The Oxford Companion To Classical Civilization
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The Oxford Companion To Classical Civilization

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Unrivaled in scope and scholarship, The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization is an indispensable guide to the richly textured history of ancient Greece and Rome.The meticulously detailed entries contained within this volume breathe life into the people, places, and events that shaped the development of classical civilization. Readers will learn that Alexander the Gre...more
Paperback, 12 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by Oxford University Press, USA
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William Axtell
This really is not a good as one might think. Yes, it covers a wide range of subjects and people from the Classical World but the descriptions are frequently sketchy, vague, confusing and have little in the way of charting changes over time. Also, it has an infuriating habit of not giving one an entry on the subject one wants. That said, it does cover a vast amount of information and some of the larger sections, especially the ones about particularly important individuals, are excellent.
Ruric Amhari
Brilliant A-Z guide to classical civilisations with entries on Roman ad Greek prehistory, history and politics; historical individuals; ancient law; economic history; women's studies; war studies; literature, education and scholarship; linguistics; philosphy, mythology and religion; science, technology and medicine; material culture, art and architecture.
It's basically a huge reference dictionary with lot's of detail.
I bought this handsome reference on Jan. 15, 2010 (Friday).
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Simon Hornblower is Professor of Classics and Grote Professor of Ancient History at University College London.

Born in 1949, he was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge, and Balliol College, Oxford, where he took a DPhil in 1978.

In 1971 he was elected to a Prize Fellowship of All Souls College, which he held until 1977. From 1978 until 1997, he was University Lecturer in Ancient History at the Univ...more
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