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Published: 29 March 2012

1,648 Pages


ISBN: 9780199545568

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The Oxford Classical Dictionary

Fourth Edition

Edited by Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth
Edited by Esther Eidinow

  • The most up-to-date, authoritative, and comprehensive one-volume dictionary in the field of classics.
  • Established reference work covering all aspects of the classical era; now revised and updated to incorporate the very latest research and developments.
  • Entries new to the fourth edition include Presocratic philosophy, Jewish art, Carian language, emotions, gender, personification, and theatricality.
  • Broad coverage and inclusion of anthropology and reception as two new focus areas, with entries on dance reception, film, opera, and creolization, kinship, and materiality.
  • International approach - entries written by a team of renowned classics scholars from all around the world.

New to this Edition:

  • Existing entries have been thoroughly revised and updated, among them Archimedes, conversion, Lucian, Aristotle, and translation.
  • End-of-entry further reading updated throughout, providing a wealth of information on reliable resources.
  • Numerous new entries such as Andania, Latin anthologies, Jewish art, sacred and cultic books, emotions, gender, Hellenistic philosophy, literary theory and the classics, and many more.
  • Two new focus areas have been added to this edition: reception (including dance reception, film, and opera) and anthropology (such as ancient perception of colour, kinship, and materiality).