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KIRKUS REVIEW

Archaeological discoveries of the past ten years have widened the horizons of the layman, though the basic data- in the majority of cases- has been known to scholars. Travel in such areas as Greece has become more popular, with resultant increase of interest in a deeper background of mythology and classical studies. For such inquiring minds, for scholars and specialists in the field, for college and public library reference shelves, here is a sound, comprehensive- yes, and interestingly presented- encyclopedia of classical terms, places, persons- legendary and otherwise. The focus is primarily Greek, rather than Roman- but not confined to that. On dubious data, with various terms of reference, the whole area is probed and succinctly presented. The arrangement is alphabetical, with cross reference where variants of spelling for instance might cloud the issue. Some of the entries are quite long, summarizing the biographical and historical data, and relating the facts to other entries. There will be 24 pages of photographs, and 114 line spots run with the text matter. Specialized- for the long term.

Pub Date: March 19th, 1962
Publisher: Appleton-Century-Crofts