WorldCat Identities

Syme, Ronald 1903-1989

Overview
Works: 190 works in 1,040 publications in 10 languages and 16,316 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Military history  Sources 
Roles: Author, Other, Honoree, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: DG279, 878.0108
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Ronald Syme
The Roman revolution by Ronald Syme( Book )

199 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 4,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman Revolution is a profound and unconventional treatment of a great theme - the fall of the Republic and the decline of freedom in Rome between 60 BC and AD 14, and the rise to power of the greatest of the Roman Emperors, Augustus. The transformation of state and society, the violent transference of power and property, and the establishment of Augustus' rule are presented in an unconventional narrative, which quotes from ancient evidence, refers seldomly to modern authorities, and states controversial opinions quite openly
Sallust by Ronald Syme( Book )

64 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With this classic book, Sir Ronald Syme became the first twentieth-century scholar to place Sallust - whom Tacitus called the most brilliant Roman historian - in his social, political, and literary context. Previous scholars treated Sallust as a mere political hack or pamphleteer, but Syme's text makes important connections between the politics of the Republic and Sallust's literary achievement, revealing a historian unbiased by partisanship. In a new foreword, Ronald Mellor delivers one of the most thorough biographical essays of Sir Ronald Syme in English. He places Sallust in the context of Syme's other works and details the progression of Sallustian studies since and as a result of Syme's work."--Jacket
Tacitus by Ronald Syme( Book )

71 editions published between 1958 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History in Ovid by Ronald Syme( Book )

21 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emperors and biography : studies in the 'Historia Augusta' by Ronald Syme( Book )

17 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Augustan aristocracy by Ronald Syme( Book )

33 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten studies in Tacitus by Ronald Syme( Book )

12 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ammianus and the Historia Augusta by Ronald Syme( Book )

18 editions published between 1968 and 2001 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonial élites : Rome, Spain and the Americas by Ronald Syme( Book )

45 editions published between 1958 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman papers by Ronald Syme( Book )

24 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anatolica : studies in Strabo by Ronald Syme( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No historian of ancient Rome in this century has had a greater influence on historical research or won greater international acclaim than Sir Ronald Syme. His outstanding position was due mainly to his first two books, The Roman Revolution, which appeared in 1939, and Tacitus (two volumes, 1958) - although he went on to produce many more monographs, and seven volumes of his Roman Papers have so far appeared. The long gap between his first two books is partly explained by the war, which took him on official duties to Belgrade and Ankara; and he spent 1943-5 at Istanbul as Professor of Classical Philology. It was always known that Syme had continued to write during the war, in particular the 'Straboniana' investigations into the famous ancient Geography composed by Strabo, a native of Asia Minor, in the time of Augustus. After Syme's death, the manuscript was discovered among his papers: he had not quite completed the work, but what he had written, with almost complete annotation, represents a substantial and fascinating study of the historical geography of Anatolia in the Hellenistic and early Roman period. Syme ruthlessly dissects the often incoherent and inconsistent text of Strabo, at the same time providing rich detail on client kings, Roman generals and emperors, writers, and travellers. Above all, he shows unequalled ability to understand the landscape and settlement of Anatolia; and the work is composed in the same forceful and elegant style that made his other books classics of historical literature."--Jacket
Historia Augusta papers by Ronald Syme( Book )

13 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some Arval brethren by Ronald Syme( Book )

13 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The provincial at Rome : and, Rome and the Balkans 80BC-AD14 by Ronald Syme( Book )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Approaching the Roman revolution : papers on Republican history by Ronald Syme( Book )

14 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume collects twenty-six previously unpublished studies on Republican history by the late Sir Ronald Syme (1903-1989), drawn from the archive of Syme's papers at the Bodleian Library. This set of papers sheds light on aspects of Republican history that were either overlooked or tangentially discussed in Syme's published work. They range across a wide spectrum of topics, including the political history of the second century BC, the age of Sulla, the conspiracy of Catiline, problems of constitutional law, and the Roman conquest of Umbria. Each of them makes a distinctive contribution to specific historical problems. Taken as a whole, they enable us to reach a more comprehensive assessment of Syme's intellectual and historiographical profile. The papers are preceded by an introduction that places them within the context of Syme's work and of the current historiography on the Roman Republic, and are followed by a full set of bibliographical addenda
The historia Augusta; a call of clarity by Ronald Syme( Book )

14 editions published in 1971 in English and German and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danubian papers by Ronald Syme( Book )

20 editions published in 1971 in 4 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crisis of 2 B.C. by Ronald Syme( Book )

14 editions published in 1974 in English and German and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pseudepigrapha I : pseudopythagorica, lettres de Platon, littérature pseudépigraphique juive : huit exposés suivi de discussions, Vandoeuvres-Genève, 31 août - 5 septembre 1971 by Ronald Syme( Book )

37 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in 6 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English, (French) and German
Roman papers by Ronald Syme( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.46 (from 0.25 for The Roman ... to 1.00 for Ronald Sym ...)

The Roman revolution
Covers
SallustThe Augustan aristocracyRoman papersAnatolica : studies in StraboThe provincial at Rome : and, Rome and the Balkans 80BC-AD14Roman papers
Alternative Names
Ronald Syme neuseeländischer Historiker

Ronald Syme New Zealand-born historian and classicist

Ronald Syme Oud-historicus en een van de meest eminente classici van de 20e eeuw.

Ronald Syme storico neozelandese

Ronaldus Syme

Syme Ronald

Syme, Ronald 1903-1989

Syme, Ronald 1903-1989 Sir

Syme, Ronald Sir

Syme, Ronald, Sir, 1903-

Syme, Ronald, Sir 1903-1989

Сайм, Роналд британский историк

Сайм, Рональд британский историк

רונלד סיים

사임, 로널드 1903-1989

サイム, ロナルド

ロナルド・セイム

納德·賽姆

Languages