Examining every aspect of the culture from antiquity to the founding of Constantinople in the early Byzantine era, this thoroughly cross-referenced and fully indexed work is written by an international group of scholars.
This Encyclopedia is derived from the more broadly focused Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition, the highly praised two-volume work. Newly edited by Nigel Wilson, this single-volume reference provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the political, cultural, and social life of the people and to the places, ideas, periods, and events that defined ancient Greece.
'More than 100 subject specialists have contributed to the book, and their depth and breadth of knowledge helps to make this an impressive tome ... Extremely well-written ... Will fill the need of academic libraries.' – Library Journal
'The list of contributors and advisors is impressive, featuring many well-known researchers in the field... Recommended. Academic librarues serving lower-level undergraduates thtough faculty/researchers; public libraries serving general readers.' – Choice
'Written by an international group of academics and independent scholars, the entries of this reference provide detailed discussion of an impressive selection of people, places, events, issues, and monuments.' – Reference & Research Book News
'This single volume provides an excellent introduction to the world of ancient Greece. For academic libraries that serve students in classics and ancient history, this will be a welcome addition to the reference collection.' – American Reference Books Annual
'Collections looking for a comprehensive guide to classical Greek culture will find this volume both useful and affordable.' – Lawrence Looks at Books, Gale Reference Reviews
'An excellent addition to reference resources on the ancient world.' – International Review of Biblical Studies