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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities
is an English-language
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first published in 1842 and then in many revised editions through 1890. Covering law, religion, architecture, warfare, daily life, and similar subjects primarily from the classicist
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's standpoint, it was one of a series of reference works on classical antiquity
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by William Smith
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; the others cover persons and places. It runs to well over a million words in any edition, and all editions are now in the public domain
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- Realencyclopädie der Classischen Altertumswissenschaft
- Dictionnaire des Antiquités Grecques et Romaines
The Dictionnaire des Antiquités Grecques et Romaines d'après les textes et les monuments, contenant l'explication des termes qui se rapportent aux mœurs, aux institutions, à la religion, aux arts, aux sciences, au costume, au mobilier, à la guerre, à la marine, aux métiers, aux monnaies, poids et...
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- 1890 edition at Perseus Project
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- 1878 edition at Google Books, HTML
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- 1875 edition at LacusCurtius
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(about 50% of it: the Roman articles)
- 1870 edition, OCR at Ancient Library
In addition, an 1863 abridgment of the work, A Short Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities
, is also online, complete.