From polis to empire, the ancient world, c. 800 B.C.-A.D. 500 : a biographical dictionary / edited by Andrew G. Traver.

  • Westport, CT : Greenwood Press 2002
Physical description
1 online resource (479 p.)
  • 1-280-63747-1
  • 9786610637478
  • 0-313-01656-9
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [417]-435) and index.
  • Other format: Also available in printed form.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Dawson Books. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • English
  • Contents; Introduction; Chronology; From Polis to Empire; Glossary; Bibliography; Index; About the Contributors
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  • Covering the very beginnings of Western civilization, this biographical dictionary introduces readers to the great cultural figures of the ancient world, including those who contributed significantly to architecture, astronomy, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, painting, sculpture, and theology. While focusing on great cultural figures of the Mediterranean basin, such as Homer, Sophocles, and Aristophanes, the volume also includes those who impinged on Greco-Roman Civilization such as Hannibal Barca and King Darius of Persia. Showing how the era's intellectual milieu was interwoven

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University of Cambridge Libraries: Classical Faculty Library: Main Library R6 D1 7 Reference only
Cardiff University Libraries: Arts & Social Studies Library: 2 week D54.F7
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University of Oxford Libraries: Bodleian Library M01.E15444
University of Warwick Library: Main Library, Reference D 54.F7