Is a lexicon, not an author. It is a historical encyclopaedia rather than a mere word‐list, compiled about the end of the 10th cent. ad. It is a compilation of compilations, and like most works of its kind has suffered from interpolation. Nevertheless, in spite of its contradictions and other ineptitudes, it preserves (however imperfectly) much that is ultimately derived from the earliest or best authorities in ancient scholarship, and includes material from many departments of Greek learning and civilization.
Subjects: Classical studies