The Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization
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Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization by Graham Shipley
Book DescriptionThe Cambridge Guide to Classical Civilization provides an authoritative survey of the classical world, combining the traditional strengths of classical subjects with new approaches examining the social and cultural features of the ancient Greek and Roman world. Ranging in time from post-Bronze Age Greece to the later Roman Empire, it looks not only at ancient Greece and Rome, but discusses those cultures with which Greeks and Romans exchanged information and culture (e.g. Phoenicians, Celts and Jews) and those remote peoples with whom they were in contact (e.g. Persia, China and India). It paints a vivid new picture of ancient life, exploring material realities such as dress and technology. It emphasises the transmission of classical learning and explores our debts to Greece and Rome. Highly-illustrated, with hundreds of entries by leading scholars, this Guide is a superb reference work and definitive companion for anyone with an interest in the ancient world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521731508
(247mm x 174mm x 56mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Graham Shipley
Greek World After Alexander 323--30 BC, Paperback (December 1999)
The book examines social changes in the old and new cities of the Greek world and in the new post-Alexandrian kingoms, within the context of an up-to-date appraisal of the military and political changes after Alexander.
Greek World After Alexander 323 -30 BC, Hardback (December 1999)
The Hellenistic World examines social changes in the old and new cities of the Greek world and in the new post-Alexandrian kingoms, within the context of an up-to-date appraisal of the military and political changes after Alexander.
War and Society in the Roman World, Paperback (June 1995)» View all books by Graham Shipley
Explores the wider social context of war, focusing on the changing relationship between warfare and the Roman citizen body; from the Republic, when war was at the heart of Roman life, to the Late Empire, and the Roman army's eventual failure.
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Author Biography - Graham Shipley
Graham Shipley is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Leicester. His previous publications include A History of Samos, 800-188 BC (Clarendon, 1987) and The Greek World after Alexander, 323-30 BC (Routledge, 2000). He is the author of numerous articles on the ancient city and has made major contributions to the Laconia Survey volumes at the British School at Athens. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. John Vanderspoel is Professor of Late Antiquity at the University of Calgary. He is the author of Themistius and the Imperial Court (University of Michigan Press, 1995) and numerous articles on Roman history and intellectual and religious developments in the imperial Roman period. He was the founding editor of The Ancient History Bulletin. David Mattingly is Professor of Roman Archaeology at the University of Leicester. He is author or editor of numerous books, including Tripoitania (Batsford, 1995), Life, Death and Entertainment in the Roman World (with David Potter, University of Michigan Press, 1999), Economies Beyond Agriculture in the Classical World (with John Salmon, Routledge, 2000) and An Atlas of Roman Britain (with Barri Jones, Oxbow, 2002). He is a Fellow of the British Academy and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Lin Foxhall is Professor of Greek Archaeology and History at the University of Leicester. She is the editor of Thinking Men (with John Salmon, Routledge, 1998) and Money, Labour and Land (Routledge, 2002). She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.
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