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Flacelière, Robert 1904-1982

Works: 472 works in 1,904 publications in 12 languages and 14,045 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Dictionaries  Tragedies (Drama)  Poetry  Illustrated works  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Commentator, Other, Contributor, tra, Annotator, Honoree, Composer, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PA3975.M4, 882.01
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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 )

145 editions published between 1956 and 2003 in 9 languages and held by 1,829 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 )

62 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,361 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
The Praeger encyclopedia of ancient Greek civilization by Pierre Devambez( Book )

11 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the agora, temple, gymnasium, stadium, theater, and homes of a Greek city state and the government, defense, gods, and daily life of the people
Love in ancient Greece by Robert Flacelière( Book )

56 editions published between 1960 and 1991 in 5 languages and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevat een hoofdstuk over de knapenliefde (p. 62-100)
Greek oracles by Robert Flacelière( Book )

22 editions published between 1961 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialogue sur l'amour (Eroticos) by Plutarch( Book )

38 editions published between 1952 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 306 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
Devins et oracles grecs by Robert Flacelière( Book )

33 editions published between 1959 and 1972 in French and Undetermined and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iliade ; Odyssée by Homer( Book )

50 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in French and Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

23 editions published between 1961 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialogue sur les oracles de la Pythie by Plutarch( Book )

21 editions published in 1962 in 4 languages and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sagesse de Plutarque by Robert Flacelière( Book )

18 editions published in 1964 in French and Italian and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medea by Euripides( Book )

23 editions published in 1970 in 5 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medea is the archetypal wronged women driven to despair. When uncontrollable anger is unleashed, the obsessed mind's capacity for revenge knows no bounds
Thésée : images & récits by Charles Dugas( Book )

11 editions published in 1958 in French and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remise à M. Robert Flacelière de son épée d'académicien à l'École Normale Supérieure, le 1er mars 1969 by Pierre Pouthier( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in French and held by 5 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

Robert Flacelière historiador francés

플라실리에르, 로베르 1904-1982

フラスリエール, R.


A literary history of Greece