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A Guide to the Ancient World: A Dictionary of Classical Place Names download ebook
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0760741344
ISBN13:
978-0760741344
Author:
Michael Grant
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Barnes & Noble Books; Trade Pbk glued bdg. edition (1997)
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728 pages
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Grant, Michael, 1914-. Classical antiquities.

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Note: this book is "A Dictionary of Classical Place Names. A lot of place names, Civilizations, and people will covered by both books

Note: this book is "A Dictionary of Classical Place Names. The period covered is the early first millennium . until the later fifth century . when the western Roman empire fell or was transformed (about 410 . The other book is "A Biographical Dictionary," "From Polis to Empire- The Ancient World c. 800 . This book is about the people of this time period. A lot of place names, Civilizations, and people will covered by both books. Both books are great references for the study of the ancients.

This useful companion to classical history reveals the ancient world, from Scotland to India and from Spain to the Black Sea, through the . Good overview of the ancient world

This useful companion to classical history reveals the ancient world, from Scotland to India and from Spain to the Black Sea, through the numerous sites of its history and legends. Covering nations, provinces, cities, towns, rivers, seas, straits, mountai. Good overview of the ancient world. rated it really liked it.

A reference book for readers of classical literature and history and useful background reading for travellers - whether actual or armchair - Guide to the Ancient World includes 16 maps that locate every entry in the book. Результаты поиска по книге. Отзывы - Написать отзыв. Пользовательский отзыв - Thomas Fortenberry - Goodreads.

Michael Grant CBE (21 November 1914 – 4 October 2004) was an English classicist, numismatist, and author of numerous books on ancient history . A Guide to the Ancient World: A Dictionary of Classical Place Names (1986). The Rise of the Greeks (1987). The Classical Greeks (1989). His 1956 translation of Tacitus's Annals of Imperial Rome remains a standard of the work. Having studied and held a number of academic posts in the United Kingdom and the Middle East, he retired early to devote himself fully to writing. He once described himself as "one of the very few freelancers in the field of ancient history: a rare phenomenon".

Bilingual dictionaries. Geographical reference. English Dictionaries and Thesauri. Ancient history (non-classical to 500 CE). Early history (500 CE to 1500). Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). This is a unique and fascinating guide for geographers, travellers, and all with an interest in current world affairs. His most recent publication is Place names of the World: Europe (Macmillan, 2000).

This useful companion to classical history reveals the ancient world-from Scotland to India and from Spain to the Black Sea-through the numerous sites of its history and legends. Covering nations, provinces, cities, towns, rivers, seas, straits, mountains, plains, and battle sites, the author describes about 900 historically significant places in Europe, Asia, and Africa.

A Guide to the Ancient World: A Dictionary of Classical Place Names (1986). Michael Grant (young adult author) - For other people named Michael Grant, see Michael Grant (disambiguation).

Personal Name: Grant, Michael, 1914-2004. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book A guide to the ancient world : a dictionary of classical place names, Michael Grant.

An illustrated overview covering ancient times to the 15th century in Europe and the rise of the Aztec and Incan empires in America.

people began to settle in one place, since they were not as nomadic and could grow their own food. These settlements began the world’s first civilizations. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1988. An illustrated overview covering ancient times to the 15th century in Europe and the rise of the Aztec and Incan empires in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Every place has a history of stories, though few places have an ancient past so heavily documented as the European, Asian, and African stretches of Greek and Roman civilization. A Guide to the Ancient World provides the stories -- from both literature and history -- of nearly 900 such places. Includes a bibliography of ancient writers mentioned in the text and a bibliography of contemporary works on ancient history. It is an indispensable source, not only for those interested in classical literature and history, but also for travelers through Europe, North Africa, and Asia Minor.
Reviews:
  • Velellan
Mr. Grant has published many, many books on the ancients.
As a guide, this is one of the books to shine some light on the path.
Note: this book is "A Dictionary of Classical Place Names." The period covered is the early first millennium B.C., until the later fifth century A.D., when the western Roman empire fell or was transformed (about 410 A.D.).

The other book is "A Biographical Dictionary," "From Polis to Empire- The Ancient World c. 800 B.C.- A.D. 500," edited by Andrew G. Traver. This book is about the people of this time period.

A lot of place names, Civilizations, and people will covered by both books. Both books are great references for the study of the ancients.

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  • Global Progression
Michael Grant has assembled a valuable dictionary of the classical world. It is one that I often refer to first when I want to know not only the location of a site but some of its history as well
For example, there is a two-page article on Thessalonica. The city was founded c 316 BCE by one of the successors of Alexander the Great. Grant continues his history through the late 5th century CE and ends with a mention of a 1978 earthquake.
Grant's more than 700 page book includes a series of maps which are found at the beginning of the book. There is also a list of ancient sources found in a bibliography at the end of the book.
Readers whose interest focuses upon the Ancient Near East will find that Grant focuses primarily upon the Greco-Roman world. Grant sets a timeframe which usually begins with the first millennium BCE.
And though there are articles on Elephantine, Syria, and Babylon, there are no articles on Sumer, Mari, Israel, and only a handful on any site whose name begins with Tel. Also the short two/thirds page article on Egypt is under Aegyptus.
It's a valuable dictionary. However if one's interest focused upon the Greco-Roman world, one would find Michael Grant's _Guide to the Ancient World_ even more valuable than I did.
  • Venemarr
The subtitle is "A Dictionary of Classical Place Names", and that's exactly what this book is. Let's face it, we all don't know exactly where the heck Halicarnassus was, let alone what other cities or empires were its neighbors (SE Asia Minor, interdicting the sea route to Cos, in case you're wondering). Entries range from Abdera to Zeugma, each with a concise history describing its significance, along with several pages of maps and cross-indexed names. This makes it extremely useful for a student or as a companion to a general interest reader. Naturally, any history book requires a focus, and this one is the Classical World of Greece, Roman and the Etruscans. I found it especially useful for looking up the Roman names of modern European cities. Highly recommended.
  • Rgia
Michael Grant proved himself many times over to be a master of the ancient Mediterranean world. The depth of his knowledge was astounding. This guide, like many of his others, offers scholars and laymen alike a comprehensive guide to the ancient Mediterranean world: cities, towns, rivers, countries, mountains, etc. But us goes beyond simple data listings. It is replete with insights into their origins and surrounding history and events, people associated with, the later impact of, and myths and legends of each and place in the book.
Thank goodness Michael Grant was so very prolific and loved to share his immense knowledge with the world. We owe him a substantial debt.