Antistoecharium Vaticanum r (Vatic. gr. 23)

Literary/ Cultural Context Essay

Dimitrios Papanikolaou (University of Democritus)
Download PDF Add to Bookshelf Report an Error


A medieval Greek orthographical lexicon, which is preserved mutilated in only one manuscript deposited in the Vatican Library (Vaticanus graecus 23). [See description of the manuscript in Mercati and Franchi de Cavalieri 1923: 22.] Its compiler(s) and date are at present unknown. Only segments of it have been published so far (Reitzenstein 1892: 8-15; with further discussion and citations in Schneider 1999: 526-572).

An important issue concerning the Antistoecharium Vaticanum (from now on: AV) is the issue of its sources. It had been observed since Reitzenstein (1892: 9) that the AV utilises most probably Hesychius and at least another unknown orthographical and etymological source; another point of interest was the congruence of some observations with those of Theognostus. [On this

1141 words

Citation: Papanikolaou, Dimitrios. "Antistoecharium Vaticanum r (Vatic. gr. 23)". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 February 2019 [, accessed 09 December 2023.]

19559 Antistoecharium Vaticanum r (Vatic. gr. 23) 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here

Leave Feedback

The Literary Encyclopedia is a living community of scholars. We welcome comments which will help us improve.