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Christopher Stray

Christopher Stray is Honorary Research Fellow, Dept of Classics, Swansea University, and Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Classical Studies, University of London.

Articles by Christopher Stray


The bizarre history of the Oxford Latin Dictionary

Oxford Latin Dictionary

When we are unsure of the meaning of a word, or want to know when it was first used, or what alternative spellings it has, we consult the dictionary. People often refer to “the dictionary,” as if there were only one, or as if it didn’t matter which one was consulted. But then most households […]

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