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Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece
     

Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece

by Nigel Wilson (Editor)
 

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Written by an international group of academics and independent scholars, the entries of this reference provide detailed discussion of an impressive selection of people, places, events, issues, and monuments. The entries are signed and each concludes with a list of further reading. Entry topics describe places—including cities, islands, lakes, monastic foundations

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Written by an international group of academics and independent scholars, the entries of this reference provide detailed discussion of an impressive selection of people, places, events, issues, and monuments. The entries are signed and each concludes with a list of further reading. Entry topics describe places—including cities, islands, lakes, monastic foundations, and mountains; regions; ethnic groups; social, cultural, political, military, religious, and economic history; geography; science; medicine; and philosophy. Many of the entries are biographies. This is a one-volume abridgement of the two-volume Encyclopedia of ancient Greece and the Hellenic tradition edited by Graham Speake and published by Fitzroy Dearborn in 2000. Many of the entries remain unaltered from the 2000 edition. Wilson, who has published on classical and Byzantine topics, teaches classics at Lincoln College, Oxford, the UK. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Library Journal
Both of these single-volume encyclopedias focus on ancient Greece but target different audience. The Encyclopedia of the Ancient Greek World, revised by Brody (art, Queens Coll.), is an updated version of Facts On File's previously published volume by historian Sacks, with added specialized bibliographies. This extremely accessible text, written for a general audience, also has cross references to related entries, 65 black-and-white photographs, ten maps, a chronology of the ancient world, and a detailed index. The more than 500 A-to-Z entries have been updated to reflect advances in scholarship, and some are completely rewritten. New coverage can be found under such entries as "Aesop," "Byblos," "Corinth," "Magic," "Science," and "Sculpture." Routledge's work, conversely, is targeted at an academic audience, with many more detailed entries and an expectation that the reader will have a basic grounding in ancient Greek history. More than 100 subject specialists have contributed to the book, and their depth and breadth of knowledge helps to make this an impressive tome. Editor Wilson (Medieval Greek Bookhands) has also included further reading lists, alphabetical and thematic lists of entries, a chronological list of individuals covered, notes on advisers and contributors, cross references, and an impressive index. Bottom Line Both Facts On File and Routledge have produced quality resources. While both works are extremely well written, the Facts On File edition is more appropriate for public and school libraries, while the Routledge edition will fill the needs of academic libraries.-Sean Fleming, Lebanon P.L., NH Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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'More than 100 subject specialists have contributed to the book, and their depth and breadth of knowledge helps to make this an impressive tome ... Extremely well-written ... Will fill the need of academic libraries.'Library Journal

'The list of contributors and advisors is impressive, featuring many well-known researchers in the field... Recommended. Academic librarues serving lower-level undergraduates thtough faculty/researchers; public libraries serving general readers.'Choice

'Written by an international group of academics and independent scholars, the entries of this reference provide detailed discussion of an impressive selection of people, places, events, issues, and monuments.'Reference & Research Book News

'This single volume provides an excellent introduction to the world of ancient Greece. For academic libraries that serve students in classics and ancient history, this will be a welcome addition to the reference collection.'American Reference Books Annual

'Collections looking for a comprehensive guide to classical Greek culture will find this volume both useful and affordable.'Lawrence Looks at Books, Gale Reference Reviews

'An excellent addition to reference resources on the ancient world.' – International Review of Biblical Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415973342
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Pages:
828
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.30(h) x 2.20(d)

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