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    A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Culture (Tauris Academic Resource) (Hardback) Edited by William Smith, Edited by William Wayte, Edited by G.E. Marandin

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    DescriptionSir William Smith's classic work is a treasure trove of information on all aspects of Greek and Roman life: music, customs, law, medicine, food, clothing, politics, religion, trade, etc. The contributors number some of the most distinguished scholars of their day - including Heberden, Jebb, Lindsay, Monro, Mozley and Onians. Unusually for the time, the dictionary drew fully on scholarly work from outside the British Isles. The generous citations and references to Latin and Greek texts have made it a first port of call for both students and scholars wanting to get a basic overview of a particular subject with references. The third edition is a major revision of all previous editions, with nearly 1000 additional pages, 200 new entries, and extensive revisions to virtually all the previous entries. Extensively illustrated and with a wealth of information on a wide variety of topics A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Culture, originally published as A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, represents a major landmark of Victorian scholarship that will be welcomed by all scholars and enthusiasts of the ancient world. This reissue is extremely welcome for making available again an invaluable resource of Victorian scholarship. - Bruce Gibson, Department of Classics, University of Liverpool


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    Title
    A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Culture
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by William Smith, Edited by William Wayte, Edited by G.E. Marandin
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 2061
    Width: 189 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 97 mm
    Weight: 3,107 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781845110000
    ISBN 10: 1845110005
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    B&T General Subject: 680
    Libri: I-RB
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    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    Ill.
    Publisher
    I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    I.B.Tauris
    Publication date
    13 May 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Sir William Smith (1813-1893), DCL, LLD, was an English lexicographer and classical scholar. From 1853-1869 he was classical examiner to the University of London, where he became a member of the Senate. Christopher Stray is Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Wales, Swansea.
    Review quote
    "This reissue of Smith's "Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities" is extremely welcome for making available again an invaluable resource of Victorian scholarship."--Bruce Gibson, University of Liverpool"I.B.Tauris reissued the Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology in the autumn of 2007. Does a book written over 160 years ago matter today? The answer is an emphatic 'yes' on two grounds...Smith's Dictionary is a splendid work of reference which is attractively represented in this edition...an interesting introduction to a fascinating and important subject." -- KY, "Anglo-Hellenic Review, " Autumn 2008