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Stephanus von Byzanz: Stephani Byzantii Ethnica

Recensuit Germanice vertit indicibus instruxit Margarethe Billerbeck

Ed. by Billerbeck, Margarethe

5 Bde

Volumen I

Alpha - Gamma

Adiuvantibus Jan Felix Gaertner, Beatrice Wyss, Christian Zubler

Ed. by Billerbeck, Margarethe

In collab. with Gaertner, Jan Felix / Wyss, Beatrice / Zubler, Christian

Series:Corpus Fontium Historiae Byzantinae – Series Berolinensis 43/1

[Getr. Zähl.]

    219,00 € / $307.00 / £199.00*

    Publication Date:
    October 2006
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    Aims and Scope

    This comprehensive geographical encyclopaedia, compiled around 530 A.D., catalogues some 3,600 names of places, mountains, lakes, rivers, waters and peoples from the ancient world. Particular attention is paid to the etymology of names and the grammatical derivations of the Ethnika . For cultural historical information – here with the evidence of the attributed quotations – Stephanos is often the sole source. This new critical edition replaces A. Meineke’s long obsolete edition of 1849. The text of the directly recorded epitomes is accompanied by an apparatus of parallel terms which takes account of both the sources of the encyclopaedia and its later users. This first translation of the encyclopaedia in a modern language and the notes (particularly on language, onomastics and topography) open up the work to a wide circle of scholars engaged in studies of antiquity.

    Volume 2 (delta – kappa) is planned for publication in 2008, volumes 3 and 4 in 2012 and 2015 respectively.

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    23 x 15.5 cm
    x, 505 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Source Edition
    Antiquity; Byzantine Empire; lexicon
    Academics, Institutes, Libraries

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    "[...] un indispensabile strumento di lavoro."
    Claudio Schiano in: Gnomon 80/2009

    "Der neue Stephanos ist nicht nur, wie es bescheiden formuliert wird, „ein zuverlässiger Ausgangspunkt“, sondern ein solides Fundament und ein reiches Repertorium."
    Christian Marek in: Historische Zeitschrift 287/2008

    "Daß die Zeit reif war für eine Neuedition der Exzerpte aus Stephanos' von Byzanz geographisch-grammatischen Ethnica, liegt auf der Hand [...]. Dafür, daß diese Aufgabe derart vorbildlich gelöst worden ist, gebührt der Herausgeberin und den Mitarbeitern großer Dank."
    Orbis Terrarum 10 (2008-2011)

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