Featured Reference Work: Brill's New Pauly


The Encyclopaedia of the Ancient World. Includes 20 Volumes with Index.
"[...] will be welcome in all collections supporting research in classical antiquity and the classical tradition [...] Summing up: Essential. Academic collections." - Choice (2003).




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Mirjam Elbers


Vincent Oeters


Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

Kai Pätzke


Grammarians of antiquity taught and practiced philology, text criticism and rhetoric, essential skills in the education, career and public life of ancient Greeks and Romans. Brill’s Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity (LGGA) serves as the first point of reference for information on these ancient grammarians for scholars of Greek and Latin antiquity, in particular for research into the history of philology, grammar and ancient scholarship.
Since some ancient erudites worked at the intersection between the modern categories of scholars/grammarians and antiquarians/historians, a collaboration has been established between LGGA and Jacoby Online, Part IV (Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker IV, editor-in-chief: Stefan Schorn), also published by Brill, so that cross-references between them help to avoid overlap.
Sorted alphabetically by Latin name, each entry consists of 1) an introduction with biographical information on the respective grammarian, as well as a discussion of his work and preserved fragments; 2) the Greek text of these fragments; and finally 3) the relevant bibliography, including lists of editions (if any) and studies. A total of more than 470 grammarians have been identified for inclusion in the LGGA and over 420 are currently available online. Each entry will be published in Italian and the vast majority of them also in English. Completion of the Lexicon is expected at the end of 2023.
LGGA also serves as the basis for Supplementum Grammaticum Graecum (SGG), a collection of critical editions, with translations and commentaries, of the fragments of ancient Greek grammarians, also conceived in collaboration with and as a mutual complement to FGrHist continued within Brill's Jacoby Online.
The Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics (EAGLL) is a unique work that brings together the latest research from across a range of disciplines which contribute to our knowledge of Ancient Greek. It is an indispensable research tool for scholars and students of Greek, of linguistics, and of other Indo-European languages, as well as of Biblical literature. The EAGLL offers a systematic and comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the history and study of Ancient Greek, comprising detailed descriptions of the language from Proto-Greek to koine. It addresses linguistic aspects from several perspectives including history, structure, individual singularities, biographical references, schools of thought, technical meta-language, sociolinguistic issues, dialects, didactics, translation practices, generic issues, Greek in relation to other languages, etc., and on all levels of analysis including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicon, semantics, stylistics, etc. It also includes all the necessary background information regarding the roots of Greek in Indo-European. As and when, excursions may be made to later stages of the language, e.g. Byzantine or even later. The focus, however, will predominantly be Ancient Greek. With well over 500 entries on all aspects of Ancient Greek, this new encyclopedia aspires to become a basic research tool and the recognized reference work on the subject.
The online version of the EAGLL can be accessed at referenceworks.brillonline.com.

Features & Benefits
• Full Text Search, advanced search options
• Extensive cross-references, navigation via hyperlinks
• Articles covering a wide-range of topics such as the Greek of various sources (texts, manuscripts, inscriptions, reading traditions), major grammatical features (phonology, morphology, and syntax), lexicon, script and paleography, theoretical linguistic approaches, etc.
• All Greek transcribed