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Birley, Anthony 1937-

Works: 112 works in 732 publications in 4 languages and 17,207 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Juvenile works  Military history  Pictorial works  Conference papers and proceedings  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Redactor
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Most widely held works by Anthony Birley
Marcus Aurelius by Anthony Birley( Book )

106 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 4,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Marcus Aurelius as an individual, as the philosophic author of the "Meditations", and as master of the Roman Empire, 161-180 A.D
Septimius Severus: the African emperor by Anthony Birley( )

48 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of perhaps the most powerful black ruler in all history, the Roman Emperor Septimius. Birley recounts the controversial ruler's ruthless struggle for power, his successful coup d'etat and his 18 year reign as Emperor
Hadrian : the restless emperor by Anthony Birley( Book )

43 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Hadrian, Anthony R. Birley brilliantly uses new evidence to chronicle the fascinating life of a man who, while broken and hated at his death, nevertheless left an indelible stamp on the Roman Empire. Birley shows how Hadrian brazenly abandoned his predecessor Trajan's eastern conquests, constructed new demarcation lines in Germany, North Africa, and most famously Hadrian's Wall in Britain, to limit the expansion of the Empire. Hadrian portrayed himself as a second Augustus, and, unlike most Roman emperors, acted rather than reacted. He promoted the "Greek Renaissance" extravagantly, but his attempt to Hellenize the Jews had disastrous consequences. Birley also explores Hadrian's dramatic personal life, including his tragic love affair with the young Antinous, whose death in the Nile caused speculation of suicide and even sacrifice
Agricola ; and Germany by Cornelius Tacitus( )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cornelius Tacitus, Rome's greatest historian and the last major writer of classical Latin prose, produced his first two books in AD 98. He was inspired to take up his pen when the assassination of Domitian ended 'fifteen years of enforced silence'. These first products were brief: the biography of his late father-in-law Julius Agricola and an account of Rome's most dangerous enemies, the Germans. As governor for seven years, Agricola had completed the conquest of Britain and much of Tacitus' biography is devoted to the country and its people. Germany is the only surviving specimen from the ancient world of an ethnographic study. Each of these early works has had immense influence on our perception of Rome and the northern 'barbarians'." "This newly translated edition reflects recent research in Roman-British and Roman-German history, including recently discovered evidence on Tacitus' early career."--Jacket
Onomasticon to the Younger Pliny : letters and panegyric by Anthony Birley( )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in Roman Britain by Anthony Birley( Book )

54 editions published between 1964 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picture of the times and daily life of individual Britons during the more than 400 years that Rome occupied their island province
Lives of the later Caesars : the first part of the Augustan history : with newly compiled Lives of Nerva and Trajan( Book )

23 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most controversial of all works to survive from ancient Rome, the Augustan History is our main source of information about the Roman emperors from 117 to 284 AD. Written in the late fourth century by an anonymous author, it is an enigmatic combination of truth, invention and humour. This volume contains the first half of the History, and includes biographies of every emperor from Hadrian to Heliogabalus - among them the godlike Marcus Antonius and his grotesquely corrupt son Commodus. The History contains many fictitious (but highly entertaining) anecdotes about the depravity of the emperors, as the author blends historical fact and faked documents to present our most complete - albeit unreliable - account of the later Roman Caesars. Anthony Birley's translation conveys the eloquence of the original and his introduction considers the text's history. This volume also contains two Lives by Birley of Nerva and Trajan, bridging the gap between the conclusion of Suetonius' masterpiece The Twelve Caesars in 96 AD and the beginning of the Augustan History. -- from back cover
The people of Roman Britain by Anthony Birley( Book )

26 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Septimius Severus : the African emperor by Anthony Birley( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman papers by Ronald Syme( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anatolica : studies in Strabo by Ronald Syme( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No historian of ancient Rome in this century has had a greater influence on historical research or won greater international acclaim than Sir Ronald Syme. His outstanding position was due mainly to his first two books, The Roman Revolution, which appeared in 1939, and Tacitus (two volumes, 1958) - although he went on to produce many more monographs, and seven volumes of his Roman Papers have so far appeared. The long gap between his first two books is partly explained by the war, which took him on official duties to Belgrade and Ankara; and he spent 1943-5 at Istanbul as Professor of Classical Philology. It was always known that Syme had continued to write during the war, in particular the 'Straboniana' investigations into the famous ancient Geography composed by Strabo, a native of Asia Minor, in the time of Augustus. After Syme's death, the manuscript was discovered among his papers: he had not quite completed the work, but what he had written, with almost complete annotation, represents a substantial and fascinating study of the historical geography of Anatolia in the Hellenistic and early Roman period. Syme ruthlessly dissects the often incoherent and inconsistent text of Strabo, at the same time providing rich detail on client kings, Roman generals and emperors, writers, and travellers. Above all, he shows unequalled ability to understand the landscape and settlement of Anatolia; and the work is composed in the same forceful and elegant style that made his other books classics of historical literature."--Jacket
The Roman government of Britain by Anthony Birley( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work contains biographical entries for all the Roman higher officials who served in Britain from A.D. 43 to c. 409. It is a completely revised edition of the author's The Fasti of Roman Britain (1981), taking account both of newly discovered governors, legionary legates and tribunes, procurators, and prefects of the fleet, and of new information about the origin, family, and career of previously known officials. In each entry the evidence, literary and epigraphic, is quoted in full and - unlike in the first edition - translated. A further change is that the evidence for imperial visits to Britain or involvement in the island's affairs is also quoted and discussed
The fasti of Roman Britain by Anthony Birley( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The provincial at Rome : and, Rome and the Balkans 80BC-AD14 by Ronald Syme( Book )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographie und Prosopographie : internationales Kolloquium zum 65. Geburtstag von Anthony R. Birley, 28. September 2002, Schloss Mickeln, Düsseldorf by Internationales Kolloquium zum 65. Geburtstag von Anthony R. Birley( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in German and English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imperial Rome by Alan Sorrell( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garrison life at Vindolanda : a band of brothers by Anthony Birley( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ink writing-tablets, first identified at Roman Vindolanda, just south of Hadrian's Wall, in 1973, revealed a hitherto unknown papyrus-substitute, thin leaves of wood for day-to-day book-keeping and letters. Dating mostly from the years AD 90-125 (Hadrian's Wall was begun in 122), these unique tablets represent the largest collection of original Roman letters ever found." "The book paints a picture of two Roman auxiliary regiments, the 9th Cohort of Batavians and the 1st Cohort of Tungrians. Among the 400 named officers and personnel, the Batavian prefect Flavius Cerialis features prominently, together with his wife Sulpicia Lepidina, who received the now famous birthday party invitation from her friend Claudia Severa, wife of Cerialis' colleague and fellow hunting enthusiast Aelius Brocchus." "In addition to covering officers and families, friends and colleagues, this book brings to life the ordinary soldiers and their names and duties; military routine, duty-reports, leave and deserters; the supply of food, drink and other goods; merchants and contractors; visitors and entertainment as well as day-to-day enthusiasms as varied as hunting and religion."--BOOK JACKET
Hadrian's Wall; an illustrated guide by Anthony Birley( Book )

37 editions published between 1963 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universal Rome: a selection of articles from 'History Today'( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Locus virtutibus patefactus? : Zum Beförderungssystem in der Hohen Kaiserzeit by Anthony Birley( Book )

13 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Septimius Severus: the African emperor
Septimius Severus: the African emperorHadrian : the restless emperorAgricola ; and GermanyOnomasticon to the Younger Pliny : letters and panegyricLives of the later Caesars : the first part of the Augustan history : with newly compiled Lives of Nerva and TrajanRoman papersAnatolica : studies in StraboThe Roman government of Britain
Alternative Names
Anthony Birley Brits antropoloog

Anthony R. Birley britischer Althistoriker

Anthony Richard Birley

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Birley, A. R. (Anthony Richard)

Birley, A. R. (Anthony Richard), 1937-

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