Animals in the Ancient World from A to Z
Food in the Ancient World from A to Z
Greek and Roman Dress from A to Z
Birds in the Ancient World from A to Z
Sex in the Ancient World from A to Z
Sport in the Ancient World from A to Z
By 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 ...
By Andrew Dalby
October 23, 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...
By Liza Cleland, Glenys Davies, Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones
October 10, 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 ...
By W. Geoffrey Arnott
March 13, 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. ...
By 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 ...
By Mark Golden
November 12, 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 ...