Smith's Complete Classical Dictionaries: The Biography, Mythology, Culture and Geography of Ancient Greece and Rome

Smith's Complete Classical Dictionaries: The Biography, Mythology, Culture and Geography of Ancient Greece and Rome

By: William Smith (editor)Paperback

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"Smith's Complete Classical Dictionaries" brings together in a single handsome edition the series of classical dictionaries that Sir William Smith had always intended to form an "Encyclopaedia of Classical Antiquity". With more than 8,000 pages of outstanding scholarship, these extensively illustrated volumes provide a wealth of detail and information unavailable in other works. The Introduction by leading scholar, Christopher Stray, provides important contextual and historical detail. Presented in Crown Quarto format, with head and tail bands and decorative endpapers, these beautifully produced seven volumes will make a valuable addition to the libraries of scholars, collectors and institutions around the world.

About Author

Sir William Smith (chief editor) was a Victorian tour de force whose name will forever be associated with the re-birth of classics in Britain. Lexicographer, classical and biblical scholar, he wrote, edited and contributed to many works of reference and textbooks, including the three large classical dictionaries which made his name a household word. From 1853 to 1869 he was classical examiner to the University of London, where he became a member of the Senate, and he was for twenty-five years editor of the prestigious Quarterly Review. A member of the Royal Commission on Copyright he was knighted in 1892. Christopher Stray is Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Wales Swansea. A leading classical scholar, he is the author of Classics Transformed, is co-founder of the Textbook Colloquium and is a contributor to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781845119928
  • Format: Paperback
  • ID: 9781845119928
  • ISBN10: 1845119924

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