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Hornblower, Simon

Works: 72 works in 601 publications in 5 languages and 16,469 library holdings
Genres: Reference works  History  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Biographies  Poetry  Sources  Biography‡vDictionaries  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Commentator
Classifications: DE5, 938.003
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Most widely held works by Simon Hornblower
The Oxford classical dictionary by Simon Hornblower( Book )

88 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and Latin and held by 4,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For almost half a century The Oxford Classical Dictionary has been the unrivalled one-volume reference work on the Graeco-Roman world. Whether one is interested in literature or art, philosophy or law, mythology or science, intimate details of daily life or broad cultural and historical trends, the OCD is the first place to turn for clear, authoritative information on all aspects of the ancient world
The Oxford companion to classical civilization by Simon Hornblower( Book )

60 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 2,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unrivaled in scope and scholarship, The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization is an indispensable guide to the richly textured history of ancient Greece and Rome. The meticulously detailed entries contained within this volume breathe life into the people, places, and events that shaped the development of classical civilization. Readers will learn that Alexander the Great's grand army consisted of 48,500 soldiers and was the largest ever to leave Greek soil, that the white facades of refined Ionic structures in Greece were once washed with vibrant reds and blues, and that the Theodosian Code, a collection of Roman law published in AD 438, still survives today. Here are examinations of the lives and works of great philosophers and literary figures, such as Aristotle, Plato, Socrates, Sophocles, Seneca, Aeschylus and the poets Ovid and Sappho. Mythology and religion were integral parts of classical civilization, and from Aphrodite and Hermes to funerary rites and sacrifice, they are integral parts of this volume as well. Filled with both essay length articles and short quick reference entries, this extraordinarily thorough yet accessibly written book is a treasury of information on classical civilization. Arranged alphabetically, fully cross-referenced, and graced with a beautiful selection of full color plates, The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization will certainly become an essential resource for anyone interested in learning more about the cradle of western civilization
The Greek world, 479-323 BC by Simon Hornblower( Book )

69 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Greek World 479-323 B.C. has been an indispensable guide to classical Greek history since its first publication. Now Simon Hornblower has comprehensively rewritten and revised his original text, bringing it up to date for a new generation of readers." "The extensive changes made include the addition of two new chapters - on Argos, and a replacement chapter on the Peloponnesian War - and the fuller quotation of primary sources. Also new are thirty-six illustrations, the insertion of user-friendly subheadings, and a completely updated bibliography." "With valuable coverage of the broader Mediterranean world in which Greek culture flourished, as well as close examination of Athens, Sparta, and the other great city-states of Greece itself, this third edition of a classic work is a more essential read than ever."--Jacket
Thucydides by Simon Hornblower( Book )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek historiography by Greek historiography( Book )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The editor's Introduction traces the story of Greek historiography from archaic times to imperial Rome, and then discusses the intertextual relation of the Greek historians to each other and to other sorts of discourse. The seminar begins with an essay on historical explanation from Hecataeus to Polybius, and continues with papers on Herodotus (two papers), Thucydides, Theophrastus, and Diodorus of Sicily. There are also essays on the tradition about the First Sacred War, and on the Persian War theme in the Roman Empire
A commentary on Thucydides by Simon Hornblower( Book )

39 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who's who in the classical world by Simon Hornblower( Book )

35 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While books about the gods of antiquity abound, there are few works that give us entrance to the classical world as it existed in the personalities and deeds of its most important citizens. With the arrival of Who's Who in the Classical World, all this is changed. This volume holds biographical entries on nearly 500 individuals of central importance from the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome, including writers, thinkers, artists, scientists, statesmen, kings, queens, and other historical figures. Furthermore, these entries offer far more than simple biographical information: many are short essays covering major historical and cultural themes centered around individuals as varied as Herodotus, Socrates, Plato, Alexander the Great, and Augustus. Drawing on the latest edition of the Oxford Classical Dictionary, this book offers authoritative and accessible scholarship from over 190 world experts on their subjects, providing an invaluable guide to the names and achievements of the leaders of the classical world
Thucydides and Pindar : historical narrative and the world of Epinikian poetry by Simon Hornblower( Book )

30 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The thesis of this book is twofold. First, it argues for a relationship between the worlds described or presupposed by Thucydides in his History, and by Pindar, chiefly but not only in his 'epinikian' poetry - the odes he wrote for victors in the great games. Second, it argues that ancient literary critics were right to detect stylistic similarities between Thucydides and Pindar, the two great exponents of the 'severe style' in prose and verse respectively."--BOOK JACKET
Mausolus by Simon Hornblower( Book )

11 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ritual, finance, politics : Athenian democratic accounts presented to David Lewis by International Conference on the History and Archaeology of Athenian Democracy( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Introduction locates individual contributions within the study of classical Athens and relates them to Lewis's own published work
Greek personal names : their value as evidence( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within the great diversity of their world, the assertion of origin was essential to the ancient Greeks in defining their sense of who they were and how they distinguished themselves from neighbours and strangers. The "Lexicon of Greek Personal Names" hasalready identified more than 200,000 individuals
Pindar's poetry, patrons, and festivals : from archaic Greece to the Roman Empire by Simon Hornblower( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thucydidean themes by Simon Hornblower( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thucydidean Themes is a collection of seventeen essays by Simon Hornblower on the great fifth-century BC Greek historian Thucydides; but other ancient Greek historians, notably Herodotus, also feature. The chapters are arranged thematically, in three main parts (general; discussions of particular sections of the History; Thucydides' reception). Although most have previously appeared in print, many have been extensively rewritten for this volume. All are provided with prefatory material which reviews recent work on the topic. Thucydidean Themes is intended both as a companion volume to the author's recently completed three-volume Commentary on Thucydides, and as a freestanding contribution to the study of Thucydides. Like the Commentary, the present volume exploits every available approach - historical, literary, rhetorical, onomastic, epigraphic, religious, philosophical, textual, and archaeological - while the specially written Introduction seeks to identify what is distinctively admirable about Thucydides' History
Histories by Herodotus( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most important works of history in Western literature, by the freshest and liveliest of all classical Greek prose authors, Herodotus's Histories is also a key text for the study of ancient Greece and the Persian Empire. Covering a central and widely studied period of Greek history, Book V not only describes the revolt of the east Greeks against their Persian masters, which led to the great Persian Wars of 490-479 BC, but also provides fascinating material about the mainland Greek states in the sixth century BC. This is an up-to-date edition of and commentary on the Greek text of the book, providing extensive help with the Greek, basic historical information and clear maps, as well as lucid and insightful historical and literary interpretation of the text. The volume is suitable for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, teachers and scholars
Alexandra by Lycophron( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Alexandra attributed to Lykophron is a minor poetic masterpiece. At 1474 lines, it is one of the most important and notoriously difficult Greek poems dating from the Hellenistic period (most likely the early second century BC). Most of the poem purports to be a prophecy by the mythical Trojan princess, Kassandra, the most beautiful of the daughters of King Priam, and her prophecy ranges from the Trojan War to the historical Roman conquest of Greece, which took place in the poet's own time. The poem's importance arises from the light which it sheds on Greek religion (in particular the role of women), on foundation myths and myths of colonial identity, and on local - especially Italian - cults and cult places. The difficulty of the poem stems from its unusual vocabulary - many words of ancient Greek are found only in this poem - and the riddling and meandering way in which most of the many mythological characters are referenced. As well as providing the Greek text in full and its English translation, this volume provides the first ever full-length commentary in English on the poem."-- dust jacket
The fourth century B.C.( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in Undetermined and English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume VI of the new edition of The Cambridge Ancient History begins with Sparta attempting to consolidate its leadership of mainland Greece and ends with the death of Alexander the Great after he had conquered the Persian Empire and marched far into India. It is correspondingly wide-ranging in its treatment of the politics and economy, not only of old Greece, but of the Near East and the western Mediterranean. The century also saw the continued development of Classical Greek art and the moulding of Greek prose as an uniquely flexible means of expression. The formation of the great philosophical schools assured to Athens in her political decline a long future as a cultural centre, and established patterns of thought which dominated western civilization for two thousand years
A commentary on Thucydides by Simon Hornblower( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Athenian empire by London Association of Classical Teachers( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A commentary on Thucydides by Simon Hornblower( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the third & final volume of a commentary on the history of the first 20 years of the Peloponnesian War written by the great fifth-century BC Greek historian Thucydides. Volume III covers the years 421-411 BC
A commentary on Thucydides by Simon Hornblower( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Oxford classical dictionary
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Hornblower, Simon

Simon Hornblower accademico britannico

Simon Hornblower British academic

Simon Hornblower Brits historicus

Хорнблоуэр, Саймон

The Oxford companion to classical civilizationThe Greek world, 479-323 BCGreek historiographyA commentary on ThucydidesWho's who in the classical worldThucydides and Pindar : historical narrative and the world of Epinikian poetryPindar's poetry, patrons, and festivals : from archaic Greece to the Roman EmpireThucydidean themes