LATIN DICTIONARY BY CHARLTON T.LEWIS/CHARLES SHORT/ROME/SCARCE 1958
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A LATIN DICTIONARY FOUNDED ON ANDREWS ' EDITION OF FREUND'S LATIN DICTIONARY. REVISED, ENLARGED, AND IN GREAT PART REWRITTEN. BY CHARLTON T. LEWIS AND CHARLES SHORT. Oxford, England : At The Clarendon Press, 1958 . Scarce.A solid and attractive scarce book. Published more than 55 years ago, this edition is now long out of print and hard to find.From the Advertisement: "The translation of Dr. Freund's great Latin-German Dictionary, edited by the late E. A. Andrews, LL.D., and published in 1850, has been from that time in extensive use throughout England and America. It has had for copetitors , indeed, in the schools and colleges of both countries, only works which are substantially reprints or abridgments of itself. AS it has thus been the standard book of reference its kind for a generation of scholars, its merits need no description here. Meanwhile, great advances have been made in the sciences on which lexicography depends. Minute research in manuscript authorities has largely restored the texts of the classical writers, and even their orthography. Philology has traced the growth and history of thousands of words, and revealed meanings and shades of meaning which were long unknown. Syntax has been subjected to a profounder analysis. The history of ancient nations, the private life of their citizens, the thoughts and beliefs of their writers have been closely scrutinized int he light of accumulating information. Thus the student of to-day may justly demand of his Dictionary far more than the scholarship of thirty years ago could furnish . The present work is the result of a series of earnest efforts by the Publishers to meet this demand. It was seen fifteen years ago that at least a very thorough revision of the Dictionary was needed. It was therefore submitted to the author of the original work, Dr. William Freund , who carefully revised, it rewrote a few of the less satisfactory articles, corrected errors, and supplied about two thousand additions, mainly in the early pages. The sheets were then placed in the hands of Professor Henry Drisler , LL.D., to be edited; but that eminent scholar soon advised us that a reconstruction of the work was desirable, such as he could not command leisure to make. They were afterwards delivered to the present editors to be used freely, and in combination with all other appropriate sources, in compiling a Latin Dictionary which should meet the advanced requirements of the times. The results of their unremitting labours for several years are now given to the public..."According to Wikipedia: "Charlton Thomas Lewis (born 25 February 1834 in West Chester, Pennsylvania - died 26 May 1904 in Morristown, New Jersey) was a United States lawyer and author. Lewis was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania to Joseph J. and Mary (Miner) Lewis. He graduated from Yale in 1853 with an A.B., and after studying with a view to entering the ministry, served as professor at the State Normal University at Bloomington, Illinois, 1856-57, and from 1858 to 1861 was professor in Troy University. In 1863-64 he was a United States deputy commissioner of internal revenue. He received a doctorate from NYU in 1877. He began the practice of law in New York City in 1865. He became associated with William Cullen Bryant in editing the Evening Post and returned to law practice in 1871. At Harvard, Columbia and Cornell universities, during 1898-99, he was a lecturer on insurance. He was also president of the Prison Association of New York and of the State Charities Aid Association of New Jersey. He died in Morristown, New Jersey, as a result of cerebro -spinal meningitis..."Also according to Wikipedia: "A Latin Dictionary (or Harpers' Latin Dictionary, often referred to as Lewis and Short or L&S) is a popular English-language lexicographical work of the Latin language, published by Harper and Brothers of New York in 1879 and printed simultaneously in the United Kingdom by Oxford University Press. The work is usually referred to as Lewis and Short after the names of its editors, ..