Cambridge Greek Lexicon Project

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  • Founder: John Chadwick †
  • Current director: Stephen Oakley


From the project website (accessed 2019-08-30):

The [Cambridge] Faculty of Classics is home to a project for a new Ancient Greek-English Lexicon in two volumes (approximately 1500 pages in all), covering the most widely read ancient literary texts, from Homer to the Hellenistic poets, the later historians, and the New Testament Gospels and Acts of the Apostles.

Each entry has been written after a reading of the passages in which the headword occurs, without reliance on information in existing dictionaries, with the result that there are many fresh interpretations and insights.

The extensive reading of texts would have been prohibitively time-consuming had it not been for the digital resources provided by Thesaurus Linguae Graecae and a database created specifically for the lexicon by Jeffrey Rydberg-Cox of the University of Missouri at Kansas City, in collaboration with the Perseus Digital Library.

In order to facilitate digital publishing of the Lexicon, we are writing the lexicon within an 'XML' structure which we have ourselves designed. A description of that appears on our 'tagging' page.

The Lexicon will be published in two volumes in late 2019.

According to the previous project page (archive) (last archived 2012-03-21):

So as to reach the widest possible readership, the lexicon will also be published online, as part of the Perseus Digital Library, in addition to the print edition from Cambridge University Press. In order to create an integrated writing and publishing environment from the start, we are composing the lexicon using XML technology.

It is not clear from the current web page that a free, digital version of the dictionary is yet available.