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A Dictionary of Classical Greek Quotations


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A unique & indispensable one-stop reference work to the saws of antiquity, with a foreword by the internationally known and respected Oliver Taplin, FBA

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Foreword Acknowledgements Note to the Reader Introduction Quotations Special Categories Anonymous Inscriptions Enigmata and Riddles Oracles and Omens Proverbial Collections of Proverbs Paradoxa and Nonsensical Proverbial Expressions Seven Sages Songs Appendices 1. Quotations on Greece and Greeks 2. Abbreviations 3. List of Translators 4. Useful Websites 5. Copyright Acknowledgements 6. Maps Index of Names and Places Keyword Index

About the Author

Marinos Yeroulanos was formerly a member of UNESCO's National Committee and a past President of the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece. He specialised in the study of ancient Greek literature and other aspects of the culture of antiquity. He also led a distinguished career in business and public life.


A compendious dictionary with an impressive index for anyone seeking to remember a half-forgotten tag or make their speeches sound more learned. * Times Literary Supplement *
A stupendous achievement, which will bring great pleasure and much interest to what one hopes will be its many readers. Further, I.B. Tauris is to be warmly congratulated on its design, accessibility and price. It should be a fixture in every home that values the past. * Classics for All *

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