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Murray, Oswyn

Overview
Works: 117 works in 588 publications in 5 languages and 17,647 library holdings
Genres: History  Reference works  Dictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Redactor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Oswyn Murray
The Oxford history of the classical world by John Boardman( Book )

77 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 4,770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays from thirty contributors provides a comprehensive overview of the Greco-Roman world, its history, and its social, political, artistic, and cultural achivements
The Oxford illustrated history of Greece and the Hellenistic world by John Boardman( )

37 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 2,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the epic poems of Homer to the glittering art and architecture of Greece's Golden Age, to the influential Roman systems of law and leadership, the classical Greek world established the foundations of our culture as well as many of its most enduring achievements. Now, in this vividly illustrated volume, readers can embrace the spirit of the classical world, from the eighth to the first centuries B.C., a period unparalleled in history for its brilliance in literature, philosophy, and the visual arts. This work also treats the Hellenization of the Middle East by the monarchies established in the area conquested by Alexander the Great. The editors, all celebrated classicists, intersperse chapters on political and social history with sections on literature, philosophy, and the arts, and reinforce the historical framework with maps and historical charts. Moreover, the contributors--thirty of the world's leading scholars--present the latest in modern scholarship through masterpieces of wit, brevity, and style. Together with hundreds of excellent illustrations, theses entries provide both a provocative and entertaining window into our classical heritage
Early Greece by Oswyn Murray( Book )

90 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,994 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 )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 1,969 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 Greeks and Greek civilization by Jacob Burckhardt( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,138 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
Athens, its rise and fall : with views of the literature, philosophy, and social life of the Athenian people by Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton( )

16 editions published between 1837 and 2014 in English and held by 1,134 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
The Oxford history of the Roman world( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 750 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 by Oswyn Murray( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 545 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 474 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 409 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 )

17 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In vino veritas by Oswyn Murray( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Cité grecque d'Homère à Alexandre by Oswyn Murray( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legacy of Arnaldo Momigliano( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia Oxford del mundo clasico by John Boardman( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in Spanish and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La città greca by Oswyn Murray( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in Italian and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sympotica : a symposium on the symposium( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das antike Griechenland( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Oxford history of the classical world
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The Oxford illustrated history of Greece and the Hellenistic worldEarly GreeceEncyclopedia of the ancient Greek worldThe Greeks and Greek civilizationAthens, its rise and fall : with views of the literature, philosophy, and social life of the Athenian peopleThe Oxford history of the Roman worldThe Greek city : from Homer to AlexanderSympotica : a symposium on the symposion
Alternative Names
Murray, O.

Oswyn Murray britischer Althistoriker

Oswyn Murray Brits historicus

Мюррей, Освин

Languages
English (380)

Spanish (22)

French (15)

German (14)

Italian (14)