DescriptionBrill´s New Pauly is the English-language version of a major authoritative encyclopedia, originally published in German, on practically all aspects of the ancient Greek and Roman world. The bulk of its coverage is devoted to Greco-Roman antiquity, encompassing a span of more than two thousand years from the second millennium BCE to early medieval Europe. Special attention is given to interactions between Greco-Roman culture on the one hand, and, on the other, Semitic, Celtic, Germanic, and Slavic cultures. In addition to various forms of polytheism the treatment of ancient religion includes aspects of ancient Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The coverage of the classical tradition deals with with the long and influential aftermath of antiquity and the process of continuous reinterpretations and revaluations of the ancient heritage, including the history of classical scholarship. Many entries are accompanied by maps and illustrations.