Humor in the LSJ

“Where is humour to be found in the [Liddell-Scott] Lexicon? Under the word ‘συκοφάντης, a common informer – sycophants began to multiply from the time of Pericles. Derived from… one who informed against persons exporting figs from Attica… But this explanation is probably a mere figment.'”

-Selby Henry, Good Stories from Oxford and Cambridge, p.86 (London, 1931)

 

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