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date: 19 July 2019

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With the notable exception of Eustathios of Thessalonike, Byzantine grammarians, lexicographers, and philologists did not show much interest in the development of their own living language. Valuable sources for lexicographers include the Souda, Pseudo-Zonaras, and the Etymologicum Gudianum. Modern lexicography of medieval Greek can be traced back to Meursius and Du Cange during the seventeenth century. Sophocles took an important step towards modernizing quotations by using Migne's Patrologia Graeca. In the twentieth century, the new edition of Liddell and Scott included many Byzantine texts. Another remarkable project is the Greek-Spanish Dictionary, by Adrados and others. After World War II, new examples continued to appear, the most important of which was the Thesaurus Patrum Graecorum. There are a number of problems that affect Byzantine lexicography, including those concerning indices and special glossaries and the reliability of editions.

Keywords: Eustathios of Thessalonike, lexicography, Sophocles, Byzantine texts, indices, special glossaries, Thesaurus Patrum Graecorum, Greek-Spanish Dictionary, Liddell and Scott

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