Philology is the study of ancient texts and languages. The term originally meant a love (Greek philo-) of learning and literature (Greek -logia). In the academic traditions of several nations, a wide sense of the term "philology" describes the study of a language together with its literature and the historical and cultural contexts which are indispensable for an understanding of the literary works and other culturally significant texts. Philology thus comprises the study of the grammar, rhetoric, history, interpretation of authors, and critical traditions associated with a given language. Such a wide-ranging definition is becoming rare, and "philology" tends to refer to a study of texts from the perspective of historical linguistics. (Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia)
One of Dr. Daniel Jackson's Ph.D.'s is in Philology, and he has demonstrated an extraordinary skill for deciphering ancient texts found throughout his travels through the Stargate.
Explore the various languages of the Stargate SG-1 universe. Actual language dictionaries are included in this category.