Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization / Edition 1

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Wide ranging in its scope and highly accessible, The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization offers a compelling, comprehensive survey of life in ancient Greece and Rome. Drawing on the acclaimed Oxford Classical Dictionary, it provides unrivalled access to the most up-to-date scholarship, examining all aspects of classical civilization, from politics, science, ethics, law, and mythology, to food, status, friendship, material culture, and family life.
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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

Library Journal
This second edition draws it entries from the fourth edition (2012) of the Oxford Classical Dictionary and focuses on the period from 800 BC to AD 300. Changes include a list of new and replacement entries, an expanded list of abbreviations, and an updated bibliography. Topics of significant importance are highlighted throughout, and differences between Greek and Roman civilizations are noted in many of the entries. Numerous illustrations and photos help readers to gain a better understanding of the Greek and Roman civilizations. A chronology, maps, and a selected bibliography are located at the end of the book. VERDICT Researchers requiring background knowledge about Greek and Roman civilizations will find this an excellent resource; it is a solid addition for school, public, and academic libraries.—Diane Fulkerson, Univ. of South Florida, Lakeland
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198609582
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/4/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 832
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Simon Hornblower is Senior Research Fellow in Classical Studies at All Souls College, Oxford.

Antony Spawforth is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Esther Eidinow is Lecturer in Ancient Greek History at the University of Nottingham.

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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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