The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

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For more than 2000 years the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome have captivated our collective imagination and provided inspiration for every age. This text provides an up-to-date and authoritative survey of the Greek and Roman worlds in all their aspects. Drawing on the latest edition of the "Oxford Classical Dictionary", this illustrated "Oxford Companion" offers access to knowledge of classical civilization, which should make it a useful guide for general readers interested in learning more about the very bedrock of Western culture. The text covers: history and politics - the events, achievements, and personalities of 2500 years of history of Greece and Rome and their immediate neighbours, as well as the underlying issues from democracy to propaganda, famine and finance, Hellenization and mercenaries, population, and slavery; ethics and morals, law and punishment - individual philosophers and their schools, and ethical issues, such as corruption, prison and torture; social and family life; language, literature, art and scholarship; religion and mythology.

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Dr Simon Hornblower is Senior Lecturer in Greek, Latin, and Ancient History at University College London. He is Co-Director, with M. H. Hansen, of the Copenhagen Polis Centre. Dr Antony Spawforth is Senior Lecturer in Ancient History and Greek Archaeology at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, where he is also Curator of the Shefton Museum. He is also a well-known presenter of television programmes on archaeological and classical subjects in the continuing BBC series Ancient Voices'.

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Descripción Oxford University Press, Oxford, London, New York, Toronto, Melbourne, &c., 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. Richly illustrated throughout in color & b-w Ilustrador. 1st Edition. EXTRAORDINARY: SPLENDID: INDISPENSABLE: NEW stated First Edition hardcover w/ full no. line showing 1st printing, handsome new mylar-protected gloss-laminated illus. jacket w/ sharp new edges & corners, excellent new blue paper-over-boards cover w/ sharp new edges & corners & w/ titles gilt-stamped on spine, new sewn binding w/ tight signatures & blue-white-checked cloth bands at spine-caps, immaculate smooth-cut text-block exterior, impeccable cream-white card-stock end-papers, pristine interior handsomely printed in 2-column format on superb semi-gloss laminated paper * Richly illustrated throughout in color & b-w * 7.76" x 10.0" x 1.78", 1.11 kg, 795 pp. * A remarkable survey of classical civilization that has itself become a classic: Comprised of more than 700 scrupulously selected entries that examine a breathtaking range of topics, including: Roman & Greek prehistory, history & politics; Historical individuals; Ancient law; Economic history; Women's studies; War studies; Literature, education & scholarship; Linguistics; Philosophy, mythology & religion, Science, technology & medicine, Material culture, art & architecture * Unrivaled in scope & scholarship, "The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization" is an indispensable guide to the richly textured history of ancient Greece & Rome. Filled w/ both essay-length articles & short quick-reference entries, this meticulously detailed volume breathes life into the people, places, & events that shaped the development of classical civilization. Readers will learn that the grand army of Alexander the Great consisted of 48,500 soldiers & was the largest ever to leave Greek soil, that the white facades of refined Ionic & Doric structures in Greece were once washed in vibrant reds & blues, & that the Theodosian Code, a collection of Roman law published in AD 438, still survives today. Here are examinations of the lives & works of great philosophers & literary figures, such as Aristotle, Plato, Socrates, Sophocles, Seneca, Aeschylus & the poets Ovid & Sappho. Mythology & religion were integral parts of classical civilization, & from Aphrodite & Hermes to funerary rites & sacrifice, they are integral parts of this volume as well. Whether searching for the birth date of Julius Caesar or the location of Cyprus, the ancient Roman method of navigation or the ancient Greek method of glass production, readers will find that this extraordinarily thorough yet accessibly written book is a treasury of information on classical civilization. Arranged alphabetically, fully cross-referenced & graced w/ a beautiful selection of full-color plates, "The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization" has become an essential resource for anyone interested in learning more about the cradle of western civilization. * Professor of Classics & Ancient History at University College, London, Simon Hornblower is the author (among other works) of "The Greek World" & is co-editor of "The Oxford Classical Dictionary". Antony Spawforth is Senior Lecturer in Ancient History & Greek Archaeology at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne & is also curator of the Shefton Museum there. His publications include "Hellenistic & Roman Sparta, A Tale of Two Cities". He is also co-editor of "The Oxford Classical Dictionary". Nº de ref. de la librería 007459

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