The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization by Simon HornblowerThe Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization by Simon Hornblower

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

EditorSimon Hornblower, Antony Spawforth

Hardcover | September 18, 2014

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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 islived 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.Beautiful illustrations, clear and authoritative 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 ashistory, 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.
Simon Hornblower is Senior Research Fellow in Classical Studies at All Souls College, Oxford. Antony Spawforth is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Esther Eidinow is Lecturer in Ancient Greek History at the University of Nottingham.
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Title:The Oxford Companion to Classical CivilizationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:912 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.03 inPublished:September 18, 2014Publisher:OUPLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198706774

ISBN - 13:9780198706779

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Table of Contents

Preface to the First EditionPreface to the Second EditionList of New and Replacement Entries in the Second EditionList of MapsContributor ListThematic Listing of EntriesAbbreviationsHow to Use this BookOxford Companion to Classical CivilizationChronologySelect BibliographyMaps

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"the ultimate useful book" --Peter Jones, Sunday Telegraph (reviewing OCD)