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Flacelière, Robert 1904-1982

Works: 369 works in 1,779 publications in 12 languages and 12,453 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Biography  Poetry  Illustrated works  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Commentator, Other, Contributor, tra, Annotator, Composer, Honoree
Classifications: DF78, 888
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Most widely held works about Robert Flacelière
Most widely held works by Robert Flacelière
Daily life in Greece at the time of Pericles by Robert Flacelière( Book )

160 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in 10 languages and held by 2,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What was it actually like to live in Athens when Greek civilization was at the height of its powers? A classicist uses ancient literature, history, and archaeology to show us 5th-century life in this jewel of all cities--what the citizens ate, how they dressed, the type of work they performed, plus its timeless theater, laws, and warfare. --From publisher's description
A literary history of Greece by Robert Flacelière( Book )

54 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are several good histories of Greek literature of various shapes and sizes, but the purpose of this book is not simply to consider the literature of ancient Greece as an isolated subject, treating each of the literary modes - epic, lyric, drama, history, philosophy, and rhetoric - in terms of its own evolution. Instead, Robert Flaceliere provides a Greek history that deals with all the important works of Hellenic literature that are still of interest to contemporary readers; and he does this in chronological order with an accurate account of their historical background. Flaceliere follows the history of Greece down through the centuries as the writer records it. He describes the political atmosphere in the nation and the advances in the other arts that influenced literature. The author understands Sappho's rhapsodies; girlish love in the context of the acceptance of homosexuality in that era. He sympathizes with the unrequited passion of the penniless Archilochos. He appreciates Pindar's pacifist tendencies, Herodotus' upright insistence on truth, and Euripides' doubts about the existence of the gods. For the classical centuries, so rich in talent and genius, the author follows the successive generations systematically so as to distinguish the special features of each, what it owes to the preceding generation and how it paves the way for the next. Since this is a literary history, attention is mainly focused on the writers and their works, but by displaying these in their political, social, artistic and scientific setting, Flaceliere gives a better understanding of the production and significance of these wonderful achievements of the human spirit. Due to the wide range of material presented, A Literary History of Greece can be used as a reference book as well as for enjoyment reading
Œuvres morales by Plutarc( Book )

163 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plutarch wrote on many subjects. Most popular have always been the 46 Parallel Lives, biographies planned to be ethical examples in pairs (in each pair, one Greek figure and one similar Roman), though the last four lives are single. All are invaluable sources of our knowledge of the lives and characters of Greek and Roman statesmen, soldiers and orators. Plutarch's many other varied extant works, about 60 in number, are known as Moralia or Moral Essays. They are of high literary value, besides being of great use to people interested in philosophy, ethics and religion. -- Book jacket
Greek oracles by Robert Flacelière( Book )

52 editions published between 1959 and 1976 in 4 languages and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love in ancient Greece by Robert Flacelière( Book )

51 editions published between 1960 and 1991 in 5 languages and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevat een hoofdstuk over de knapenliefde (p. 62-100)
Vies by Plutarco( Book )

78 editions published between 1957 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vies / Plutarco.- v.15
Dialogue sur l'amour (Eroticos) by Plutarch( Book )

38 editions published between 1952 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Thespies, Plutarque, jeune mari, retrouve ses amis pour aborder le sujet de l'amour et des relations hommes-femmes. Après avoir résumé la nature divine de l'amour et la théorie platonicienne de l'amour, Plutarque fait l'apologie de l'amour conjugal
Iliade ; Odyssée by Homer( Book )

47 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in French and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sur l'incompréhensibilité de Dieu by John Chrysostom( Book )

23 editions published between 1951 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Héraclès, images et récits by Robert Flacelière( Book )

19 editions published in 1966 in 3 languages and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinq discours : Éloge d'Hélène, Busiris, Contre les sophistes, Sur l'attelage, Contre Callimachos by Isocrates( Book )

24 editions published between 1961 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vies by Plutarco( Book )

37 editions published between 1957 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides' Medea : a new translation by Euripides( Book )

22 editions published in 1970 in 5 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play begins after Medea, a princess in her own land, has sacrificed everything for Jason: she helped him in his quest for the Golden Fleece, eloped with him to Greece, and borne him sons. When Jason breaks his oath to her and betrays her by marrying the king's daughter--his ticket to the throne--Medea contemplates the ultimate retribution
Dialogue sur les oracles de la Pythie by Plutarco( Book )

19 editions published in 1962 in 4 languages and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vies by Plutarque( Book )

26 editions published between 1961 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Aitoliens à Delphes; contribution à l'histoire de la Grèce centrale au IIIe siècle av. J.-C by Robert Flacelière( Book )

27 editions published between 1937 and 1938 in French and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sagesse de Plutarque by Robert Flacelière( Book )

12 editions published in 1964 in French and Italian and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thésée : images & récits by Charles Dugas( Book )

10 editions published in 1958 in French and English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vie de Thémistocle by Plutarque( Book )

17 editions published in 1972 in 4 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vies by Plutarco( Book )

22 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Daily life in Greece at the time of Pericles
Alternative Names
Flaceliére, R.

Flaceliére, Robert

Flaceliere, Robert 1904-

Robert Flacelière Frans historicus (1904-1982)

Robert Flacelière French historian

플라실리에르, 로베르 1904-1982

フラスリエール, R.

A literary history of Greece