Suidas (syōō´Ĭdəs), title of a Greek lexicon-encyclopedia. The name is also applied to its compiler, who seems to have lived in the 10th cent. AD Included in the lexicon are texts from classical Greek works and the commentaries. Though mostly derived from late and corrupt sources, the Suidas preserves much information about Greek literature that would otherwise be lost.
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