The Oxford Classical Dictionary


Mark Cartwright
published on 07 February 2013
The Oxford Classical Dictionary
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Title: The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Author: Esther Eidinow & Simon Hornblower & Antony Spawforth
Audience: University
Difficulty: Medium
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2012
Pages: 1592

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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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a full-time writer, researcher, historian, and editor. Special interests include art, architecture, and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the WHE Publishing Director.

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