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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. From military history to architecture, ancient law to mythology, the sciences to the arts, these meticulously detailed entries breathe life into the people, places and events that shaped the development of c ...more
Paperback, 795 pages
Published November 4th 2004 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 1998)
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Kirsty McCracken
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Easy to read, and alphabetical so finding whatever you want is pretty quick and straightforward.

It is also now full of post-its, as it ended up being a pretty good jumping off point for dissertation research - it may have nothing to do with Moorish Spain in it, but it does contain the background of Roman and Greek culture and the kind of influences THEY had on the world, so I can now make a list of the corresponding influences regarding the Moors. So that's definitely something!
Tony
Dec 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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.
W
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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
Jan 15, 2010 marked it as to-read
I bought this handsome reference on Jan. 15, 2010 (Friday).
Orla
Mar 11, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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