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The Oxford companion to classical civilization

Author: Simon Hornblower; Antony Spawforth; Esther Eidinow
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Hornblower; Antony Spawforth; Esther Eidinow
ISBN: 9780198706779 0198706774
OCLC Number: 891324144
Notes: Originally published: 1998.
"Entries are now taken from the fourth edition (2012) of the Oxford classical dictionary."--Page viii.
Description: xxviii, 867 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION; PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION; LIST OF NEW AND REPLACEMENT ENTRIES IN THE SECOND EDITION; LIST OF MAPS; CONTRIBUTOR LIST; THEMATIC LISTING OF ENTRIES; ABBREVIATIONS; HOW TO USE THIS BOOK; OXFORD COMPANION TO CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION; CHRONOLOGY; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY; MAPS
Other Titles: Oxford classical dictionary.
Responsibility: edited by Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth ; assistant editor, Esther Eidinow.
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