The Oxford Classical Dictionary Hardcover – 29 Mar 2012
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Rich, varied, and highly reliable ... Magnificent. An indispensable reference for individuals and libraries alike. (Library Journal)
A brilliant starting place for research into just about any facet of classics one can think of, with a depth and richness of cross-referencing that makes it an ideal and elegant tool (Booklist)
The Oxford name has authority in reference circles, but the invariable question in these days of easy web access is whether the price of the print work is justified. The answer, in the case of The Oxford Classical Dictionary, is a resounding yes. (Booklist)
Authoritative and informative, the work is the best single-volume classical dictionary in English and an essential desktop reference It truly has, as its editors claim, 'no competitor in any language.' (MLA Literary Research Guide)
Scholarly and succinct, the Oxford Classical Dictionary is itself a classic. Perhaps the most appropriate encomium is that it remains the source of first resort for novices and experts alike. Summing Up: Essential. (CHOICE)
About the Author
Simon Hornblower is a Senior Research Fellow in Classical Studies at All Souls College, Oxford. He is the author and editor of many books, among them a Commentary on Thucydides in 3 volumes (OUP, 1991-2008). Antony Spawforth is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Newcastle, UK. Among his publications are The Complete Greek Temples (Thames and Hudson, 2006) and (ed.) The Court and Court Society in Ancient Monarchies (CUP, 2007). Esther Eidinow is Lecturer in Ancient Greek History at the University of Nottingham. Her publications include Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (OUP, 2007) and Luck, Fate, and Fortune: Antiquity and its Legacy (I.B. Tauris, 2010).
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In terms of print quality and binding--something in which OUP does not excel in recent years (viz. recent OCTs in print on demand)--the print is excellent, the paper appears to be of a lesser quality compared to my OCD3-Rev. and the binding is very good (not glued).
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Will be hopefully well used by two Latin and Greek students through their GCSE's and IB Exams and beyond...Published 5 months ago by SMM