The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (Oxford Quick Reference)

4.26 avg rating
( 50 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780199548545: The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (Oxford Quick Reference)

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 myth and literature, but it also places these details in the wider contexts of the history and society of the Greek and Roman worlds. With an extensive web of cross-references, a useful chronological table, and location maps (all of which have been brought fully up to date), this volume traces the development of literary forms and the classical allusions which have become embedded in our Western culture.

Extensively revised and updated, the Companion includes more thematic entries - medicine, friendship, science, the concept of freedom, and sexuality. These topical entries provide an excellent starting point to the exploration of their subjects in classical literature.

The Companion contains 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, 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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:


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

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

Review:

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

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

International Edition
International Edition

1.

M.C. Howatson
ISBN 10: 0199548544 ISBN 13: 9780199548545
New Paperback Quantity Available: 20
International Edition
Seller:
Bookstore99
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. This is an International Edition. Brand New Paperback- Same Title Author and Edition as listed. ISBN and Cover design differs. Similar Contents as U.S Edition. Delivery within 3-7 business days ACROSS THE GLOBE. We can ship to PO Box address in US. International Edition Textbooks may bear a label "Not for sale in the U.S. or Canada" or "For sale in Asia only" or similar restrictions- printed only to discourage students from obtaining an affordable copy. US Court has asserted your right to buy and use International edition. Access code/CD may not provided with these editions. We may ship the books from multiple warehouses across the globe including Asia depending upon the availability of inventory. Printed in English. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Choose expedited shipping for Express delivery. Tracking number provided for every order. Bookseller Inventory # RU_9780199548545

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

HOWATSON, M.C. (editor)
Published by Oxford University Press, U.S. (2011)
ISBN 10: 0199548544 ISBN 13: 9780199548545
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Bark of the Beech Tree
(Lincoln City, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, U.S., 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 3rd Edition. First published in 1937, this is the revised and updated third edition of this classic companion to classic literature; with maps and a chronology and an encyclopedic listing of over 3,100 entries. As new, in shrink-wrap. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 000277

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 25.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Howatson, M.C.
Published by Oxford University Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0199548544 ISBN 13: 9780199548545
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. NOT ex-library. In original shrinkwrap, unopened. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000319661

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 25.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

EDITED BY M. C. HOWATSON
ISBN 10: 0199548544 ISBN 13: 9780199548545
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bibliophile
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Hardback. Bookseller Inventory # 77548

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.54
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

M.C. Howatson
Published by Oxford University Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0199548544 ISBN 13: 9780199548545
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0199548544

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 42.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

M.C. Howatson
ISBN 10: 0199548544 ISBN 13: 9780199548545
New Quantity Available: 11
Seller:
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97801995485450000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 48.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

M.C. Howatson
Published by Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 0199548544 ISBN 13: 9780199548545
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2011. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 3rd Revised edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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 myth and literature, but it also places these details in the wider contexts of the history and society of the Greek and Roman worlds. With an extensive web of cross-references and a useful chronological table and location maps (all of which have been brought fully up to date), this volume traces the development of literary forms and the classical allusions which have become embedded in our Western culture. Extensively revised and updated since the second edition was published in 1989, the Companion acknowledges changes in the focus of scholarship over the last twenty years, through the incorporation of a far larger number of thematic entries such as medicine, friendship, science, freedom (concept of), and sexuality. These topical entries provide an excellent starting point to the exploration of their subjects in classical literature; after all, for many aspects of classical society the literature we have inherited is the primary (and sometimes the only) source material. Additions and changes have been made taking into account the advice of teachers and lecturers in Classics, ensuring that current educational needs are catered for. 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. Bookseller Inventory # AOP9780199548545

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 49.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

M.C. Howatson
Published by Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 0199548544 ISBN 13: 9780199548545
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2011. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 3rd Revised edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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 myth and literature, but it also places these details in the wider contexts of the history and society of the Greek and Roman worlds. With an extensive web of cross-references and a useful chronological table and location maps (all of which have been brought fully up to date), this volume traces the development of literary forms and the classical allusions which have become embedded in our Western culture. Extensively revised and updated since the second edition was published in 1989, the Companion acknowledges changes in the focus of scholarship over the last twenty years, through the incorporation of a far larger number of thematic entries such as medicine, friendship, science, freedom (concept of), and sexuality. These topical entries provide an excellent starting point to the exploration of their subjects in classical literature; after all, for many aspects of classical society the literature we have inherited is the primary (and sometimes the only) source material. Additions and changes have been made taking into account the advice of teachers and lecturers in Classics, ensuring that current educational needs are catered for. 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. Bookseller Inventory # AOP9780199548545

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 50.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

M. C. Howatson
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199548544 ISBN 13: 9780199548545
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0199548544

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 47.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Howatson, M.C.
Published by Oxford University Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0199548544 ISBN 13: 9780199548545
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110199548544

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 50.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book