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Gruen, Erich S.

Overview
Works: 78 works in 340 publications in 2 languages and 15,602 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Social history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Compiler
Classifications: DG241.2, 937.02
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Most widely held works by Erich S Gruen
Heritage and hellenism : the reinvention of Jewish tradition by Erich S Gruen( )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 2,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the wake of Alexander the Great's triumphant successes, Greeks and Macedonians came as conquerors and settled as ruling classes in the lands of the eastern Mediterranean. Jews endured a subordinate status politically and militarily, a minor nation amid the powers of the Hellenistic world. Erich Gruen's work, however, highlights Jewish creativity, ingenuity, and inventiveness, as the Jews engaged actively with the traditions of Hellas, adapting genres and transforming legends to articulate their own legacy in modes congenial to a Hellenistic setting. Drawing on a wide and diverse array of texts composed in Greek by Jews over an extended period of time, Gruen explores works by Jewish historians, epic poets, tragic dramatists, writers of romances and novels, exegetes, philosophers, apocalyptic visionaries, and composers of fanciful fables - not to mention pseudonymous forgers and fabricators. In these fictive creations, Jewish writers reinvented their own past, offering us vital insights into Jewish self-perception."--BOOK JACKET
Diaspora : Jews amidst Greeks and Romans by Erich S Gruen( )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 2,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What was life like for Jews settled throughout the Mediterranean world of Classical antiquity - and what place did Jewish communities have in the diverse civilization dominated by Greeks and Romans? In a probing account of the Jewish diaspora in the four centuries from Alexander the Great's conquest of the Near East to the Roman destruction of the Jewish Temple in 70 C.E., Erich Gruen reaches often surprising conclusions."--Jacket
Hellenistic constructs : essays in culture, history, and historiography by Paul Cartledge( )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 2,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking the other in antiquity by Erich S Gruen( )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prevalent among classicists today is the notion that Greeks, Romans, and Jews enhanced their own self-perception by contrasting themselves with the so-called Other--Egyptians, Phoenicians, Ethiopians, Gauls, and other foreigners--frequently through hostile stereotypes, distortions, and caricature. In this provocative book, Erich Gruen demonstrates how the ancients found connections rather than contrasts, how they expressed admiration for the achievements and principles of other societies, and how they discerned--and even invented--kinship relations and shared roots with diverse peoples. Gruen shows how the ancients incorporated the traditions of foreign nations, and imagined blood ties and associations with distant cultures through myth, legend, and fictive histories. He looks at a host of creative tales, including those describing the founding of Thebes by the Phoenician Cadmus, Rome`s embrace of Trojan and Arcadian origins, and Abraham as ancestor to the Spartans. Gruen gives in-depth readings of major texts by Aeschylus, Herodotus, Xenophon, Plutarch, Julius Caesar, Tacitus, and others, in addition to portions of the Hebrew Bible, revealing how they offer richly nuanced portraits of the alien that go well beyond stereotypes and caricature. Providing extraordinary insight into the ancient world, this controversial book explores how ancient attitudes toward the Other often expressed mutuality and connection, and not simply contrast and alienation
The Hellenistic world and the coming of Rome by Erich S Gruen( Book )

34 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this revisionist study of Roman imperialism in the Greek world, Gruen considers the Hellenistic context within which Roman expansion took place. The evidence discloses a preponderance of Greek rather than Roman ideas: a noteworthy readiness on the part of Roman policymakers to adjust to Hellenistic practices rather than to impose a system of their own
The last generation of the Roman Republic by Erich S Gruen( Book )

31 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture and national identity in Republican Rome by Erich S Gruen( Book )

30 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few encounters in antiquity have had more profound consequences than the encounter between Greek culture and that of Republican Rome during the third and second centuries B.C. Focusing on the response of the ruling elites, for whom Hellenic literature, religion, and visual arts were at once intimidating and irresistibly appealing, Erich S. Gruen offers a compelling account of the assimilation and adaptation of Greek culture by the Romans. Gruen examines such key cultural developments in the history of Republican Rome as the adaptation of the legend of Troy to create a special place for Rome within Hellenic traditions, and Cato's campaign to distinguish Roman cultural achievements by comparing them to those of the Greeks. He describes the diverse purposes - civic, religious, and political - for which the Romans used Greek art, as well as the development of distinctively Roman artistic expression in portraiture, historical reliefs, and comic drama within a Hellenic context. In addition, he accounts for the perseverance of two competing strains within Republican Roman culture: on the one hand, philhellenism, and on the other, the subordination of the Greek legacy within the living Roman tradition. Gruen shows that this complex process of cultural transformation served to sharpen the Romans' sense of their own values, their national character, and their international responsibilities. Demonstrating that the Roman response to Hellenism was far more subtle and dynamic than has generally been acknowledged, Culture and National Identity in Republican Rome will be welcomed as an outstanding contribution by readers interested in ancient history, classical literature, and the history of art
Roman politics and the criminal courts, 149-78 B.C by Erich S Gruen( Book )

21 editions published in 1968 in English and German and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: GruenErich S.: Erich S. Gruen is Professor of History and Classics, University of California at Berkeley
The image of Rome by Erich S Gruen( Book )

7 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imperialism in the Roman Republic by Erich S Gruen( Book )

9 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constructs of identity in Hellenistic Judaism : essays on early Jewish literature and history by Erich S Gruen( )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume assembles twenty-three essays by Erich S. Gruen, who has written extensively on the literature and history of early Judaism and the experience of the Jews in the Greco-Roman world. Twenty-two of the articles have previously been published, and one new one was composed for the volume"--
Cultural identity in the ancient Mediterranean( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman Republic by Erich S Gruen( Book )

9 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in Greek culture and Roman policy by Erich S Gruen( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in Greek culture and Roman policy by Erich S Gruen( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gruen studies the Hellenization of Rome during the middle Republic years, where changes in arts, religion and philosophy, and politics altered Roman public life by introducing Greek learning
Cultural borrowings and ethnic appropriations in antiquity by Erich S Gruen( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and German and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why remember? : a conversation about history with Erich Gruen by Roger O'Connor( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in Greek culture and Roman policy by Erich S Gruen( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking the Other in Antiquity by Erich S Gruen( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prevalent among classicists today is the notion that Greeks, Romans, and Jews enhanced their own self-perception by contrasting themselves with the so-called Other--Egyptians, Phoenicians, Ethiopians, Gauls, and other foreigners--frequently through hostile stereotypes, distortions, and caricature. In this provocative book, Erich Gruen demonstrates how the ancients found connections rather than contrasts, how they expressed admiration for the achievements and principles of other societies, and how they discerned--and even invented--kinship relations and shared roots with diverse peoples. Gruen
The Hellenistic world and the coming of Rome by Erich S Gruen( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Heritage and hellenism : the reinvention of Jewish tradition
Alternative Names
Erich S. Gruen amerikanisch-österreichischer Althistoriker

Erich S. Gruen historiador estadounidense

Erich S. Gruen historiador estatunidenc

Erich S. Gruen historicus uit Oostenrijk

Erich S. Gruen historien américain

Gruen, Erich.

Gruen, Erich 1935-

Gruen, Erich Stephen.

Gruen, Erich Stephen 1935-

אריך ס. גרואן היסטוריון אמריקאי

גרואן, אריק ס.

Languages
English (269)

German (4)

Covers
Diaspora : Jews amidst Greeks and RomansHellenistic constructs : essays in culture, history, and historiographyRethinking the other in antiquityThe Hellenistic world and the coming of RomeThe last generation of the Roman RepublicCulture and national identity in Republican RomeCultural identity in the ancient MediterraneanStudies in Greek culture and Roman policy