Tuesday 28 June 2016

LSJ and the dialects: 'poetic'...

"In general LSJ has hitherto been somewhat loath to draw attention to varieties of register (a notable exception of their willingness to indicate that a word is 'poetic': not always with a justification or propery consideration of dialect variation 67)."

67 "... Some, but by no means all, of the questionable entries in LSJ can be attributed to 'Athenocentrism'; the majority, however, reflect indolence and ignorance , and a failure to perceive that dialect words are not themselves poetic."

D. Bain, Praefanda: the lexicography of ancient Greek aischrologia (ed. by Amy Coker). Eikasmos XXV (2014): 391-416, at 409.

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