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Suda

 

a Byzantine etymological and explanatory lexicon dating from approximately the tenth century. Containing some 30,000 entries, it provides unique historical information. The work was compiled from classical Greek and Roman, Hellenistic, and Byzantine sources. Its compiler as well as the origin of its name are unknown.

PUBLICATION

Suidae Lexicon, vols. 1–5. Edited by A. Adler. Leipzig, 1928–38.

REFERENCES

Walter, N. “Suda.” Das Altertum, 1962, vol. 8, no. 3.
Lavagnini, B. “Suida, Suda o Guida?” Rivista di filologia e di istruzione classica, 1962, vol. 40.

Suda

 

an urban-type settlement in Cherepovets Raion, Vologda Oblast, RSFSR. Located at the point of entry of the Suda River into Rybinsk Reservoir. Railroad station 25 km from Cherepo vets. Suda has a house-building combine, a timber transshipping station, and the Krasnyi Press factory for the production of lumberyard equipment.


Suda

 

a river in Vologda Oblast, RSFSR. The Suda is 184 km long and drains an area of 13,500 sq km. Formed by the confluence of the Koloshma and Nozhema rivers, the Suda flows along the Mologa-Sheksna Lowland and empties into a bay of Rybinsk Reservoir; the river’s lower reaches form a backswamp. The Suda is fed predominantly by snow. Its high-water period is April through May. The average water flow is 134 cu m per sec. The Suda freezes between late October and mid-December and opens up in April or early May. The river is used for floating timber and is navigable at its mouth.


Suda

 

a Byzantine etymological and explanatory dictionary dating approximately from the tenth century.

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Only fragments of his works are extant, among them On the Style of the Ten Orators; On the Sublime, which was attacked by the author known as Longinus (or Pseudo-Longinus) in a more famous work of the same title; History of the Servile Wars, on slave risings in Sicily; On Rhetoric and Rhetorical Figures; the Alphabetical Selection of Phrases, an Attic lexicon, mentioned in the later Suda lexicon as one of its authorities; and Against the Phrygians, probably an attack on the florid style of the Asiatic school of rhetoric.
Greek poet who, according to the Suda lexicon of the 10th century AD, was the originator of Sicilian (or Dorian) comedy.