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Green, Peter 1924-

Overview
Works: 158 works in 1,070 publications in 4 languages and 34,081 library holdings
Genres: History  Poetry  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, tra, Commentator
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Most widely held works by Peter Green
Alexander to Actium : the historical evolution of the Hellenistic age by Peter Green( Book )

44 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,367 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 Hellenistic age : a short history by Peter Green( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering three centuries of history, from the age of Alexander the Great to the rise of Rome, a study of the Hellenistic period traces the influence of Greek culture on the ancient world
Alexander the Great by Peter Green( Book )

31 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in English and German and held by 1,134 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 1,026 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 Greco-Persian wars by Peter Green( Book )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and French and held by 941 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 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Xerxes at Salamis by Peter Green( Book )

14 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Thomas Browne by Peter Green( Book )

38 editions published between 1959 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armada from Athens by Peter Green( Book )

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

John Skelton by Peter Green( Book )

28 editions published between 1900 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 274 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 170 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 to Actium : the historical evolution of the Hellenistic age
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

Languages
English (291)

German (5)

French (4)

Italian (2)

Covers
The Hellenistic age : a short historyThe Greco-Persian warsThe shadow of the Parthenon; studies in ancient history and literatureDiodorus Siculus, books 11-12.37.1 : Greek history 480-431 B.C., the alternative versionFrom Ikaria to the stars : classical mythification, ancient and modernThe poems of exile : Tristia and the Black Sea letters