Lexeis Rhetorikai / Lexicon VBekker

Literary/ Cultural Context Essay

Dimitrios Papanikolaou (University of Democritus)
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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 works older than Photius’ Lexicon and usually dated in the late 8th or early 9th century AD [on the LRh as a source for

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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 09 December 2023.]

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