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English to Greek dictionary

Post by vir litterarum » Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:45 am

Which is the best Engish to Greek dictionary available that is still in print?

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Post by annis » Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:34 am

One can still get reprints of Woodhouse's English-Greek Dictionary: a Vocabulary of the Attic Language from Routledge. My copy is a 1998 reprint, acquired in 2000. It took a while to track down and it ain't cheap.

Edit: the little 2002Pocket Oxford Classical Greek Dictionary has a small English to Greek section but that whole production is a too depressing to me to recommend.
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Post by vir litterarum » Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:48 am

when you say not cheap, how much are you talking about?

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Post by jk0592 » Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:16 pm

On the other hand, there is a full French to Greek dictionary available on-line, "Dictionnaire français-grec ... Par MM. Alexandre, Planche, et Defauconpret". Paris, Librairie Hachette, 1885. It is complete, and has 1066 pages.
But you must know your french to use it.

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Post by edonnelly » Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:42 pm

There's an electronic copy of Woodhouse out there, too:

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/efts/Woodhouse/

You can search by word, and the pages it pops up are nice scans from the text.
The lists:
G'Oogle and the Internet Pharrchive - 1100 or so free Latin and Greek books.
DownLOEBables - Free books from the Loeb Classical Library

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Post by vir litterarum » Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:36 pm

I know about the electronic copy of Woodhouse; I was just wondering whether perhaps there was a cheaper alternative available.

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Post by perispomenon » Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:10 pm

vir litterarum wrote:I know about the electronic copy of Woodhouse; I was just wondering whether perhaps there was a cheaper alternative available.
Second hand at abebooks.com, it costs quite a lot:

ENGLISH - GREEK DICTIONARY - A Vocabulary of the Attic Language
Woodhouse, S.C.
Bookseller: Edinburgh Books
(Edinburgh, a., United Kingdom)
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Price: US$ 134.73

As a matter of fact, this one is cheaper than what I bought it for!

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Post by annis » Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:48 pm

perispomenon wrote:Price: US$ 134.73

As a matter of fact, this one is cheaper than what I bought it for!
φεῦ! In 2000 I managed to get mine for something in the US$70 range. I see that some lunatics are now selling copies for more than US$400!
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Post by vir litterarum » Thu Sep 20, 2007 2:23 pm

Amazon is selling it for 218$ I am appalled that this seems to be quite literally the only reference of its kind in English.

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Post by annis » Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:27 am

vir litterarum wrote:I am appalled that this seems to be quite literally the only reference of its kind in English.
And I wouldn't be surprised if it's the last of its kind. I cannot imagine 1000-page books used by a minority of even classics students is going to make a publisher any money these days. I suppose reliable and affordable print-on-demand might keep this on paper.
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Post by vir litterarum » Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:20 pm

For those interested in Greek Comp., it is a necessity, so hopefully you're right and it will stay in print.

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