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Cambridge University Press published the much-anticipated Cambridge Greek Lexicon on the 22 April 2021.

Written by an editorial team based in the Faculty, The Cambridge Greek Lexicon, which has been twenty years in the making, covers the most widely read ancient literary texts, from Homer to the Hellenistic poets, the later historians, and the New Testament Gospels and Acts of the Apostles.

Aimed primarily at students, but also designed to be of interest to scholars, the editors have systematically re-examined the source material and made use of the most recent textual and philological scholarship. The editorial team led by Professor James Diggle, Emeritus Professor of Greek and Latin, consisted of Dr Bruce Fraser, Dr Patrick James, Dr Oliver Simkin, Dr Anne Thompson, and Mr Simon Westripp.  The Cambridge Greek Lexicon project would not have been possible without the generous support of our donors.

Employing up-to date lexicographical practices, the new publication provides not only single-word translations, but also detailed information on meaning, context and style.

To see a sample typeset page, please click here.

The Cambridge Greek Lexicon is available to order from the Cambridge University Press bookshop.

 

A celebration of the publication of the much anticipated Cambridge Greek Lexicon

Emeritus Professor James Diggle, editor-in-chief, details the background and highlights of the project, and Pippa Steele, Gábor Betegh, Hannah Willey, Richard Hunter and Carrie Vout each offer brief reflections on an individual Greek word and its resonances, in and beyond the lexicon. Introduced by the Chair of the Faculty Board, Professor Robin Osborne.

 

Next Page: Introduction to the Lexicon

 

 

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