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This consultant to bibliographical and data assets in all parts of classical reviews contains Greek and Latin languages and literature, Greek and Roman heritage and classical archaeologies.

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Cotterell also provides a chronology and a An index provides access to names and subjects that do not occur in the This is a useful work for students and general readers. The more advanced prefer the Oxford Companion to the Classical World (entry 143) or the Oxford (entry 142). Those who want a more extended narrative treatment of should also see Cotterell's Penguin Encyclopedia of Classical Civilization ~Xtc'teill. Arthur, ed. Penguin Encyclopedia of Classical Civilizations. New 1993. 290pp. ISBN 0-{,70-82699-5 .

Sometimes even the basic encyclonbe challenging. ~or example, individual Romans are normally listed by the gens arne. The result IS that dozens, or, in some cases, hundreds, of individuals are under a particular name. :~er_ed in sequence, 52 it can be a time-consuming process to find the one sought. In general, the best way to consult Pauly-Wissowa is to begin with one of the separately published indexes (Erler, Gartner, or Murphy); this will help both in finding the appropriate article and in locating any relevant Nachtriige or supplementary articles.

A particularly valuable feature is the exhaustive so~~ces for each subject. Pauly-Wissowa is exceptionally difficult to use. to requmng a solid knowledge of German, its organization is complex and COthIlteuSinl!. ulY-'Yissowa's arrangement is alphabetical, one must also Nachtrage and articles III the Supplement. Sometimes even the basic encyclonbe challenging. ~or example, individual Romans are normally listed by the gens arne. The result IS that dozens, or, in some cases, hundreds, of individuals are under a particular name.

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