The Oxford Classical Dictionary

The Oxford Classical Dictionary

Author: Simon Hornblower

Publisher:

Published: 2003

Total Pages: 1640

ISBN-13: 9780198606413

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Over 6,000 entries cover terms, places, and personalities significant in the study of ancient Greece and Rome.


The Oxford Dictionary of Classical Myth and Religion

The Oxford Dictionary of Classical Myth and Religion

Author: S. R. F. Price

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Published: 2004

Total Pages: 599

ISBN-13: 9780192802897

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The Dictionary of Classical Myth and Religion offers a fully rounded and highly authoritative point of access to all aspects of ancient religious life and thought. Dr Simon Price and Dr Emily Kearns, area advisers for the third edition of the Oxford Classical Dictionary, have come together to select, revise, edit, and in some cases wholly recast, a large number of key entries from OCD to create this handy, accessible reference work on mythology and religion in the Graeco-Roman world. Bringing to the attention of a wider audience the authority and scholarly rigour of OCD, the Oxford Dictionary of Classical Myth and Religion provides students, teachers, and general readers with an affordable comprehensive, and wide-ranging A-Z reference source. The Dictionary is unique in that in addition to Greek myths and Roman festivals it covers Greek and Roman religious places, monuments, religious personnel, divination, astrology, and magic, and also contains many entries on Judaism and Christianity in Greek and Roman times.


The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

Author: Simon Hornblower

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Published: 2014

Total Pages: 907

ISBN-13: 0198706774

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This Oxford Companion to the ancient classical world is aimed at the general reader interested in learning more about the very bedrock of Western culture, covering such topics as history, morals, mythology, medicine and social life.


The Oxford Classical Dictionary

The Oxford Classical Dictionary

Author: Simon Hornblower

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Published: 2012-03-29

Total Pages: 1650

ISBN-13: 0199545561

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The revised third edition of the 'Oxford Classical Dictionary' is the ultimate reference on the classical world containing over 6,200 entries. The 2003 revision includes minor corrections and updates and all Latin and Greek words in the text are now translated into English.


The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

Author: Oliver Nicholson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 2018-04-19

Total Pages: 1743

ISBN-13: 0192562460

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The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity is the first comprehensive reference book covering every aspect of history, culture, religion, and life in Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Near East (including the Persian Empire and Central Asia) between the mid-3rd and the mid-8th centuries AD, the era now generally known as Late Antiquity. This period saw the re-establishment of the Roman Empire, its conversion to Christianity and its replacement in the West by Germanic kingdoms, the continuing Roman Empire in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Persian Sassanian Empire, and the rise of Islam. Consisting of over 1.5 million words in more than 5,000 A-Z entries, and written by more than 400 contributors, it is the long-awaited middle volume of a series, bridging a significant period of history between those covered by the acclaimed Oxford Classical Dictionary and The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages. The scope of the Dictionary is broad and multi-disciplinary; across the wide geographical span covered (from Western Europe and the Mediterranean as far as the Near East and Central Asia), it provides succinct and pertinent information on political history, law, and administration; military history; religion and philosophy; education; social and economic history; material culture; art and architecture; science; literature; and many other areas. Drawing on the latest scholarship, and with a formidable international team of advisers and contributors, The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity aims to establish itself as the essential reference companion to a period that is attracting increasing attention from scholars and students worldwide.


The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Author: Elizabeth Knowles

Publisher: OUP Oxford

Published: 2006-10-12

Total Pages: 816

ISBN-13: 0191578568

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This Dictionary is part of the Oxford Reference Collection: using sustainable print-on-demand technology to make the acclaimed backlist of the Oxford Reference programme perennially available in hardback format. What is a ham-and-egger? What are Anglo-Saxon attitudes? Who or what is liable to jump the shark? Who first tried to nail jelly to the wall? The answers to these and many more questions are in this fascinating book. Here in one volume you can track down the stories behind the names and sayings you meet, whether in classic literature or today's news. Drawing on Oxford's unrivalled bank of reference and language online resources, this dictionary covers classical and other mythologies, history, religion, folk customs, superstitions, science and technology, philosophy, and popular culture. Extensive cross referencing makes it easy to trace specific information, while every page points to further paths to explore. A fascinating slice of cultural history, and a browser's delight from start to finish. What is the fog of war? Who first wanted to spend more time with one's family? When was the Dreamtime? How long since the first cry of Women and children first? Where might you find dark matter? Would you want the Midas touch? Should you worry about grey goo?


The Wordsworth Classical Dictionary

The Wordsworth Classical Dictionary

Author: William Smith

Publisher: NTC/Contemporary Publishing Company

Published: 1996

Total Pages: 484

ISBN-13: 9781853263682

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This text includes all the names a classical studies student is likely to encounter, and the mythological entries are illustrated by line drawings. It covers the geography, myths, legends and characters of the classical world. -- Amazon


Who's who in the Classical World

Who's who in the Classical World

Author: Antony Spawforth

Publisher:

Published: 2000

Total Pages: 480

ISBN-13:

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While books about the gods of antiquity abound, there are few works that give us entrance to the classical world as it existed in the personalities and deeds of its most important citizens. With the arrival of Who's Who in the Classical World, all this is changed. This volume holds biographical entries on nearly 500 individuals of central importance from the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome, including writers, thinkers, artists, scientists, statesmen, kings, queens, and other historical figures. Furthermore, these entries offer far more than simple biographical information: many are short essays covering major historical and cultural themes centered around individuals as varied as Herodotus, Socrates, Plato, Alexander the Great, and Augustus. Drawing on the latest edition of the Oxford Classical Dictionary, this book offers authoritative and accessible scholarship from over 190 world experts on their subjects, providing an invaluable guide to the names and achievements of the leaders of the classical world.