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Encyclopedia of the ancient Greek world /
David Sacks ; editorial consultant, Oswyn Murray ; revised by Lisa R. Brody.
edition
Rev. ed.
imprint
New York : Facts On File, c2005.
description
xx, 412 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
ISBN
0816057222 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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author
imprint
New York : Facts On File, c2005.
isbn
0816057222 (alk. paper)
general note
Revision of: 1st ed. New York : Facts on File, c1995.
catalogue key
5661166
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 376-381) and index.
A Look Inside
First Chapter
Praise for the previous edition:
This readable, lively compendium of facts succeeds admirably in its goal of conveying only the 'best information'...—School Library Journal
...definitely worth considering in public and academic libraries.—Booklist
Encyclopedia of the Ancient Greek World, Revised Edition provides a comprehensive survey of the classical Greek world. More than 500 A-to-Z entries have been thoroughly reviewed and updated to reflect recent advances in scholarship. New entries enhance the coverage of the Hellenistic era, art and architecture, non-Greek peoples, technology, and women's roles. New additions include 65 black-and-white photographs, 10 maps, a list of further readings to supplement all major entries, a revised bibliography and index, and many completely rewritten entries. This comprehensive, easy-to-use encyclopedia provides a detailed look at the history of this ancient culture.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2006-01-01:
In this revised and expanded edition, Brody, a classical art historian, has greatly enhanced Sacks's original Encyclopedia of the Ancient Greek World (CH, Feb '96, 33-3097). The first and most critical addition is "Further Readings," consisting of primary and secondary sources listed at the end of the majority of entries. Furthermore, Brody has revised and rewritten many of the original entries without losing the context of the information. She has chosen to change the names and many words to the Greek transliteration, from the previous Latinized versions, as well as adding dates. This encyclopedia includes a few new entries, and photographs have replaced the drawings. Brody has done an admirable job in increasing the usefulness of this resource. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and general readers. M. C. Su Pennsylvania State University, Altoona
Appeared in Library Journal on 1996-04-15:
Originally published in England, this encyclopedia covers ancient Greece for the 2000 years up to 146 B.C. A lively, readable text by Sacks, a book reviewer for the New York Times and frequent author of journal articles, is authoritatively supported by the contributions of consultant Oswyn Murray (Oxford History of the Classical World, LJ 1/87). Important places, events, topics, and people are covered in 525 articles, ranging from a paragraph (Aegean Sea) to five pages (Peloponnesian War). There are cross references to related topics and a detailed index. Most terms are also found in Praeger Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Civilization (1967), and this reviewer finds the photographs in Praeger more effective than the original line drawings by Margaret Bunson in Sacks's work. However, the expanded essays on general topics, e.g., homosexuality, women, etc., provide more insight into the typical lifestyles of the period. A two-part bibliography of nearly 200 basic works is included but no bibliographic documentation. An excellent source for high school and undergraduate students.‘Stanley P. Hodge, Ball State Univ., Muncie, Ind. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Reviews
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School Library Journal,
Reference & Research Book News, November 2005
Booklist, January 2006
Choice, January 2006
Library Journal, February 2006
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Unpaid Annotation
Praise for the previous edition: ""This readable, lively compendium of facts succeeds admirably in its goal of conveying only the 'best information'..."" - School Library Journal ""...definitely worth considering in public and academic libraries."" - RBB/Booklist Encyclopedia of the Ancient Greek World, Revised Edition provides a comprehensive survey of the classical Greek world. More than 500 A-to-Z entries have been thoroughly reviewed and updated to reflect the most recent advances in scholarship. New entries enhance the coverage of the Hellenistic era, art and architecture, non-Greek peoples, technology, and women's roles. New additions include 65 black-and-white photographs, additional maps, a list of further readings to supplement all major entries, a revised bibliography and index, and many completely rewritten entries. This comprehensive, easy-to-use encyclopedia provides a detailed look at the history of this ancient culture.
Long Description
Encyclopedia of the Ancient Greek World, Revised Edition provides a comprehensive survey of the classical Greek world. More than 500 A-to-Z entries have been thoroughly reviewed and updated to reflect the most recent advances in scholarship. New additions include 65 black-and-white photographs, additional maps, a list of further readings to supplement all major entries, a revised bibliography and index, and many completely rewritten entries.

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