Lexeis Rhomaiai (1332 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Essay

Dimitrios Papanikolaou (University of Democritus)
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The “Lexeis Rhomaiai” is a medieval Latin-Greek dictionary. It is preserved in one manuscript, cod. Barocc. gr. 50 under the title Λέξεις Ῥωμαῖαι κατὰ στοιχεῖον. According to the testimony of Ada Adler, it contains both juridical and non-juridical words (Adler 1931: 695). In its present form, the dictionary contains many corrupt explanations and entries (Adler 1931: 696), a fact which raises suspicions that an initially robust lexicon (probably compiled during the later antiquity) underwent a process of curtailing and of textual deterioration in the hands of copyists who were totally ignorant of …

Citation: Papanikolaou, Dimitrios. "Lexeis Rhomaiai". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 11 May 2021 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=19634, accessed 19 June 2021.]

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