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Title The Edinburgh companion to ancient Greece and Rome / edited by Edward Bispham, Thomas Harrison and Brian A. Sparkes
Edition Paperback edition
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 604 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Latin poetry other than epic and drama / Alison Sharrock -- The novel / Jason König -- Letters / Michael Trapp -- Rhetoric / Alastair Blanshard -- Literary criticism / Donald Russell -- Grammar and linguistics / Philip Burton -- Philosophy / Catherine Osborne -- Greek historiography / Thomas Harrison -- Roman historiography / Edward Bispham -- Geography and ethnography / Kai Brodersen -- Mythology / Eva Parisinou -- Christian literature / Clifford Ando -- Science and mathematics / T.E. Rihll -- Music / David Creese -- Medicine / Vivian Nutton -- Greek legal texts / Benet Salway -- Latin legal texts / Simon Corcoran -- Technical writing / Alice König -- pt. 4. Essential information and systems of reference. Politics / Edward Bispham -- Names and naming systems / Clive Cheesman -- Measures, weights and money / Brian A. Sparkes -- Writing systems / J.H.W. Penney -- The ancient calendar / Thomas Harrison and Edward Bispham -- Metre / Armand D'Angour -- Time-charts / Brian A. Sparkes -- Maps / Brian A. Sparkes -- Glossary of ancient and modern terms / Thomas Harrison -- Resources / Brian A. Sparkes -- Abbreviations / Thomas Harrison
pt. 1. Classics and the classical world: A. Classics in the twenty-first century. The history of the discipline / Christopher Stray -- History / Alastair Blanshard -- Archaeology / James Whitley -- Religion / Richard Gordon -- Economy / Lisa Bligh -- Gender / Mark Golden -- Philology and linguistics / Philip Burton -- Literature / David Konstan -- Philosophy / Catherine Osborne -- Art history and aesthetics / Zahra Newby -- Classical legacies / Lorna Hardwick -- B. The regions of the ancient world. The ancient Near East / Tom Boiy -- Iron Age Europe / J.D. Hill and Jonathan Williams -- Regions of antiquity / Nicholas Purcell -- C. Periods. The 'Dark Age' of Greece / Irene S. Lemos -- Archaic and classical Greece / Robin Osborne -- The Hellenistic world / Thomas Harrison -- The Roman Republic / Mark Pobjoy -- The Roman Empire / Olivier Hekster -- Late antiquity / Richard Lim -- pt. 2. Material culture. Landscape / Nicholas Purcell -- Marine archaeology / Anthony Parker -- Sites and features / Brian A. Sparkes -- Buildings and architecture / Richard Tomlinson -- Coinage / Jonathan Williams and Andrew Meadows -- Sculpture / Peter Stewart -- Painting, stucco and mosaic / Roger Ling -- Pottery and metalwork / Brian A. Sparkes -- Gems, jewellery and glass / Martin Henig -- Dress and textiles / Karen E. Stears -- Arms and armour / Jon Coulston -- Papyri / Brain McGing -- Manuscripts / Helen Dixon -- Inscriptions / Alison E. Cooley and Graham Oliver -- pt. 3. Texts and genres. Greek epic / Johannes Haubold -- Roman epic / Bruce Gibson -- Greek tragedy / Pantelis Michelakis -- Roman tragedy / Roland Mayer -- Greek comedy / Ian Ruffell -- Roman comedy / Alison Sharrock -- Greek lyric verse : melic, elegiac and iambic / Emily Greenwood
Summary The Edinburgh Companion is a gateway to the fascinating worlds of ancient Greece and Rome. Wide-ranging in its approach, expert contributors demonstrate the multifaceted nature of classic civilization by drawing together perspectives and methods of different disciplines, from philosophy to history, poetry to archaeology, art history to numismatics, and many more
Notes Originally published: 2006
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Civilization, Classical.
Greece -- History.
Rome -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Bispham, Edward, editor
Harrison, Thomas J., 1955- editor
Sparkes, Brian A., editor
ISBN 0748627146 (ebook)
9780748627141 (ebook)
(paperback)
(paperback)