Lexilogus, or critical examination of the meaning and etymology of numerous Greek words and passages, intended principally for Homer and Hesiod. By Philip Buttmann, LL.D, late professor in the University of Berlin, and librarian of the Royal Library. Translated and edited with explanatory notes and copious indexes by J.R. Fishlake, late fellow of Wadham College, Oxford. Second edition, revised.
London, John Murray, 1840.
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Philipp Karl Buttmann, 1764-1829, was elected in 1806 a member of the Academy at Berlin, and was made in 1811 keeper of the Royal Library. His best-known work was his Griechische Grammatik (Greek grammar), first published in 1792, which saw a dozen or two expanded and revised editions. It was also translated into English, e.g. as a 'Greek grammar for the use of high schools and universities'. 'The introduction of this grammar led to a marked improvement in the Greek scholarship of the schools of Germany. In his Lexilogus he proves himself an acute investigator of the meanings of Homeric words, and displays a keen sense of the historic development of language, but is obvously unconscious of the importance of the principles of comparative philology'. (...) But his main strength lay in Greek grammar and Homeric lexicography'. (Sandys 3,84/85)) The editor/translator reverend Fishlake tells us in his preface to the Lexilogus that he improved the consultation of the work. 'I have made another minor alteration by a fresh arrangment of the Articles. Buttmann wrote and published as he met with a difficult or doubtful word in the course of his readings. I have arranged the Articles alphabetically'. (Preface p. IV) He calls his own additions 'very trifling', inserting them between brackets. Here and there he has added the opinions of the German lexicographers Schneider and Passow, where they happen to differ from Buttmann) (Photographs on request)
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