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Cartledge, Paul

Works: 105 works in 712 publications in 9 languages and 25,957 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history  Reference works  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Originator, Publishing director, Translator, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: DF261.S8, 938
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Most widely held works by Paul Cartledge
Ancient Greece : a history in eleven cities by Paul Cartledge( Book )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 1,911 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
Alexander the Great : the hunt for a new past by Paul Cartledge( Book )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,862 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 Greeks : crucible of civilization by Paul Cartledge( Book )

46 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization is an introduction to the world of Homer, Plato, Sappho, and Aristophanes." "The ancient Greek empire laid the foundation for our modern views of science, politics, warfare, philosophy, and art. Yet any examination of our similarities to the Greeks reveals as many differences. Paul Cartledge, Professor of Greek History at Cambridge University, explores our complex relationship to the Greeks by introducing us to fifteen men and women of extraordinary accomplishment: generals such as Epaminondas, statesmen such as Pericles, artists such as Sappho."--Jacket
The Spartans : the world of the warrior-heroes of ancient Greece, from utopia to crisis and collapse by Paul Cartledge( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,830 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
The Cambridge illustrated history of ancient Greece( Book )

27 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering fresh interpretations of classical Greek culture, the book devotes as much attention to social, economic, sexual and intellectual aspects as to politics and war. Paul Cartledge and his team ask what it was like for an ordinary person to partake in 'the glory that was Greece'. They examine the influences of the environment and economy; the effect of interstate tensions; the implications of sexuality; the experience of workers, soldiers, slaves, peasants and women; and the roles of myth and religion, art and culture, and science and education. This is a cultural history which reveals the far-reaching linguistic, literary, artistic and political legacy of ancient Greece, and seeks justification for Shelley's claim that 'we are all Greeks'
Thermopylae : the battle that changed the world by Paul Cartledge( Book )

33 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,461 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
Hellenistic and Roman Sparta, a tale of two cities by Paul Cartledge( Book )

32 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 878 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 )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 730 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
Democritus by Paul Cartledge( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sparta and Lakonia : a regional history, 1300-362 BC by Paul Cartledge( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sparta is one of the best-documented states of ancient Greece. Its political and social systems have fascinated and perplexed generations of classical scholars, as well as having a powerful influence on European civilization to this day. In this fully revised and updated edition of his groundbreaking study, Paul Cartledge uncovers the realities behind the potent myth of Sparta. The book explores both the city-state of Sparta and the territory of Lakonia which it unified and exploited. Combining the more traditional written sources with archaeological and environmental perspectives, its coverage extends from the apogee of Mycenaean culture, to Sparta's crucial defeat at the battle of Mantinea in 362 BC. One of the major themes examined is the relationship between the Spartans, the Perioikoi (the free but politically disenfranchised) and the Helots (unfree peoples). Cartledge demonstrates convincingly that the system of land-tenure based on the exploitation of the helots carried within it the seeds both of Spartan grandeur, and of Spartan decadence
Nomos : essays in Athenian law, politics, and society( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

23 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hellenistic constructs : essays in culture, history, and historiography by Paul Cartledge( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 438 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. Why has this pivotal battle been so overlooked? In After Thermopylae, Paul Cartledge masterfully reopens one of the great puzzles of ancient Greece to discover, as much as possible, w
Kosmos : essays in order, conflict, and community in classical Athens( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Money, labour, and land : approaches to the economies of ancient Greece by Lin Foxhall( Book )

20 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 )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 253 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 )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 124 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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Ancient Greece : a history in eleven cities
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Cartledge, P. A.

Cartledge, P.A. 1947-

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

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Paul Cartledge storico e accademico britannico

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Alexander the Great : the hunt for a new pastThe Greeks : crucible of civilizationThe Spartans : the world of the warrior-heroes of ancient Greece, from utopia to crisis and collapseThe Cambridge illustrated history of ancient GreeceThermopylae : the battle that changed the worldHellenistic and Roman Sparta, a tale of two citiesSpartan reflectionsDemocritus