The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

by John Roberts

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World by John Roberts

This Dictionary is part of the Oxford Reference Collection: using sustainable print-on-demand technology to make the acclaimed backlist of the Oxford Reference programme perennially available in hardback format.

Authoritative, wide-ranging, and unrivalled in its accessibility, The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World is a concise and lucid survey of life in ancient Greece and Rome, spanning 776 BC - AD 180, from the first Olympic games to the death of Marcus Aurelius. An approachable, user-friendly abridgement of the highly acclaimed Oxford Classical Dictionary, this book offers over 2,500 A-Z entries on aspects of life in the classical world, from politics, medicine, philosophy, art, and architecture, to history, myth and religion, mathematics, and literature, with biographical entries on the important individuals - both real and mythological - of the period.

Appendices include a clear and comprehensive account of money and its value in the classical world; a chronology of events across Greece and the east and Rome and the west; maps; and a two-way quick-reference gazetteer.

This invaluable resource for students and teachers of classics and classical civilization is quick and easy to use, as well as being a fascinating guide for anyone interested in learning more about the foundations of Western culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780192801463
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 03/31/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 880
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

John Roberts, Former Head of Classics at Eton College

The late John Roberts was Head of Classics at Eton College. He is the author of City of Sokrates (Routledge, 1998), a founder member of the JACT Ancient History Committee, and General Editor of the LACTOR series of translated sources for Greek and Roman history.

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