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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. It provides a fascinating insight into the attitudes of the ancient Greeks and Romans towards key elements of everyday life, including science, the arts, politics, religion and mythology, philosophy, and social and family life. 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.

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

About the Author

John Roberts is Emeritus Professor of Classics as Eton College.

Table of Contents

Preface

Note to the Reader

Abbreviations

The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

Purchasing Power

Chronology

Maps

Two-way gazetteer of classical and modern names

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192801463
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Subject:
Reference
Editor:
Roberts, John
Author:
null, John
Author:
Roberts, John
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
General Reference
Subject:
Classical Studies
Subject:
Civilization, Classical
Subject:
Classical dictionaries
Subject:
World History-Ancient History
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 maps
Pages:
880
Dimensions:
5.1 x 7.7 x 1.6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Historical Reference
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient History
History and Social Science » World History » General

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