BLACKWELL COMPANIONS TO THE ANCIENT WORLD This series provides sophisticated and authoritative overviews of periods of ancient history, genres of classical lit-
erature, and the most important themes in ancient culture. Each volume comprises between twenty-ﬁve and
forty concise essays written by individual scholars within their area of specialization. The essays are written in a
clear, provocative, and lively manner, designed for an international audience of scholars, students, and general
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