Who's Who in the Classical World: The World's Most Trusted Reference Books

Who's Who in the Classical World: The World's Most Trusted Reference Books

by Simon Hornblower
     
 

While books about the gods of antiquity abound, there are few works that give us entrance to the classical world as it existed in the personalities and deeds of its most important citizens. With the arrival of Who's Who in the Classical World, all this is changed. This volume holds biographical entries on nearly 500 individuals of central importance from the

Overview

While books about the gods of antiquity abound, there are few works that give us entrance to the classical world as it existed in the personalities and deeds of its most important citizens. With the arrival of Who's Who in the Classical World, all this is changed. This volume holds biographical entries on nearly 500 individuals of central importance from the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome, including writers, thinkers, artists, scientists, statesmen, kings, queens, and other historical figures. Furthermore, these entries offer far more than simple biographical information: many are short essays covering major historical and cultural themes centered around individuals as varied as Herodotus, Socrates, Plato, Alexander the Great, and Augustus. Drawing on the latest edition of the Oxford Classical Dictionary, this book offers authoritative and accessible scholarship from over 190 world experts on their subjects, providing an invaluable guide to the names and achievements of the leaders of the classical world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192801074
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/01/1900
Series:
Classical World Series
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 4.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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University College, London

University of Newcastle, upon tyne

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