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Lane Fox, Robin 1946-

Overview
Works: 57 works in 488 publications in 9 languages and 15,762 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Controversial literature  Biographies  Anecdotes  Pictorial works  Guidebooks  Conference papers and proceedings  Motion pictures  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler
Classifications: DF234, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robin Lane Fox
Pagans and Christians by Robin Lane Fox( Book )

88 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,907 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 )

119 editions published between 1075 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 2,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an overview of Alexander the Great's life as well as his influence on history and the world
The classical world : an epic history from Homer to Hadrian by Robin Lane Fox( Book )

51 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,908 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 unauthorized version : truth and fiction in the Bible by Robin Lane Fox( Book )

43 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An atheist presents his analysis of the Bible as truth and fiction
The search for Alexander by Robin Lane Fox( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who was this remarkable man called Alexander? What drove him to daring feats of organization and discipline that would be impossible to believe were they not documented by solid archaeological and historical evidence? After centuries of enshrouding myth and conflicting legends -- of his death-defying prowess during battle, of his rumored participation in wild drinking parties -- what do we now know for certain about Alexander's life? This book sets out to answer these questions in what is a fascinating, highly readable biography, published to coincide with an exciting national television special and a major international art exhibition bringing hundreds of stunning royal relics from the Alexandrian age
Travelling heroes : in the epic age of Homer by Robin Lane Fox( Book )

42 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 914 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
Augustine : conversions to confessions by Robin Lane Fox( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"You are great, O Lord, and greatly to be praised; great is your power and to your wisdom there no limit." So begin the Confessions of St. Augustine: the most intimate and heartfelt prayer ever composed, a cornerstone of Western thought, and a study of anguish, hesitation, and divine intervention that influences Christians--Catholics and Protestants alike--to this day. But the Confessions do not tell the full story of Augustine's tumultuous life and times. Here, the celebrated historian of the ancient world, Robin Lane Fox, follows Augustine of Hippo on his eventful journey to God and the writing of the Confessions. Born in AD 354 to a pagan father and a Christian mother, Augustine spent the first years of his life grappling with the nature of God and the world. He learned about Christianity as a child but was not baptized, choosing instead to immerse himself in his studies--all the while indulging in a life of lust and ambition. In the Confessions, he recounts his schooling in the classics in late-Roman North Africa, his sexual. sins ("Give me chastity, but not yet," he famously prayed), his time in an outlawed heretical sect, his worldly career and friendships; and his' gradual return to God. Drawing on recently discovered letters and sermons, Lane Fox expands on and complicates the story Augustine told about himself. He takes us from Augustine's heretical years as a Manichaean and his study of Neoplatonism to his later conversion. He evokes Augustine's early life with exceptional insight, showing how his quest for knowledge and faith ultimately brought him to Christianity. And he calls on his unparalleled knowledge of antiquity to bring Augustine's world to bustling life. This is an authoritative portrait of this colossal figure at his most thoughtful, venerable, and profound."--Adapted from book jacket
The long march : Xenophon and the ten thousand( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 476 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 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En månedsopdelt havebog med råd og inspiration om forskellige planter
Thoughtful gardening by Robin Lane Fox( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 328 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
Brill's companion to ancient Macedon : studies in the archaeology and history of Macedon, 650 BC-300 AD by Robin J Fox( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on the latest archaeology, epigraphy and historical interpretation, this major volume presents a survey of ancient Macedon, important parts of which are published by their excavators for the first time, including the palace of King Philip II. Archaeologists and historians of the ancient Greek worlds will welcome this milestone in the study of this rapidly changing filed, packed with new information, interpretations and essential bibliography
Variations on a garden by Robin Lane Fox( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 147 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 145 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?
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 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Better gardening by Robin Lane Fox( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annals, Histories, Agricola, Germania by Cornelius Tacitus( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 110 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
Le jardin dans l'antiquité : introduction et huit exposés suivis de discussions by Entretiens sur l'Antiquité classique( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best gardens in Italy : a traveller's guide by Kirsty McLeod( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 78 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 )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title, first published in 1870, issued a forceful challenge to the prevailing garden style of the day. The book advocates a naturalistic style in which hardy plants, both native and exotic, are arranged in groupings that mimic wild landscapes
Augustine : conversions and confessions by Robin Lane Fox( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The classical world : an epic history from Homer to Hadrian
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Languages
English (325)

German (46)

Spanish (24)

Italian (12)

Japanese (9)

Dutch (9)

French (6)

Croatian (1)

Swedish (1)

Covers
Alexander the GreatThe classical world : an epic history from Homer to HadrianThe unauthorized version : truth and fiction in the BibleTravelling heroes : in the epic age of HomerThe long march : Xenophon and the ten thousandThoughtful gardeningBrill's companion to ancient Macedon : studies in the archaeology and history of Macedon, 650 BC-300 ADVariations on a garden