Wednesday, 6 April 2016


On another note, we would like to give you a short report of Franco Montanari´s visit to the biennial congress of the DAV Deutscher Altphilologenverbandt (German Association of Classicists) that took place from the 29th of March to the 2nd of April 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Prof. Montanari did not only represent FIEC to the numerous lecturers, teachers, and students who attended the meeting of DAV, that is one of its members; but he also gave a both informative and entertaining talk on the history of Dictionaries of Ancient Greek in general, and on the challenges as well as the potential of new dictionaries in particular. The audience was especially interested in the new German version of his standard dictionary GI – Vocabolario della lingua greca, which is to be published in the near future. Furthermore, Prof. Montanari talked about the project entitled “Words in Progress”, that is an international database of corrections and improvements to the major dictionaries of Ancient and Byzantine Greek currently in use. The platform can thus be seen as a continuously enriched and collaboratively collated supplement keeping lexicographical works up to date with the latest scientific research as well as with the changes of modern languages.

In case you are interested, you may visit the “Words in Progress” project online.

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