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Lexicographer: History of a Profession from Antiquity to the Present - 13/06/2019, München (Germany)

The Prolepsis Association in collaboration with the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae is organizing a workshop on the history of lexicography and encyclopedic literature, and lexicography as a profession from antiquity to the present. The event will take place at the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften in Munich, home of the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae, partly in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae.


FECHA/DATE/DATA: 13/06/2019

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften (München, Germany)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: The Prolepsis Association; Thesaurus Linguae Latinae.

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INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: Gratis/free/gratuito Deadline: 06/06/2019

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Registration and Welcome Addresses


Michael Hillen (Thesaurus Linguae Latinae, BAdW, München)


Session 1 Ancient Greece

Chair: Eduard Meusel (Thesaurus Linguae Latinae, BAdW, München)

Stylianos Chronopoulos (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)

Compiling/Creating an ancient Thesaurus: the composition of different lexicographic and encyclopedic genres in Pollux’ Onomasticon

Francesco Camagni (University of Manchester)

Gamma or Digamma? The strange case of gamma used to denote the sound of digamma

Chiara Monaco (University of Cambridge)

Where the lexicographers got wrong: an analysis of lexicographical mistakes and their influence on the transmission of Greek language

Coffee Break 10:30-11:00


Session 2 Rome

Chair: Nicoletta Bruno (Thesaurus Linguae Latinae, BAdW, München)

Alessia Pezzella (Università di Napoli “Federico II” – PLATINUM project”)

Latin Lexical Peculiarities in an Account from Tebtynis (P. Tebt. II 686 recto – II in. AD)

Adam Gitner (Thesaurus Linguae Latinae, BAdW, München )

Lucus a non lucendo: Enantiosemy in Ancient Latin Lexicography

Eleni Bozia (University of Florida)

2nd century lexicography : cases of language, politics and social dynamics


Session 3 Byzantine Lexicography

Chair: Carmelo Nicolò Benvenuto (Università degli Studi della Basilicata)

Alessandro Musino (Universität Hamburg)

Editorial practices in the field of Greek lexicography: a case study

Claudia Nuovo (Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro)

Pope, Suidas and a Quotation: “Just a Little Misunderstanding”

Lunch Break 13.30-14:30


Session 4 Lexicography in Medieval and Modern Europe

Chair: Joan Maria Jaime Moya (Universitat de Barcelona)

Pavel Nývlt (Centre for Classical Studies at the Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague)

Odillum, clavator, manio, liciricium: originality in Czech Medieval Lexicography

Carmelo Nicolò Benvenuto (Università degli Studi della Basilicata)

A case of Phanariot encyclopedism: Demetrius Procopius Moschopolita

Johannes Isépy (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

German-Latin Lexicography around 1800


Session 5 New Lexicographical Projects

Chair: Roberta Marchionni (Thesaurus Linguae Latinae, BAdW, München)

Marzia D’Angelo (Istituto Papirologico “Girolamo Vitelli” Firenze)

An on-going supplement to traditional dictionaries : WiP – Words in Progress and the contribution of Greek documentary papyrology

Elena Spangenberg Yanes (Trinity College Dublin)

Lexicographical structures in Latin grammarians: preliminary observations for a critical digital Thesaurus dubii sermonis

Antonella Bellantuono-Laura Bigoni (Université de Strasbourg)

The upcoming historical and theological Lexicon of the Septuagint. Some notes about an ongoing lexicographical project


Closing remarks

Nicoletta Bruno (Thesaurus Linguae Latinae, BAdW, München)

Some thoughts on the Post-Doc at the TLL

Conference Dinner


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