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Grant, Michael 1914-2004

Works: 496 works in 3,325 publications in 9 languages and 90,622 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Dictionaries  Annals and chronicles  Reference works  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Producer, Other, Creator, Contributor, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Director, Honoree
Classifications: DF214, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Grant
The world of Rome by Michael Grant( Book )

84 editions published between 1950 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 2,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A brilliant survey of the conquests and culture of the Romans from 133 BC to AD 217--an era of unparalleled power when Rome made its greatest impact on the world.In this fresh, original interpretation of Roman history and culture, a distinguished classical scholar surveys the people and events that shaped the Roman Empire--the greatest structure of imperial government the world has ever known. Michael Grant re-creates the life and the era with its vital mixture of Italian, Greek, Near Eastern, and barbarian influences and its startling incongruities--citizen and slave, art and astrology, circus and senate, decadence and devoted patriotism. He portrays the dynamic culture which generated Roman literature, philosophy, and law, and shows how imperial administration and ideas of citizenship became the basis for the future nation-states in the western provinces. He sums up his fascinating study with a salute to Rome, the paterfamilias of the western world."--Publisher's description
Myths of the Greeks and Romans by Michael Grant( Book )

105 editions published between 1962 and 2001 in English and held by 2,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summarizes Greek and Roman myths, traces their origins, and follows their evolution from classical times to the present day
The rise of the Greeks by Michael Grant( Book )

49 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 2,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the Greeks from the years c. 1000-490 B.C. and traces by region and places the early Greeks in context with other civilizations of the same period
History of Rome by Michael Grant( Book )

69 editions published between 1878 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 2,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a small Iron Age settlement on the banks of the Tiber, Rome grew to become the center of an Empire that dominated the Western world. Powerful in war, Rome was magnificent in peace, so that even today her poets, artists, philosophers and historians exert their influence over Western thought and civilization. Michael Grant, the renowned classical historian, recreates the evolution of this astonishing city and community. He describes the individuals and events that made Rome a political and cultural conqueror, and defines the dramatic circumstances of her eventual decline and fall.- Publisher description
The history of ancient Israel by Michael Grant( Book )

30 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 2,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author traces the history of the Israelites, from ancient times to the siege of Jerusalem in 70 A.D
The annals of imperial Rome by Cornelius Tacitus( Book )

86 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in English and held by 2,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English translation of Tacitus's "The Annals of Imperial Rome" which chronicles the history of Rome from A.D. 14 through the death of Nero in A.D. 68
Greek and Latin authors, 800 B.C.-A.D. 1000 by Michael Grant( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 1,998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical sketches of 376 Greek and Latin authors covering the years 800 B.C. to 1000 A.D. Includes a list of works of doubtful attribution and a chronological list of authors by century
The twelve Caesars by Michael Grant( Book )

34 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and held by 1,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book seeks to provide short biographies of the Twelve Caesars: Julius Caesar and the first eleven Roman emperors who followed him"--Page 1
From Alexander to Cleopatra : the Hellenistic world by Michael Grant( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with the death in 323 B.C. of Alexander the Great, the archetypal hero, and ending with Cleopatra, the supreme product of a society that devoted novel attention to women, this book covers developments in politics, science, medicine, philosophy, literature, the fine arts, and the role of women
The fall of the Roman Empire : a reappraisal by Michael Grant( Book )

55 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in English and held by 1,832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a humble tribute to Edward Gibbon, whose 'History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire' is one of the greatest historical works ever written. (Introduction)
The classical Greeks by Michael Grant( Book )

43 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Greek civilization from the 5th century B.C. to 336 B.C. Focuses on 37 great men of the age
Civilization of the ancient Mediterranean : Greece and Rome( Book )

33 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 1,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays covering the full range of topics on the people, customs, government, religion and arts of the ancient world
The ancient Mediterranean by Michael Grant( Book )

42 editions published between 1959 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who's who in classical mythology by Michael Grant( Book )

87 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entries covering Greek and Roman mythological characters, detailed biographies, historical and geographical context for each entry, genealogical trees of the most important families, and a detailed list of all the Greek and Latin writers referred to in the text
The ancient historians by Michael Grant( Book )

48 editions published between 1970 and 1995 in English and German and held by 1,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grant offers a study of the primary historians of Greece and Rome, discussing the works and methods of the founders of the historical discipline. These philosophers studied history as a moral discipline that bears meaningfully not only on the past but on future human conduct
Cleopatra by Michael Grant( Book )

62 editions published between 1972 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation. The author unravels the source behind the tangle of myth, gossip, and invention behind one of the most remarkable women in history
Jesus : an historian's review of the Gospels by Michael Grant( Book )

20 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author looks at the gospels with an historian's eye, in search of the authentic Jesus. He seeks to separate those portions of the gospels that refer to the true career and teachings of Jesus, from the subsequent additions or inventions by the evangelists. The gospels are studied in the same way as other ancient historical sources, endeavouring to reconstruct what really happened and to uncover the truth of the historical Jesus. The picture of Jesus that emerges is in some respects unfamiliar." prod. desc
The Roman emperors : a biographical guide to the rulers of imperial Rome, 31 BC-AD 476 by Michael Grant( Book )

50 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 1,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides brief descriptions of the careers, characters, and personal lives of the emperors of Rome
The birth of Western civilization: Greece and Rome by Michael Grant( Book )

44 editions published between 1964 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 1,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of classical civilization covering politics and government, the arts, religion, language, and philosophy
Cities of Vesuvius: Pompeii and Herculaneum by Michael Grant( Book )

44 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At a tavern in the Via di Nola, gladiators abandoned their ... drinks and fled for their lives ..." The eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 quickly and completely buried all the materials of the inhabitants' daily lives under a sea of ash--ironically, preserving them intact for us to see today. Here is a picture of life in a Roman provincial town, from the graffiti on the walls to the fruit in the market stalls, from the arts to the trade, from the temples to the brothels ... all frozen in death for 1,900 years
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Greek and Latin authors, 800 B.C.-A.D. 1000
Myths of the Greeks and RomansThe rise of the GreeksHistory of RomeThe history of ancient IsraelThe annals of imperial RomeGreek and Latin authors, 800 B.C.-A.D. 1000The twelve CaesarsThe fall of the Roman Empire : a reappraisal
Alternative Names
Grant, M.

Grant, Michael

Grant, Michael, 1914-

Michael Grant anglický historik a numismatik

Michael Grant britisk historikar

Michael Grant britisk historiker

Michael Grant Brits historicus (1914-2004)

Michael Grant brittisk historiker

Michael Grant englischer Altphilologe und Althistoriker

Michael Grant historien et numismate anglais

Michael Grant historyk brytyjski

Michael Grant numismatico e storico britannico

Грант Майкл

Грант, Майкл 1914-2004

Майкл Грант (історик)

مايكل جرانت، 1914-2004

مايكل غرانت كاتب إنجليزي

مایکل گرانت تاریخ‌نگار بریتانیایی

グラント, マイケル


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