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Franco Montanari is Professor of Ancient Greek Literature at the University of Genoa (Italy), Director of the Rivista di Filologia e di Istruzione Classica, of the Centro Italiano dell'Annee Philologique and of the Aristarchus project online, and a member of numerous international research centers and associations. Apart from the Vocabolario della Lingua Greca he has published many other scientific works on ancient scholarship and grammar, archaic Greek epic poets and other Greek poets of the Classical and Hellenistic periods, including Brill's Companion to Hesiod (2009) and Brill's Companion to Ancient Greek Scholarship (2015).
Franco Montanari's Dictionary of Ancient Greek has all the qualities that make a good dictionary: it is complete and up-to-date, it is accurate, and it is easy to use. Montanari has fully exploited the new information provided by inscriptions and papyri and has rightly treated personal names as evidence for the Greek language. These features make this Dictionary particularly valuable not only for the student of Classics but also for the specialized scholar who works with non-canonical texts and with the documentary sources. Professor Angelos Chaniotis, Institute for Advanced Study For a number of years now, scholars at ease in Italian have benefitted enormously from the riches, layout, concision, and accuracy of Professor Montanari's Vocabolario della Lingua Greca, with its added advantage of the inclusion of names. Hence classicists in general will welcome the English version of this very valuable resource. Professor Richard Janko, University of Michigan Franco Montanari is a giant in our field, and his Dictionary is a major leap forward for us.... Professor Gregory Nagy, Harvard University The layout is attractive and easy to use, and scholarly depth is exceeded only by the (still incomplete) Diccionario Griego-Espanol production overseen by the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid. Brill is releasing single-volume and online editions in addition to the boxed, two-volume deluxe set, to suit a variety of users' needs. For all collections supporting study of classics, religion, philosophy, and Greek language and literature. Summing Up: Essential. All academic levels., P.E. Ojennus, CHOICE June 2016 vol. 53 no. 10 (DOI:10.5860/CHOICE.196128) This is truly an impressive publication. I looked up several things and noted that I found what I was looking for, and more. It is up-to-date, easy to consult, and commendably generous with material from later centuries. It's a good thing I have good reading glasses! Jaap Mansfeld, Utrecht University, February 2016. It stands on its own merits. It is innovative in the best way, employing very broad conceptions of the language and the highest standards. The Ds Commentary on Books. Fall 2016. This is the sort of volume that should be, and will be, widely and regularly used. [...] I've been using it for all my Greek lexical needs since I received it and have found it amazingly helpful." - Larry W. Hurtado, ret, University of Edinburhg January 2017. - Dr. Jim West, Zwinglius Redivivus, 5 January 2016 If readers wish to read widely in the LXX, the Apostolic Fathers and other early Christian literature, GE offers a far greater range of head words and identifies examples of usage over a far greater span of time and range of literature. - Alistair I. Wilson, Highland Theological College UHI, Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology, Vol. 35, nr. 1 The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek is fast becoming one of my favorite books. Congratulations to everyone at Brill on this monumental achievement! - James D. Ernest, PhD, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. This is the English translation from the 3rd edition (2013) of the massive Italian work by Franco Montanari. At 2431 pages, and with nearly 133,000 "headwords," and entries that take account of ancient Greek literature, papyri, inscriptions and other sources, and covering evidence down to the 6th century AD, this work now effectively supersedes the older Liddell-Scott-Jones (LSJ) lexicon. -