|Title||Bibliotheca classica: or, A classical dictionary: containing a copious account of the principal proper names mentioned in ancient authors; with the value of coins, weights, and measures, used among the Greeks and Romans; and a chronological table|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Series Title||Classic Reprint|
|Number of Pages||706|
|Keywords||classic, dictionary, Edirne, Greek, Roman|
John Lempiere was an English classical scholar, a theologian, a teacher, a headmaster, and a lexicographer. A Classical Dictionary thoroughly explores the classical world of the Greeks and Romans, and by so doing, Lempiere hopes to bring his knowledge on this topic to the masses so that they too, may enjoy a better understanding of the ancients.
The book begins with several prefaces by the author, each one from a different edition of the book. The book then goes into a chronological table which defines a long series of events from the classical world. This is established to help the reader get a better understanding of the events that occurred in the classical world prior to exploring the dictionary, with the intent of granting the reader a more complete understanding of the state of the world in which Lempiere is interpreting. To retain authenticity, Lempiere strives to use all the proper names mentioned by ancient authors along with the correct value of coins, weights, and measures used among the Greeks and Romans in his dictionary.
A Classical Dictionary is a compendium of ancient Greek and Roman knowledge. Lempiere removes any shroud of mystery veiling these ancient people and their times via his comprehensive exploration of all aspects of the classical world. This book is an interesting read for individuals who want to explore history, especially world history and ancient history. It is also interesting for lexicographers as Lempiere's own skill as a lexicographer is displayed to incredible effect in this book.