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Overview


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 illustrated throughout, 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: 9780198609582
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/4/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 832
  • Sales rank: 1,257,390
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Simon Hornblower is Professor of Classics and Ancient History, University College London. He is the author and editor of many books (see books by the same author). Antony Spawforth is Professor of Ancient History, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He is also a well-known presenter of television programmes on archaeological and classical subjects in the BBC series 'Ancient Voices'. He has written and edited many books (see books by the same author).

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Table of Contents

Preface
List of Maps
Contributors
Thematic Listing of Entries
Abbreviations
How To Use This Book
TEXT
Short Chronology
Select Bibliography
Maps
Illustration Sources

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