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Unrivaled in scope and scholarship, The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization is an indispensable guide to the richly textured history of ancient Greece and Rome. From military history to architecture, ancient law to mythology, the sciences to the arts, these meticulously detailed entries breathe life into the people, places and events that shaped the development of classical civilization. Filled with both essay length articles and short quick reference entries, this extraordinarily thorough yet accessibly written book is a treasury of information on classical civilization. Arranged alphabetically, fully cross-referenced, and graced with a beautiful selection of full color plates, The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization will certainly become an essential resource for anyone interested in learning more about the cradle of western civilization.
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"Beautifully illustrated and intelligently reader friendly."--Times Literary Supplement

"Excellent.... Highly recommended, even for libraries that already have copies of the dictionary."--The Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198601654
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/1/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 828
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Simon Hornblower is Senior Lecturer in Greek, Latin, and Ancient History at University College London. He is Co-Director, with M. H. Hansen, of the Copenhagen Polis Centre.

Dr Antony Spawforth is Senior Lecturer in Ancient History and Greek Archaeology at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, where he is also Curator of the Shefton Museum. He is also a well-known presenter of television programmes on archaeological and classical subjects in the continuing BBC series 'Ancient Voices'.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii
List of Maps viii
Contributors ix
Thematic Listing of Entries xi
Abbreviations xv
How to Use This Book xxiii
Text 1
Short Chronology 789
Select Bibliography 794
Maps 797
Illustration Sources 807
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