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The Edinburgh Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome

Edited by Edward Bispham, Thomas Harrison, Brian Sparkes

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The Edinburgh Companion, newly available in paperback, is a gateway to the fascinating worlds of ancient Greece and Rome. Wide-ranging in its approach, it demonstrates the multifaceted nature of classical civilisation and enables readers to gain guidance in drawing together the perspectives and methods of different disciplines, from philosophy to history, from poetry to archaeology, from art history to numismatics, and many more.

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Part One: Classics and the Classical World
A. Classics in the Twenty-First Century
1. The History of the Discipline, Christopher Stray
2. History, Alastair Blanshard
3. Archaeology, James Whitley
4. Religion, Richard Gordon
5. Economy, Lisa Bligh
6. Gender, Mark Golden
7. Philology and Linguistics, Philip Burton
8. Literature, David Konstan
9. Philosophy, Catherine Osborne
10. Art History and Aesthetics, Zahra Newby
11. Classical Legacies, Lorna Hardwick
B. The Regions of the Ancient World

12. The Ancient Near East, Tom Boiy
13. Iron Age Europe, J. D. Hill and Jonathan Williams
14. Regions of Antiquity, Nicholas Purcell
C. Periods

15. The 'Dark Age' of Greece, Irene S. Lemos
16. Archaic and Classical Greece, Robin Osborne
17. The Hellenistic World, Thomas Harrison
18. The Roman Republic, Mark Pobjoy
19. The Roman Empire, Olivier Hekster
20. Late Antiquity, Richard Lim
Part Two: Material Culture
21. Landscape, Nicholas Purcell
22. Marine Archaeology, Anthony Parker
23. Sites and Features, Brian A. Sparkes
24. Buildings and Architecture, Richard Tomlinson
25. Coinage, Jonathan Williams and Andrew Meadows
26. Sculpture, Peter Stewart
27. Painting, Stucco and Mosaic, Roger Ling
28. Pottery and Metalwork, Brian A. Sparkes
29. Gems, Jewellery and Glass, Martin Henig
30. Dress and Textiles, Karen E. Stears
31. Arms and Armour, Jon Coulston
32. Papyri, Brain McGing
33. Manuscripts, Helen Dixon
34. Inscriptions, Alison E. Cooley and Graham Oliver
Part Three: Texts and Genres
35. Greek Epic, Johannes Haubold
36. Roman Epic, Bruce Gibson
37. Greek Tragedy, Pantelis Michelakis
38. Roman Tragedy, Roland Mayer
39. Greek Comedy, Ian Ruffell
40. Roman Comedy, Alison Sharrock
41. Greek Lyric Verse: Melic, Elegiac and Iambic, Emily Greenwood
42. Latin Poetry other than Epic and Drama, Alison Sharrock
43. The Novel, Jason König
44. Letters, Michael Trapp
45. Rhetoric, Alastair Blanshard
46. Literary Criticism, Donald Russell
47. Grammar and Linguistics, Philip Burton
48. Philosophy, Catherine Osborne
49. Greek Historiography, Thomas Harrison
50. Roman Historiography, Edward Bispham
51. Geography and Ethnography, Kai Brodersen
52. Mythology, Eva Parisinou
53. Christian Literature, Clifford Ando
54. Science and Mathematics, T. E. Rihll
55. Music, David Creese
56. Medicine, Vivian Nutton
57. Greek Legal Texts, Benet Salway
58. Latin Legal Texts, Simon Corcoran
59. Technical Writing, Alice König
Part Four: Essential Information and Systems of Reference
60. Politics, Edward Bispham
61. Names and Naming Systems, Clive Cheesman
62. Measures, Weights and Money, Brian A. Sparkes
63. Writing Systems, J. H. W. Penney
64. The Ancient Calendar, Thomas Harrison and Edward Bispham
65. Metre, Armand D'Angour
66. Time-charts, Brian A. Sparkes
67. Maps, Brian A. Sparkes
68. Glossary of Ancient and Modern Terms, Thomas Harrison
69. Resources, Brian A. Sparkes
70. Abbreviations, Thomas Harrison
Contributors, Index.

About the Author

Edward Bispham is Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History, Brasenose College, Oxford.

Thomas Harrison is Professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Liverpool.

Brian A. Sparkes is Emeritus Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Southampton.

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