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Published: 11 September 2014

912 Pages | Over 130 b&w illustrations


ISBN: 9780198706779

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

Second Edition

Simon Hornblower
Simon Hornblower, Antony Spawforth, and Esther Eidinow

Oxford Companions

  • Over 700 A to Z entries covering all aspects of classical civilization: history, politics, ethics, moral law, punishment, family life, society, religion, mythology, reception, technology, and scholarship
  • The variety of topics ranges from abortion and censorship to disease and historiography to painting and Zeus
  • Based on the unrivalled Oxford Classical Dictionary, the most up-to-date, authoritative, and comprehensive one-volume dictionary in the field of classics.
  • Beautifully designed and illustrated, with over 130 carefully chosen black and white images
  • Useful supplementary material includes an updated chronology, a bibliography, and a thematic listing of entries

New to this Edition:

  • New edition incorporates updates and revisions made to the revised third edition and the fourth edition of the Oxford Classical Dictionary, the leading reference work in the field of classics
  • Over 40 new entries, expanding the coverage of social history, including ancient perceptions of colour, gender, ghosts, masculinity, sacred laws, and theatricality
  • New feature entries on emotions, historical explanation, madness, and ancient conceptions of senses

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