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Title The Oxford classical dictionary / edited by Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth.

Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.

LocationUniM Bail High Use 
Call No.938.003 OXFO


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  938.003 OXFO    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bail  938.003 OXFO    AVAILABLE
Edition 3rd ed.
Physical description liv, 1640 pages ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary For almost half a century The Oxford Classical Dictionary has been the unrivalled one-volume reference work on the Graeco-Roman world. Whether one is interested in literature or art, philosophy or law, mythology or science, intimate details of daily life or broad cultural and historical trends, the OCD is the first place to turn for clear, authoritative information on all aspects of the ancient world.
In over six thousand entries ranging from long articles to brief definitions, the third edition incorporates the insights and interests of a new generation of classical scholars. Readers will find substantial coverage of women in the ancient world with entries on abortion, breastfeeding, and motherhood; sexuality including homosexuality, love and friendship, contraception, and pornography; Asia and the Far East with entries ranging from Gandhara to the Persian Gulf; Jews; and early Christians. In addition, new thematic articles reflect the current emphasis on multidisciplinary approaches to classical studies. These articles include anthropology and the classics, Marxism and classical antiquity, and literary theory and classical studies, while others examine issues of general interest to modern readers such as race, class struggle, ethnicity, alcoholism, incest, propaganda, suicide, the Greek concept of pollution, and much more.
Other author Hornblower, Simon.
Spawforth, Antony.
Subject Classical dictionaries.
ISBN 019866172X (alk. paper)