Conflict in Ancient Greece and Rome: The Definitive Political, Social, and Military Encyclopedia is an outstandingly comprehensive reference work on its subject. Covering wars, battles, places, individuals, and themes, this thoroughly cross-referenced three-volume set provides essential support to any student or general reader investigating ancient Greek history and conflicts as well as the social and political institutions of the Roman Republic and Empire.
The set covers ancient Greek history from archaic times to the Roman conquest and ancient Roman history from early Rome to the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476 CE. It features a general foreword, prefaces to both sections on Greek history and Roman history, and maps and chronologies of events that precede each entry section. Each section contains alphabetically ordered articles—including ones addressing topics not traditionally considered part of military history, such as "noncombatants" and "war and gender"—followed by cross-references to related articles and suggested further reading. Also included are glossaries of Greek and Latin terms, topically organized bibliographies, and selected primary documents in translation.
ABC-CLIO; June 2016
- ISBN 9781610690201
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- Title: Conflict in Ancient Greece and Rome: The Definitive Political, Social, and Military Encyclopedia [3 volumes]
- Author: Sara Phang (ed.); Iain Spence (ed.); Douglas Kelly (ed.); Peter Londey (ed.)
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"Overall, this is a set that would be highly useful for any academic library with coursework in the classics." - Booklist, Starred Review
About The Author
Sara E. Phang, PhD, is an independent scholar who is currently employed as a librarian.
Iain Spence, CSC, RFD, PhD, prior to retirement was head of the School of Classics, History, Philosophy and Religion at the University of New England, Australia.
Douglas Kelly, PhD, taught in classics and ancient history for many years at Macquarie University in Sydney and at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.
Peter Londey, PhD, is a lecturer in the Centre for Classical Studies at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.