Online LBG (Lexikon zur byzantinischen Gräzität)

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Online LBG (Lexikon zur byzantinischen Gräzität)

Post by cwconrad » October 7th, 2014, 7:33 am

Maria Pantelia of TLG announces the online LBG, a lexicon of Byzantine Greek at

She describes the project in a message sent yesterday to the Classics-L mailing list:
We are pleased to announce the release of the Online LBG (Lexikon zur
byzantinischen Gräzität). The project is the result of the collaboration
between the Lexikon zur byzantinischen Gräzität published by the Austrian
Academy of Sciences (Die Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften) and the
Thesaurus Linguae Graecae® (TLG®) at the University of California, Irvine.

The LBG is the foremost lexicographical resource in Byzantine Studies
covering the period from the 4th to the 15th century A.D. taken from more than
3,000 texts. Seven fascicles have appeared to date, with one more scheduled to
appear in 2016. When completed the dictionary will consist of more than 2,000
printed pages, containing approximately 80,000 lemmata.

In March 2012, the LBG and TLG began conversations about digitizing the
existing volumes of LBG and linking them to the TLG texts. The first six
fascicles have been included in this release covering letters A-P. They
can be accessed at:

The LBG was initiated by Erich Trapp-in collaboration with Wolfram Hörandner
and Johannes Diethart-in the early 1990s. It became a joint project of the
Commission for Byzantine Studies at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the
Department of Philology at the University of Bonn and the Department of
Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Vienna, financially
supported by the Austrian National Science Fund (FWF).

Astrid Steiner-Weber, Sonja Schönauer and Maria Cassiotou-Panayotopoulos
contributed to the project at Bonn University with the financial support of the
German Research Foundation (DFG),. The Lexicon is now continued at the Division
of Byzantine Research of the Institute for Medieval Research at the Austrian
Academy of Sciences under the guidance of Erich Trapp (Vienna/Bonn). Members of
the team in Vienna include Carolina Cupane, Andreas Rhoby and Elisabeth

The LBG and TLG wish to acknowledge the contribution of the Austrian Academy of
Sciences that has generously supported the creation of the Lexicon and has now
agreed to its online dissemination for the benefit of the scholarly community.

Maria Pantelia
TLG Director
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οὔτοι ἀπ’ ἀρχῆς πάντα θεοὶ θνητοῖς ὑπέδειξαν,
ἀλλὰ χρόνῳ ζητέοντες ἐφευρίσκουσιν ἄμεινον. (Xenophanes, Fragment 16)

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Retired)

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Re: Online LBG (Lexikon zur byzantinischen Gräzität)

Post by cezaree_vict » October 21st, 2014, 2:18 am

Looks interesting, I'll watch development of the project.
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