The Oxford Classical Dictionaryby Simon Hornblower
For almost half a century, the Oxford Classical Dictionary has been the unrivaled one-volume resource on the Greco-Roman world. Covering literature, art, philosophy, law, mythology, science, and historical trends, the OCD provides clearly understood yet authoritative information. The Third Edition features 800 new entries--bringing the total to 6,000--which reflect the greatly expanded scope of classical studies.
"The Oxford name has authority in reference circles, but the invariable question in these days of easy web access is whether the price of the print work is justified. The answer, in the case of The Oxford Classical Dictionary, is a resounding yes. ... A brilliant starting place for research into just about any facet of classics one can think of, with a depth and richness of cross-referencing that makes it an ideal and elegant tool." Booklist (starred review)
"Scholarly and succinct, The Oxford Classical Dictionary is itself a classic. Perhaps the most appropriate encomium is that it remains the source of first resort for novices and experts alike. Summing Up: Essential." Choice
"Authoritative and informative, the work is the best single-volume classical dictionary in English and an essential desktop reference ... It truly has, as its editors claim, 'no competitor in any language.'" MLA Literary Research Guide
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Meet the Author
Simon Hornblower is a Senior Research Fellow in Classical Studies at All Souls College, Oxford. Antony Spawforth is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Newcastle. Esther Eidinow is Reader in Ancient Greek History at Newman University College in Birmingham.
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