Extensive lexicon of Greek and Roman mythology
The detailed lexicon of Greek and Roman mythology is a multi-volume reference work on ancient mythology . It was founded in 1884 by Wilhelm Heinrich Roscher and carried out in six volumes with the help of numerous specialists. The aim of the project was to present the Greco-Roman myths and cults as objectively and completely as possible, taking into account the monuments.
The volumes were published in loose succession, usually at intervals of several years, by BG Teubner Verlag . Nevertheless, the lexicon came to an end. After Roscher's death (1923) Konrat Ziegler took over the editing .
- Volume 1, Division 1: Aba – Evan (1886)
- Volume 1, Division 2: Euxistratos – Hysiris. Preliminary Supplements to Volume 1 (1890)
- Volume 2, Division 1: Iache – Kyzikos (1894)
- Volume 2, Division 2: Laas – Myton (1897)
- Volume 3, Division 1: Nabaiothes – Pasicharea (1902)
- Volume 3, Division 2: Pasikrateia – Pyxios and Palladion – Phoinix (1909)
- Volume 4: Qu – S (1909–1915)
- Volume 5: T (1924)
- Volume 6: U – Zyrratêl and supplements: Abaios – Twelve Gods, Acerbas – Telephos (1937)
Four supplements were published:
- Karl Friedrich Bruchmann : Epitheta deorum quae apud poetas graecos leguntur , Leipzig 1893
- Jesse Benedict Carter : Epitheta deorum quae apud poetas latinos leguntur , Leipzig 1902
- Ernst Hugo Berger : Mythical Cosmography of the Greeks , Leipzig 1904
- Otto Group : History of Classical Mythology and History of Religion , Leipzig 1921
The lexicon is simply called "the Roscher" after its founder and long-time editor. It is still regarded as a standard work and was reprinted unchanged in 1965 and 1992/1993. At the same time, some employees worked on the revision of Pauly's Realencyclopedia of classical antiquity .
The work was only replaced by the Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (1981–1999), but it can still be consulted for philological and research-historical questions today.
Employees in alphabetical order
Bruno Sauer • Christian Scherer • Willy Scheuer • Adolf Schirmer • Johannes Schmidt • Theodor Schreiber • August Schultz • Wolfgang Schultz • Eduard Schwartz • Konrad Seeliger • Johannes Sieveking • Georg Steindorff • Hermann Steuding • Heinrich Wilhelm Stoll • Franz Studniczka • Ludwig von Sybel
- The volume was probably not completed until 1920, as Eduard Thrämer († 1916), Otto Crusius († 1918) and Otto Höfer († December 4, 1919) are marked as deceased on the title page.