By Simon Hornblower,Antony Spawforth,Esther Eidinow

What did the traditional Greeks devour and drink? What position did migration play? Why used to be emperor Nero well-liked by the standard humans yet much less so with the higher periods? Why (according to historic authors) used to be Oedipus ('with swollen foot') so called?

For over 2,000 years the civilizations of historic Greece and Rome have captivated our collective mind's eye and supplied proposal for therefore many facets of our lives, from tradition, literature, drama, cinema, and tv to society, schooling, and politics. the various roots of how lifestyles is lived within the West this present day might be traced to the traditional civilizations, not just in politics, legislations, know-how, philosophy, and technological know-how, but additionally in social and relatives lifestyles, language, and art.

Beautiful illustrations, transparent and authoritative entries, and an invaluable chronology and bibliography make this better half the fitting consultant for readers drawn to studying extra concerning the Graeco-Roman global. in addition to offering sound info on all features of classical civilization corresponding to heritage, politics, ethics, morals, legislations, society, faith, mythology, technological know-how and know-how, language, literature, paintings, and scholarship, the entries within the better half mirror the changing
interdisciplinary elements of classical experiences, protecting vast thematic matters, comparable to race, nationalism, gender, ethics, and ecology, confirming the impression classical civilizations have had at the smooth world.

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