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Animals in the Ancient World from A to Z

Animals in the Ancient World from A to Z

1st Edition

Kenneth F. Kitchell Jr.
February 07, 2017

The ancient Greeks and Romans lived in a world teeming with animals. Animals were integral to ancient commerce, war, love, literature and art. Inside the city they were found as pets, pests, and parasites. They could be sacred, sacrificed, liminal, workers, or intruders from the wild. Beyond the...

Food in the Ancient World from A to Z

Food in the Ancient World from A to Z

1st Edition

Andrew Dalby
October 25, 2013

Sensual yet pre-eminently functional, food is of intrinsic interest to us all. This exciting new work by a leading authority explores food and related concepts in the Greek and Roman worlds. In entries ranging from a few lines to a couple of pages, Andrew Dalby describes individual foodstuffs (such...

Greek and Roman Dress from A to Z

Greek and Roman Dress from A to Z

1st Edition

Liza Cleland, Glenys Davies, Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones
May 15, 2012

Who dressed as a woman in an attempt to commit adultery with Julius Caesar‘s wife? How did the ancient Greeks make blusher from seaweed? Just how does one wear a toga? If, as many claim, the importance of clothes lies in their detail, then this a book that no sartorially savvy Classicist...

Birds in the Ancient World from A to Z

Birds in the Ancient World from A to Z

1st Edition

W. Geoffrey Arnott
March 14, 2012

Birds in the Ancient World from A to Z gathers together the ancient information available, listing all the names that ancient Greeks gave their birds and all their descriptions and analyses. W. Geoffrey Arnott identifies as many of them as possible in the light of modern ornithological studies....

Sex in the Ancient World from A to Z

Sex in the Ancient World from A to Z

1st Edition

John Younger
June 11, 2009

In this fascinating and revealing A-to-Z, John G. Younger examines the sexual practices, expressions and attitudes of the Greeks and Romans, from Catullus and Caligula, to orgies and obscenity, and from abstinence and incest, to pederasty and prostitution.The book opens with an overview of current...

Sport in the Ancient World from A to Z

Sport in the Ancient World from A to Z

1st Edition

Mark Golden
September 25, 2003

Sport in the Ancient World from A to Z covers an extraordinarily wide range of Greek and Roman sporting activities. Arranged in an easy-to-use dictionary format, this volume includes more than 700 entries discussing ancient athletes, festivals, important sites, equipment and concepts. The approach...

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