Beautiful illustrations, clear and authoritative entries, and a useful chronology and bibliography make this Companion the perfect guide for readers interested in learning more about the Graeco-Roman world. As well as providing sound information on all aspects of classical civilization such as history, politics, ethics, morals, law, society, religion, mythology, science and technology, language, literature, art, and scholarship, the entries in the Companion reflect the changing interdisciplinary aspects of classical studies, covering broad thematic subjects, such as race, nationalism,gender, ethics, and ecology, confirming the impact classical civilizations have had on the modern world.
The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World covers the Greeks, Romans, and Mediterranean (NOTE: if you are interested in ancient Africa or Asia, use one of the other references listed on the other relevant tabs). It offers over 2,500 A-Z entries on aspects of life in the classical world, from politics, medicine, philosophy, art, and architecture, to history, myth and religion, mathematics, and literature, with biographical entries on the important individuals--both real and mythological--of the period. It provides a fascinating insight into the attitudes of the ancient Greeks and Romans towards key elements of everyday life, including science, the arts, politics, religion and mythology, philosophy, and social and family life. Appendices include a clear and comprehensive account of money and its value in the classical world; a chronology of events across Greece and the east and Rome and the west; maps; and a two-way quick-reference gazetteer. Affordable and easy to use, this is an invaluable resource for students and teachers of classics and classical civilization as well as being a fascinating guide for anyone interested in learning more about the foundations of Western culture.
The Cambridge Ancient History
The Cambridge Ancient History by I. E. S. Edwards (Editor); C. J. Gadd (Editor); N. G. L. Hammond (Editor)
Call Number: D57 C252
Publication Date: 1970-12-02
This set covers the Greeks, Romans, Middle East, and Mediterranean. It is a bit old school, but it is still valuable.
Arts and Humanities through the Eras: Ancient Egypt