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Powell, Anton

Works: 65 works in 426 publications in 8 languages and 14,172 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Guidebooks  Tours  Military history  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator, Contributor, 958
Classifications: DF77, 938
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Most widely held works by Anton Powell
The Greek news by Anton Powell( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a "special edition" of a Greek newspaper which spans the years 1500 to 146 B.C. and contains articles about history, politics, feasts, fashions, theater, gods, and wars
Ancient Greece by Anton Powell( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maps, charts, illustrations, and text trace the history and culture of ancient Greece
The Greek world by Anton Powell( Book )

46 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the civilization and culture of ancient Greece, including its art, literature, religion, and social and military life
Athens and Sparta : constructing Greek political and social history from 478 BC by Anton Powell( Book )

56 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om Athen og Sparta, deres indbyrdes forhold, styreform, kvindernes stilling og religiøse forhold
Classical Sparta : techniques behind her success by Anton Powell( Book )

23 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection, first published in 1989, investigates aspects of the Spartan polity which have often been overlooked or underestimated. Viewed at least until the Renaissance as the epitome of classical virtues, Sparta has in the last two centuries suffered a rapid decline in reputation among liberal-minded scholars, repelled by many of the repressive measures employed by this remarkably successful city-state, which for centuries dominated mainland Greece. Recent studies have emphasised permanent problems which beset Sparta: the small size of her citizen body, the tensions betw
Euripides, women, and sexuality by Anton Powell( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides' interest in the psychology and social position of women is well known. Of the great Greek playwrights, he most directly reflects contemporary philosophical and social debates, and his work is of great value as a source for social history. The important new studies in this volume explore Euripides' treatment of sexuality and Greek ideals of women's behaviour. Using a wide range of analytic techniques, seven scholars direct new light not only on Euripides' own views of women but also on the ideals and preoccupations of his contemporaries in this area. Athenian women of the classical pe
The rise of Islam by Anton Powell( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in French and English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the religion, history, and culture of the Islamic Empire
Renaissance Italy by Anton Powell( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the revival of interest in classical knowledge; how scholars, artists, and scientists used this knowledge as the foundation for new ideas; and the lives of ordinary people
The Shadow of Sparta by Stephen Hodkinson( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The studies in this volume provide new insights into the traditional historians' question, What actually happened at Sparta?"
Greece : 1600-30 BC by Anton Powell( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 1991 in English and French and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief text and illustrations present the development and contributions of Greek civilization from the age of the Myceneans to the Hellenistic period in the last century BC
Londonwalks by Anton Powell( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London, a huge,sprawling metropolis, does not reveal itself to the casual visitor. To discover its diffuse wonders you must investigate its streets and squares on foot. Shunning major sights and typical tourist attractions, Londonwalks guides you through four of the most historic areas of the city's center, offering up bits of history, telling stories about unmarked houses and royal scandals, discussing architectural details, exposing relics. Easily completed in a morning or afternoon, each walk mentions plenty of spots along the way to read, rest, snack or browse. With maps, photos, a helpful section of information and advice, an index of important names, and a selected list of restaurants, pubs and shops, Londonwalks is a discriminating companion for the newcomer and for the veteran, who will learn something new about London with almost every step
Roman poetry and propaganda in the age of Augustus by London Classical Society( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The political aspects of Augustan poetry have attracted much academic interest. The aim of this study is to take account of the effects of Augustan propaganda not only on the work of contemporary Roman writers, but also on the critical tradition itself. The six essays presented in this volume explore the political themes in the work of major poets such as Virgil, Ovid, Horace and Propertius. Using traditional as well as post-structuralist approaches, the essays examine the controversies of the Civil Wars, the emerging issues of treason and free speech and changing representations of Cleopatra and female power."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Virgil the partisan : a study in the re-integration of classics by Anton Powell( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its first appearance in 2008, this book has changed the landscape of Virgilian studies. Analysing closely the logic and the literary genres of Virgil's three poems, it politely confronts the modern orthodoxy that Virgil signaled distaste for the methods of his ruler, Octavian-Augustus. It refreshes the study of Virgil's poetry by comparing it with the detail (normally neglected by scholars) of Rome's civil wars after Julius Caesar's death, when Octavian's survival looked highly unlikely. And it argues that Virgil wrote as a passionate and brave partisan of Octavian, who-like a good lawyer-confronted his patron's undeniable failings in order to defend
Julius Caesar as artful reporter : the war commentaries as political instruments( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caesar's limpid prose, often seen as straightforward and soldierly, is analysed in essays as the work of a self-conscious and consummate stylist, rhetor and politician, seeking to advance a political career
Sparta : beyond the mirage( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sextus Pompeius( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sparta & war by International Sparta Seminar( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ten new essays from a distinguished international cast treat Sparta's most famous area of activity. Among the contributors, Thomas Figueira explores the paradox that Sparta's cavalry was an undistinguished institution. Jean Ducat conducts the most thorough study to date of Sparta's official cowards, the 'tremblers'. Anton Powell asks why Sparta chose not to destroy Athens after the Peloponnesian War. And Stephen Hodkinson argues that the image of Spartan society as militaristic may after all be a mirage."--BOOK JACKET
Ancient Greeks by Casey Horton( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Greece from 2000 B.C. to 300 B.C. including the customs, philosophy, science, military, trade, and government
Spartan education : youth and society in the classical period by Jean Ducat( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Ducat is the leading French authority on classical Sparta. Here is what is likely to be seen as his magnum opus. Ducat systematically collects, translates and evaluates the sources - famous and obscure alike - for Spartan education. He deploys his familiar combination of good judgement and uncompromising recognition of the limits to our knowledge, while drawing at times on aspects of French structuralism. This book is likely to become the definitive reference on its subject, while also informing and provoking the future work of others. Sparta was admitted by Greeks generally, even by its Athenian enemies, to be the School of Hellas. Ducat's work is thus a major contribution to our understanding of Greek ideas, and indeed to the history of education. -- from dust jacket
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Powell, A.

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Powell, C. A.

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Ancient GreeceThe Greek worldAthens and Sparta : constructing Greek political and social history from 478 BCEuripides, women, and sexualityThe Shadow of SpartaRoman poetry and propaganda in the age of AugustusVirgil the partisan : a study in the re-integration of classicsJulius Caesar as artful reporter : the war commentaries as political instruments