Who's Who Series

Who's Who Series

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From Homer in the eighth century B.C. to the death of Constantine in A.D. 337, this fascinating book contains a wealth of information on nearly 4,000 key heroes and anti-heroes, both mythic and real, who have made their mark on the classical world. From Circe, the mythical sorceress who drugged Odysseus and his companions as they returned from Troy to Thucydides, the famous historian who wrote the definitive account of the gruelling Poloponnesian War, this comprehensive guide offers readers a wide array of intriguing portraits drawn from the most up-to-date archeological and historical sources and discoveries. Each entry is filled with details about each characters history and place in the classical world, as well as a myriad of interesting anecdotes and tales. Alphabetically arranged for easy reference, and including interesting chronologies on the Roman Empire and Greece, Who's Who is the Classical World offers general readers and travellers alike an authoritative reference to the mystery and romance of the classical world.
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  • Paperback
  • Oxford University Press, USA
  • United States
  • English
  • 0195210824
  • 9780195210828