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THE

VOCABULARY OF MENANDER


CONSIDERED IN ITS RELATION TO
THE KOINE

 

A DISSERTATION

PRESENTED TO THE

Faculty of Princeton University
in Candidacy for the Degree
OF Doctor of Philosophy


BY

DONALD BLYTHE DURHAM

 

1913

 

Accepted by the Department of Classics

June, 1911

 

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PREFACE

Since the acceptance of this dissertation a great deal of work has been done upon the word-list in chapter III, and this has delayed publication. It is hoped that the list is fairly complete, and that it may be of permanent value to students of Greek lexicography.

When the work was well advanced, Bruhn's treatise "Ueber den Wortschatz des Menander" (Kieler diss., Jena, 1910) appeared, which seemed to cover the same ground. But since his method and arrangement were very different from mine, and since the canon of Attic writers adopted by him was not identical with mine, I continued my investigation and have endeavored to show by clearer evidence Menander's position in the history of the Greek language.

I wish to express my indebtedness to the professors of the Department of Classics of Princeton University for their help in all my work and particularly during the preparation of this thesis. I am under especial obligations to Professor Edward Capps, who suggested the subject, for advice and stimulating criticism. He has also read all the proof; and if, as I hope, the number of errors is not large, it is due in a great measure to his care.

Donald Blythe Durham

Princeton University
August 16, 1913.

 

 

CONTENTS

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Method employed 7— Limits set 8— Writers accepted as good Attic 9.

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Standards of the Grammatical Schools 12— Classification of Words of Menander attacked by the Grammarians 16— Words defined by ἀντίτινος 19— Words approved by the Grammarians 20.

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Comic Compounds 22— Diminutives 23— Variations in Accent and Gender 23— Compounds with -privative 24— Compounds with δυσ- 24— Words in -ώδης 24— Types characteristic of the Koine 26— Words in -μα 26— in -μός 28— in -ικός 29— in -τος 30— in -ίζω 30— Double Compounds 31— All Groups combined 34— Conclusion 34.

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Words Intentionally Omitted
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Corrections of Liddell and Scott
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Statistics
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