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The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization By Edited by Simon Hornblower

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization
by Edited by Simon Hornblower

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This volume provides an up-to-date and authoritative survey of the Greek and Roman worlds in all their aspects. Illustrations, easy-to-use jargon-free entries, and a chronology and bibliography should make this a helpful guide for general readers.
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The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization by Edited by Simon Hornblower

For more than 2000 years the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome have captivated our collective imagination and provided inspiration for every age. This text provides an up-to-date and authoritative survey of the Greek and Roman worlds in all their aspects. Drawing on the latest edition of the "Oxford Classical Dictionary", this illustrated "Oxford Companion" offers access to knowledge of classical civilization, which should make it a useful guide for general readers interested in learning more about the very bedrock of Western culture. The text covers: history and politics - the events, achievements, and personalities of 2500 years of history of Greece and Rome and their immediate neighbours, as well as the underlying issues from democracy to propaganda, famine and finance, Hellenization and mercenaries, population, and slavery; ethics and morals, law and punishment - individual philosophers and their schools, and ethical issues, such as corruption, prison and torture; social and family life; language, literature, art and scholarship; religion and mythology.

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About Edited by Simon Hornblower



Dr Simon Hornblower is Senior Lecturer in Greek, Latin, and Ancient History at University College London. He is Co-Director, with M. H. Hansen, of the Copenhagen Polis Centre.
Dr Antony Spawforth is Senior Lecturer in Ancient History and Greek Archaeology at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, where he is also Curator of the Shefton Museum. He is also a well-known presenter of television programmes on archaeological and classical subjects in the continuing BBC series Ancient Voices'.

Table of Contents


Preface, List of contributors, List of colour plates and maps, How to use this Book, Thematic listing of entries, Abbreviations, Main text, Chronology, Bibliography, Maps

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GOR001183498
The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization by Edited by Simon Hornblower
Edited by Simon Hornblower
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
1998-10-08
795
0198601654
9780198601654
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