HESYCHIUS ,. grammarian ofAlexandria, probably flourished in the 5th century A.D . He was probably a
See also:pagan; and the explanations of words from
See also:Gregory of Nazianzus and other Christian writers (glossae science) are interpolations of a later
See also:time . He has
See also:left a Greek
See also:dictionary, containing a copious
See also:list of
See also:peculiar words, forms and phrases, with an explanation of their meaning, and often with a reference to the author who used them or to the
See also:district of
See also:Greece where they were current . Hence the
See also:book is of
See also:great value to the student of the Greek dialects; while in the restoration of the text of the classical authors generally, and particularly of such writers as
See also:Aeschylus and
See also:Theocritus, who used many unusual words, its value can hardly be exaggerated . The explanations of many epithets and phrases. reveal many important facts about the religion and social
See also:life of the ancients . In a prefatory
See also:letter Hesychius mentions that his
See also:lexicon is based on that of Diagenianus (itself extracted from an earlier
See also:work by Pamphilus), but that he has also used similar
See also:works by
See also:Heliodorus and others . The text is very corrupt, and the
See also:order of the words has often been disturbed . There is no doubt that many interpolations, besides the Christian glosses, have been made . The work has come down to us from a single MS., now in the library at Venice, from which the' editio princeps was published . The best edition is by M .
See also:Schmidt (1858–1868); in a smaller edition (1867) he attempts to distinguish the additions made by Hesychius to the work of
See also:Diogenianus .
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