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Powell, Anton

Overview
Works: 85 works in 524 publications in 7 languages and 15,558 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Guidebooks  Tours  Biography  Military history  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator, Interviewee, 958, Opponent
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Most widely held works by Anton Powell
The Greek world by Anton Powell( )

49 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 2,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ground-breaking new collection contains twenty-seven articles by specialists in ancient Greek history. Periods studied range from the Mycenaean to the late Hellenistic; the Greek cultures in question are not only those of mainland Greece, but also include Asia Minor, Egypt and Italy. Many of the essays in The Greek World are concerned with social history, especially the history of those who were at or beyond the margins of society such as women, the poor and slaves. In keeping with modern interests, several of the contributors look at those who were geographically at the edges of the Greek world. However, there is no disengagement here from the more traditional interests of classical scholarship. The Greek World shows how research into areas once considered peripheral can shed vital light on topics traditionally seen as central. Herodotus' work on Egypt is shown to reflect on his credibility as a source for Greek history. Plato's reforms are illuminated through a consideration of his impatient and revolutionary attitude to women. The most potent symbol of old-fashioned 'central' Greek history, the Parthenon, is shown to be understood more fully given a knowledge of the cosmetic techniques of (and gossip about) Athenian women. Social and political history interact in this volume, to the enlightenment of both
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 1,769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Athens and Sparta is a thorough and enjoyable text that makes the complexities of fifth-century Greek history and society clear. It encourages the reader to engage critically with the evidence, presenting a large selection of ancient source material along with clear analysis and narrative. This fully revised and updated edition contains much that is new, including an appendix on Thucydides and further material on the portrayal of Athenian women
Ancient Greece by Anton Powell( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

33 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,418 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
The Shadow of Sparta by Stephen Hodkinson( )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the past twenty years the study of Sparta has come of age. Images prevalent earlier in the 20th century, of Spartans as hearty good fellows or scarlet-cloaked automata, have been superseded by more complex scholarly reactions. As interest has grown in the self-images projected by this most secretive of Greek cities, increasing attention has focused on how individual Greek writers from other states reacted to information, or disinformation about Sparta. The studies in this volume provide new insights into the traditional historians' question, ""What actually happened at Sparta?"". But the
Classical Sparta : techniques behind her success by Anton Powell( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 723 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 )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 615 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 )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and French and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the religion, history, and culture of the Islamic Empire
Virgil the partisan : a study in the re-integration of classics by Anton Powell( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Virgil has been claimed as an ancestor by partisans of recent centuries: he has been seen as forerunner of Christianity, as a gentle ǹational poet' following World War II, as a kindred spirit for opponents of the Vietnam War, and recently as a critic of man's damage to the natural environment. However, most - except the young - feel that Virgil was not often concerned to express support for Octavian-Augustus. This near-consensus of literary critics rests on the tendency of political historians to skim the period between 44 and 31BC, and thus to ignore most aspects of Octavian's contemporary reputation. This book applies a historian's eye to the poetry of Virgil's work. It challenges the orthodoxy that Virgil was a faithful follower of inherited literary genre. It attends closely to his deviations from poetic tradition, and argues that - after the eclogues - those deviations form a pattern: Virgil has identified, addressed and sought to palliate, structurally and on a grand scale, the ugliest and most damaging aspects of Octavian's reputation. His Aeneas steals the clothes of Octavian's most powerful and popular opponent, a man - unlike Mark Antony - little noticed by modern historians. This study insists on the need to combine scholarly disciplines: to argue closely from Virgil's Latin, and from Greek literary genre - and to inform such arguments with a knowledge of ancient political writing and of contemporary coinage. The Virgil who emerges is a more purposive, bloodstained and courageous individual than most have wished to see. Powell's book aims to become a reference for all those who address - in whatever spirit - the question whether Virgil was deeply engaged in the politics of his time."--BOOK JACKET
Sparta : new perspectives by Stephen Hodkinson( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance Italy by Anton Powell( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 345 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
Roman poetry and propaganda in the age of Augustus by London Classical Society( Book )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 329 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
Londonwalks by Anton Powell( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 319 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
Greece : 1600-30 BC by Anton Powell( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 298 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
Julius Caesar as artful reporter : the war commentaries as political instruments by Kathryn Welch( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 294 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 by Celtic Conference in Classics( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sparta & war by Stephen Hodkinson( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 268 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."--Jacket
Spartan education : youth and society in the classical period by Jean Ducat( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 263 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
The lost memoirs of Augustus and the development of Roman autobiography by Anton Powell( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Augustus' "Memoirs," written probably in the mid 20s B.C., might have been one of the most revealing texts of Roman history--had they survived. In this comprehensive study of the subject, a cast of internationally-respected scholars reconstructs aspects of the work, its importance for historians, and its relation to Roman literary genre
Sextus Pompeius( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Greek world
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Athens and Sparta : constructing Greek political and social history from 478 BCAncient GreeceThe Greek newsThe Shadow of SpartaEuripides, women, and sexualityVirgil the partisan : a study in the re-integration of classicsSparta : new perspectivesRoman poetry and propaganda in the age of Augustus
Alternative Names
Powel, Anton

Powel Anton 1947-....

Powell, A.

Powell, Anton 1947-

Powell, C. A.

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Powell, C. A. 1947- (C. Anton)

Powell, C. A. (C. Anton)

Powell, C. A. (C. Anton), 1947-

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Languages
English (330)

French (18)

Dutch (6)

German (4)

Italian (3)

Chinese (2)

Danish (1)