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Encyclopedia of ancient Greece /
Nigel Wilson, editor.
imprint
New York : Routledge, 2006.
description
xxvii, 800 p.
ISBN
0415973341 (alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
New York : Routledge, 2006.
isbn
0415973341 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
5580317
 
Gift to Victoria University Library. Friends of Victoria University Library. 2006/01/10.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2006-04-01:
Based on the Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition, edited by Graham Speake (CH, Jun'01, 38-5314), which sought to cover the history of Greece from ancient times up to the present, this new version "results from the realization that there is also a place for a shorter work covering the same wide range of themes but concentrating on the ancient or classical world." It not only seeks to focus on the traditional "classical" Greek period (Homer through Alexander the Great) but also extends its focus through the fourth century CE. The work contains lists of alphabetical entries, thematic entries, and a chronology of individuals. Greek name forms that entered English from Latin have been retained, with some exceptions. Greek names transliterated into English start roughly at 565 CE (Justinian I's death). There are no illustrations or maps. Each entry has its own bibliography. For persons, a brief biography appears at the end of the entry, followed by the bibliography and, in the case of authors, a list of writings. Entries from the original edition have been reprinted; in some cases, entries have been abbreviated and names changed, e.g., Corcyra for Corfu. Greek deities do not have their own entries; information on them can be found under "Gods and Goddesses" and "Religious History," although the easiest way to find information would be by using the extensive index. Only two women have their own entries--Cleopatra VII and Sappho. The list of contributors and advisors is impressive, featuring many well-known researchers in the field. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Academic libraries serving lower-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers; public libraries serving general readers. M. W. Handis The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Appeared in Library Journal on 2006-02-01:
Both of these single-volume encyclopedias focus on ancient Greece but target different audience. The Encyclopedia of the Ancient Greek World, revised by Brody (art, Queens Coll.), is an updated version of Facts On File's previously published volume by historian Sacks, with added specialized bibliographies. This extremely accessible text, written for a general audience, also has cross references to related entries, 65 black-and-white photographs, ten maps, a chronology of the ancient world, and a detailed index. The more than 500 A-to-Z entries have been updated to reflect advances in scholarship, and some are completely rewritten. New coverage can be found under such entries as "Aesop," "Byblos," "Corinth," "Magic," "Science," and "Sculpture." Routledge's work, conversely, is targeted at an academic audience, with many more detailed entries and an expectation that the reader will have a basic grounding in ancient Greek history. More than 100 subject specialists have contributed to the book, and their depth and breadth of knowledge helps to make this an impressive tome. Editor Wilson (Medieval Greek Bookhands) has also included further reading lists, alphabetical and thematic lists of entries, a chronological list of individuals covered, notes on advisers and contributors, cross references, and an impressive index. Bottom Line Both Facts On File and Routledge have produced quality resources. While both works are extremely well written, the Facts On File edition is more appropriate for public and school libraries, while the Routledge edition will fill the needs of academic libraries.-Sean Fleming, Lebanon P.L., NH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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"More than 100 subject specialists have contributed to the book, and their depth and breadth of knowledge helps to make this an impressive tome...Extremely well-written... Will fill the need of academic libraries." -"Library Journal, February 2006 "The list of contributors and advisors is impressive, featuring many well-known researchers in the field... Recommended. Academic librarues serving lower-level undergraduates thtough faculty/researchers; public libraries serving general readers." -"Choice, April 2006 "Written by an international group of academics and independent scholars, the entries of this reference provide detailed discussion of an impressive selection of people, places, events, issues, and monuments.." -"Reference & Research Book News, February 2006
'More than 100 subject specialists have contributed to the book, and their depth and breadth of knowledge helps to make this an impressive tome ... Extremely well-written ... Will fill the need of academic libraries.' “ LibraryJournal 'The list of contributors and advisors is impressive, featuring many well-known researchers in the field... Recommended. Academic librarues serving lower-level undergraduates thtough faculty/researchers; public libraries serving general readers.' “ Choice 'Written by an international group of academics and independent scholars, the entries of this reference provide detailed discussion of an impressive selection of people, places, events, issues, and monuments.' “ Reference & Research Book News 'This single volume provides an excellent introduction to the world of ancient Greece. For academic libraries that serve students in classics and ancient history, this will be a welcome addition to the reference collection.' “ American Reference Books Annual 'Collections looking for a comprehensive guide to classical Greek culture will find this volume both useful and affordable.' “ Lawrence Looks at Books, Gale Reference Reviews 'An excellent addition to reference resources on the ancient world.' “ International Review of Biblical Studies
'More than 100 subject specialists have contributed to the book, and their depth and breadth of knowledge helps to make this an impressive tome ... Extremely well-written ... Will fill the need of academic libraries.' LibraryJournal 'The list of contributors and advisors is impressive, featuring many well-known researchers in the field... Recommended. Academic librarues serving lower-level undergraduates thtough faculty/researchers; public libraries serving general readers.' Choice 'Written by an international group of academics and independent scholars, the entries of this reference provide detailed discussion of an impressive selection of people, places, events, issues, and monuments.' Reference & Research Book News 'This single volume provides an excellent introduction to the world of ancient Greece. For academic libraries that serve students in classics and ancient history, this will be a welcome addition to the reference collection.' American Reference Books Annual 'Collections looking for a comprehensive guide to classical Greek culture will find this volume both useful and affordable.' Lawrence Looks at Books, Gale Reference Reviews 'An excellent addition to reference resources on the ancient world.' International Review of Biblical Studies
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Summaries
Unpaid Annotation
Ancient Greek civilization, its mythology, wars, philosophy, and culture, has an enduring legacy. This single volume, a spin-off of the acclaimed Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition, provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the people, places, periods, events, and themes of Ancient Greece. Examining every aspect of the culture from antiquity to the founding of Constantinople in the early Byzantine era, this thoroughly cross-referenced and fully indexed work is written by an international group of scholars and is accessible to both the student and general reader.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Ancient Greek civilization, its mythology, wars, philosophy, and culture, has an enduring legacy. This volume provides a comprehensive guide to the people, places, periods, events, and themes of ancient Greece.
Long Description
Ancient Greek civilization has stamped an enduring legacy on the modern world. Culturally, early Greek philosophies, scientific discoveries, religious practices, complex mythologies, and creative achievements continue to inspire the generations. Politically, the city-states of Ancient Greece represent much of what nations today seek to emulate and avoid. The peaceful alliances and violent conflicts, democracies and tyrannies, systems of law and regimes of force, social freedoms and slave labor, trade and economic power, as well as colonial ambition and empire, still offer lessons to the student of history. This "Encyclopedia "is derived from the more broadly focused "Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition," the highly praised two-volume work. Newly edited by Nigel Wilson, this single-volume reference provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the political, cultural, and social life of the people and to the places, ideas, periods, and events that defined Ancient Greece. The A-to-Z "Encyclopedia "covers themes in social history, cultural history, political and military history, science, medicine, philosophy, economic history, and explains the importance of geography in the life of the ancient Greeks. Overview articles also discuss regions, ethnic groups, and religious history. Detailing the lives and contributions of hundreds of significant persons, entries on individuals cover orators, poets, scholars, prose writers, rulers, politicians, warriors, lawgivers, philosophers, scientists, mathematicians, historians, biographers, and artists. Examining every aspect of the culture from antiquity to the founding of Constantinople in the early Byzantine era, thisthoroughly cross-referenced and fully indexed work is written by an international group of scholars and is accessible to both the student and general reader.
Unpaid Annotation
Ancient Greek civilization has stamped an enduring legacy on the modern world. Culturally, the many philosophies, scientific discoveries, religious practices, complex mythologies, and creative achievements continue to inspire the generations. Politically, the city-states of Ancient Greece represent much of what nations today seek to emulate and avoid. The peaceful alliances and violent conflicts, democracies and tyrannies, systems of law and regimes of force, social freedoms and slave labor, trade and economic power, as well as colonial ambition and empire still offer lessons to the student of history. This single volume Encyclopedia provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the political, cultural, and social life of the people and to the places, ideas, periods, and events that defined Ancient Greece. The A-Z Encyclopedia covers themes in social history, cultural history, political and military history, science, medicine and philosophy, economic history, and explains the importance of geography in the life of the ancients. Overview articles also discuss regions, ethnic groups, and religious history. Detailing the lives and contributions of hundreds of significant persons, entries on individuals cover orators, poets, scholars, prose writers, rulers, politicians, warriors, lawgivers, philosophers, scientists, mathematicians, historians, biographers, and artists. Examining every aspect of the culture from antiquity to the founding of Constantinople in the early Byzantine era, this thoroughly cross-referenced and fully indexed work is written by an international group of scholars and is accessible to both the student and general reader.
Main Description
Ancient Greek civilization has stamped an enduring legacy on the modern world. Culturally, early Greek philosophies, scientific discoveries, religious practices, complex mythologies, and creative achievements continue to inspire the generations. Politically, the city-states of Ancient Greece represent much of what nations today seek to emulate and avoid. The peaceful alliances and violent conflicts, democracies and tyrannies, systems of law and regimes of force, social freedoms and slave labor, trade and economic power, as well as colonial ambition and empire, still offer lessons to the student of history. ThisEncyclopediais derived from the more broadly focusedEncyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition, the highly praised two-volume work. Newly edited by Nigel Wilson, this single-volume reference provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the political, cultural, and social life of the people and to the places, ideas, periods, and events that defined Ancient Greece.The A-to-ZEncyclopediacovers themes in social history, cultural history, political and military history, science, medicine, philosophy, economic history, and explains the importance of geography in the life of the ancient Greeks. Overview articles also discuss regions, ethnic groups, and religious history. Detailing the lives and contributions of hundreds of significant persons, entries on individuals cover orators, poets, scholars, prose writers, rulers, politicians, warriors, lawgivers, philosophers, scientists, mathematicians, historians, biographers, and artists. Examining every aspect of the culture from antiquity to the founding of Constantinople in the early Byzantine era, this thoroughly cross-referenced and fully indexed work is written by an international group of scholars and is accessible to both the student and general reader.
Main Description
Examining every aspect of the culture from antiquity to the founding of Constantinople in the early Byzantine era, this thoroughly cross-referenced and fully indexed work is written by an international group of scholars. This Encyclopedia is derived from the more broadly focused Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition, the highly praised two-volume work. Newly edited by Nigel Wilson, this single-volume reference provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the political, cultural, and social life of the people and to the places, ideas, periods, and events that defined ancient Greece.
Main Description
This encyclopedia is derived from the more broadly focused Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition, the highly praised two-volume work.Newly edited by Nigel Wilson, this single-volume reference provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the political, cultural, and social life of the people and to the places, ideas, periods, and events that defined Ancient Greece.The A-to-Z Encyclopedia covers themes in social history, cultural history, political and military history, science, medicine, philosophy, economic history, and explains the importance of geography in the life of the ancients. Overview articles also discuss regions, ethnic groups, and religious history.Detailing the lives and contributions of hundreds of significant persons, entries on individuals cover orators, poets, scholars, prose writers, rulers, politicians, warriors, lawgivers, philosophers, scientists, mathematicians, historians, biographers, and artists.Examining every aspect of the culture from antiquity to the founding of Constantinople in the early Byzantine era, this thoroughly cross-referenced and fully indexed work is written by an international group of scholars and is accessible to both the student and general reader.
Table of Contents
Alphabetical List of Entriesp. ix
Thematic List of Entriesp. xv
Chronological List of Individualsp. xxi
Notes on Transliterationp. xxv
Prefacep. xxvii
Articles A to Zp. 1
Notes on Advisers and Contributorsp. 743
Indexp. 755
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