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Gruen, Erich S.

Overview
Works: 69 works in 339 publications in 2 languages and 15,337 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
The Hellenistic world and the coming of Rome by Erich S Gruen( Book )

36 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 1,247 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 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diaspora : Jews amidst Greeks and Romans by Erich S Gruen( Book )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 822 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
Roman politics and the criminal courts, 149-78 B.C by Erich S Gruen( Book )

22 editions published in 1968 in English and German and held by 742 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 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heritage and hellenism : the reinvention of Jewish tradition by Erich S Gruen( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 649 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
Culture and national identity in Republican Rome by Erich S Gruen( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 618 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
Rethinking the other in antiquity by Erich S Gruen( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 506 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. 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. --From publisher description
Imperialism in the Roman Republic by Erich S Gruen( Book )

10 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural identity in the ancient Mediterranean( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman Republic by Erich S Gruen( Book )

10 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural borrowings and ethnic appropriations in antiquity by Erich S Gruen( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and German and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 88 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 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 60 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"--
The Hellenistic world and the coming of Rome by Erich S Gruen( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hellenistic world and the coming of Rome by Erich S Gruen( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture, identity and politics in the ancient mediterranean world : papers from a conference in honour of Erich Gruen( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The last generation of the Roman Republic
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 (241)

German (4)

Covers
The last generation of the Roman RepublicDiaspora : Jews amidst Greeks and RomansHeritage and hellenism : the reinvention of Jewish traditionCulture and national identity in Republican RomeRethinking the other in antiquityCultural identity in the ancient MediterraneanCulture and national identity in Republican Rome