The Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization

The Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization

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The Cambridge Guide to Classical Civilization provides an authoritative survey of the classical world, combining the traditional strengths of classical subjects with new approaches examining the social and cultural features of the ancient Greek and Roman world. Ranging in time from post-Bronze Age Greece to the later Roman Empire, it looks not only at ancient Greece and Rome, but discusses those cultures with which Greeks and Romans exchanged information and culture (e.g. Phoenicians, Celts and Jews) and those remote peoples with whom they were in contact (e.g. Persia, China and India). It paints a vivid new picture of ancient life, exploring material realities such as dress and technology. It emphasises the transmission of classical learning and explores our debts to Greece and Rome. Highly-illustrated, with hundreds of entries by leading scholars, this Guide is a superb reference work and definitive companion for anyone with an interest in the ancient world.
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
ISBN: 9780521483131
0521483131
Branch Call Number: 938.003
Characteristics: xliv, 966 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Shipley, Graham

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