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From Aristotle to Zoroaster : an A to Z companion to the classical world

Author: Arthur Cotterell
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From Aristotle to Zoroaster provides the first comprehensive guide to the classical world as a whole. Never before have the key peoples, places, institutions and events of Greece, Rome, Persia, India, and China been encompassed in a single volume, highlighting the fascinating similarities and differences, tensions and compound effects that laid the foundations of present-day Europe and Asia. Students, experts, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cotterell, Arthur.
From Aristotle to Zoroaster.
New York : Free Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)607046517
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Cotterell
ISBN: 0684855968 9780684855967
OCLC Number: 39269485
Notes: "Orignially published in Great Britain in 1998 by Pimlico as The Pimlico dictionary of classical civilizations"--Title page verso.
Description: xi, 483 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Arthur Cotterell.

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From Aristotle to Zoroaster provides the first comprehensive guide to the classical world as a whole. Never before have the key peoples, places, institutions and events of Greece, Rome, Persia, India, and China been encompassed in a single volume, highlighting the fascinating similarities and differences, tensions and compound effects that laid the foundations of present-day Europe and Asia. Students, experts, and classical history buffs alike will discover a wealth of information in this easy-to-use volume. This detailed and completely accessible volume covers historical milestones from 600 BC through AD 600. Its alphabetical entries are supplemented by cross-references, a chronological table, 19 maps, 174 illustrations, and a thorough index - all carefully designed to provide the essential aspects of the classical world in a convenient yet richly informative package.

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