The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (Oxford by Simon Hornblower,Antony Spawforth,Esther Eidinow PDF

By Simon Hornblower,Antony Spawforth,Esther Eidinow

What did the traditional Greeks devour and drink? What function did migration play? Why was once emperor Nero well-liked by the normal humans yet much less so with the higher sessions? Why (according to historical authors) used to be Oedipus ('with swollen foot') so called?

For over 2,000 years the civilizations of old Greece and Rome have captivated our collective mind's eye and supplied thought for therefore many facets of our lives, from tradition, literature, drama, cinema, and tv to society, schooling, and politics. the various roots of ways existence is lived within the West this day may be traced to the traditional civilizations, not just in politics, legislations, know-how, philosophy, and technological know-how, but additionally in social and kin existence, language, and art.

Beautiful illustrations, transparent and authoritative entries, and an invaluable chronology and bibliography make this better half the best consultant for readers attracted to studying extra in regards to the Graeco-Roman international. in addition to supplying sound details on all facets of classical civilization akin to heritage, politics, ethics, morals, legislations, society, faith, mythology, technological know-how and know-how, language, literature, artwork, and scholarship, the entries within the significant other replicate the changing
interdisciplinary points of classical stories, overlaying vast thematic topics, akin to race, nationalism, gender, ethics, and ecology, confirming the impression classical civilizations have had at the glossy world.

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