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Wilson, N. G. (Nigel Guy) 1935-

Works: 140 works in 724 publications in 10 languages and 10,512 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Manuscripts  Anecdotes  Encyclopedias  Reviews  Bibliography  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PA3821, 001.2
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Most widely held works by N. G Wilson
Scribes and scholars : a guide to the transmission of Greek and Latin literature by L. D Reynolds( Book )

90 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third edition of Scribes and Scholars takes into account the numerous discoveries in this rapidly-advancing field of knowledge by offering substantial revisions and additions. A note on how to interpret the information given in an apparatus criticus is also included
Historical miscellany by Claudius Aelianus( Book )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aelian's Historical Miscellany is a pleasurable example of light reading for Romans of the early third century. Offering engaging anecdotes about historical figures, retellings of legendary events, and descriptive pieces - in sum: amusement, information, and variety - Aelian's collection of nuggets and narratives could be enjoyed by a wide reading public. A rather similar book had been published in Latin in the previous century by Aulus Gellius; Aelian is a late, perhaps the last, representative of what had been a very popular genre
Scholars of Byzantium by N. G Wilson( Book )

43 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of ancient Greece by Nigel Wilson( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Polish and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examining every aspect of the culture from antiquity to the founding of Constantinople in the early Byzantine era, this thoroughly cross-referenced and fully indexed work is written by an international group of scholars. This Encyclopedia is derived from the more broadly focused Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition, the highly praised two-volume work. Newly edited by Nigel Wilson, this single-volume reference provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the political, cultural, and social life of the people and to the places, ideas, periods, and e
From Byzantium to Italy : Greek studies in the Italian Renaissance by N. G Wilson( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Which famous poet treasured his copy of Homer, but could never learn Greek? What prompted diplomats to circulate a speech by Demosthenes - in Latin translation - when the Turks threatened to invade Europe? Why would enthusiastic Florentines crowd a lecture on the Roman Neoplatonist Plotinus, but underestimate the importance of Plato himself? Having all but disappeared from western literacy during the Middle Ages, classical Greek would recover a position of importance - eventually equal to that of classical Latin - only after a series of surprising failures, chance encounters, and false starts." "From Byzantium to Italy offers a detailed account of the rediscovery and growing influence of classical Greek scholarship in Italy from the fourteenth to the early sixteenth centuries. Continuing the story he began in his acclaimed study, Scholars of Byzantium, N.G. Wilson describes how the classical heritage preserved by the Byzantines was transmitted to a vigorous culture, first in fourteenth-century Florence and then throughout Italy." "Wilson recounts the early attempts of Petrarch and Boccaccio to master Greek and the efforts of the Byzantine diplomat Chrysoloras to simplify the teaching of the language. He chronicles the work of Bruni and other translators as well as important teachers such as Vittorino, Guarino, Filelfo, and Politian. He also follows the spread of Greek studies to cities throughout Italy, including Padua, Bologna, Ferrara, Messina, Rome and Venice. Wilson concludes with the death of Aldus Manutius, the great publisher of Greek texts. From a leading authority on Greek palaeography in the English-speaking world, here is a complete account of the historic rediscovery of Greek philosophy, language, and literature during the Renaissance."--BOOK JACKET
Sophoclea : studies on the text of sophocles by Hugh Lloyd-Jones( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Menander Rhetor by Menander( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of Byzantine prose by N. G Wilson( Book )

25 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristophanea : studies on the text of Aristophanes by N. G Wilson( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saint Basil on the value of Greek literature by Basil( Book )

15 editions published in 1975 in 4 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mediaeval Greek bookhands; examples selected from Greek manuscripts in Oxford libraries by N. G Wilson( Book )

26 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Copisti e filologi. La tradizione dei classici dall'antichità al Rinascimento by L. D Reynolds( Book )

34 editions published between 1969 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D'homere a Erasme : la transmission des classiques grecs et latins by L. D Reynolds( Book )

27 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in French and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophocles : second thoughts by Hugh Lloyd-Jones( Book )

12 editions published in 1997 in 3 languages and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophocles (497/6-406 BCE), considered one of the world's greatest poets, forged tragedy from the heroic excess of myth and legend. Seven complete plays are extant, including Oedipus Tyrannus, Ajax, Antigone, and Philoctetes. Among many fragments that also survive is a substantial portion of the satyr drama The Searchers
Bibliothèque by Photius( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prolegomena de comoedia : scholia in Acharnenses, Equites, Nubes by Demetrius Triclinius( Book )

26 editions published between 1969 and 1977 in 4 languages and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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ウィルソン, N. G

Historical miscellanyScholars of ByzantiumEncyclopedia of ancient GreeceMenander RhetorAristophanea : studies on the text of AristophanesBibliothèque