9781444338386

The Encyclopedia of Ancient History

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    9781444338386

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    1444338382

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: eBook
  • Copyright: 2013-01-30
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Summary

The definitive reference work within classical studies and ancient history, this Encyclopedia is essential for all students and scholars of the ancient world. 13-volume major reference in A-Z format, with entries ranging from 250-5000 words Provides clear, concise, definitions and explanations of the key people, places, and events Spans the late Bronze Age through the seventh century CE Covers the entire Mediterranean world including the Near East and Egypt Internationally diverse editorial board and contributors Highly illustrated with hundreds of photographs, figures, and maps For further details, a list of entries and sample chapters see www.encyclopediaancienthistory.com.

Author Biography

Roger S. Bagnall is Professor of Ancient History and Director of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University. Before joining the NYU faculty in 2007, he was Jay Professor of Greek and Latin and Professor of History at Columbia University, where he had taught for 33 years. During that time he served as Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Chair of the Department of Classics. He specializes in the social and economic history of Hellenistic, Roman and Late Antique Egypt. Among his best-known works are Egypt in Late Antiquity (1993), The Demography of Roman Egypt (1994; with Bruce Frier), and Reading Papyri, Writing Ancient History (1995).

Kai Brodersen is chair of Ancient History at the University of Mannheim and president-elect of the University of Erfurt in Germany. He has worked on Greek and Roman historiography and geography, inscriptions, oracles and wonder-texts, on economic history, and on the reception of the classical world.

Craige B. Champion received his graduate training in Classics and Ancient History at Princeton University. He is Associate Professor of Ancient History and Classics in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and former Chair of the History Department at Syracuse University. He has published widely on ancient Greek and Roman history and historiography. He is the author of Cultural Politics in Polybius’s Histories (2004) and editor of Roman Imperialism: Readings and Sources (Blackwell, 2004).

Andrew Erskine studied for his undergraduate degree and doctorate at New College Oxford. He has subsequently worked in the universities of Birmingham, Swansea, and University College Dublin. In 1997-98 he held an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship at the University of Munich. He held the chair of Classics at the National University of Ireland Galway until his arrival at the University of Edinburgh in January 2005. He is currently head of Classics.

Sabine R. Huebner is Privatdozentin of Ancient History at Freie Universität Berlin. She has published on the social and religious history of the Roman and later Roman East, on brother-sister marriage in Roman Egypt, old age in Classical Greece, Greek epigraphy, and papyrology. Her work include a monograph, Der Klerus in der Gesellschaft des spätantiken Kleinasiens (2005), a co-edited volume, Growing up Fatherless in Antiquity (2008), and a forthcoming study on Intergenerational Equity and Family Strategies in the Hellenistic and Roman East (2009).

Table of Contents

Thematic list of entries.

List of contributors.

Preface.

List of abbreviations.

Maps.

Entries in alphabetical order.

Index.

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