The Oxford Classical Dictionary


published on 07 February 2013

Another titan of a book from OUP this 1600 large page, fine print volume covers everything of the Greek and Roman world. This updated and extended edition (around 75 additions) gives concise entries which range from a short paragraph on Hilaria (a Roman fesitval held on the 25th of March) to a whopping ten pages on Music. Each entry indicates the author (from a stellar cast of top scholars), words which have their own dedicated entry are indicated with an asterisk and many entries indicate further reading. A perfect addition to any history enthusiasts library, the only concern is will your bookshelf take the strain?

About the Reviewer

Mark Cartwright
Mark holds an M.A. in Greek philosophy and his special interests include ceramics, the ancient Americas, and world mythology. He loves visiting and reading about historic sites and transforming that experience into free articles accessible to all.