Monday, October 19, 2015

Cicero, Against Verres 2.1.53–86 at Dickinson College Commentaries

Against Verres 2.1.53–86
Ingo Gildenhard
This site represents a version of the Ingo Gildenhard's book, Cicero, Against Verres, 2.1.53–86 (Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2011), produced with the kind cooperation of Open Book Publishers and Professor Gildenhard. The DCC edition contributes four new features:
The vocabulary lists employ the normal DCC policy of glossing only those words that are not included in the DCC Core Latin Vocabulary (which represents the thousand most common words in Latin). The dictionary entries used in the running lists come from the back of Francis Kelsey’s Select Orations and Letters of Cicero, thirteenth edition (Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1909), with supplements as needed. This was meant to ensure that Ciceronian definitions are present and easily found. Another crucial ingredient in the creation of the vocabulary lists was data provided by Dominique Longrée of the research group Laboratoire d'Analyse Statistique des Langues Anciennes (LASLA) at the University of Liège, Belgium. LASLA provided a fully lemmatized Latin text, that is, a text in which each word form is attached to a specific dictionary head word, as determined by a human being, not a machine. The joining of the LASLA data with Kelsey's dictionary—a marriage deftly brokered by Derek Frymark—ensured that the lists identify and describe the words being glossed with a very high degree of accuracy and relevance.

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