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

Overview
Works: 369 works in 1,690 publications in 2 languages and 14,783 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Correspondent, Author of introduction
Classifications: DF77, 938
Publication Timeline
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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 )

84 editions published between 1874 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,247 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 )

82 editions published between 1876 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,052 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
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 Undetermined and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descartes by J. P Mahaffy( Book )

50 editions published between 1870 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of classical Greek literature by J. P Mahaffy( Book )

66 editions published between 1880 and 2005 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 1896 and 2013 in English and German and held by 607 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 Undetermined and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Greek education by J. P Mahaffy( Book )

37 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Egypt by W. M. Flinders Petrie( Book )

37 editions published between 1896 and 1987 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

45 editions published between 1872 and 2012 in English and held by 443 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 )

38 editions published between 1883 and 2002 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

44 editions published between 1887 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 429 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, ultimately as provost from 1914 until his death. In this illustrated 1887 work, Mahaffy describes Alexander's extraordinary conquest of territories in Europe, Africa and Asia, the collapse of his empire after his death, and the later subjugation of the successor kingdoms to the power of Rome. With his American collaborator Arthur Gilman (1837-1909), Mahaffy discusses Alexander's place in history before giving a close account of his career and death. The successor dynasties, and dominant rulers such as Demetrius II and Pyrrhus, their feuds and their attempted resistance to the rise of Rome, are depicted in an engaging and dramatic narrative
The empire of the Ptolemies by J. P Mahaffy( Book )

28 editions published between 1893 and 2015 in English and held by 370 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
The silver age of the Greek world by J. P Mahaffy( Book )

18 editions published between 1906 and 2010 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problems in Greek history by J. P Mahaffy( Book )

19 editions published between 1892 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 348 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 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1889 and 1989 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1905 and 2010 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1905 work examines the spread of Hellenistic culture under the rule of Alexander the Great
A history of classical Greek literature by J. P Mahaffy( Book )

10 editions published between 1880 and 1885 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epoch in Irish history; Trinity College, Dublin, its foundation and early fortunes, 1591-1660 by J. P Mahaffy( Book )

21 editions published between 1902 and 1970 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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DescartesA history of classical Greek literatureWhat have the Greeks done for modern civilisation? : the Lowell lectures of 1908-09Kant's critical philosophy for English readersHistory of Rome, and of the Roman people, from its origin to the invasion of the barbariansThe silver age of the Greek worldThe progress of Hellenism in Alexander's empire
Alternative Names
John Mahaffy

John Pentland Mahaffy Irish classicist and polymathic scholar

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Джон Пентланд Магаффі

Магаффи 1839-1919

Магаффи Дж.П.

Магаффи, Дж. П 1839-1919

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

Магаффи, Джон Пентланд

マハフィー, J. P.

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English (747)

German (2)