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The designation of an alphabetically arranged lexicon which is only extant in extracts. It derives from the time of  Phrynichus Arabius (2nd cent. AD), who wrote a draft of a lexicon which was strictly Atticist, the Praeparatio Sophistica (σοφιστικὴ προπαρασκευή), as a counter to the Antiatticist lexicon. In the dispute with the strict Atticists, there was disagreement, amongst other matters, as to which writer should be regarded as the model for the correct style of speech; here the unknown writer of the anthology a…

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Sigel, Dorothea (Tübingen), “Antiatticist”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 04 July 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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