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Stadter, Philip A.

Overview
Works: 54 works in 236 publications in 10 languages and 8,582 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Biographies  Concordances 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: PA4461, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Philip A Stadter
Greek lives : a selection of nine Greek lives by Plutarch( )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 1,867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Plutarch's biographies of eminent Greeks and Romans are renowned not just for their historical importance but also for their insights into the personalities they describe. In prose that is rich, elegant, and sprinkled with learned references, Plutarch explores with an extraordinary degree of insight the interplay of character and political action. He portrays virtues to be emulated and vices to be avoided, but his purpose is implicitly to warn and educate those in his own day who wielded power. Plutarch brought to biography not only a clear moral objective, but also a natural storyteller's ear for a good anecdote. Influential in their own day, the Lives were drawn on by later historians and writers, including Shakespeare." "This selection of nine Lives, chosen for their range and interest, offers a new translation as well as a lucid introduction and helpful notes and indexes."--Jacket
Roman lives : a selection of eight Roman lives by Plutarch( )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the eight lives of this collection Plutarch introduces the reader to the major figures of classical Rome. He portrays virtues to be emulated and vices to be avoided, but his purpose is also implicitly to educate and warn those in his own day who wielded power. In prose that is rich, elegant, and sprinkled with learned references, he explores with an extraordinary degree of insight the interplay of character and political action. While drawing chiefly on historical sources, he brings to biography a natural storyteller's ear for a good anecdote."--Jacket
Plutarch and the historical tradition by Philip A Stadter( )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays, by experts in the field from five countries, examine Plutarch's interpretative and artistic reshaping of his historical sources in representative lives. Diverse essays treat literary elements such as the parallelism which renders a pair of lives a unit or the themes which unify the lives. Others consider the selecting, combining, simplifying, and enlarging employed in composition. The construction of a Plutarchian life, the essays demonstrate, required careful selection and creative reworking of the historical material available
The Speeches in Thucydides; a collection of original studies with a bibliography by Philip A Stadter( Book )

26 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shi dui gu xi la de wei da shi jia zui xian ming de wen xue te zheng -- " yan shuo ci " de yi xiang yan jiu, dui yu kai tuo wo guo de xi fang gu dian shi xue ming zhu de yan jiu ju you qi fa yi yi
The public library of Renaissance Florence. Niccolò Niccoli, Cosimo de' Medici and the library of San Marco by B. L Ullman( )

30 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plutarch's historical methods : an analysis of the Mulierum virtutes by Philip A Stadter( Book )

28 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arrian of Nicomedia by Philip A Stadter( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A commentary on Plutarch's Pericles by Philip A Stadter( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plutarch and his Roman readers by Philip A Stadter( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plutarch's focus on the great leaders of the classical world, his anecdotal style, and his self-presentation as a good-natured friend and wise counsellor have appealed over the centuries to a wide audience, persons as diverse as Beethoven and Benjamin Franklin, Shakespeare and Harry Truman. This collection of essays on Plutarch's Parallel Lives examines the moral issues Plutarch recognized behind political leadership, and relates his writings to the audience of leading generals and administrators of the Roman empire which he aimed to influence, and to the larger social and political context of the reigns of the Flavian emperors and their successors, Nerva and Trajan, during which he wrote. The essays explore Plutarch's considered views on how his contemporaries could - and we ourselves can - learn from the successes and failures of the great men of the past. -- Dust jacket
Sage and emperor : Plutarch, Greek intellectuals, and Roman power in the time of Trajan, 98-117 A.D.( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays explores, from several perspectives, Plutarch's relation to the ideas of government in his day. The focus is on Plutarch, because of the importance of his writings, the number and eminence of his Roman friends and the problematic nature of his relation with Trajan. Plutarch's position at Delphi made him a spokesman for the cultural memory of Greece. His friends were among the most important in the empire; some were close associates of Trajan. His Lives and political essays form the largest single body of political writing from the early empire. The nineteen essays in this book, by leading European and American Scholars, address three questions: What was the social and intellectual context in which Plutarch wrote? What did this philosopher-author have to say to contemporary statesmen; whether civic leaders, Roman imperial officials, or the emperor himself? How did his philosophical inquiry address contemporary issues? The overall objective is to establish the context of Plutarch's work in the society and the historical circumstances for which it was written; to see Plutarch not writing in a vacuum but for readers whose ambitions, virtues and weaknesses he recognized and whom he wished to help achieve a more philosophically based life.[publisher]Ideal Rule -- Christophe
Plutarch : Alexander by J. R Hamilton( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Ziegler's revised (Teubner) text, this book provides a commentary on Plutarch's Life of Alexander. The book devotes much of its space to historical matters, comparing Plutarch's narrative at every point with other sources
Historical and biographical values of Plutarch's works : studies devoted to Professor Philip A. Stadter by International Plutarch Society( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in 5 languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman lives : a selection of eight lives by Plutarch( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcus Cato Sulla Aemilius Paullus, PompeyThe Gracchi MariusJulius Caesar Anthony'I treat the narrative of the Lives as a kind of mirror ... The experience is like nothing so much as spending time in their company and living with them: I receive and welcome each of them in turn as my guest.'In the eight lives of this collection Plutarch introduces the reader to the major figures and periods of classical Rome. He portrays virtues to be emulated and vices to be avoided, but his purpose is also implicitly to educate and warn those in his own day who wielded power. In prose that is rich, elegant and
A concordance to Arrian by J. David Bolter( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek Lives by Plutarch( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nine lives in this selection include those of Lycurgus, Pericles, Solon, Nicias, Themistocles, Alcibiades, Cimon, Agesilaus, and Alexander. Portraying virtues to be emulated and vices to be avoided, Plutarch explores with great insight the interplay of character and political action. This new translation is accompanied by a lucid introduction, explanatory notes, bibliographies, maps and indexes. - ;Lycurgus, Pericles, Solon, Nicias, Themistocles, Alcibiades, Cimon, Agesilaus, Alexander - I treat the narrative of the Lives as a kind of mirror ... The experience is like nothing so much as spendi
Roman lives : a selection of eight lives by Plutarchus( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vite parallele by Plutarch( Book )

in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The public library of renaissance Florence : Niccolò Nicoli, Cosimo de' Medici and the library of San Marco by Convento di San Marco (Florence)( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sertorio ; Eumene by Plutarch( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concordance to Arrian by J. David Bolter( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Plutarch and the historical tradition
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Roman lives : a selection of eight Roman livesPlutarch and the historical traditionThe public library of Renaissance Florence. Niccolò Niccoli, Cosimo de' Medici and the library of San MarcoA commentary on Plutarch's PericlesPlutarch : AlexanderRoman lives : a selection of eight livesGreek LivesRoman lives : a selection of eight lives
Alternative Names
Philip Stadter Amerikaans classicus

Stadter, Philip Austin 1936-

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