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Murray, Oswyn

Overview
Works: 115 works in 577 publications in 5 languages and 17,699 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings  Reference works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Redactor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Oswyn Murray
Early Greece by Oswyn Murray( Book )

89 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Within the space of three centuries leading up to the great Persian invasion of 480 B.C., Greece was transformed from a simple peasant society into a sophisticated civilization which dominated the shores of the Mediterranean from Spain to Syria and from the Crimea to Egypt -- a culture whose achievements in the fields of art, science, philosophy and politics were to establish the canons of the Western world. The author places this remarkable development in the context of Mediterranean civilization. He shows how contact with the East acted as a catalyst to transform art and religion, analyzes the invention of the alphabet and the conceptual changes it brought, describes the expansion of Greece in trade and colonization and investigates the relationship between military technology and political progress in the overthrow of aristocratic governments." [Back cover]
Encyclopedia of the ancient Greek world by David Sacks( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 1,959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A-to-Z reference provides an appraisal of the spiritual and intellectual genius of Greek civilization, encompassing politics, geography, mythical figures, and great thinkers
The Oxford illustrated history of Greece and the Hellenistic world by John Boardman( Book )

37 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study begins with the eighth century BS, witnessing the emergence of the Greek city-states, and extends to the conquests of Alexander the Great and the establishment of the Greek monarchies some five centuries later."--Back cover
The Greeks and Greek civilization by Jacob Burckhardt( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Burchkardt portrayed ancient Greek culture as an aristocratic world based on ruthless competition for honor, which led, in turn, to a tyrannous state with minimal freedoms ... Athenian democracy provided a forum where dangerous demagogues could bend the masses to their will and where the individual could co little to resist the decisions of the demos."--Jacket
The Oxford history of the Roman world( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book tells the story of the rise of Rome from its origins as a cluster of villages to the foundation of the Roman Empire by Augustus, and its consolidation in the first two centuries AD. It also explores important aspects of the later Empire and its influence on western civilization."--Back cover
The Greek city : from Homer to Alexander( Book )

23 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bread and circuses : historical sociology and political pluralism by Paul Veyne( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over waarom de Griekse en Romeinse keizers en hun notabelen zich verplicht zagen om de armen te voorzien van brood en vermaak
Sympotica : a symposium on the symposion by Oswyn Murray( Book )

30 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A commentary on Herodotus books I-IV by David Asheri( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This commentary by leading scholars has been revised and edited, and is designed for use alongside the 'Oxford Classical Text of Herodotus', and will replace the century-old historical commentary of How and Wells (1912) as the most authoritative account of modern scholarship on Herodotus
Latin poetry and the classical tradition : essays in medieval and Renaissance literature( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greece and the Hellenistic world by John Boardman( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Athens, its rise and fall : with views of the literature, philosophy, and social life of the Athenian people by Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton was once Britain's most famous historical novelist, rivalling and outselling Dickens in his day. His best-known book was The Last Days of Pompeii; yet he was also responsible for a great work of history. Athens: Its Rise and Fall, originally published in 1837, is the most important and readable of the Victorian histories of ancient Greece. It stands alongside Macauley and Carlyle as a great historical work of British Romanticism, and anticipates the thinking of George Grote and John Stuart Mill on Greek history by over a decade. 2003 is the bicentenary of Bulwer Lytton's birth. To celebrate, Routledge is reissuing this influential work. This new edition will include the text of a never-before published "third volume", recently discovered by Oxford academic Oswyn Murray
La Cité grecque d'Homère à Alexandre by Oswyn Murray( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia Oxford del mundo clasico by John Boardman( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in Spanish and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La città greca by Oswyn Murray( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in Italian and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sympotica : a symposium on the symposium( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das antike Griechenland( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of a civil servant, Sir Oswyn Murray, G.C.B., Secretary of the Admiralty, 1917-1936 by Oswyn Murray( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Encyclopedia of the ancient Greek world
Alternative Names
Murray, O.

Oswyn Murray britischer Althistoriker

Oswyn Murray Brits historicus

Мюррей, Освин

Languages
English (277)

Spanish (21)

German (14)

Italian (14)

French (13)

Covers
Encyclopedia of the ancient Greek worldThe Oxford illustrated history of Greece and the Hellenistic worldThe Greeks and Greek civilizationThe Oxford history of the Roman worldThe Greek city : from Homer to AlexanderSympotica : a symposium on the symposionA commentary on Herodotus books I-IVGreece and the Hellenistic world