucydides » Mon May 03, 2004 11:08 am

What is the difference between the different editions? Is a non-ninth edition worth buying?

Is is true that there's going to be a new dictionary coming out to replace Liddel and Scott (or an official update or something?)

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Postby chad » Mon May 03, 2004 11:44 am

apparently the 9th contains heaps of corrections based on papyri they've dug up, but i wouldn't really know the difference.

more important i think is which size u buy. i've got the big one (9th) with supp + the littlest one which i think is 17th edition. u need both: the big one doesn't have separate entries for things like tricky aorists of irregular verbs, but the little one does: it's for students. the middle one doesn't have quotes or specific citations in it, so you can't see how the word is used, which would be annoying if you didn't also have the big one.
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Postby annis » Mon May 03, 2004 12:59 pm

chad wrote:the middle one doesn't have quotes or specific citations in it, so you can't see how the word is used, which would be annoying if you didn't also have the big one.


The Middle Liddel does have shorter quotes in many of the articles. The Great Scott seems to have more of them.
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