Item description for Who's Who in the Greek World by John Hazel...
Overview With a user-friendly A to Z layout, this volume contains 1,200 entries on the men and women who have influenced the course of Christian history. Founding fathers, monarchs, Popes, saints, philanthropists, heretics, theologians, and missionaries are profiled with detailed bibliographic information on each prominent figure. Glossary and Chronological table.
Publishers Description Was there such a person as Homer? Who were the key figures in the first democracy of the Western World? Who is the father of tragedy? Who is the father of history? Of all the world's ancient civilisations, it is perhaps the Ancient Greece that has the strongest hold over the modern imagination. The history, philosophy and literature continue to intrigue and enthral. Now John Hazel has compiled the definitive biographical guide to the Greek and Hellenistic world from 750 BC to the end of the Roman Empire. The lives of Alexander the Great, Socrates and Plato are opened up, but so too are those of lesser-known figures: Bacchylides the lyric poet; Chares the general; and the traitor Ephialtes, giving a thorough and fascinating overview of life in Ancient Greece.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.16" Width: 5.72" Height: 0.89" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Nov 7, 2001
ISBN 0415260329 ISBN13 9780415260329
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More About John Hazel
Hazel taught Classics at the French Lycee in London, and later, as head of the department, at the London School.
John Hazel was born in 1967 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Khartoum and Queen's University of Belfast.
John Hazel has published or released items in the following series...
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very useful book,but... Jul 25, 2001
Although this is a very useful dictionary , I think the "Who's Who in the Roman World" is better to read.
Why ? The reason is evident. This book lacks a lot of interesting people and historical stories. E.G. ; You cannot find the entriy of PAMMENES the founder of the Sacred Band=Hieros Lokhos of Thebai. And in the article of PHILIPPOS 2nd of Macedonia , you cannot read the famous story of his murderer and beloved Pausanias who was raped by Attalos and his servants. Et aussi ,the compiler doesn't mention that Aristogeiton and Harmodios were lovers at all, as if we ,the readers are still live in the hypocritical Victorian age.