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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature
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M. C. Howatson (St Anne's College, Oxford)
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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

M. C. Howatson (St Anne's College, Oxford)


9780199548552

Oxford University Press


Literary studies: classical, early & medieval;
Literary companions;
Reference works


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640 pages

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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 myths and literature, but it also places these details in the wider contexts of the history and society of the Greek and Roman worlds. 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.

Edited by:   M. C. Howatson (St Anne's College Oxford)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   3rd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 142mm,  Spine: 37mm
Weight:   466g
ISBN:   9780199548552
ISBN 10:   0199548552
Series:   Oxford Quick Reference
Pages:   640
Publication Date:   October 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  Adult education ,  ELT Advanced ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Preface A-Z Entries Chronological Table Maps

<br>M.C. Howatson, St. Anne's College, Oxford <br>Margaret Howatson was for many years Fellow and Tutor in Classics at St Anne's College, Oxford. She is now retired.<br>


Review from previous edition 'useful and enjoyable... a miniature encyclopedia of the Graeco-Roman world' Listener a standard reference book for the forseeable future Contemporary Review a volume for all seasons... indispensable Times Educational Supplement will be the vade mecum of schoolchildren and undergraduates for generations to come Sunday Telegraph A necessity for any seriously literary household. History Today

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