Catalogue


A dictionary of Greek and Roman culture /
edited by William Smith, William Wayte, G.E. Marandin ; [introduction by Christopher Stray].
edition
New ed.
imprint
London ; New York : I. B. Tauris, 2008.
description
2 v. (xxvi, 1053, v, 1072 p.) : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
1845110005 (set), 9781845110000 (set)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
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imprint
London ; New York : I. B. Tauris, 2008.
isbn
1845110005 (set)
9781845110000 (set)
general note
Original edition John Murray 1890.
local note
Victoria University Library copy donated by The Friends of Victoria University Library.
catalogue key
6264977
 
Gift to Victoria University Library. Friends of Victoria University Library. 2008/07/04.
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Review Quotes
"This reissue of Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities is extremely welcome for making available again an invaluable resource of Victorian scholarship."--Bruce Gibson, University of Liverpool "I.B.Tauris reissued the Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology in the autumn of 2007. Does a book written over 160 years ago matter today? The answer is an emphatic 'yes' on two grounds...Smith's Dictionary is a splendid work of reference which is attractively represented in this edition...an interesting introduction to a fascinating and important subject." -- KY, Anglo-Hellenic Review, Autumn 2008
"This reissue of Smith'sDictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquitiesis extremely welcome for making available again an invaluable resource of Victorian scholarship."--Bruce Gibson, University of Liverpool
"This reissue of Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities is extremely welcome for making available again an invaluable resource of Victorian scholarship."--Bruce Gibson, University of Liverpool"I.B.Tauris reissued the Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology in the autumn of 2007. Does a book written over 160 years ago matter today? The answer is an emphatic 'yes' on two grounds...Smith's Dictionary is a splendid work of reference which is attractively represented in this edition...an interesting introduction to a fascinating and important subject." -- KY, Anglo-Hellenic Review, Autumn 2008
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Main Description
In two volumes, Sir William Smith's A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Culture is a treasure trove of information on all aspects of Greek and Roman life: music, customs, architecture, law, medicine, food, clothing, politics, religion, warfare, trade, and more. The contributors number some of the most distinguished scholars of the day--including Heberden, Jebb, Lindsay, Monro, Mozley, Onians. Unusually for the time, the dictionary drew fully on scholarly work from outside the British Isles. The generous citations and references to Latin and Greek texts make it a firstport of call for both students and scholars wanting to get a basic overview of a particular subject with references. The third edition is a major revision of all previous editions, with nearly 1000 additional pages, 200 new entries, and extensive revisions to virtually all the previous entries. Profusely illustrated and with a wealth of information on a wide variety of topics this two-volume set represents a major landmark of Victorian scholarship that will be welcomed by all scholars and enthusiasts of the ancient world.
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In two volumes, Sir William Smith'sA Dictionary of Greek and Roman Cultureis a treasure trove of information on all aspects of Greek and Roman life: music, customs, architecture, law, medicine, food, clothing, politics, religion, warfare, trade, and more. The contributors number some of the most distinguished scholars of the day--including Heberden, Jebb, Lindsay, Monro, Mozley, Onians. Unusually for the time, the dictionary drew fully on scholarly work from outside the British Isles. The generous citations and references to Latin and Greek texts make it a first port of call for both students and scholars wanting to get a basic overview of a particular subject with references. The third edition is a major revision of all previous editions, with nearly 1000 additional pages, 200 new entries, and extensive revisions to virtually all the previous entries. Profusely illustrated and with a wealth of information on a wide variety of topics this two-volume set represents a major landmark of Victorian scholarship that will be welcomed by all scholars and enthusiasts of the ancient world.
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This treasure trove of information on all aspects of Greek and Roman life covers music, customs, law, medicine, food, clothing, politics, religion, trade and more.
Main Description
In two volumes, Sir William Smith's A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Culture is a treasure trove of information on all aspects of Greek and Roman life: music, customs, architecture, law, medicine, food, clothing, politics, religion, warfare, trade, and more. The contributors number some of the most distinguished scholars of the day-including Heberden, Jebb, Lindsay, Monro, Mozley, Onians. Unusually for the time, the dictionary drew fully on scholarly work from outside the British Isles. The generous citations and references to Latin and Greek texts make it a first port of call for both students and scholars wanting to get a basic overview of a particular subject with references. The third edition is a major revision of all previous editions, with nearly 1000 additional pages, 200 new entries, and extensive revisions to virtually all the previous entries. Profusely illustrated and with a wealth of information on a wide variety of topics this two-volume set represents a major landmark of Victorian scholarship that will be welcomed by all scholars and enthusiasts of the ancient world.
Main Description
In two volumes, Sir William Smith's A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Culture is a treasure trove of information on all aspects of Greek and Roman life: music, customs, architecture, law, medicine, food, clothing, politics, religion, warfare, trade, and more. The contributors number some of the most distinguished scholars of the day--including Heberden, Jebb, Lindsay, Monro, Mozley, Onians. Unusually for the time, the dictionary drew fully on scholarly work from outside the British Isles. The generous citations and references to Latin and Greek texts make it a first port of call for both students and scholars wanting to get a basic overview of a particular subject with references. The third edition is a major revision of all previous editions, with nearly 1000 additional pages, 200 new entries, and extensive revisions to virtually all the previous entries. Profusely illustrated and with a wealth of information on a wide variety of topics this two-volume set represents a major landmark of Victorian scholarship that will be welcomed by all scholars and enthusiasts of the ancient world.

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