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Mark Cartwright
published on 07 February 2013
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The Oxford Classical Dictionary

An essential addition to any Classical-themed library.

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 festival 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?

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About the Reviewer

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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