Re: a Classics Danker

From: James O'Donnell (
Date: Sat Apr 26 1997 - 15:19:38 EDT

I suggest this is a perfect project for an Internet collaboratory of
graduate students, vetted by a handful of senior faculty. In a way it
reinvents the old proseminar, which many institutions have discontinued
(mine included) while regretting its departure and yet being unable to
reinvent it effectively.

Jim O'Donnell
Classics, U. of Penn

Jeffrey Gibson wrote:
> For Biblical students, F. Danker has produced a handbook called
> Multipurpose Tools for Biblical Studies - a text which discusses, among
> other things, the origins, differences between, and merits of the various
> series of commentaries, critical editions, dictionaries, lexicons, etc.
> It is an invaluable reference work for anyone wanting to know
> the difference between the Meyer series and the Black's, the USB
> version of the GNT or the Nestle/Aland.
> My question (given the bandying about on this list of such terms as
> Bude, and names of various editors, editions, acronyms, etc) is
> whether there is anything similar for classical literature? Not
> dictionaries, mind you like the OCD, or histores of Greek and Roman
> literature, but a guide to the dictionaries and histories, the
> critical editions, etc.
> Jeffrey Gibson

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