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Mahaffy, J. P. (John Pentland) 1839-1919

Overview
Works: 306 works in 1,561 publications in 3 languages and 14,358 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Correspondent, Author of introduction
Classifications: DF77, 938
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Most widely held works by J. P Mahaffy
Social life in Greece from Homer to Menander by J. P Mahaffy( Book )

88 editions published between 1874 and 2015 in English and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classical scholar J. P. Mahaffy (1839-1919) is known equally for his work on Greek texts and Egyptian papyri (his edition of The Flinders Petrie Papyri is reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection). He graduated from Trinity College, Dublin and spent the rest of his working life there, as a fellow, and ultimately as provost from 1914 until his death. In this 1874 work, Mahaffy attempts to penetrate what he describes as the 'subjective side ... the feelings of the Greeks in their temples and their assemblies, in their homes, and their wanderings'. He considers the methodology to be used in interrogating works of literature for this sort of sociological, or even psychological, research, and examines the written evidence from Homer to Menander, focusing, almost inevitably, on Athens. This is an early and pioneering work in an area of study which has become increasingly significant over the last century
Rambles and studies in Greece by J. P Mahaffy( Book )

78 editions published between 1876 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classical scholar J. P. Mahaffy (1839-1919) is known equally for his work on Greek texts and Egyptian papyri (his edition of The Flinders Petrie Papyri is reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection). He graduated from Trinity College, Dublin and spent the rest of his working life there, as a fellow, and ultimately as provost from 1914 until his death. This work, in which Mahaffy records his impressions of his first visit to Greece, was published in 1876. Though it is not uncritical ('Nothing is more melancholy and more disappointing than the first view of the Athenian museums'), his account of the famous Greek sites of Attica, Thebes, Delphi and the Peloponnese is lively and observant, and his preface strongly argues that Greece, at a time of turmoil in Europe, was deserving of greater support from the western powers. The book will be of interest to scholars and travellers alike
A history of classical Greek literature by J. P Mahaffy( Book )

81 editions published between 1880 and 2015 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek life and thought : from the age of Alexander to the Roman conquest by J. P Mahaffy( Book )

48 editions published between 1887 and 2012 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descartes by J. P Mahaffy( Book )

43 editions published between 1870 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of Greek civilization by J. P Mahaffy( Book )

28 editions published between 1896 and 2013 in English and German and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What have the Greeks done for modern civilisation? : the Lowell lectures of 1908-09 by J. P Mahaffy( Book )

24 editions published between 1907 and 2016 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Greek education by J. P Mahaffy( Book )

36 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Rome, and of the Roman people, from its origin to the invasion of the barbarians by Victor Duruy( Book )

40 editions published between 1883 and 1970 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander's empire by J. P Mahaffy( Book )

56 editions published between 1887 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The large empire assembled by Macedonian general and conqueror Alexander the Great is the subject of this 1890 work. Rather than focusing on the life of Alexander the Great, the author focuses on how each part of his empire was acquired individually. He then examines how the different portions of the empire gained their independence after Alexander's death and were gradually absorbed by the growing Roman Empire
A history of Egypt by W. M. Flinders Petrie( Book )

34 editions published between 1894 and 2016 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kant's critical philosophy for English readers by Immanuel Kant( Book )

43 editions published between 1872 and 2012 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The silver age of the Greek world by J. P Mahaffy( Book )

17 editions published between 1906 and 2010 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The empire of the Ptolemies by J. P Mahaffy( Book )

26 editions published between 1893 and 2015 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classical scholar J. P. Mahaffy (1839–1919) is known equally for his work on Greek texts and Egyptian papyri (his edition of The Flinders Petrie Papyri is reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection). This illustrated work of 1895 is a sort of sequel to his Alexander's Empire of 1887 (also reissued in this series), in which he focuses specifically on the dynasty of the Ptolemies, rulers of Egypt, but also, as he points out, of wider territories and subject kingdoms. The study of the successor states of Alexander was in its infancy at this period, and Mahaffy regards this work as a pioneering discussion of various problems raised by the limited literary record, hoping this will stimulate further research, in the welcome context of an increasing number of archaeological discoveries relevant to this late period in the long history of ancient Egypt
Problems in Greek history by J. P Mahaffy( Book )

18 editions published between 1892 and 2011 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greek world under Roman sway, from Polybius to Plutarch by J. P Mahaffy( Book )

15 editions published between 1890 and 2015 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Greece, and of the Greek people : from the earliest times to the Roman conquest by Victor Duruy( Book )

22 editions published between 1889 and 1989 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The progress of Hellenism in Alexander's empire by J. P Mahaffy( Book )

20 editions published between 1905 and 2010 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1905 work examines the spread of Hellenistic culture under the rule of Alexander the Great
An epoch in Irish history; Trinity College, Dublin, its foundation and early fortunes, 1591-1660 by J. P Mahaffy( Book )

22 editions published between 1902 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical antiquities. I. Old Greek life by J. P Mahaffy( Book )

26 editions published between 1876 and 1910 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
John Mahaffy

John Pentland Mahaffy Irish classicist and polymathic scholar

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Магаффи 1839-1919

Магаффи, Дж. П 1839-1919

Магаффи, Дж. П. (Джон Пентланд), 1839-1919

Магаффи, Джон Пентланд

マハフィー, J. P.

Languages
English (787)

German (3)

Japanese (2)

Covers
A history of classical Greek literatureDescartesWhat have the Greeks done for modern civilisation? : the Lowell lectures of 1908-09Kant's critical philosophy for English readersThe silver age of the Greek worldThe progress of Hellenism in Alexander's empire