• History

The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World


Author: John Willoby Roberts
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780192801463
Category: History
Page: 858
View: 6495
Spanning almost one thousand years, from the first Olympic Games in 776 BC to the death of Marcus Aurelius in AD 180, this accessible and wide-ranging reference work draws on the groundbreaking Oxford Classical Dictionary to present more than 2,500 entries on the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome. The dictionary covers key aspects of ancient Greek and Roman life and literature, such as science, social structure, philosophy, and religion, and contains comprehensive articles on central figures, both real and mythological, from Achilles to Zeno.

    • Reference

The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World


Author: John Willoby Roberts
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192801456
Category: Reference
Page: 858
View: 3651
Over 2,500 entries cover terms, places, and personalities significant in the study of ancient Greece and Rome.

    • Literary Criticism

The Oxford Dictionary of Classical Myth and Religion


Author: S. R. F. Price,Emily Kearns
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192802897
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 599
View: 1456
The Dictionary of Classical Myth and Religion offers a fully rounded and highly authoritative point of access to all aspects of ancient religious life and thought. Dr Simon Price and Dr Emily Kearns, area advisers for the third edition of the Oxford Classical Dictionary, have come together to select, revise, edit, and in some cases wholly recast, a large number of key entries from OCD to create this handy, accessible reference work on mythology and religion in the Graeco-Roman world. Bringing to the attention of a wider audience the authority and scholarly rigour of OCD, the Oxford Dictionary of Classical Myth and Religion provides students, teachers, and general readers with an affordable comprehensive, and wide-ranging A-Z reference source. The Dictionary is unique in that in addition to Greek myths and Roman festivals it covers Greek and Roman religious places, monuments, religious personnel, divination, astrology, and magic, and also contains many entries on Judaism and Christianity in Greek and Roman times.

    • History

The Oxford Classical Dictionary


Author: Simon Hornblower,Antony Spawforth,Esther Eidinow
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199545561
Category: History
Page: 1592
View: 5665
Completely revised and updated, the fourth edition of this established dictionary offers entries on all aspects of the classical world. With reception and anthropology as new focus areas and numerous new entries, it is an essential reference work for students, scholars, and teachers of classics and for anyone with an interest in the classical era.

    • History

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity


Author: Oliver Nicholson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192562460
Category: History
Page: 1743
View: 2111
The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity is the first comprehensive reference book covering every aspect of history, culture, religion, and life in Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Near East (including the Persian Empire and Central Asia) between the mid-3rd and the mid-8th centuries AD, the era now generally known as Late Antiquity. This period saw the re-establishment of the Roman Empire, its conversion to Christianity and its replacement in the West by Germanic kingdoms, the continuing Roman Empire in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Persian Sassanian Empire, and the rise of Islam. Consisting of over 1.5 million words in more than 5,000 A-Z entries, and written by more than 400 contributors, it is the long-awaited middle volume of a series, bridging a significant period of history between those covered by the acclaimed Oxford Classical Dictionary and The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages. The scope of the Dictionary is broad and multi-disciplinary; across the wide geographical span covered (from Western Europe and the Mediterranean as far as the Near East and Central Asia), it provides succinct and pertinent information on political history, law, and administration; military history; religion and philosophy; education; social and economic history; material culture; art and architecture; science; literature; and many other areas. Drawing on the latest scholarship, and with a formidable international team of advisers and contributors, The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity aims to establish itself as the essential reference companion to a period that is attracting increasing attention from scholars and students worldwide.

    • History

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization


Author: Simon Hornblower,Antony Spawforth,Esther Eidinow
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198706774
Category: History
Page: 867
View: 8322
Illustrated with full-color plates and 140 black-and-white pictures, an encyclopedic, exhaustive, and up-to-date guide contains finely detailed articles and short reference notes on the people, places, and events that shaped ancient Western civilization. UP.

    • Reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable


Author: Elizabeth Knowles
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191578568
Category: Reference
Page: 816
View: 5616
Who? What? Where? Why? Enquire within for a wealth of fascinating and authoritative information on the stories behind words, names, and sayings. - ;What is a ham-and-egger? What are Anglo-Saxon attitudes? Who or what is liable to jump the shark? Who first tried to nail jelly to the wall? The answers to these and many more questions are in this fascinating book. Here in one volume you can track down the stories behind the names and sayings you meet, whether in classic literature or today's news. Drawing on Oxford's unrivalled bank of reference and language online resources, this dictionary covers classical and other mythologies, history, religion, folk customs, superstitions, science and technology, philosophy, and popular culture. Extensive cross referencing makes it easy to trace specific information, while every page points to further paths to explore. A fascinating slice of cultural history, and a browser's delight from start to finish. What is the fog of war? Who first wanted to spend more time with one's family? When was the Dreamtime? How long since the first cry of Women and children first? Where might you find dark matter? Would you want the Midas touch? Should you worry about grey goo? -

    • Music

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance


Author: Debra Craine,Judith Mackrell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199563446
Category: Music
Page: 502
View: 3414
This comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary provides all the information necessary for dance fans to navigate the diverse dance scene of the 21st century. It includes entries ranging from classical ballet to the cutting edge of modern dance.


    • Art

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists


Author: Ian Chilvers
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198604778
Category: Art
Page: 653
View: 1966
Alphabetical entries list key names, places, and styles in Western art from ancient Greece to the present day.

    • Reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations


Author: Elizabeth M. Knowles
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198601739
Category: Reference
Page: 1136
View: 4023
More than twenty thousand quotations from every era and location are combined in a comprehensive reference that also encompasses details of the earliest traceable source, birth and death dates, and career briefs for each entry, as well as a thematic and k

    • Social Science

A Dictionary of World Mythology


Author: Arthur Cotterell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019107893X
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
View: 3751
The powerful gods of Greece, Rome, and Scandinavia, the more mystical deities of Buddhist and Hindu India, and the stern spirits of the African and American continents all reflect very different civilizations, yet they also demonstrate the unity of mankind in its fundamental need for explanations of the unknown. Arthur Cotterell sets out clearly the chief myths of the world and explains why different mythologies arose in different lands. * Comprehensive coverage in seven main sections of West Asia, South and Central Asia, East Asia, Europe, America, Africa, and Oceania * Clear and informative section introductions highlight the history and lifestyle of ancient peoples and the landscape in which they lived * Illustrated with black-and-white photographs and maps of each key area `An excellent reference book, as well as a good book for dipping into at leisure.' Greek Review

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion


Author: Andrew Delahunty,Sheila Dignen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199567468
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 416
View: 9428
Previous ed.: Oxford dictionary of Allusions, 2nd ed., 2005.

    • Art

The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists


Author: Ian Chilvers
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191024171
Category: Art
Page: 736
View: 784
Covering Western art from the ancient Greeks to the present day, this best-selling and authoritative dictionary is more wide-ranging than any comparable reference work. It contains over 2,500 clear and concise entries on styles and movements, materials and techniques, and museums and galleries. It also includes biographical entries for artists, critics, collectors, dealers, and patrons, with places and full dates of birth and death (in many instances correcting misinformation that has found its way into other sources). For this new edition, entries have been thoroughly revised and updated, and more than fifty new entries have been added, for example Tracey Emin and Jack Vettriano. Browsers and readers with an interest in a particular area will benefit from the classified list of all the entries in the book - an invaluable innovation that makes it easy to see immediately which collectors, for example, or 18th-century French artists, or printmaking terms, are included in the dictionary. Written in an engaging manner with many entries enlivened by quotations from artists and critics, this dictionary is a pleasure to browse, whilst its A-Z structure and classified list makes it perfect for quick reference. Previously entitled The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists, this major new edition is essential for students and teachers of art, design, art theory, and art history, and it is ideal for artists, visitors to art exhibitions and galleries, and anyone with an interest in art.

    • Reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Saints, Fifth Edition Revised


Author: David Hugh Farmer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199596603
Category: Reference
Page: 496
View: 3975
The renowned Oxford Dictionary of Saints returns in a revised and updated form, providing concise accounts of the lives, cults, and artistic associations of over 1,400 saints, from the famous to the obscure. Featuring new entries on recently canonized saints from around the world, and a new appendix on pilgrimages.

    • History

A Dictionary of World History


Author: Anne Kerr,Edmund Wright
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191044784
Category: History
Page: 736
View: 6228
This wide-ranging dictionary contains a wealth of information on all aspects of history, from prehistory right up to the present day. Over 4,000 clear, concise entries include biographies of key figures in world history (living and dead), separate entries for every country in the world (summarising key historical events), and in-depth entries on religious and political movements, international organizations, and major conflicts and events and their after-effects. For this new edition, existing entries have been revised and updated to reflect the very latest global events including changes in leadership, wars, political situations, and the statistical information given for each country (population counts, currency, languages, religions). New entries have been included for key figures who have recently come to prominence and world events. The book also contains twenty-five detailed maps linked to key historical events and topics. These include the African slave trade, the Black Death, and the Normandy campaign. Also included are over 200 country maps. The dictionary is enhanced by entry-level web links which are accessed via a dedicated companion website. Encyclopedic in scope, this ambitious A to Z provides an excellent overview of world history both for students and anyone with an interest in the subject.

    • Reference

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations


Author: Elizabeth Knowles
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199208956
Category: Reference
Page: 479
View: 3958
More than five thousand quotations, that range in time from Scott's Antarctic expedition in 1912 to the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, are gathered in a comprehensive, updated resource that evokes a fascinating picture of the social, political, cultural, and scientific highlights of modern times.

    • History

The Oxford Handbook of Social Relations in the Roman World


Author: Michael Peachin
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195188004
Category: History
Page: 738
View: 5573
Michael Peachin is Professor of Classics at New York University. --Book Jacket.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Who's who in the Classical World


Author: Simon Hornblower,Antony Spawforth
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 440
View: 9654
This searchable database is a dictionary of ancient biography, covering Greek and Roman history and politics, literature, philosophy, science, and art.