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What do primary sources reveal about the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome. Investigate print and online resources as you evaluate what made these cultures distinctive.
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Books on Ancient Greece and Rome

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Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks - Robert Garland
Call Number: 938 GAR
ISBN: 0313303835
Publication Date: 1998
Profiles the daily lives of the ancient Greeks and discusses what they ate, how they dressed, where they lived, how they treated prisoners and slaves, and other related topics.

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History in Quotations - M. J. Cohen; John Major; Simon Schama (Foreword by)
Call Number: REF 909 COH
ISBN: 0304353876
Publication Date: 2004
Presents a comprehensive historical reference containing nine thousand quotations arranged in ninety thematic chapters covering five thousand years of world history. Search by era or by famous people, such as Julius Caesar or Alexander the Great.

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization - Simon Hornblower (Editor); Antony Spawforth (Editor)
Call Number: REF 938.003 CLA
ISBN: 0198601654
Publication Date: 1998
From military history to architecture, ancient law to mythology, the sciences to the arts, these meticulously detailed entries breathe life into the people, places and events that shaped the development of classical civilization.

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Warfare in the Classical World - John Warry
Call Number: REF 355 WAR
ISBN: 0806127945
Publication Date: 1995
Traces the evolution of the art of warfare in the Greek and Roman worlds between 1600 B.C. and A.D. 800.

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