Friday, July 1, 2022

Online LBG: Lexikon zur byzantinischen Gräzität

[First posted in AWOL 7 October 2014, updated 2 July 2022]

LBG: Lexikon zur byzantinischen Gräzität

Fascicles 1-6
Editor: Erich Trapp
This site is the result of a collaboration between the Lexikon zur byzantinischen Gräzität (LBG) published by the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Die Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften) and the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae® (TLG®) at the University of California, Irvine.
The LBG is the foremost lexicographical resource in Byzantine Studies mainly covering the period from the 4th to the 15th century A.D. taken from more than 3,000 texts. Seven fascicles have appeared to date, with one more scheduled to appear in 2016. When completed the dictionary will consist of more than 2,000 printed pages, containing approx. 80,000 lemmata.
In March 2012, the LBG and TLG began conversations about digitizing the existing volumes of LBG and linking them to the TLG texts.  The TLG team (Nick Nicholas, Maria Pantelia and John Salatas) worked on converting the files into XML format and incorporating them into the TLG online system. The first six fascicles have been included in this release covering letters A-P. They can be accessed at:
The LBG was initiated by Erich Trapp – in collaboration with Wolfram Hörandner and Johannes Diethart – in the early 1990s. It became a joint project of the Commission for Byzantine Studies at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Department of Philology at the University of Bonn and the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Vienna, financially supported by the Austrian National Science Fund (FWF).
Astrid Steiner-Weber, Sonja Schönauer and Maria Cassiotou-Panayotopoulos contributed to the project at Bonn University with the financial support of the German Research Foundation (DFG),. The Lexicon is now continued at the Division of Byzantine Research of the Institute for Medieval Research at the Austrian Academy of Sciences under the guidance of Erich Trapp (Vienna/Bonn). Members of the team in Vienna include Carolina Cupane, Andreas Rhoby and Elisabeth Schiffer.
LBG and TLG® wish to acknowledge the contribution of the Austrian Academy of Sciences that has generously supported the creation of the LBG and has now agreed to its online dissemination for the benefit of the scholarly community.
Note: Unlike the majority of the content of the TLG, the LBG, which appeared in October 2014, is freely available for all users to browse and search online, although as of 2022 login seems to be required. The TLG and the Austrian Academy of Sciences Press reserve all rights, however, and no re-use, downloading or copying is permitted. 


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  2. I had difficulties using the above link, but was able to access the LBG through the following: