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Mensch, Pamela 1956-

Overview
Works: 17 works in 46 publications in 1 language and 1,788 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Juvenile works  Sources 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: D58, 930
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Most widely held works by Pamela Mensch
The age of Caesar : five Roman lives by Plutarch( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An outstanding new edition of Plutarch, the inventor of biography, focused on five lives that remade the Roman world. Pompey, Caesar, Cicero, Brutus, Antony: the names still resonate across thousands of years. Major figures in the civil wars that brutally ended the Roman republic, they haunt us with questions of character and authority: how to safeguard a republic from the flaws of its leaders. Plutarch's rich, vivid profiles show character shaping history through grand scale events and intimate details. The creator and master of the biographical form, Plutarch brilliantly locates character in small gestures such as the selfless Brutus's punctilious use of money, or Caesar's embrace of the plainspoken discourse of the soldier rather than the eloquence of Cicero. This is a true reader's edition of Plutarch. The translation lends a straightforward clarity to Plutarch's prose, and the notes helpfully identify people, places, and events named in the text. The substantial introduction and foreword explore both Plutarch himself as a historical figure and the basic history of the republic's fall."--Provided by publisher
The Landmark Arrian : the campaigns of Alexander ; Anabasis Alexandrous : a new translation by Flavius Arrianus( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During twelve years of continuous campaigns, Alexander conquered an empire that stretched from the shores of the Adriatic to the edge of modern India. Arrian's history of those conquests is the most reliable and detailed account to emerge from the ancient world. --from publisher description
Alexander the Great : selections from Arrian, Diodorus, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius by Plutarch( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprising relevant selections from the four ancient writers whose portraits of Alexander the Great still survive--Arrian, Diodorus, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius--this volume provides a complete narrative of the important events in Alexander's life. The Introduction sets these works in historical context, stretching from the conclusion of the Peloponnesian War through Alexander's conquest of Asia, and provides an assessment of Alexander's historical importance as well as a survey of the central controversies surrounding his personality, aims and intentions. This edition includes a timeline, maps, a bibliography, a glossary, and an index
The history by Herodotus( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume includes a wealth of helpful footnotes; more than a dozen maps and illustrations; a chronology of the Archaic Age; a glossary of main characters, places, and terms; suggested further reading; and an index of proper nouns
Plutarch : lives that made Greek history by Plutarch( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Plutarch did not intend his Lives as a historical record, they sometimes furnish the best account we have of events in classical Greece. In many instances they are the only account available to those exploring ancient history through primary sources
The Landmark Arrian : the campaigns of Alexander = Anabasis Alexandrou by Flavio Arriano( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During twelve years of continuous campaigns, Alexander conquered an empire that stretched from the shores of the Adriatic to the edge of modern India. Arrian's history of those conquests is the most reliable and detailed account to emerge from the ancient world. --from publisher description
Lives of the eminent philosophers by Diogenes Laertius( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone wants to live a meaningful life. Long before our own day of self-help books offering twelve-step programs and other guides to attain happiness, the philosophers of ancient Greece explored the riddle of what makes a life worth living, producing a wide variety of ideas and examples to follow. This rich tradition was recast by Diogenes Laertius into an anthology, a miscellany of maxims and anecdotes, that generations of Western readers have consulted for edification as well as entertainment ever since the Lives of the Eminent Philosophers, first compiled in the third century AD, came to prominence in Renaissance Italy. To this day, it remains a crucial source for much of what we know about the origins and practice of philosophy in ancient Greece, covering a longer period of time and a larger number of figures-from Pythagoras and Socrates to Aristotle and Epicurus-than any other ancient source. This new edition of the Lives, in a faithful and eminently readable translation by Pamela Mensch, is the first rendering of the complete text into English in nearly a century. Lavishly illustrated with a vast array of artwork that attests to the profound impact of Diogenes on the Western imagination, this edition also includes detailed notes and a variety of newly commissioned essays by leading scholars that shed light on the work's historical and intellectual contexts as well as its rich legacy. The result is a capacious, fascinating, and charming compendium of ancient inspirationand instruction
Characters : an ancient take on bad behavior by Theophrastus( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of Caesar : five Roman lives by Plutarch( Recording )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An outstanding new edition of Plutarch, the inventor of biography, focused on five lives that remade the Roman world: Pompey, Caesar, Cicero, Brutus, and Antony
Plutarch : lives that made Greek history by Plutarchus( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of Caesar : five Roman lives by Plutarchus( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An outstanding new edition of Plutarch, the inventor of biography, focused on five lives that remade the Roman world. Pompey, Caesar, Cicero, Brutus, Antony: the names still resonate across thousands of years. Major figures in the civil wars that brutally ended the Roman republic, they haunt us with questions of character and authority: how to safeguard a republic from the flaws of its leaders. Plutarch's rich, vivid profiles show character shaping history through grand scale events and intimate details. The creator and master of the biographical form, Plutarch brilliantly locates character in small gestures such as the selfless Brutus's punctilious use of money, or Caesar's embrace of the plainspoken discourse of the soldier rather than the eloquence of Cicero. This is a true reader's edition of Plutarch. The translation lends a straightforward clarity to Plutarch's prose, and the notes helpfully identify people, places, and events named in the text. The substantial introduction and foreword explore both Plutarch himself as a historical figure and the basic history of the republic's fall."...Provided by publisher
The Landmark Arrian ;Anabasis Alexandrou : the campaigns of Alexander : a new translation( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During twelve years of continuous campaigns, Alexander conquered an empire that stretched from the shores of the Adriatic to the edge of modern India. Arrian's history of those conquests is the most reliable and detailed account to emerge from the ancient world. --from publisher description
The Landmark Arrian the campaigns of Alexander ; Anabasis Alexandrous ; with maps, annotations, appendices, and encyclopedic index by Flavius Arrianus( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives of the eminent philosophers. By Diogenes Laertius( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

At last, we can enjoy Diogenes Laertius' history of Greek philosophy for its own sake, as a wonderful compendium of doctrine and lore, as well as for the precious information (and sometimes misinformation) it provides about everything from the Pre-Socratics to Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, and Epicurus. The translation is based on the most authoritative edition of the Greek text. 'Lives of the Eminent Philosophers' is a crucial source for much of what we know about the origins of philosophy in ancient Greece. Accompanied by dozens of artworks and newly commissioned essays that shed light on Diogenes' context and influence, this new, complete translation provides a revealing glimpse into the philosophers of Plato's Academy, Aristotle's Lyceum, and Epicurus' Garden
Lives that made Greek history by Plutarco( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Alexander the great - selections from arrian, diodorus, plutarch, and quint( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Histories by Erodoto( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The Landmark Arrian : the campaigns of Alexander ; Anabasis Alexandrous : a new translation The Landmark Arrian : the campaigns of Alexander = Anabasis Alexandrou
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Alexander the Great : selections from Arrian, Diodorus, Plutarch, and Quintus CurtiusThe Landmark Arrian : the campaigns of Alexander = Anabasis AlexandrouAlexander the great - selections from arrian, diodorus, plutarch, and quint
Alternative Names
Newhouse, Pamela, 1956-

Languages
English (45)