Patristic Greek Dictionaries for Download

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charlesasullivan
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Patristic Greek Dictionaries for Download

Post by charlesasullivan » May 2nd, 2014, 8:13 pm

For those of you who want to expand your New Testament Greek skills and read the Greek Ecclesiastical writings, I compiled all the best known copies of Patristic Greek Dictionaries for download, except for Lampe's Patristic Lexicon which is still under copyright. Here is the link with a brief explanation of each dictionary: http://bit.ly/1kCCcfy

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Re: Patristic Greek Dictionaries for Download

Post by Jonathan Robie » May 3rd, 2014, 1:56 pm

There's a digitized version of Sophocles, without manual correction, on Lace.

http://heml.mta.ca/lace/catalog

The URL changes from run to run, currently this is the URL:

http://heml.mta.ca/lace/runs/cu31924021609395

If I have Sophocles, will I have a burning need for any of the others? Which ones do you see as particularly important?
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Re: Patristic Greek Dictionaries for Download

Post by charlesasullivan » May 5th, 2014, 6:07 pm

Each dictionary has its own merit in a given circumstance, though some are really bulky pdfs and it takes a long time to sift through them. Donnegan's Greek Dictionary surprisingly has the most positive results in the category of succint dictionaries. Sophocles and Lampe are a short distance behind. Stephanus' Greek-Latin dictionary is the most exhaustive though it is more time consuming because the definitions are in Latin and the volumes are so big -- It takes considerable amount of time to land on the right pdf page. Most Greek-English dictionaries are derivatives of Stephanus. The other dictionaries listed, I infrequently use. When I have the time, I would like to reimage some of the pdf files like I did with Donnegan's to make them smaller and faster.

I didn't know about Sophocles online. That is good to know.

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Re: Patristic Greek Dictionaries for Download

Post by charlesasullivan » May 7th, 2014, 6:40 pm

Are there any instructions on how to download and install the digitized Sophocles Greek Dictionary? Are there OS and hardware requirements as well? I have it downloaded but cannot find a txt or similar file.

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Re: Patristic Greek Dictionaries for Download

Post by Jonathan Robie » May 7th, 2014, 9:09 pm

You can get the page sets using the following links (which are temporary):

http://heml.mta.ca/lace/static/Zips/rob ... v_full.zip
http://heml.mta.ca/lace/static/Tars/rob ... ull.tar.gz

But I suspect it may not be completely obvious what to do with them ;->

If anyone is interested in helping correct a resource like this, let me know, I can try to have someone set up an environment to make it easier. We want corrected versions to flow into a common library.
ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
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