17 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on April 9, 2000
The Oxford Classical Dictionary was newly edited. Of course I admit that second edition of the dictionary had good points e.g. explanations on literary works , and third edition of it contains some mistakes e.g. chapter numbers of classical sources. However the new=3rd edition is improved much better than 2nd one ,e.g. adding new entries like Homosexuality,Secular prostitution, Abortion, Menstruation, Gynaecology, etc. If you can read German language , I recommend A. Pauly, G. Wissowa, and W.Kroll's "REAL-ENCYCLOPAEDIE D. KLASSISCHEN ALTERTUMSWISSENSCHAFT". However if you like antiquated books, it is a good idea to buy 2nd edition of Oxford Classical Dictionary, also Lempriere's Classical Dictionary and William Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, Biography & Mythology.