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Green, Peter 1924-

Works: 165 works in 1,095 publications in 6 languages and 34,140 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Epic poetry  Epic poetry, Greek  Biography  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Actor, Commentator
Classifications: PA4025.A2, 883.01
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter Green
Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C. : a historical biography by Peter Green( Book )

40 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 2,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography portrays Alexander as both a complex personality and a single-minded general, a man capable of such diverse expediencies as patricide or the massacre of civilians. Writing for the general reader, the author provides gritty details on Alexander's darker side while providing a gripping tale of Alexander's career
The Parthenon by Peter Green( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 1981 in English and German and held by 1,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander to Actium : the historical evolution of the Hellenistic age by Peter Green( Book )

45 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hellenistic Age, the three extraordinary centuries from the death of Alexander in 323 B.C. to Octavian's final defeat of Antony and Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium, has offered a rich and variegated field of exploration for historians, philosophers, economists, and literary critics. Yet few scholars have attempted the daunting task of seeing the period whole, of refracting its achievements and reception through the lens of a single critical mind. Alexander to Actium was conceived and written to fill that gap. In this monumental work, Peter Green--noted scholar, writer, and critic--breaks with the traditional practice of dividing the Hellenistic world into discrete, repetitious studies of Seleucids, Ptolemies, Antigonids, and Attalids. He instead treats these successor kingdoms as a single, evolving, interrelated continuum. The result clarifies the political picture as never before. With the help of over 200 illustrations, Green surveys every significant aspect of Hellenistic cultural development, from mathematics to medicine, from philosophy to religion, from literature to the visual arts. Green offers a particularly trenchant analysis of what has been seen as the conscious dissemination in the East of Hellenistic culture, and finds it largely a myth fueled by Victorian scholars seeking justification for a no longer morally respectable imperialism. His work leaves us with a final impression of the Hellenistic Age as a world with haunting and disturbing resemblances to our own. This lively, personal survey of a period as colorful as it is complex will fascinate the general reader no less than students and scholars
The sixteen satires by Juvenal( Book )

53 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and Latin and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The splendour, squalor and complexity of the Roman scene were never more vividly presented than by the satirist Juvenal. His bitter and forceful verses were written during the reigns of Trajan and Hadrian, which Gibbon called 'the period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous'. Juvenal does not work out a coherent ethical critique of institutions or individuals; he simply hangs a series of moral portraits on the wall and forces us to look at them
The Hellenistic age : a short history by Peter Green( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering three centuries of history, from the age of Alexander the Great to the rise of Rome, this study of the Hellenistic period traces the influence of Greek culture on the ancient world. It chronicles the years 336 to 30 B.C.E., a period that wtinesses the overlap of two of antiquity's great civilizations, the Greek and the Roman. This far-ranging study covers the prevalent themes and events of those centuries: The Hellenization, by Alexander's conquests, of an immense swath of the known world; the lengthy and chaotic partition of this empire by rival Macedonian bands; the decline of the city-state as the predominant political institution; and, finally, Rome's moment of transition from republican to imperial rule. It is a story of war and power-politics, and of the developing fortunes of art, science, and statecraft
Alexander the Great by Peter Green( Book )

32 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in English and German and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Alexander the Great, military and political leader from ancient Greece
Kenneth Grahame, a biography by Peter Green( Book )

30 editions published in 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study by an English novelist and critic of the life, work and times of the author of "The wind in the willows."
The Greco-Persian wars by Peter Green( Book )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and French and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The long and bitter struggle between the great Persian Empire and the fledgling Greek states reached its high point with the extraordinary Greek victory at Salamis in 480 B.C. The astonishing sea battle banished forever the spectre of Persian invasion and occupation. Peter Green brilliantly recounts this historic moment, evoking the whole dramatic sweep of events that the Persian offensive set in motion. The massive Greek victory, despite the Greeks' inferior numbers, opened the way for the historic evolution of the Greek states in a climate of creativity, independence, and democracy, one that provided a model and an inspiration for centuries to come
The shadow of the Parthenon; studies in ancient history and literature by Peter Green( Book )

24 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xerxes at Salamis by Peter Green( Book )

15 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Thomas Browne by Peter Green( Book )

37 editions published between 1959 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armada from Athens by Peter Green( Book )

24 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Skelton by Peter Green( Book )

28 editions published between 1900 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in antiquity by Peter Green( Book )

21 editions published in 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on Homer, Greek historiography, philosophy, Julius Caesar, Roman literature, and other classical subjects
Hellenistic history and culture by Symposium on Hellenistic History and Culture( Book )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a 1988 conference, American and British scholars unexpectedly discovered that their ideas were converging in ways that formed a new picture of the variegated Hellenistic mosaic. That picture emerges in these essays and eloquently displays the breadth of modern interest in the Hellenistic Age. A distrust of all ideologies has altered old views of ancient political structures, and feminism has also changed earlier assessments. The current emphasis on multiculturalism has consciously deemphasized the Western, Greco-Roman tradition, and Nubians, Bactrians, and other subject peoples of the time are receiving attention in their own right, not just as recipients of Greco-Roman culture. History, like Herakleitos' river, never stands still. These essays share a collective sense of discovery and a sparking of new ideas - they are a welcome beginning to the reexploration of a fascinatingly complex age
The Iliad by Homer( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new translation of Homer's Iliad, with introduction, notes, synopsis, and glossary."--Provided by publisher
Argonautica by Apollonius( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Green has translated this renowned poem with skill and wit, offering a refreshing interpretation of a timeless story. His commentary - the first on all four books since Mooney's in 1912 - both sheds light in dark places and takes account of the recent upsurge of scholarly interest in Apollonios
Diodorus Siculus, books 11-12.37.1 : Greek history 480-431 B.C., the alternative version by Diodorus( Book )

15 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Ikaria to the stars : classical mythification, ancient and modern by Peter Green( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation "I hadn't, till I really started digging, gauged the fierce intensity of the need for myth in the human psyche, of any age, or sensed the variety of motives dictating that need," writes Peter Green in the introduction to this wide-ranging collection of essays on Classical mythology and the mythic experience. Using the need for myth as the starting point for exploring a number of topics in Greek mythology and history, Green advances new ideas about why the human urge to make myths persists so across the millennia and why the borderland between mythology and history can sometimes be hard to map. Green looks at both specific problems in Classical mythology and larger theoretical issues. His explorations underscore how mythic expression opens a door into non-rational and quasi-rational modes of thought in which it becomes possible to rewrite painful truths and unacceptable history--which is, Green argues, a dangerous enterprise. His study of the intersections between Classical mythology and Greek history ultimately drives home a larger point, "the degree of mythification and deception (of oneself no less than of others) of which the human mind is capable."
The poems of exile : Tristia and the Black Sea letters by Ovid( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the year A.D. 8, Emperor Augustus sentenced the elegant, brilliant, and sophisticated Roman poet Ovid to exile - permanently, as it turned out - at Tomis, modern Constanta, on the Romanian coast of the Black Sea. Two millennia later, the agonized, witty, vivid, nostalgic, and often slyly malicious poems Ovid wrote at Tomis remain as fresh as the day they were written, a testament for exiles everywhere and in all ages." "Peter Green's informative introduction describes Ovid's literary and personal circumstances against the backdrop of Roman culture and the politics of the day. His translation, explanatory notes, and glossary will bring these poems to a wide audience of students and general readers."--Jacket
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Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C. : a historical biography
Alternative Names

controlled identityDelaney, Denis, 1924-

Delaney, Denis

Delaney, Denis (1924- ).

Green, Peter

Green, Peter Morris

Green, Peter Morris 1924-

Grin, Piter.

Grin, Piter 1924-

Peter Green britischer Autor, Journalist und Historiker

Peter Green Brits journalist

Peter Green historiador británico

Peter Green historien britannique

Питер Грин

פיטר גרין סופר בריטי

پیتر گرین ژورنالیست، نویسنده، و تاریخ‌نگار بریتانیایی

피터 그린

English (488)

German (9)

French (4)

Italian (2)

Polish (1)

Latin (1)

Alexander to Actium : the historical evolution of the Hellenistic ageThe sixteen satiresThe Hellenistic age : a short historyThe Greco-Persian warsThe shadow of the Parthenon; studies in ancient history and literatureHellenistic history and cultureArgonauticaDiodorus Siculus, books 11-12.37.1 : Greek history 480-431 B.C., the alternative version