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Green, Peter 1924-

Works: 172 works in 1,119 publications in 6 languages and 36,082 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Epic poetry  Epic poetry, Greek  Biography  Biographies  Comedy films  Drama  Fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Producer, Editor, Author of introduction, Actor, Commentator
Classifications: PA4025.A2, 883.01
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Most widely held works by Peter Green
Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C. : a historical biography by Peter Green( Book )

43 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 3,248 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
Hellenistic history and culture by Symposium on Hellenistic History and Culture( )

25 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 2,128 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 shadow of the Parthenon : studies in ancient history and literature by Peter Green( Book )

25 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Parthenon by Peter Green( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 1981 in English and German and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

44 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 1,508 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 Iliad by Homer( )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

57 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and Latin and held by 1,339 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 Greco-Persian wars by Peter Green( Book )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,229 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
Alexander the Great by Peter Green( Book )

31 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in English and German and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Alexander the Great, military and political leader from ancient Greece
The poems of exile : Tristia and the Black Sea letters by Ovid( )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 1,117 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
The Hellenistic age : a short history by Peter Green( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,103 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
Argonautica by Apollonius( Book )

32 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jason and the Argonauts' quest for the Golden Fleece is probably the oldest extant Greek myth. Homer referred to it as something "familiar to all." At one level this story is a classic fairy tale: The young prince is sent on a perilous expedition and triumphs over the obstacles put in his path - from clashing rocks to fire-breathing bulls - to win not only the Fleece but also the hand of the Medeia, the daughter of King Aietes, who rules over Kolchis
Inspector Gadget 2 by Alex Zamm( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Return to Riverton as Inspector Gadget is again facing his arch-enemy, Claw, who has escaped the Riverton Prison
Kenneth Grahame, a biography by Peter Green( Book )

29 editions published in 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,026 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 Persian wars to the fall of Athens : books 11-14.34 (480-401 BCE) by Diodorus( )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Only one surviving source provides a continuous narrative of Greek history from Xerxes' invasion to the Wars of the Successors following the death of Alexander the Great - the Bibliotheke, or "Library," produced by Sicilian historian Diodorus Siculus (ca. 90-30 BCE). Yet generations of scholars have disdained Diodorus as a spectacularly unintelligent copyist who only reproduced, and often mangled, the works of earlier historians. Arguing for a thorough critical reappraisal of Diodorus as a minor but far from idiotic historian himself, Peter Green published Diodorus Siculus, Books 11-12.37.1, a fresh translation, with extensive commentary, of the portion of Diodorus's history dealing with the period 480-431 BCE, the so-called "Golden Age" of Athens." "This is the only recent modern English translation of the Bibliotheke in existence. In the present volume - the first of two covering Diodorus's text up to the death of Alexander - Green expands his translation of Diodorus up to Athens' defeat after the Peloponnesian War. In contrast to the full scholarly apparatus in his earlier volume (the translation of which is incorporated) the present volume's purpose is to give students, teachers, and general readers an accessible version of Diodorus's history. Its introduction and notes are especially designed for this audience and provide an up-to-date overview of fifth-century Greece during the years that saw the unparalleled flowering of drama, architecture, philosophy, historiography, and the visual arts for which Greece still remains famous."--Jacket
Diodorus Siculus, books 11-12.37.1 : Greek history 480-431 B.C., the alternative version by Diodorus( )

14 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xerxes at Salamis by Peter Green( Book )

15 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armada from Athens by Peter Green( Book )

25 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in antiquity by Peter Green( Book )

20 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
Sir Thomas Browne by Peter Green( Book )

27 editions published between 1959 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Hellenistic history and culture
Hellenistic history and cultureThe shadow of the Parthenon : studies in ancient history and literatureAlexander to Actium : the historical evolution of the Hellenistic ageThe sixteen satiresThe Greco-Persian warsThe poems of exile : Tristia and the Black Sea lettersThe Hellenistic age : a short historyArgonautica
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

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