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Orignially published in Great Britain in 1998 by Pimlico as The Pimlico dictionary of classical civilizations-T.

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A groundbreaking and authoritative reference tool, From Aristotle to Zoroaster provides the first . The virtual absence of slavery, almost unique in the classical world, is but one of the Chinese Empire's startling features.

A groundbreaking and authoritative reference tool, From Aristotle to Zoroaster provides the first comprehensive guide to the classical world as a whole. Never before have the key peoples, places, institutions, and events of Greece, Rome, Persia, India, and China been encompassed in a single volume, highlighting the fascinating similarities and differences, tensions and compound effects that laid the foundations of presentday Europe and Asia.

The classical world, in British historian Cotterell's view, encompasses not only ancient Greece and Rome, but also Egypt, Persia, India, and China.

From Aristotle to Zoroaster: An a to Z Companion to the Classical World. Free Press (01 October 1998). Life and teachings of "Zoroaster", the great Persian. Loren Harper Whitney. Leopold Classic Library (25 August 2015). Zoroaster: The First Prophet. Independently published (21 April 2019).

Zoroaster, also known as Zarathustra, Zarathushtra Spitama or Ashu Zarathushtra (Persian: زرتشت‎), was an ancient Iranian spiritual leader who founded what is now known as Zoroastrianism. His teachings challenged the existing traditions of the Indo-Iranian religion and inaugurated a movement that eventually became the dominant religion in Ancient Persia. He was a native speaker of Old Avestan and lived in the eastern part of the Iranian Plateau, but his exact birthplace is uncertain.

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A groundbreaking and authoritative reference tool, From Aristotle to Zoroaster provides the first comprehensive guide to the classical world as a whole. Never before have the key peoples, places, institutions, and events of Greece, Rome, Persia, India, and China been encompassed in a single volume, highlighting the fascinating similarities and differences, tensions and compound effects that laid the foundations of presentday Europe and Asia. Students, experts, and classical history buffs alike will discover a wealth of information in this easy-to-use volume. For too long, Greece and Rome have defined the classical world, and we have studied these civilizations in isolation from even the major powers they confronted in Iran and India. As we learn more about the complex interrelations that once existed between the Persians, the Macedonians, and the Indians, the Romans, the Parthians, and the Sasanians, we have a more nuanced, complete, and accurate portrayal of our shared past. The persistent isolation of China, on the other hand, cut off by mountains and desert from India, makes the classical experience there extremely useful for comparison and contrast. The virtual absence of slavery, almost unique in the classical world, is but one of the Chinese Empire's startling features. This detailed and completely accessible volume covers historical milestones from 600 BC through AD 600. Its alphabetical entries are supplemented by cross-references, a chronological table, 19 maps, 174 illustrations, and a thorough index -- all carefully designed to provide the essential aspects of the classical world in a convenient yet richly informative package. Bringing into clear focus the impact of the rise and fall of the Greek city-states, the conquests of Alexander the Great, the world empire forged by Persia, the unification of China by the First Emperor, and the rich civilizations of early India, From Aristotle to Zoroaster provides new insights and a broader perspective to the study of classics. From Christ to Confucius, Cleopatra to Hannibal, Pythagoras to Shang Yang, the great cast of characters is chronicled and compared. Comprehensive, wide-ranging, and fully illustrated, From Aristotle to Zoroaster provides a fascinating overview and a detailed analysis of the ancient civilizations of the classical world, making it indispensable for students, scholars, and the general reader.

Comments: (2)

Tygralbine
Too long history time in mind.
Nuadazius
Similar to other dictionaries on the Classical World, From Aristotle to Zoroaster has some points which make it stand out from many of the others.
First its accessible. This dictionary is NOT directed at the classical scholar, or even a classics major in College (although both of them would appreciate this work). Its target is the lay reader and assumes only that you have a passing familiarity with ancient history.
Second, it casts a broad net. Most works of this time center themselves around the Mediterranean, but Cotterell has entries for points as far as China and India. His reasoning for including these (ie. none of these civilizations, including the Greek were in isolation from each other) is a good one, and I found myself interested in "what the Indians were doing" at the same time as the more familiar events in Greece, Rome and the Mediterranean region.
The book's maps and tables are well done, and give great overviews of the period . The illustrations, which are numerous, are well done, too. Although some of the entries seem a bit idiosyncratic (like "INVENTIONS"), by and large, this is an excellent work, and highly recommended to anyone with an interest in the period.
From Aristotle to Zoroaster: An a to Z Companion to the Classical World download epub
Encyclopedias & Subject Guides
Author: Arthur Cotterell
ISBN: 0684855968
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Encyclopedias & Subject Guides
Language: English
Publisher: Free Press; 1st Edition edition (October 1, 1998)
Pages: 496 pages