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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

Author: M C Howatson; Paul Harvey, Sir
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed.View all editions and formats
Updating the 1937 work edited by the distinguished Paul Harvey, this revision is a worthy successor. It covers classical literature from the appearance of the Greeks, around 2200 B.C, to the close of the Athenian philosophy schools in A.D. 529. It includes articles on authors, major works, historical notables, mythological figures, and topics of literary significance. Short summaries of major works, chronologies,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Dictionary
Reference works
Dictionnaires anglais
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Howatson, M.C.
Oxford companion to classical literature.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1989
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M C Howatson; Paul Harvey, Sir
ISBN: 0198661215 9780198661214 019860081X 9780198600817
OCLC Number: 18834924
Notes: Previous ed. edited by Sir Paul Harvey.
Description: vii, 615 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Companion --
Chronological table --
Maps --
1: Asia minor and the Middle East --
2: Greece and the Aegean --
3: Greece --
4: Italy --
5: Western Roman empire --
6: Roman Britain.
Other Titles: Companion to Classical Literature
Responsibility: edited by M.C. Howatson.
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This volume presents the facts about the authors, tales, and characters from ancient myth and literature, and also places these details in the wider contexts of the history and society of the Greek  Read more...


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