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Researching the ancient world
Since there is less evidence available when researching ancient objects and monuments, researchers rely on insights from ancient literature, history, religion, anthropology and archaeology. The field is international, with many texts in German, French and Italian.
The Oxford encyclopedia of ancient Greece and Rome by
Publication Date: 2010
A comprehensive overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE. It also covers the legacy of the classical world and its interpretation and influence.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt by
Publication Date: New York : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2001
Featuring 600 original articles written by leading scholars. Extensively illustrated with photographs, line drawings, and maps.
The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture by
Call Number: Art Library, Reference N5610 .G76 2007 vol. 1 & 2
Publication Date: Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, c2007
Covers every ancient art form, medium and civilization from Cycladic, Minoan, Helladic, and Etruscan art to the fall of the Roman Empire.
The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization by
Publication Date: New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2014
Essays cover many aspects of classical civilization, such as politics, society, religion, and mythology; science, technology and medicine; literature and art. Also include broad thematic topics, such as race, nationalism, gender, ethics, and ecology.
The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature by
Publication Date: 3rd ed., 2011
Presents the reader with all the essential facts about the authors, tales, and characters from ancient myth and literature, as well as placing these details in the wider contexts of the history and society of the Greek and Roman worlds.
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