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  • A dictionary, also referred to as a lexicon, wordbook, or vocabulary, is a collection of words in one or more specific languages, often listed alphabetically, with usage information, definitions, etymologies, phonetics, pronunciations, and other information;Webster’s New World College Dictionary
  • a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them
  • An associative array (also associative container, map, mapping, dictionary, finite map, and in query-processing an index or index file) is an abstract data type composed of a collection of unique keys and a collection of values, where each key is associated with one value (or set of values).
  • A reference book on any subject, the items of which are arranged in alphabetical order
  • A book that lists the words of a language in alphabetical order and gives their meaning, or that gives the equivalent words in a different language

    classical

  • Of or relating to ancient Greek or Latin literature, art, or culture
  • of or relating to the most highly developed stage of an earlier civilisation and its culture; “classic Cinese pottery”
  • (of art or architecture) Influenced by ancient Greek or Roman forms or principles
  • (of language) Having the form used by the ancient standard authors
  • authoritative: of recognized authority or excellence; “the definitive work on Greece”; “classical methods of navigation”
  • classical music: traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste

    oxford

  • A heavy cotton cloth chiefly used to make shirts
  • a university town in northern Mississippi; home of William Faulkner
  • a low shoe laced over the instep
  • a city in southern England to the northwest of London; site of Oxford University
  • A type of lace-up shoe with a low heel

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  • on-line: on a regular route of a railroad or bus or airline system; “on-line industries”
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The Oxford Classical Dictionary
The Oxford Classical Dictionary
For almost half a century, the Oxford Classical Dictionary has been the unrivaled one-volume reference work on the Greco-Roman world. Whether one is interested in literature or art, philosophy or law, mythology or science, intimate details of daily life or broad cultural and historical trends, the OCD is the first place to turn for clear, authoritative information on ancient culture.

This newly revised and completely up-to-date third edition of this historic reference adequately reflects the recent expansion in the scholarship and scope of classical studies. Here, in over six thousand entries ranging from long articles to brief identifications, readers can find information on virtually any topic of interestathletics, bee-keeping, botany, magic, Roman law, religious rites, postal service, slavery, navigation, and the reckoning of time. The Dictionary profiles every major figure of Greece and Rome-and lesser known figures not found in other references-from Homer and Virgil, to Plato and Aristotle, to Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great. Readers will find entries on mythological and legendary figures, on major cities, famous buildings, and important geographical landmarks, and on legal, rhetorical, literary, and political terms and concepts, as well as extensive thematic articles that offer superb coverage of topics of interest to both scholars and general readers, exploring everything from medicine and mathematics to music, law, and marriage.

With contributions and guidance from some of the finest classical scholars in the world, the Oxford Classical Dictionary has no equal in any language. It is the definitive summation of classical scholarship as it stands today.

The Dictionary covers:

politics, government, economy – from political figures to systems, terms and practices, histories of major states and empires, economic theory, agriculture, artisans and industry, trade and markets

religion and mythology – deities and mythological creatures, beliefs and rituals, sanctuaries and sacred buildings, astrology and magic

law and philosophy – from biographies of lawgivers and lawyers to legal terms and procedures, from major and minor philosophers to philosophical schools, terms, and concepts

science and geography – scientists and scientific theory and practice, doctors and medicine, climate and landscape, natural disasters, regions and islands, cities and settlements, communications

languages, literature, art, and architecture – languages and dialects, writers and literary terms and genres, orators and rhetorical theory and practice, drama and performance, art, painters and sculptors, architects, buildings and materials

archaeology and historical writing – amphorae and pottery, shipwrecks and cemeteries, historians, and Greek and Roman historiography

military history – generals, arms and armour, famous battles, attitudes to warfare

social history, sex, and gender – women and the family, kinship, peasants and slaves, attitudes to sexuality

Classical Ballet

Classical Ballet
Classical Ballet

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Classical portrait.Artist Sergey Konstantinov.

Classical portrait.Artist Sergey Konstantinov.
Classical portrait.Artist Sergey Konstantinov.

oxford classical dictionary online

Pocket Oxford Classical Greek Dictionary
The Pocket Oxford Classical Greek Dictionary is a brand new dictionary that is ideal for beginners learning Classical Greek at the college level. It covers over 20,000 Greek words and phrases in clear, user-friendly translations, and over 4,000 English words in common usage. The dictionary also offers help with Greek to English sentence construction and prose composition, and provides grammatical guidance with tables of irregular verbs and a glossary of grammatical terms. Additional information includes a list of numerals, a guide to pronunciation, and a map of Greece.

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