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{{#invoke:Italic title|main}} The Oxford Classical Dictionary (OCD) is generally considered "the best one-volume dictionary on antiquity,"<ref>Markus Sehlmeyer, review of Oxford Classical Dictionary, ed. Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 97.9.06 (1997). [1]</ref><ref>See, also, Gregory S. Bucher, review of Oxford Classical Dictionary, ed. Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2003.11.15 (2003). [2]</ref> an encyclopedic work in English consisting of articles relating to classical antiquity and its civilizations. It was first published in 1949 (OCD1 or OCD), edited by Max Cary with the assistance of H. J. Rose, H. P. Harvey, and A. Souter. A second edition followed in 1970 (OCD2), edited by Nicholas G. L. Hammond and H. H. Scullard, and a third edition in 1996 (OCD3), edited by Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth. A revised third edition was released in 2003, which is nearly identical to the previous third edition. Finally, a fourth edition was published in 2012 (OCD4), edited by Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth with the assistance of Esther Eidinow, which remains the current edition. This most recent edition is marked principally by three features: first, revision to the text of approximately half the entries; second, 90 new or replaced entries (19 replaced); and, third, thoroughly updated bibliographies for each entry.<ref>Information regarding the various editions of the OCD has been garnered from their front matter and dust jackets.</ref>

The OCD's over 6,700 articles<ref>This information is garnered from the dust jacket of the OCD4 and is also obtainable from the edition's online version.</ref> cover everything from the daily life of the ancient Greeks and Romans to their geography, religion, and their historical figures.


Oxford Classical Dictionary sections
Intro  Digital and on-line availability  Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization  Varia  See also  Notes  Editions and versions   External links   

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