Lexeis Rhetorikai / Lexicon VBekker (1445 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Essay

Dimitrios Papanikolaou (Independent Scholar - Europe)
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A Greek lexicon which treated Athenian words or Athenian cultural and political realia of the classical era mainly found in the works of Athenian orators [edition of the text by Bekker 1814: 197-318]. Today the manuscript tradition of this lexicon consists of only one manuscript, namely Coislin. gr. 345. The identity of the compiler is unknown.

The composition date of the Lexeis Rhetorikai [from now on: LRh] is also unknown, but in all probability it seems to be a lexicon older than that of Photius. Evidence for this early date is provided by the fact that the LRh are an important source for the lexicon entitled Synagoge and for its expanded versions, lexicographical …

Citation: Papanikolaou, Dimitrios. "Lexeis Rhetorikai / Lexicon VBekker". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 November 2018 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=19548, accessed 05 June 2020.]

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