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Lane Fox, Robin 1946-

Works: 59 works in 395 publications in 7 languages and 14,580 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Controversial literature  Anecdotes  Pictorial works  Guidebooks  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: DF234, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robin Lane Fox
Pagans and Christians by Robin Lane Fox( Book )
62 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Religion and the religious life from the second to the fourth century A.D. when the gods of Olympus lost their dominion and Christianity, with the conversion of Constantine, triumphed in the Mediterranean world"--Jacket subtitle
Alexander the Great by Robin Lane Fox( Book )
88 editions published between 1075 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents an overview of Alexander the Great's life as well as his influence on history and the world
The unauthorized version : truth and fiction in the Bible by Robin Lane Fox( Book )
37 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An atheist presents his analysis of the Bible as truth and fiction
The classical world : an epic history from Homer to Hadrian by Robin Lane Fox( Book )
37 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the history and development of the classical civilizations of Greece and Rome, exploring each group's art, architecture, literature, philosophy, and politics and explaining the role they played in the creating the foundations of Western civilization
The search for Alexander by Robin Lane Fox( Book )
11 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 1,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brill's companion to ancient Macedon studies in the archaeology and history of Macedon, 650 BC-300 AD by Robin J Fox( )
10 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the past 35 years our archaeological and epigraphic evidence for the history and culture of ancient Macedon has been transformed. This book brings together the leading Greek archaeologists and historians of the area in a major collaborative survey of the finds and their interpretation, many of them unpublished outside Greece. The recent, immensely significant excavations of the palace of King Philip II are published here for the first time. Major new chapters on the Macedonians' Greek language, civic life, fourth and third century BC kings and court accompany specialist surveys of the regio
Travelling heroes : in the epic age of Homer by Robin Lane Fox( Book )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Presented as a kind of historical detective story, Travelling heroes draws upon archaeology, ancient texts, and new discoveries to develop a fresh and provocative thesis: that migrants from the Greek island of Euboea settled in specific places both in the Near East and in Italy and that what they found there helped shape their most distinctive myths"--Jacket flap
The long march : Xenophon and the ten thousand ( Book )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The March of the Ten Thousand is one of the most famous military adventures in the ancient world. Its fearless army of Greek mercenaries marched through western Asia (modern Turkey and Iraq) in 401 BC to 399 BC, their hopes and hardships recounted by Xenophon the Athenian, an admiring pupil of Socrates. Xenophon's history of the Long March, or Anabasis, became a classic of Greek literature." "In this book, twelve leading scholars explore the Anabasis, a deceptively simple and profoundly rich source of social and cultural history and the mentality of the ancient Greek participants. The contributors explore a wide range of topics, from Xenophon's values, motives and manner as a writer, to the outlook of his companions as mercenary soldiers, from his descriptions of religion in soldiers' lives to their relations with women, boys and the many foreign peoples encountered during the march."--Jacket
The illustrated garden book by V Sackville-West( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En månedsopdelt havebog med råd og inspiration om forskellige planter
Thoughtful gardening by Robin Lane Fox( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combining a vast understanding of horticulture with witty and stylish storytelling, these vignettes form--season by season--a rich reflection on the lessons, challenges, and joys of life with a green thumb
Travelling heroes : Greeks and their myths in the epic age of Homer by Robin Lane Fox( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This remarkable book throws new light on the history and travels of Greeks in the eighth century B.C., the formative age of the great epics of Homer. Drawing on a lifetime's familiarity with Greek literature and history, many recent archaeological discoveries and the author's own travels to its main sites around the Mediterranean, it shows how similar travels shaped the Greeks' myths about their gods and heroes, and relates them to particular places and stories in the east and west. It credits particular Greeks for the first time with a trail of discoveries about their gods and battles which seemed to stretch from one end of their world to the other."--BOOK JACKET
Variations on a garden by Robin Lane Fox( Book )
8 editions published between 1974 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thoughtful gardening : great plants, great gardens, great gardeners by Robin Lane Fox( Book )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alexander of Macedonia the world conquered by Robin Lane Fox( Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alexander the Great is the most famous king and conqueror known in the ancient world. In his lifetime, he was given honors equal to those of the gods. After his death, he became a legend and the 'Alexander Romance' became the best-selling fiction of the medieval lectures. Professor Fox answers questions about Alexander that have percolated throughout history: Why did Alexander succeed? What was he like? How did he change the world and its history?
Better gardening by Robin Lane Fox( Book )
5 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annals, Histories, Agricola, Germania by Cornelius Tacitus( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complete historical works of the greatest chronicler of the Roman Empire in a wholly revised and updated translation. A brilliant narrator and a master stylist, Tacitus served as administrator and senator, a career that gave him an intimate view of the empire at its highest levels, and of the dramatic, violent, and often bloody events of the first century. In the Annals, he writes about Augustus Caesar's death and observes the inner workings of the courts of the emperors Tiberius and Nero. In the Histories, he describes an empire in tumult, four emperors reigning in one year, each overthrown by the next. The Agricola, a biography of Tacitus's father-in-law, Julius Agricola, the most celebrated governor of Roman Britain is the first detailed account of the island that would eventually rule over a quarter of the earth. And in the Germania, the famed warrior-barbarians of ancient Germany come richly to life
The making of Alexander by Robin Lane Fox( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gives a unique inside view of the ups and downs of filming. Answers questions such as How did Oliver Stone's scipt evolve - What about the battle training - How does the film relate to the known history of Alexander the Great?
Die klassische Welt : eine Weltgeschichte von Homer bis Hadrian by Robin Lane Fox( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in German and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ein großartiges Panorama antiker Geschichte, so fulminant erzählt wie ein historischer Roman.Auf den Spuren des antikenbegeisterten römischen Kaisers Hadrian, der um 120 n. Chr. begann, sein gesamtes Imperium von Schottland bis Ägypten zu bereisen, lässt Robin Lane Fox die Antike lebendig werden,von den homerischen Epen über die Erfindung der Demokratie und den stürmischen Aufstieg des Alexanderreichs bis zur römischen Kaiserzeit und den Anfängen des Christentums. Die Fülle der historischen Ereignisse von 1000 Jahren ordnet der Autor entlang dreier Leitthemen: Freiheit, Gerechtigkeit und Luxus - Themen, die schon in der Antike und bis zum heutigen Tag die Auseinandersetzung mit der Gesellschaft bestimmen. Anschaulich und lebensvoll schildert Lane Fox,wie sich zunächst die griechische und auf ihren Schultern die römische Klassik entwickelt hat und wie antike Geschmacks- und Wertmaßstäbe uns bis heute prägen
The best gardens in Italy : a traveller's guide by Kirsty McLeod( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Best Gardens in Italy is full of fascinating historical vignettes and striking hortichultural images from italian gardens, some worldfamous, many others until now known only to a few
The wild garden by W Robinson( Book )
3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Robinson's revolutionary book, The Wild Garden, envisioned an authentically naturalistic approach to gardening that is more vital today than ever before. First published in 1870, The Wild Garden evolved through many editions and remained in print through the remainder of the author's lifetime (1838?1935). In the book, Robinson issued a forceful challenge to the prevailing style of the day, which relied upon tender plants arranged in rigidly geometrical designs. In sharp contrast, Robinson advocated for the use of hardy, locally adapted native and exotic plants arranged according to local growing conditions. Robinson's vision was inspired by his first-hand observations of natural habitats in Europe and North America, and he put his ideas into practice in his own garden at Gravetye Manor in West Sussex. The Wild Garden was ground-breaking and hugely influential in its day, and is stunningly relevant to twenty-first century gardeners and landscape stewards seeking to adopt sustainable design and management practices. In addition to the complete original text and illustrations from the fifth edition of 1895, this expanded edition includes new chapters and 112 color photographs by award-winning photographer and landscape consultant Rick Darke. His new material places wild gardening in modern context, underscoring Robinson's importance in the evolution of ecological design and illustrating an inspiring diversity of contemporary wild gardens. The potent combination presented here makes this new edition of a timeless classic an essential resource for all who wish to know how we have arrived at our present understanding of gardens and what opportunities lie ahead. As will be immediately clear to anyone who leafs through this book, Robinson's urgent message continues to resonate
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Alternative Names
Fox, Robin
Fox, Robin J. Lane.
Fox, Robin L.
Fox Robin Lane
Fox, Robin Lane 1946-
Lane-Fox, Robin.
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Lane-Fox, Robin J.
Lane Fox, Robin J. 1946-
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English (255)
German (24)
Spanish (15)
Dutch (9)
Italian (6)
French (5)
Japanese (2)