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Gruen, Erich S.

Overview
Works: 56 works in 312 publications in 2 languages and 15,116 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
Publication Timeline
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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 )

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 )

30 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 812 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 )

20 editions published in 1968 in English and German and held by 744 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 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 617 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
Studies in Greek culture and Roman policy by Erich S Gruen( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 527 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
Rethinking the other in antiquity by Erich S Gruen( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 504 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
Hellenistic constructs : essays in culture, history, and historiography by Paul Cartledge( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural identity in the ancient Mediterranean( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 365 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

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

12 editions published in 2005 in English and German and held by 160 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 86 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 )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 54 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 )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 11 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 American historian

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 (263)

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 RomeStudies in Greek culture and Roman policyRethinking the other in antiquityHellenistic constructs : essays in culture, history, and historiographyCultural identity in the ancient Mediterranean