The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World (Hardback)
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Short Description for The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World Provides a concise and lucid survey of life in ancient Greece and Rome, spanning 776 BC to AD 180. This book offers over 2,500 A-Z entries on aspects of life in the classical world, from politics, philosophy, literature, and art, to history, myth and religion, and family life, with biographical entries on important individuals of the period.
- Published: 15 July 2005
- Format: Hardback 880 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780192801456 ISBN 10: 0192801457
- Sales rank: 1,057,043
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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 affordable and quick and easy to use, as well as being a fascinating guide for anyone interested in learning more about the foundations of Western culture.