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The Oxford companion to classical civilization, edited by Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth ; assistant editor, Esther Eidinow

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The Oxford companion to classical civilization
Title
The Oxford companion to classical civilization
Statement of responsibility
edited by Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth ; assistant editor, Esther Eidinow
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
What did the ancient Greeks eat and drink? What role did migration play? Why was emperor Nero popular with the ordinary people but less so with the upper classes? Why (according to ancient authors) was Oedipus ('with swollen foot') so called? For over 2,000 years, the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome have captivated our collective imagination and provided inspiration for so many aspects of our lives, from culture, literature, drama, cinema, and television to society, education, and politics. Many of the roots of the way life is lived in the West today can be traced to the ancient civilizations, not only in politics, law, technology, philosophy, and science, but also in social and family life, language, and art. This authoritative A to Z guide features over 700 entries on all aspects of life in Ancient Greece and Rome. Beautiful illustrations, jargon-free entries, and a useful chronology and bibliography make this Companion the perfect guide for readers interested in learning more about the Graeco-Roman world. As well as providing sound information on all aspects of classical civilization such as history, politics, ethics, morals, law, society, religion, mythology, science and technology, language, literature, art, and scholarship, the entries in the Companion reflect the changing interdisciplinary aspects of classical studies, covering broad thematic subjects, such as race, nationalism, gender, ethics, and ecology, confirming the impact classical civilizations have had on the modern world
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DLC
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Oxford classical dictionary
Dewey number
937
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DE5
LC item number
.O94 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1970-
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  • Hornblower, Simon
  • Spawforth, Antony
  • Eidinow, Esther
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  • Classical dictionaries
  • Mediterranean Region
  • Civilization
  • Classical dictionaries
  • Mediterranean Region
  • Antiken
Label
The Oxford companion to classical civilization, edited by Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth ; assistant editor, Esther Eidinow
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Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 1998
  • "Entries are now taken from the fourth edition (2012) of the Oxford classical dictionary."--Page viii
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 866-867)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn891324144
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xxviii, 867 pages
Isbn
9780198706779
Lccn
2013957568
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations, maps
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  • (Sirsi) o891324144
  • (OCoLC)891324144
Label
The Oxford companion to classical civilization, edited by Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth ; assistant editor, Esther Eidinow
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 1998
  • "Entries are now taken from the fourth edition (2012) of the Oxford classical dictionary."--Page viii
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 866-867)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn891324144
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xxviii, 867 pages
Isbn
9780198706779
Lccn
2013957568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o891324144
  • (OCoLC)891324144

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