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Green, Peter 1924-

Works: 222 works in 1,250 publications in 6 languages and 41,126 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Epic poetry  History  Epic poetry, Greek  Biographies  Fiction  Comedy films  Drama  Juvenile works  Military history 
Roles: Author, Translator, Producer, Editor, htt, Author of introduction, Actor, Creator, Annotator, Commentator, Commentator for written text, Type designer
Classifications: PA4025.A2, 883.01
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Most widely held works about Peter Green
Most widely held works by Peter Green
Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C. : a historical biography by Peter Green( Book )

66 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,749 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( )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 2,311 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( )

28 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad by Homer( )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2019 in English and held by 1,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new translation of Homer's Iliad, with introduction, notes, synopsis, and glossary."--Provided by publisher
Alexander to Actium : the historical evolution of the Hellenistic age by Peter Green( Book )

48 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 1,658 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 Parthenon by Peter Green( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 1981 in English and German and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Parthenon (Greek: (Sa (B) is a temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the maiden goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron deity. Its construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the height of its power. It was completed in 438 BC, although decoration of the building continued until 432 BC. It is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece, generally considered the culmination of the development of the Doric order. Its decorative sculptures are considered some of the high points of Greek art. The Parthenon is regarded as an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece, Athenian democracy, western civilization and one of the world's greatest cultural monuments."--Wikipedia
The Greco-Persian wars by Peter Green( Book )

30 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,478 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 poems of exile : Tristia and the Black Sea letters by Ovid( )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 1,450 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
Alexander the Great by Peter Green( Book )

30 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in English and German and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Alexander the Great, military and political leader from ancient Greece
The Hellenistic age : a short history by Peter Green( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,078 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
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 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sicilian historian Diodorus Siculus (ca. 100-30 BCE) is our only surviving source for a continuous narrative of Greek history from Xerxes' invasion to the Wars of the Successors following the death of Alexander the Great. Yet this important historian has been consistently denigrated as a mere copyist who slavishly reproduced the works of earlier historians without understanding what he was writing. By contrast, in this iconoclastic work Peter Green builds a convincing case for Diodorus' merits as a historian. Through a fresh English translation of a key portion of his multi-volume history (the so-called Bibliotheke, or "Library") and a commentary and notes that refute earlier assessments of Diodorus, Green offers a fairer, better balanced estimate of this much-maligned historian. The portion of Diodorus' history translated here covers the period 480-431 BCE, from the Persian invasion of Greece to the outbreak of the Peloponnesian War. This half-century, known as the Pentekontaetia, was the Golden Age of Periclean Athens, a time of unprecedented achievement in drama, architecture, philosophy, historiography, and the visual arts. Green's accompanying notes and commentary revisit longstanding debates about historical inconsistencies in Diodorus' work and offer thought-provoking new interpretations and conclusions
Kenneth Grahame, a biography by Peter Green( Book )

30 editions published in 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,036 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"
Inspector Gadget 2 by Alex Zamm( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Return to Riverton as Inspector Gadget is again facing his arch-enemy, Claw, who has escaped the Riverton Prison
The Persian wars to the fall of Athens : books 11-14.34 (480-401 BCE) by Diodorus( )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,023 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
The fourth dimension by Peter Green( )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Greece, more than most places, past and present, living and dead, have always coexisted: against the backdrop of that spare, harsh, beautiful limestone landscape, ideas and heroes have battled through the centuries. This title tells the same story
From Ikaria to the stars : classical mythification, ancient and modern by Peter Green( )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 884 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."
Into the land of bones : Alexander the Great in Afghanistan by Frank Lee Holt( )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The so-called first war of the twenty-first century actually began more than 2,300 years ago when Alexander the Great led his army into what is now a sprawling ruin in northern Afghanistan. Frank L. Holt vividly recounts Alexander's invasion of ancient Bactria, situating in a broader historical perspective America's war in Afghanistan
Armada from Athens by Peter Green( Book )

26 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C. : a historical biography
Hellenistic history and cultureThe shadow of the Parthenon : studies in ancient history and literatureAlexander to Actium : the historical evolution of the Hellenistic ageThe Greco-Persian warsThe poems of exile : Tristia and the Black Sea lettersThe Hellenistic age : a short historyDiodorus Siculus, books 11-12.37.1 : Greek history 480-431 B.C., the alternative versionThe Persian wars to the fall of Athens : books 11-14.34 (480-401 BCE)
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 ang. historyk, pisarz, t\xb3umacz; pseud. Denis Delaney

Peter Green britischer Autor, Journalist und Historiker

Peter Green British historian

Peter Green Brits journalist

Peter Green Green, Peter, 1924-

Peter Green historiador britànic

Peter Green historiador británico

Peter Green historian britanik

Peter Green historien britannique

Питер Грин

פיטר גרין סופר בריטי

بيتر غرين مؤرخ بريطاني

پیتر گرین ژورنالیست، نویسنده، و تاریخ‌نگار بریتانیایی

পিটার গ্রীন ব্রিটিশ ইতিহাসবেত্তা

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グリーン, ピーター