Suda lexicon is a 10th century Greek-Byzantine dictionary and encyclopedia.
The compiler of the lexicon is unknown, but in many editions has been named "Suidas" or something similar. This name appears to have arisen from a confusion of the work's title with its creator. To assist readers who might look up this work under that name, though, we treat "Suidas" here as a retrospectively assigned pseudonym.
Editions in libraries
- Suda On Line: Byzantine Lexicography (in Greek and English; vetted edition completed 2014), by Suidas (Lexicographer), ed. by David Whitehead, William Hutton, Catharine P. Roth, Patrick Rourke, and Elizabeth Vandiver, contrib. by Ada Adler, Raphael A. Finkel, and Ross Scaife (HTML at stoa.org)
- Suidae Lexicon (in Greek with Latin notes; Berlin: G. Reimer, 1854), by Suidas (Lexicographer), ed. by Immanuel Bekker (multiple formats at archive.org)
- Suidae Lexicon, Graece et Latine: Textum Graecum cum Manuscriptis Codicibus Collatum a Quamplurimis Mendis Purgavit, Notisque Perpetuis Illustravit; Versionem Latinam Aemilii Porti Innumeris in Locis Correxit, Indicesque, Auctorum et Rerum Adjecit Ludolphus Kusterus (3 volumes, in Greek and Latin; Cambridge, UK: Typis Academicis, 1705), by Suidas (Lexicographer), ed. by Ludolf Kuster, trans. by Aemilius Portus
- Suidae Historica, Caeteráque Omnia que Ulla ex Parte ad Cognitionem Rerum Spectant, Solis Verborum Explicationibus (Quae Quidem in Vulgatis Lexicis Passim Extant) Praetermissis: Opus Iucunda Rerum Varietate et Multiplici Eruditione Refertum (in Greek and Latin; Basileae: Apud Ioannes Oporinum et Heruagium, ca. 1564), by Suidas (Lexicographer), trans. by Hieronymus Wolf
- Suidae Historica, Caeteráque Omnia que Ulla ex Parte ad Cognitionem Rerum Spectant: Opus Iucunda Rerum Varietate et Multiplici Eruditione Refertum (in Greek and Latin; Basileae: Ex officina Hervag. per Eusebium Episcop., 1581), by Suidas (Lexicographer), trans. by Hieronymus Wolf