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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Oxford classical dictionary.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Simon Hornblower; Antony Spawforth
|ISBN:||019866172X 9780198661726 0192687670 9780192687678|
|Description:||liv, 1640 p. ; 26 cm.|
|Details:||System requirements: Pentium class PC, 32 MB RAM, 100 MB free hard disk space, Windows 95,98, or NT, SVGA monitor, 12-speed CD-ROM drive (recommended) or DVD-ROM drive.|
|Responsibility:||edited by Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth.|
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.
"An extraordinary lexicon. The CD is easy to use, allowing simple or advanced searches that are not possible in the print format.... Truly a masterly work, this is recommended for academic and medium