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Flacelière, Robert 1904-1982

Works: 526 works in 1,988 publications in 12 languages and 14,135 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Drama  Epic poetry, Greek  Epic poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Commentator, Other, Contributor, tra, Annotator, Composer, Honoree, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PA4025.A2, 883.01
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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 )

157 editions published between 1956 and 2003 in 9 languages and held by 1,846 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 1,384 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 1,131 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 )

55 editions published between 1960 and 1991 in 5 languages and held by 821 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 held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Importance of soothsaying and oracles in Greek life, as seen through the testimony of ancient writers and the findings of modern archaeology
Vies by Plutarch( Book )

77 editions published between 1957 and 1993 in 5 languages and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vies / Plutarco.- v.15
Sur l'incompréhensibilité de Dieu by John Chrysostom( Book )

60 editions published between 1951 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

34 editions published between 1952 and 1980 in French and Greek, Ancient and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Devins et oracles grecs by Robert Flacelière( Book )

37 editions published between 1959 and 1972 in French and Undetermined and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad by Homer( Book )

53 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in French and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The centuries old epic about the wrath of Achilles is rendered into modern English verse by a renowned translator and accompanied by an introduction that reassesses the identity of Homer. In Robert Fagles' beautifully rendered text, the Iliad overwhelms us afresh. The huge themes godlike, yet utterly human of savagery and calculation, of destiny defied, of triumph and grief compel our own humanity. Time after time, one pauses and re-reads before continuing. Fagles' voice is always that of a poet and scholar of our own age as he conveys the power of Homer. Robert Fagles and Bernard Knox are to be congratulated and praised on this admirable work
Héraclès, images et récits by Robert Flacelière( Book )

20 editions published in 1966 in 3 languages and held by 216 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

Medea by Euripides( Book )

24 editions published in 1970 in 5 languages and held by 179 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
Sagesse de Plutarque by Robert Flacelière( Book )

17 editions published in 1964 in French and Italian and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vie de Thémistocle by Plutarch( Book )

21 editions published in 1972 in 4 languages and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thésée : images & récits by Charles Dugas( Book )

10 editions published in 1958 in French and held by 158 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 )

23 editions published between 1937 and 1938 in French and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oeuvres morales by Plutarchus( Book )

21 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vies by Plutarque( Book )

14 editions published between 1957 and 2003 in French and Multiple languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Grèce au siècle de Périclès : Ve siècle avant J.-C. by Robert Flacelière( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in French and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les conditions de vie sociale, la famille, l'éducation, la vie religieuse, la guerre, la justice, les jeux, etc. [SDM]
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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