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Griffin, Jasper

Overview
Works: 56 works in 478 publications in 8 languages and 15,729 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Epic poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Reference works  Epic poetry, Latin  Epic poetry, Greek  Legends  Juvenile works  Graphic novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Dedicatee, Honoree, Author of introduction
Classifications: PA4025.A5, 883.01
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jasper Griffin
The Oxford history of the classical world by John Boardman( Book )

78 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 4,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays from thirty contributors provides a comprehensive overview of the Greco-Roman world, its history, and its social, political, artistic, and cultural achivements
The Oxford illustrated history of Greece and the Hellenistic world by John Boardman( )

38 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 2,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the epic poems of Homer to the glittering art and architecture of Greece's Golden Age, to the influential Roman systems of law and leadership, the classical Greek world established the foundations of our culture as well as many of its most enduring achievements. Now, in this vividly illustrated volume, readers can embrace the spirit of the classical world, from the eighth to the first centuries B.C., a period unparalleled in history for its brilliance in literature, philosophy, and the visual arts. This work also treats the Hellenization of the Middle East by the monarchies established in the area conquested by Alexander the Great. The editors, all celebrated classicists, intersperse chapters on political and social history with sections on literature, philosophy, and the arts, and reinforce the historical framework with maps and historical charts. Moreover, the contributors--thirty of the world's leading scholars--present the latest in modern scholarship through masterpieces of wit, brevity, and style. Together with hundreds of excellent illustrations, theses entries provide both a provocative and entertaining window into our classical heritage
Homer, the Odyssey by Jasper Griffin( Book )

36 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 1,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rouse discusses the background of the poem and that the epic is built upon the interplay of themes such as travel, hospitality, loyalty, family affection, and women
Homer by Jasper Griffin( Book )

32 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Iliad and the Odyssey stand at the very beginning of Greek literature, and much has been written about their origins and authorship. In this short introduction Jasper Griffin touches briefly on those perennial questions; however, his main concern is with the concepts that lie behind the two poems which have had such an incalculable influence on the ideas of the western world. He shows how each of the two epics ascribed to the shaping genius of Homer has its own coherent and suggestive view of the world and of man's place within it."--Jacket
Virgil by Jasper Griffin( Book )

32 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil lived through the fall of the Roman Republic and the establishment of the Empire, and in his poems we see a series of attempts, increasingly ambitious in scale and conception, to combine technical brilliance with profound meditations on the nature of imperialism and the relation of the individual and the State. From short pastoral poems he progressed to the heroic myth of the founding of Rome, the Aeneid, recognized as the greatest masterpiece of Latin literature and an incalculable influence on Dante, Milton, Berlioz, Tennyson, and T.S. Eliot. In this concise introduction to the poetic achievement of Virgil, Griffin explores the thought of this great poet, placing him in his historical and literary context
Homer on life and death by Jasper Griffin( Book )

32 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zuo zhe cong shi shi wen ben chu fa, Cong sheng cun yu si wang zhei yi yong heng zhu ti qie ru he ma shi shi de jie du, Dui he ma shi shi zhong de chang jing miao hui, Ren wu ke hua deng jin xing le fen xi, Tong shi tan tao le shi shi zhong you guan shen ming he ming yun de zhong yao wen ti. Zuo zhe tong guo ping yi, Xi zhi de tao lun, Yin dao du zhe jin ru he ma suo gou le de shi jie
The Oxford history of the Roman world( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book tells the story of the rise of Rome from its origins as a cluster of villages to the foundation of the Roman Empire by Augustus, and its consolidation in the first two centuries AD. It also explores important aspects of the later Empire and its influence on western civilization."--Back cover
Latin poets and Roman life by Jasper Griffin( Book )

27 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and German and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book studies the interrelation of literature and life in the Augustan poets. The works of Virgil, Horace, Propertius and Ovid are characterised by a brilliant polish and a dazzling repertoire of devices for stylising events and emotions; yet they remain convincing as a direct response to experience and theories which deny that directness are criticised in this book as mistaken. The life of pleasure, in its kaleidoscopic variety "eating, drinking, bathing, love" is a central subject but so is death. The book also discusses the uses of mythology, the influence of poetry on experience, and the interpretation of passages in the poems of Virgil. All Latin quoted is translated into English."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Sophocles revisited : essays presented to Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones by Jasper Griffin( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of papers on Sophocles was presented to Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones in 1997 by a group of his friends, mostly former pupils and established scholars themselves, to celebrate his 75th birthday
The mirror of myth : classical themes & variations by Jasper Griffin( Book )

13 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iliad, Book nine by Homer( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greece and the Hellenistic world by John Boardman( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aeneid by Virgil( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil's epic poem describing the fall of Troy, in English blank verse by Robert Fitzgerald
Snobs( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia Oxford del mundo clasico by John Boardman( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in Spanish and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latin in Oxford = Inscriptiones aliquot Oxonienses by Reginald H Adams( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Odyssey by Homer( )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Muse, tell me of a man: a man of much resource, who was made to wander far and long, after he had sacked the sacred city of Troy. Many were the men whose lands he saw and came to know their thinking: many too the miseries at sea which he suffered in his heart, as he sought to win his own life and the safe return of his companions.' Recounting the epic journey home of Odysseus from the Trojan War, The Odyssey - alongside its sister poem The Iliad - stands as the well-spring of Western Civilisation and culture, an inspiration to poets, writers and thinkers for thousands of years since. This a
Epic interactions : perspectives on Homer, Virgil, and the epic tradition : presented to Jasper Griffin by former pupils by Michael Clarke( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays surveys the epic tradition from the 8th century BC to the 19th century of our era. Chapters focus on: Homer and the oral epic tradition; Homer in his religious context; Herodotus and Homer; Hellenistic epic; Virgil in his literary context; Virgil in his political-cultural context, and more
Homero by Jasper Griffin( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wei ji er by Ge li fen( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in Chinese and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Oxford history of the classical world
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The Oxford illustrated history of Greece and the Hellenistic worldHomer, the OdysseyHomerVirgilHomer on life and deathThe Oxford history of the Roman worldLatin poets and Roman lifeSophocles revisited : essays presented to Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones
Alternative Names
Griffin, J.

Jasper Griffin britischer Altphilologe

Jasper Griffin Brits filoloog

Jasper Griffin Public Orator and Professor of Classical Literature

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