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Lexicon to Dem. 21 (P.Rain.inv. 7)

Craig A. Gibson

in Interpreting a Classic

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 2002 | ISBN: 9780520229563
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520927308 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520229563.003.0010
Lexicon to Dem. 21 (P.Rain.inv. 7)

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This chapter discusses the P.Rain.inv.7, a lexicon to Dem.21. It is a sheet of papyrus codex that dates to the fourth or fifth century C.E., and can be linked to the ancient philological and historical scholarship on Demosthenes in several ways. It notes that several of the entries found in this lexicon closely resemble the entries in Harpocration. The chapter reveals that the length of the lemmata, as well as the nature of the comments, suggest that these entries are abbreviated discussions that were excerpted from commentaries.

Keywords: P.Rain.inv.7; papyrus codex; scholarship; Harpocration entries; lemmata; Dem.21; lexicon

Chapter.  2528 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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