Suda On Line: Byzantine Lexicography
Progress Report (as of November 5, 2013) Assigned: 30769 Translated: 30574 Vetted: 30574 Entire list of entries
The Suda is a massive 10th century Byzantine Greek historical encyclopedia of the ancient Mediterranean world, derived from the scholia to critical editions of canonical works and from compilations by yet earlier authors. The purpose of the Suda On Line is to open up this stronghold of information by means of a freely accessible, keyword-searchable, XML-encoded database with translations, annotations, bibliography, and automatically generated links to a number of other important electronic resources. To date over 170 scholars have contributed to the project from eighteen countries and four continents. Of the 30,000-odd entries in the lexicon, over 25,000 have been translated as of this date, and more translations are submitted every day. Although our work is not done, you can already browse and search our database of translated entries, and you can use the tools we offer to do things like search for Greek words in the entire text of the Suda. You are also welcome to apply to become a contributor yourself, either as a translator or as an editor (or both). More on that below. For more information about the project, you can read this article, originally published in Syllecta Classica 11 (2000) 178-190, as well as this article by Anne Mahoney. You can also read this brief history of the project.
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Other Useful Links
- Our help page.
- Useful features of our system.
- Tips for effective searching of the database.
- A list of All of the c. 32,000 headwords in the Suda, by Adler reference number.
- Key to transliteration and the TLG Beta Code.
- The Greek system of numbers.
- Byzantine Studies: a basic bibliography.
- Una selezione di titoli utili per un approccio storico e storiografico al lessico Suda .
- Netserf: The Internet Connection for Medieval Resources.
- Archives of the mostly dormant Suda listserv
- Ada Adler, upon whose Teubner text of the Suda we depend.