Wiley-Blackwell's new 13-volume Encyclopedia of Ancient History covers the entire Mediterranean world, includes the Near East and Egypt, and spans from the late Bronze Age through the seventh century CE. My four co-editors and I are managing a team of 22 area editors and several thousand authors, and we have found authors for and reviewed in total far over 5,000 entries. The Encyclopedia is the first comprehensive reference work concentrating on ancient history and will cover the subject in unprecedented depth and breadth. It ranges widely, from social and cultural to political, economic and intellectual history.
The first edition was published with 5.000 entires in a print- and an online-version in 2013. In phase 2, from 2015 on, we will publish twice yearly another 500 new additional entries/year to the online addition. In phase 3, starting in 2018, we will include in our coverage the remainder of the ancient world, meaning particularly Central, South, and East Asia.