Ancient Greece and Rome

Front Cover
Michael Gagarin
Oxford University Press, Incorporated, Dec 31, 2009 - 3408 pages
0 Reviews
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome is the clearest and most accessible guide to the world of classical antiquity ever produced. This multivolume reference work is a comprehensive overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world--Greek, Hellenistic, andRoman--from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE. It also covers the legacy of the classical world and its interpretation and influence in subsequent centuries. The Encyclopedia brings the work of the best classical scholars, archaeologists, and historians together in an easy-to-use format.The articles, written by leading scholars in the field, seek to convey the significance of the people, places, and historical events of classical antiquity, together with its intellectual and material culture. Broad overviews of literature, history, archaeology, art, philosophy, science, andreligion are complimented by articles on authors and their works, literary genres and periods, historical figures and events, archaeologists and archaeological sites, artists and artistic themes and materials, philosophers and philosophical schools, scientists and scientific areas, gods, heroes, andmyths. Areas covered include:* Greek and Latin Literature* Authors and Their Works* Historical Figures and Events* Religion and Mythology* Art, Artists, Artistic Themes, and Materials* Archaeology, Philosophers, and Philosophical Schools* Science and Technology* Politics, Economics, and Society* Material Culture and Everyday Life
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

List of Genealogical Tables
xxi
Preface
xxiii
Chronology
xxix
Directory of Contributors
cv
Common Abbreviations Used in This Work
cxli
Map of the Ancient Greek and Roman World
cxlii
THE OXFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME
cxlv
Topical Outline of Entries
285
Index
299
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2009)

Michael Gagarin is James R. Dougherty, Jr., Centennial Professor of Classics, University of Texas at Austin. He was president of the American Philological Association, 2002-2003.

Bibliographic information