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Fifty years in the making, the Oxford Latin Dictionary is the first Latin-English dictionary based on a fresh reading of original sources. The Dictionary was published in eight fascicles between 1968 and 1982, when it was first made available in a single bound volume.
The most comprehensive single volume dictionary for classical Latin. â€”Latin Therapy Group, University of Cambridge
This major achievement in lexicography is the most extensive and complete Latin dictionary available. It reflects a fresh and thorough reading of all the available literary, epigraphic and other original sources.
Indispensable for any serious, advanced study in Latin language or literature... â€”American Reference Books Annual
The Oxford Latin Dictionary is a comprehensive and authoritative reference work for students, teachers, professionals, and general readers interested in classical language and literature, ancient history, medieval studies, languages, art history, ancient philosophy, religion, archaeology, law, medicine, and natural science.
The Oxford Latin Dictionary is a very special dictionary...I have found no ancient language dictionary which can compare to it in terms of organization, clarity and fullness of example sentences. â€”Amazon reviewer
First Latin-English dictionary composed directly from original sources
Comprehensive coverage of classical Latin with entries for approximately 40,000 words
Based on a collection of over 1,000,000 quotations that illustrate the meaning and use of Latin words from the earliest known instance
Definitions are in modern English and based on modern lexicographical principles
Up-to-date with the inclusion of better texts as well as epigraphical material that was previously unavailable
Title: Oxford Latin Dictionary, 1st Edition
Edited by P. G. W. Glare
Copyright 1982, reprinted with corrections 1996
Praise for the Oxford Latin Dictionary
"...its publication is a literary event that will last..." â€”Philip Howard in The Times
"This is the long-awaited one-volume edition of the work that has been appearing regularly in fascicles since 1968. It is a work that any significant library ought to possess." â€”Library Journal
"The linguistic coverage of this new Latin dictionary (considerably larger than 'Lewis and Short') is from the earliest roots of the language to the second century A.D. The O.L.D. supplies a large number of examples in its entries and extensive etymological notes." â€”Widener Library of the Harvard College Library, Classics: A Guide to Library Research
"By far the most scholarly, reliable, and convenient bilingual dictionary of its scope for any language. The Latinist cannot live without it." â€”American Notes and Queries
"The appearance of each new fascicle of this dictionary is a welcome event and one calculated to make the student look forward to the time when he can possess the entire book." â€”Classical World
"Indispensable for any serious, advanced study in Latin language or literature, and a must for the reference collections of academic and research libraries." â€”American Reference Books Annual