The Edinburgh Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome

The Edinburgh Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome

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The Edinburgh Companion, newly available in paperback, is a gateway to the fascinating worlds of ancient Greece and Rome. Wide-ranging in its approach, it demonstrates the multifaceted nature of classical civilisation and enables readers to gain guidance in drawing together the perspectives and methods of different disciplines, from philosophy to history, from poetry to archaeology, from art history to numismatics, and many more. Key features *written by experts in the field *contains basic and essential information clearly and concisely presented *gives an up-to-date overview of the classical world *guides readers to sources of current reference and further reading material *over 100 illustrations, maps and plans
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  • Paperback | 616 pages
  • 172 x 244 x 38.1mm | 1,065.94g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • over 100 black and white illustrations, 7 maps
  • 0748616306
  • 9780748616305
  • 1,219,179

Table of contents

Introduction; Acknowledgements; Part One: Classics and the Classical World; A. Classics in the Twenty-First Century; 1. The History of the Discipline, Christopher Stray; 2. History, Alastair Blanshard; 3. Archaeology, James Whitley; 4. Religion, Richard Gordon; 5. Economy, Lisa Bligh; 6. Gender, Mark Golden; 7. Philology and Linguistics, Philip Burton; 8. Literature, David Konstan; 9. Philosophy, Catherine Osborne; 10. Art History and Aesthetics, Zahra Newby; 11. Classical Legacies, Lorna Hardwick; B. The Regions of the Ancient World;; 12. The Ancient Near East, Tom Boiy; 13. Iron Age Europe, J. D. Hill and Jonathan Williams; 14. Regions of Antiquity, Nicholas Purcell; C. Periods;; 15. The 'Dark Age' of Greece, Irene S. Lemos; 16. Archaic and Classical Greece, Robin Osborne; 17. The Hellenistic World, Thomas Harrison; 18. The Roman Republic, Mark Pobjoy; 19. The Roman Empire, Olivier Hekster; 20. Late Antiquity, Richard Lim; Part Two: Material Culture; 21. Landscape, Nicholas Purcell; 22. Marine Archaeology, Anthony Parker; 23. Sites and Features, Brian A. Sparkes; 24. Buildings and Architecture, Richard Tomlinson; 25. Coinage, Jonathan Williams and Andrew Meadows; 26. Sculpture, Peter Stewart; 27. Painting, Stucco and Mosaic, Roger Ling; 28. Pottery and Metalwork, Brian A. Sparkes; 29. Gems, Jewellery and Glass, Martin Henig; 30. Dress and Textiles, Karen E. Stears; 31. Arms and Armour, Jon Coulston; 32. Papyri, Brain McGing; 33. Manuscripts, Helen Dixon; 34. Inscriptions, Alison E. Cooley and Graham Oliver; Part Three: Texts and Genres; 35. Greek Epic, Johannes Haubold; 36. Roman Epic, Bruce Gibson; 37. Greek Tragedy, Pantelis Michelakis; 38. Roman Tragedy, Roland Mayer; 39. Greek Comedy, Ian Ruffell; 40. Roman Comedy, Alison Sharrock; 41. Greek Lyric Verse: Melic, Elegiac and Iambic, Emily Greenwood; 42. Latin Poetry other than Epic and Drama, Alison Sharrock; 43. The Novel, Jason Konig; 44. Letters, Michael Trapp; 45. Rhetoric, Alastair Blanshard; 46. Literary Criticism, Donald Russell; 47. Grammar and Linguistics, Philip Burton; 48. Philosophy, Catherine Osborne; 49. Greek Historiography, Thomas Harrison; 50. Roman Historiography, Edward Bispham; 51. Geography and Ethnography, Kai Brodersen; 52. Mythology, Eva Parisinou; 53. Christian Literature, Clifford Ando; 54. Science and Mathematics, T. E. Rihll; 55. Music, David Creese; 56. Medicine, Vivian Nutton; 57. Greek Legal Texts, Benet Salway; 58. Latin Legal Texts, Simon Corcoran; 59. Technical Writing, Alice Konig; Part Four: Essential Information and Systems of Reference; 60. Politics, Edward Bispham; 61. Names and Naming Systems, Clive Cheesman; 62. Measures, Weights and Money, Brian A. Sparkes; 63. Writing Systems, J. H. W. Penney; 64. The Ancient Calendar, Thomas Harrison and Edward Bispham; 65. Metre, Armand D'Angour; 66. Time-charts, Brian A. Sparkes; 67. Maps, Brian A. Sparkes; 68. Glossary of Ancient and Modern Terms, Thomas Harrison; 69. Resources, Brian A. Sparkes; 70. Abbreviations, Thomas Harrison; Contributors, Index.
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"A rich, diverse, and inclusive menu of challengingly conceptualized chapters." -- Paul Cartledge, University of Cambridge "A godsend that will orient, inform, demystify, and tantalize." -- Richard Talbert, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill A godsend that will orient, inform, demystify, and tantalize.--Richard Talbert, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill A rich, diverse, and inclusive menu of challengingly conceptualized chapters.--Paul Cartledge, University of Cambridge
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About Brian Sparkes

Edward Bispham is Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History, Brasenose College, Oxford. Thomas Harrison is Professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Liverpool. Brian A. Sparkes is Emeritus Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Southampton.
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