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Ogilvie, R. M. (Robert Maxwell) 1932-1981

Overview
Works: 126 works in 660 publications in 7 languages and 8,365 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Arranger, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PA6706, 938.08
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Most widely held works by R. M Ogilvie
The Romans and their gods in the age of Augustus by R. M Ogilvie( Book )

36 editions published between 1969 and 2000 in English and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author makes it possible for the modern reader to appreciate the real feeling behind the seemingly conventional and formalistic imprecations and appeals to the gods of Roman literature, and to understand the faith which sustained many of Rome's most distinguished citizens. He makes wide us of original material (all of which is quoted in translation) to give a picture of religious life at Rome between 80 B.C. and A.D. 69. He tells us how the Romans prayed; what happened at a sacrifice; what sort of gods they believed in and how seriously they took their religion." [Back cover]
Early Rome and the Etruscans by R. M Ogilvie( Book )

63 editions published between 1976 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman literature and society by R. M Ogilvie( Book )

28 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the plays of Plautus and Cicero's criminal cases in the 2nd century B.C. to the satires of Juvenal and the histories of Suetonius in the 2nd century A.D., this introductory survey of Roman literature places the major Latin works surviving today against the background of the society in which they were written. For the uninitiated, Professor Ogilvie assumes no knowledge of the Latin language, but explains to the student and general reader alike where the works of the lyric poets like Catullus and Horace, historians like Sallust and Livy, dramatic orators like Cicero and even self-propagandists like Caesar, belonged within the context of Rome's developing society."--Contratapa
A commentary on Livy, books 1-5 by R. M Ogilvie( Book )

62 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dotyczy dzieła Liwiusza: Ab urbe condita
Latin and Greek : a history of the influence of the classics on English life from 1600 to 1918 by R. M Ogilvie( Book )

26 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De vita Agricolae by Cornelius Tacitus( Book )

54 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agricola was the governor of Britain for seven years in the later part of the first century AD, and this account of his life written by his son-in-law, historian Cornelius Tacitus, is the primary source for the Roman conquest of the north of Britain
Cornelii Taciti opera minora by Cornelius Tacitus( Book )

36 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early history of Rome. Books I-V of The history of Rome from its foundation by Livy( Book )

13 editions published between 1961 and 2002 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Livy's epic history of Rome he unashamedly praised his country's virtues and urged against its excesses, in order to keep it great. He dedicated most of his life to writing some 142 volumes of history, the first five of which comprise The Early History of Rome." "With stylistic brilliance and historical imagination Livy (c. 59 BC - AD 17) brings alive the great characters and scenes from Rome's past, beginning with the foundation of Rome, through the history of the seven kings, the establishment of the Republic and its internal struggles, up to recovery after the Gallic invasion of the fourth century BC. He also vividly re-presents familiar legends and tales, including the story of Romulus and Remus."--Jacket
The library of Lactantius by R. M Ogilvie( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agricola by Cornelius Tacitus( Book )

18 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tacitus (Cornelius), famous Roman historian, was born in 55, 56 or 57 CE and lived to about 120. He became an orator, married in 77 a daughter of Julius Agricola before Agricola went to Britain, was quaestor in 81 or 82, a senator under the Flavian emperors, and a praetor in 88. After four years' absence he experienced the terrors of Emperor Domitian's last years and turned to historical writing. He was a consul in 97. Close friend of the younger Pliny, with him he successfully prosecuted Marius Priscus. Works: (i) Life and Character of Agricola, written in 97-98, specially interesting because of Agricola's career in Britain. (ii) Germania (98-99), an equally important description of the geography, anthropology, products, institutions, and social life and the tribes of the Germans as known to the Romans. (iii) Dialogue on Oratory (Dialogus), of unknown date; a lively conversation about the decline of oratory and education. (iv) Histories (probably issued in parts from 105 onwards), a great work originally consisting of at least twelve books covering the period 69-96 CE, but only Books I-IV and part of Book V survive, dealing in detail with the dramatic years 69-70. (v) Annals, Tacitus's other great work, originally covering the period 14-68 CE (Emperors Tiberius, Gaius, Claudius, Nero) and published between 115 and about 120. Of sixteen books at least, there survive Books I-IV (covering the years 14-28); a bit of Book V and all Book VI (31-37); part of Book XI (from 47); Books XII-XV and part of Book XVI (to 66). Tacitus is renowned for his development of a pregnant concise style, character study, and psychological analysis, and for the often terrible story which he brilliantly tells. As a historian of the early Roman empire he is paramount. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Tacitus is in five volumes
Titi Livi Ab urbe condita by Livy( Book )

15 editions published between 1974 and 1984 in Latin and English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rome and the Mediterranean to 133 B.C.( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume VIII of the second edition of The Cambridge Ancient History, like its counterpart in the first edition, deals with the comparatively short but eventful period in which Rome acquired effective political mastery of the Mediterranean lands. From the Carthaginians in Spain, the Second Punic War and the first Roman involvement across the Adriatic, the advance of Roman power is traced through the conquests in Cisalpine Gaul, Spain and Africa in the west and through the conflicts in the east with Macedonia, the Seleucid empire, and finally the Greeks. Interspersed with these themes are chapters on the Seleucids and their rivals and on the Greeks of Batria and India, on the internal political life of Rome, and on developments in Rome's relationship with her allies and neighbours in Italy. In conclusion, two chapters explore the interaction between the Roman and Italian tradition and the Greek world, the first dealing mainly with intellectual and literary developments, the Second Punic War and the first Roman involvement across the Adriatic, the advance of Roman power is traced through the conflicts in the east with Macedonia, the Seleuid empire, and finally the Greeks. Interspersed with these themes are chapters on the Seleucids and their rivals and on the Greeks of Bactria and India, on developments in Rome's relationships with her allies and neighbours in Italy. In conclusion, two chapters explore the interaction between the Roman and Italian tradition and the Greek world, the first dealing mainly with intellectual and literary developments, the second with the material evidence for such interaction at many levels ranging from the basis of economic production to architecture and major works of art. This new edition has been completely replanned and rewritten in order to reflect the advances in scholarship and changes in perspective which have been achieved in the half-century since the publication of its predecessor
Horae Latinae : studies in synonyms and syntax by R. M Ogilvie( Book )

15 editions published between 1901 and 2015 in English and Latin and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hellenistic world by F. W Walbank( Book )

2 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in Undetermined and English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vast empire that Alexander the Great left at his death in 323 BC has few parallels. For the next three hundred years the Greeks controlled a complex of monarchies and city-states that stretched from the Adriatic Sea to India. Walbank's lucid and authoritative history of that Hellenistic world examines political events, describes the different social systems and mores of the people under Greek rule, traces important developments in literature and science, and discusses the new religious movements
The rise of Rome to 220 B.C.( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in Undetermined and English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of the second edition of the Cambridge Ancient History traces the history of Rome from its origins to the eve of the Second Punic War. Although the period covered is essentially the same as in the undivided Volume VII of the first edition, the treatment of the material is completely fresh and is much more extensive. Account is taken of new scholarly insights and of the considerable amount of new evidence, much of it archaeological, which has become available since the first edition was published. After a survey of the sources of our information the origins of Rome are discussed, beginning with the first discernible traces of the bronze Age settlement and going on to an assessment of the regal period. The complex and often controversial history of the early Republic is examined with reference to its internal development, the evolution of its relationships with the Latins, and the remorseless, if occasionally erratic, advance of Roman power in parts of Italy less immediately adjacent to the city. These developments are traced further in relation to the intervention of Pyrrhus and its aftermath, leading to consideration of Rome's relationships with Carthage, the First Punic War, and the beginnings of overseas empire. Rome is considered from a different perspective in a chapter on society and religion
Titi Livi Ab urbe condita by Livy( Book )

24 editions published between 1974 and 1994 in Latin and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ab urbe condita by Livy( Book )

17 editions published between 1914 and 2009 in Latin and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Romans and their gods by R. M Ogilvie( Book )

10 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tacitus by Cornelius Tacitus( Book )

7 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in English and Latin and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... Und bauten die Tempel wieder auf : Religion u. Staat im Zeitalter d. Augustus by R. M Ogilvie( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Romans and their gods in the age of Augustus
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De vita AgricolaeCornelii Taciti opera minoraThe early history of Rome. Books I-V of The history of Rome from its foundationAgricolaTiti Livi Ab urbe conditaRome and the Mediterranean to 133 B.C.The Hellenistic worldThe rise of Rome to 220 B.C.
Alternative Names
Maxwell Ogilvie, Robert 1932-1981

Ogilvie, R. M.

Ogilvie, R.M. 1932-1981

Ogilvie, R. M. (Robert Maxwell), 1932-

Ogilvie, Robert M.

Ogilvie, Robert M. 1932-

Ogilvie, Robert M. 1932-1981

Ogilvie, Robert Maxwell.

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Ogilvie, Robert Maxwell 1932-1981

Ogilvie, Robertus Mawxwell

Ogilvie, Robertus Maxwell

Ogilvie, Robertus Maxwell 1932-1981

Robert Maxwell Ogilvie British classical scholar

Robert Maxwell Ogilvie filologo classico, latinista e storico scozzese

Robert Maxwell Ogilvie historicus uit Schotland (1932-1981)

Robert Maxwell Ogilvie schottischer Altphilologe

Languages
English (271)

Latin (133)

German (12)

Italian (10)

Spanish (5)

French (1)

Norwegian (1)