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The Resource The Oxford companion to classical literature, edited by M.C. Howatson

The Oxford companion to classical literature, edited by M.C. Howatson

Label
The Oxford companion to classical literature
Title
The Oxford companion to classical literature
Statement of responsibility
edited by M.C. Howatson
Title variation
Companion to classical literature
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The third edition of The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature is the complete and authoritative reference guide to the classical world and its literary heritage. It not only presents the reader with all the essential facts about the authors, tales, and characters from ancient myth and literature, but it also places these details in the wider contexts of the history and society of the Greek and Roman worlds. With an extensive web of cross-references and a useful chronological table and location maps (all of which have been brought fully up to date), this volume traces the development of literary forms and the classical allusions which have become embedded in our Western culture. Extensively revised and updated since the second edition was published in 1989, the Companion acknowledges changes in the focus of scholarship over the last twenty years, through the incorporation of a far larger number of thematic entries such as medicine, friendship, science, freedom (concept of), and sexuality. These topical entries provide an excellent starting point to the exploration of their subjects in classical literature; after all, for many aspects of classical society the literature we have inherited is the primary (and sometimes the only) source material. Additions and changes have been made taking into account the advice of teachers and lecturers in Classics, ensuring that current educational needs are catered for. In addition to newly covered topics, the Companion still plays to its traditional strengths, with extensive biographies of classical literary figures from Aeschylus to Zeno; entries on a multitude of literary styles from biography and rhetoric to lyric poetry and epic, encompassing everything in between; and character entries and plot summaries for the major figures and myths in the classical canon. It is the ideal guide for students in Classics, and for all who are passionate about the vast and varied literary tradition bequeathed to us from the classical world"--Publisher
Cataloging source
MNE
Dewey number
880.9/00103
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PA31
LC item number
.H69 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Howatson, M. C
Series statement
Oxford paperback reference
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  • Classical literature
  • Classical literature
  • Classical dictionaries
  • Dictionnaires
  • Encyclopédies
  • Ouvrages de référence
  • Classical dictionaries
  • Classical literature
Label
The Oxford companion to classical literature, edited by M.C. Howatson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previous edition: 1989
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
755616170
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780192116871
Lccn
2011456823
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
maps.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)755616170
Label
The Oxford companion to classical literature, edited by M.C. Howatson
Publication
Note
Previous edition: 1989
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
755616170
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780192116871
Lccn
2011456823
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
maps.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)755616170

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