Birds in the Ancient World from A to Z
By (author) W. Geoffrey Arnott
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Birds in the Ancient World from A to Z by W. Geoffrey Arnott
Book DescriptionBirds in the Ancient World from A to Z gathers together the ancient information available, listing all the names that ancient Greeks gave their birds and all their descriptions and analyses. W. Geoffrey Arnott identifies as many of them as possible in the light of modern ornithological studies. The ancient Greek bird names are transliterated into English script, and all that the ancients said about birds is presented in English. This book is accordingly the first complete discussion of ancient bird names that will be accessible to readers without ancient Greek. The only large-scale examination of ancient birds for seventy years, the book has an exhaustive bibliography (partly classical scholarship and partly ornithological) to encourage further study, and provides students and ornithologists with the definitive study of ancient birds.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415238519
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author W. Geoffrey Arnott
Birds in the Ancient World from A to Z, Paperback (March 2012)
This volume gathers together the ancient information available, listing all the names that the ancient Greeks gave their birds and all their descriptions and analyses. Arnott identifies as many of them as possible in the light of modern ornithological studies.
Alexis: The Fragments, Paperback (March 2011)
This 1996 text was the first detailed commentary on the fragments remaining from the plays of the Greek comic poet Alexis (c. 375-270 BC).
Menander, Hardback (June 2000)» View all books by W. Geoffrey Arnott
This volume provides a Greek text based on careful study of recently discovered papyri, a facing translation and full explanatory notes so the Menander's comic art can now be fully known and enjoyed.
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Author Biography - W. Geoffrey Arnott
W. Geoffrey Arnott is former Professor of Greek at the University of Leeds and Fellow of the British Academy. His publications include Alexis: The Fragments (1996) and an edition of Menander in three volumes (1979, 1996 and 2000). He was also a former president of the Leeds Birdwatchers' Club.
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