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The Oxford Companion To Classical Civilization

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Unrivaled in scope and scholarship,
Hardcover, 793 pages
Published December 31st 1998 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 1998)
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THE OXFORD COMPANION TO CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION. (1998). Simon Hornblower & Antony Spawforth (eds.) *****.
This is a reference book from Oxford Press that I found at a used book sale. It is an excellent compendium of information about classical Greek and Roman life, a book that I have been browsing through for months now. It covers topics, alphabetically, in the following areas:
Roman and Greek history, prehistory, and politics.
Historical individuals
Ancient law.
Economic history
Women’s studies.
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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.
umberto
I bought this handsome reference on Jan. 15, 2010 (Friday).
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Shelves: mythology, classical
It's basically a huge reference dictionary with lot's of detail.
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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
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