Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology [NOOK Book]

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Originally published in three volumes between 1844 and 1849, this extensive reference work, illustrated with reproductions of ancient coins, embodies a wealth of nineteenth-century classical scholarship. Functioning as a highly readable guide to the whole of ancient Greek and Roman history and mythology, the work was edited by the eminent lexicographer and classicist Sir William Smith (1813–93). Knighted in 1892, Smith was one of the major figures responsible for the revival of classical teaching and scholarship ...
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Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology

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Overview

Originally published in three volumes between 1844 and 1849, this extensive reference work, illustrated with reproductions of ancient coins, embodies a wealth of nineteenth-century classical scholarship. Functioning as a highly readable guide to the whole of ancient Greek and Roman history and mythology, the work was edited by the eminent lexicographer and classicist Sir William Smith (1813–93). Knighted in 1892, Smith was one of the major figures responsible for the revival of classical teaching and scholarship in Britain. His Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities (1842) is also reissued in this series. For the present work, Smith assembled a team of contributors but still wrote many of the entries himself. Each massive volume has been subdivided into two separately published parts for this reissue. Part 2 of Volume 1 contains entries from Marcus Antius Briso (a plebeian tribune) to Dysponteus (a son of Oenomaus or Pelops).
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''Does a book written over 160 years ago matter today? The answer is an emphatic ‘yes’ on two grounds…first, Smith’s Dictionary is splendid work of reference which is attractively presented in this edition…second, it is useful in appreciating the importance of classics in Victorian Britain…it is therefore a gripping read on how classics claimed new relevance in the late 19th-century imperial climate.'' -- The Anglo-Hellenic Review

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940024399415
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1849 volume
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Sir William Smith (1813-93), DCL, LLD, was an English lexicographer and classical scholar.

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Table of Contents

Briso-Dysponteus.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    This book is pretty crappy

    I would delete it if you can. There is alot of random symbols and spelling errors. REALLYOLD

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2013

    What?

    This is not translated into English for most of it. Thank God it was free.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    loved it

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    Posted June 24, 2012

    Hello

    I didn't read yet

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    Posted March 2, 2012

    Elizabeth

    It seems like a good book. Havnt read it yet

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  • Posted October 13, 2011

    Great Book... if your dyslexic!!!

    The words are hard to make out but its kind of possible, but you need to work at it.

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  • Posted April 22, 2011

    look into it

    interesting

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