Re: Request for Information

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Tue May 23 2000 - 13:24:10 EDT

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<div>At 7:40 AM -0400 5/23/00, Carl W. Conrad wrote:</div>
<blockquote type="cite" cite>I think it may be worth pointing out to
newcomers to the list that the long-awaited epiphany of Danker's new
edition is currently expected (or hoped for) in July: this is's notice and they are taking advance orders.</blockquote>
<blockquote type="cite" cite><font face="Times New Roman" size="+2"
<blockquote type="cite" cite><font color="#000000">A Greek-English
Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature
by</font><font color="#003399"> Frederick W. Danker</font><font
color="#000000"> (Editor),</font><font color="#003399"> Walter
<blockquote type="cite" cite><font color="#000000">Our
Price:</font><font color="#990000"> $65.00</font><font
color="#000000"> Hardcover - 1000 pages 4th Rev
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<blockquote type="cite" cite><font color="#000000">That being the
case, some may want to wait a couple months before purchasing the 3rd
edition. On the other hand, it may well be that once the 4th edition
is published the 3rd edition will dramatically drop in price. But the
improvement in the 4th edition is likely, I think, to make waiting
for it worth while before paying a lot for the
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<div><font color="#000000">I recall now that we went over this a
month or two ago but I had forgotten; there never was a third
edition--what those who have it are using as the current in-print
version is the second edition. I suppose it is like software version
numbers: the third edition has been awaited for so long that it
became vaporware, and the epiphany we now await is of what is called
the &quot;4th Rev edition.&quot; Perhaps the 3rd edition had to be
revised. I suppose we never go backwards do we; the price of gas will
never again drop to what it used to be, etc., etc. Yet once upon a
time there were revisions of smaller compass than the first editions,
as witness Ovid's preface to the Amores:</font></div>
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</x-tab>qui modo Nasonis fueramus quinque libelli,</font></div>
</x-tab>tres sumus: hoc illi praetulit auctor opus.<br>
&nbsp;<x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </x-tab>ut iam nulla tibi nos sit
legisse voluptas,</font></div>
</x-tab><x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </x-tab>at
levior demptis poena duobus erit.</font></div>
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<div><font color="#000000">which, rather freely turned, becomes:
&quot;We who of yore were Naso's five books are now three, as the
author prefers to have us; while you still may not enjoy reading
them, at least it won't hurt as much with two books
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<div>-- <br>
Carl W. Conrad<br>
Department of Classics, Washington University<br>
Summer: 1647 Grindstaff Road/Burnsville, NC 28714/(828) 675-4243<br> OR<br>

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