Huge congratulations to Professor James Diggle, one of the founding members of the Odysseus Unbound team!
James led the team behind the Cambridge Greek Lexicon – a 23-year-long “Herculean task”, he says. However, the result is a magnificent work of scholarship. The Lexicon’s publisher at Cambridge University Press, Michael Sharp, says the book is “one of the most important classics books we have ever published”.
The Guardian newspaper reported on the publication of the Lexicon (27 May 2021). It updates HG Liddell and Robert Scott’s 1889 dictionary, the Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon, that until now has been the most commonly used reference work in schools and universities.
Without James Diggle’s incomparable scholarship, the Odysseus Unbound project would never have started. James and our founder, Robert Bittlestone, worked together to translate and analyse Homer’s text. James’ understanding of ancient Greek has been central to the Odysseus Unbound hypothesis.
We are incredibly fortunate to have one of the world’s leading Classics scholars on the team.