A Guide to the Ancient World: A Dictionary of Classical Place Namesby Michael Grant
Michael Grant studied Greek and Latin writers, combed through/i>
Every place has a history of stories, though few places have an ancient past so heavily documented as the European, Asian, and African stretches of Greek and Roman civilization. A Guide to the Ancient World provides the stories-from both literature and history-of nearly 900 such places.
Michael Grant studied Greek and Latin writers, combed through numerous excavation reports, and collaborated with experts in the field to compile detailed sketches for the historically significant locations described here, from Caledonia (Scotland) to Cyrenaica (eastern Libya) and beyond. A Guide to the Ancient World covers the period from the first millennium B.C., when the Greek city-states emerged, to the late fifth century A.D., when the western Roman Empire fell. Grant describes each location in detail; what happened there, who was involved, and, when applicable, how it is placed in classical literature. Each site is identified in a series of maps at the beginning of the book.
A Guide to the Ancient World includes a bibliography of ancient writers mentioned in the text and a bibliography of contemporary works on ancient history. It is an indispensable source, not only for those interested in classical literature and history, but also for travelers through Europe, North Africa, and Asia Minor.
Michael Grant was formerly a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and Professor of Humanity at Edinburgh University. Among his many books on the ancient world are The Ancient Historians, The Twelve Caesars, Jews in the Roman World, The Roman Emperors: A Biographical Guide to the Rulers of Imperial Rome, and Sick Caesars.
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