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.

Show description

Read or Download The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (Oxford Companions) PDF

Similar publishing & books books

Download e-book for iPad: Workplace Security Playbook: The New Manager's Guide to by Bob Hayes

Office safeguard Playbook: the recent Manager’s advisor to safeguard possibility is a collection of entire chance administration instructions for firms that experience different enterprise features coordinating protection. while an worker with out a defense heritage is charged with the security of individuals, amenities, or resources, the place of work safeguard Playbook should be his or her go-to source for defense systems and suggestions.

Get Imagination and Reflection: Intersubjectivity: Fichte’s PDF

This paintings resulted from my pursuits in different flDldam ental problems with modern phenomenology. initially, their point of interest was once 1) the position and value of the topic in philosophical job and a pair of) the subject's finitude. to achieve a standpoint on those concerns, a potential method appeared to lie towards the transcendental mind's eye and its relation to tim e.

Download e-book for kindle: Picturebooks: Beyond the Borders of Art, Narrative and by Evelyn Arizpe,Maureen Farrell,Julie McAdam

The picturebook is now well-known as a cosmopolitan artwork shape that has supplied an area for essentially the most fascinating options within the box of children’s literature. This e-book brings jointly the paintings of professional students from the united kingdom, america and Europe to provide unique theoretical views and new learn on picturebooks and their readers.

Download PDF by Yong Zhou: Bibliographic Guide to Refrigeration 1965–1968: Guide

Bibliographic advisor to Refrigeration 1965-1968 is a bibliographic consultant to all of the files abstracted within the overseas Institute of Refrigeration Bulletin through the interval 1965-1968. The references contain approximately 7,000 studies, articles, and communications, labeled in line with matters, and by means of a list of books.

Extra resources for The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (Oxford Companions)

Example text

Download PDF sample

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (Oxford Companions) by Simon Hornblower,Antony Spawforth,Esther Eidinow


by Kevin
4.5

Rated 4.86 of 5 – based on 47 votes