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Cartledge, Paul

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Alexander the Great : the hunt for a new past by Paul Cartledge( Book )

30 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of Alexander the Great's political and military accomplishments traces the path of his armies while charting the course of his influence, citing his impact on military tactics, scholarship, and politics
The Spartans : the world of the warrior-heroes of ancient Greece, from utopia to crisis and collapse by Paul Cartledge( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the ancient Greek city-state of Sparta, describes its distinctive military society and the unusual freedom of Spartan women, and discusses the civilizations
Ancient Greece : a history in eleven cities by Paul Cartledge( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 1,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contribution of the ancient Greeks to modern western culture is incalculable. In the worlds of art, architecture, myth, literature, and philosophy, the world we live in would be unrecognizable without the formative influence of ancient Greek models. This introduction to ancient Greece takes the city as its starting point, revealing just how central the polis ("city-state" or "citizen-state") was to Hellenistic cultural achievements. In particular, the author uses the history of eleven major Greek cities, out of more than a thousand, to illuminate the most important and informative aspects of Greek history from the first documented use of the Greek language around 1400 BCE, through the glories of the Classical and Hellenistic periods, to the foundation of the Byzantine empire in around CE 330. The book spans a long time period, ranging from the first examples of ancient Greek language from Cnossus in Crete around 1400 BC to the establishment of Constantinople (today's Istanbul) in 324 AD on the site of the Greek city of Byzantion. He highlights the role of such renowned cities as Athens (birthplace of democracy) and Sparta, but he also examines Argos, Thebes, Syracuse in Sicily, and Alexandria in Egypt, as well as lesser known locales such as Miletus (home of the West's first intellectual, Thales) and Massalia (Marseilles today), where the Greeks introduced the wine grape to the French. The author uses these cities to illuminate major themes, from economics, religion, and social relations, to gender and sexuality, slavery and freedom, and politics. And throughout, the book explores how these eleven cities differed both from each other and from modern society. An innovative approach to ancient Greece and its legacy, both in terms of the time span covered and in its unique city-by-city organization, this volume provides a concise introduction to the history and culture of this civilization
Thermopylae : the battle that changed the world by Paul Cartledge( Book )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 480 B.C., a huge Persian army, led by the inimitable King Xerxes, entered the mountain pass of Thermopylae to march on Greece, intending to conquer the land with little difficulty. But the Greeks, led by King Leonidas and a small army of Spartans, took the battle to the Persians at Thermopylae and nearly halted their advance. It is one of history's most acclaimed battles, one of civilization's greatest last stands. In this book the author, a classical historian looks anew at this history-altering moment and shows how its repercussions affect us even today. The invasion of Europe by Xerxes and his army redefined culture, kingdom, and class. The valiant efforts of the Greek warriors, facing a huge onrushing Persian army at the narrow pass at Thermopylae, changed the way future generations would think about combat, courage, and death
The Greeks : a portrait of self and others by Paul Cartledge( Book )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Greeks were the inventors of history as we understand it. Yet their historiography remained rooted in myth, and the social context of the inventions for which we rightly treasure their achievements - democracy, philosophy, theatre - was often deeply alien to our own way of thinking and acting. The aim of this book is to explore that achievement. Paul Cartledge does so by presenting a fascinating portrait of the Greeks in terms of their own self-image, and explores how the dominant Greeks - adult, male, citizens - sought, with limited success, to define themselves in polar opposition to non-Greeks, women, non-citizens, slaves, and gods."--Jacket
Hellenistic and Roman Sparta, a tale of two cities by Paul Cartledge( Book )

36 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This original and compelling account of later Spartan history challenges the conventional misperception of Spartan 'decline' after the loss of her status as a great power on the battlefield in 371 BC
Spartan reflections by Paul Cartledge( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The complex and distinctive Spartan tradition has been a prominent theme in western thinking from antiquity to today. Sparta is also one of a handful of ancient Greek cities with enough existing evidence for historians to create a realistic social portrait. Over the past quarter-century Paul Cartledge has established himself as the leading international authority on ancient Sparta. Spartan Reflection is a collection of his essays - two are published here for the first time, and the rest, often difficult to locate, have been revised and updated for publication in book form. Giving us a real sense of what Sparta was like as a culture, these essays constitute a fascinating introduction to and overview of ancient Spartan history and its reception. This collection, unique in breadth and scope, will be an essential source for anyone interested in this idiosyncratic society."--Jacket
Nomos : essays in Athenian law, politics, and society( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democritus by Paul Cartledge( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agesilaos and the crisis of Sparta by Paul Cartledge( Book )

23 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy : a life by Paul Cartledge( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ancient Greece first coined the concept of "democracy," yet almost every major ancient Greek thinker...from Plato and Aristotle onwards...were ambivalent or even hostile to democracy in any form. The explanation is quite simple: the elite perceived majority power as tantamount to a dictatorship of the proletariat. In ancient Greece there can be traced not only the rudiments of modern democratic society but the entire Western tradition of anti-democratic thought. In Democracy: A Life, Paul Cartledge provides a detailed history of this ancient political system. In addition, by drawing out the salient differences between ancient and modern forms of democracy he enables a richer understanding of both. Cartledge contends that there is no one "ancient Greek democracy" as pure and simple as is often believed. Democracy surveys the emergence and development of Greek politics, the invention of political theory, and-intimately connected to the latter-the birth of democracy, first at Athens in c. 500 BCE and then at its greatest flourishing in the Greek world around 350 BCE. Cartledge then traces the decline of genuinely democratic Greek institutions at the hands of the Macedonians and...subsequently and decisively...the Romans. Authoritative and accessible, Democracy: A Life will be regarded as the best account of ancient democracy and its long afterlife"
The Greeks : crucible of civilization by Paul Cartledge( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Views the rise and fall of ancient Greece through the eyes of prominent figures of the times, including Cleisthenes, Themistocles, Pericles, and Socrates
After Thermopylae : the oath of Plataea and the end of the Graeco-Persian Wars by Paul Cartledge( Book )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Battle of Plataea in 479 BCE is one of world history's unjustly neglected events. It decisively ended the threat of a Persian conquest of Greece. It involved tens of thousands of combatants, including the largest number of Greeks ever brought together in a common cause. For the Spartans, the driving force behind the Greek victory, the battle was sweet vengeance for their defeat at Thermopylae the year before
Money, labour, and land : approaches to the economies of ancient Greece by Lin Foxhall( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Money, Labour and Land explores a wide range of case studies in the economic history of the ancient Greek world to reveal an explosion of ideas which open new pathways into the study of the economies of ancient Greece
Responses to Oliver Stone's Alexander : film, history, and cultural studies( Book )

15 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction / Paul Cartledge and Fiona Rose Greenland -- Stone's Alexander. Oliver Stone's Alexander and the cinematic epic tradition / Joanna Paul -- The popular reception of Alexander / Jon Solomon -- Precursors of Alexander. Alexander on stage: a critical appraisal of Rattigan's adventure Story / Robin Lane Fox -- Appearance of history: Robert Rossen's Alexander the Great / Kim Shahabudin -- Alexander's intimates: sexuality and gender. Alexander and ancient Greek sexuality: some theoretical considerations / Marilyn B. Skinner -- Olympias and Oliver: sex, sexual stereotyping, and women in Oliver Stone's Alexander / Elizabeth D. Carney -- Fortune favors the blond: Colin Farrell in Alexander / Monica S. Cyrino -- The cult of Hephaestion / Jeanne Reames -- Alexander's dream: Macedonians and foreigners. Oliver Stone, Alexander, and the unity of mankind / Thomas Harrison -- "Help me, Aphrodite!" depicting the royal women of Persia in Alexander / Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones -- Ways of viewing Alexander. Viewing the past: cinematic exegesis in the caverns of Macedonia / Verity Platt -- Blockbuster! museum responses to Alexander / John F. Cherry -- Afterword / Oliver Stone
A history of Greece by George Grote( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new edition makes accessible once again a large chunk of essential Grote. A History of Greece is both one of the greatest modern works of historical interpretation and scholarship, and a work with immediate contemporary relevance to ongoing debates over democracy in our own times."--Jacket
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The Spartans : the world of the warrior-heroes of ancient Greece, from utopia to crisis and collapse
Alternative Names
Cartledge, P. A.

Cartledge, P.A. 1947-

Cartledge, P. A. 1947- (Paul Anthony)

Cartledge, P. A. (Paul A.)

Cartledge, P. A. (Paul Anthony)

Cartledge, Paul

Cartledge, Paul 1947-

Cartledge, Paul A.

Cartledge, Paul Anthony.

Cartledge, Paul Anthony 1947-

Paul Anthony Cartledge

Paul Cartledge Brits historicus

Paul Cartledge britský historik a spisovateľ

Paul Cartledge storico e accademico britannico

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קרטלדג׳, פול. צוקרמן, אמיר

קרטלדג׳, פול. צוקרמן, אמיר סופר בריטי

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The Spartans : the world of the warrior-heroes of ancient Greece, from utopia to crisis and collapseAncient Greece : a history in eleven citiesThermopylae : the battle that changed the worldThe Greeks : a portrait of self and othersHellenistic and Roman Sparta, a tale of two citiesSpartan reflectionsNomos : essays in Athenian law, politics, and societyDemocritus