oxford encyclopedia of ancient greece and rome
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Hi, has anyone bought or seen this 7-volume production from OUP published in March 2010? I'm wondering what the quality of the content is like and whether it's more suited to lay audience or academic? Thanks!
I hadn't heared of this before but I did a little research and its usefullness appears to be highly dependant on what you are looking for. If mony doesn't matter the New Pauly is the better choice, though I would encourage anyone to use that german version since the english edition isn't always the best translation. However the english Brills New Pauly and the new Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome may be worth a look when you are looking for a short bibliogrpahy like that in a reference work of this kind that takes into account more new literature than older works like Der Neue Pauly or the OCD.
But it would be nice to gain access to some articles so that one might compare this hone to its competitors.
Having read a little about it, the work seems to be seen mainly as an alternative to the OCD and thus is revieved as something to be used by undergraduate students. So it may be worth looking into even for non academic readers. However since OUP doesn't seem to provide any sample articles (yet?) thats hard to tell.
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