A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Culture

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Publisher  I.B.Tauris
Publication Date   May 15, 2008
ISBN  1845110005
Pages  2061

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In two volumes, Sir William Smith's A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Culture is a treasure trove of information on all aspects of Greek and Roman life: music, customs, architecture, law, medicine, food, clothing, politics, religion, warfare, trade, and more. The contributors number some of the most distinguished scholars of the day--including Heberden, Jebb, Lindsay, Monro, Mozley, Onians. Unusually for the time, the dictionary drew fully on scholarly work from outside the British Isles. The generous citations and references to Latin and Greek texts make it a first port of call for both students and scholars wanting to get a basic overview of a particular subject with references. The third edition is a major revision of all previous editions, with nearly 1000 additional pages, 200 new entries, and extensive revisions to virtually all the previous entries. Profusely illustrated and with a wealth of information on a wide variety of topics this two-volume set represents a major landmark of Victorian scholarship that will be welcomed by all scholars and enthusiasts of the ancient world.

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