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Rhodes, P. J. (Peter John)

Works: 88 works in 571 publications in 4 languages and 15,240 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Spurious and doubtful works  Constitution  Biography  Art  Personal narratives‡vGreek  Software  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other, Dedicatee, win, Contributor, Publishing director
Classifications: DF229.T5, 938.05
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Most widely held works by P. J Rhodes
History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides( )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 1,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The greatest historian that ever lived." Such was Macaulay's assessment of Thucydides (c. 460-400 BC) and his history of the Peloponnesian War, the momentous struggle between Athens and Sparta that lasted for twenty-seven years from 431 to 404 BC, involved virtually the whole of the Greek world, and ended in the fall of Athens. A participant in the war himself, Thucydides brings to his history an awesome intellect, brilliant narrative, and penetrating analysis of the nature of power, as it affects both states and individuals. Of the prose writers of the ancient world, Thucydides has had more lasting influence on western thought than all but Plato and Aristotle"--Publisher description
Greek historical inscriptions : 404-323 BC by P. J Rhodes( )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An up-to-date selection of inscriptions which are important for the study of Greek history in the fourth century BC. It contains an introduction, Greek texts, English translations, and commentaries, which cater for the needs of today's students. - ;This volume is a successor to the second volume of M.N. Tod's Selection of Greek Historical Inscriptions (OUP, 1948). It provides an up-to-date selection - with introduction, Greek texts, English translations, and commentaries which cater for the needs of today's students - of inscriptions which are important for the study of Greek history in the f
The Greek city states : a source book by P. J Rhodes( Book )

33 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Political activity and political thinking began in the poleis (cities) and other states of ancient Greece, and terms such as tyranny, aristocracy, oligarchy, democracy and politics itself are Greek words for concepts first discussed in Greece. This book presents in translation a selection of texts illustrating the formal mechanisms and informal working of the Greek states in all their variety, from the state described by Homer out of which the classical Greeks believed their states had developed, through the archaic period which saw the rise and fall of tyrants and the gradual broadening of citizen bodies, to the classical period of the fifth and fourth centuries, and beyond that to the hellenistic and Roman periods in which the Greeks tried to preserve their way of life in a world of great powers. For this second edition the book has been thoroughly revised and three new chapters added."--Jacket
A history of the classical Greek world : 478-323 B.C. by P. J Rhodes( Book )

35 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book gives an accessible account of classical Greek history, from the aftermath of the Persian Wars in 478 B.C. to the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. The author describes the years which witnessed the flourishing of democracy in Athens; the establishment of the Athenian empire; the Peloponnesian War, which involved the whole Greek world; the development of Macedonian power under Philip II; and the conquests of Alexander the Great."--Jacket
Law and drama in ancient Greece by Edward Monroe Harris( )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text provides a sample of different approaches to the drama and law of ancient Greece. It shows how knowledge of classic law enhances our understanding of individual passages of Greek drama and enriches our appreciation of classical dramatic techniques
The development of the polis in archaic Greece by Lynette G Mitchell( )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the historical development of the Greek polis, the authors ask questions about the civic institutions of ancient Greece as a whole, and their relationships to each other
The Athenian Constitution by Aristotle( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Probably written by a student of Aristotle, The Athenian Constitution is both a history and an analysis of Athens' political machinery between the seventh and fourth centuries BC, which stands as a model of democracy at a time when city-states lived under differing kinds of government. More ... The writer recounts the major reforms of Solon, the rule of the tyrant Pisistratus and his sons, the emergence of the democracy in which power was shared by all free male citizens, and the leadership of Pericles and the demagogues who followed him. He goes on to examine the city's administration in his own time - the council, the officials and the judicial system. For its information on Athens' development and how the democracy worked, The Athenian Constitution is an invaluable source of knowledge about the Athenian city-state"--Publisher description
A commentary on the Aristotelian Athenaion politeia by P. J Rhodes( Book )

35 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Athenian boule by P. J Rhodes( Book )

25 editions published between 1968 and 1985 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Revised from the thesis submitted for the degree of D. Phil. of the University of Oxford in the summer of 1968."
Alcibiades by P. J Rhodes( )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alcibiades is one of the most famous (or infamous) characters of Classical Greece. A young Athenian aristocrat, he came to prominence during the Peloponnesian War (429-404 BC) between Sparta and Athens. Flamboyant, charismatic (and wealthy), this close associate of Socrates persuaded the Athenians to attempt to stand up to the Spartans on land as part of an alliance he was instrumental in bringing together. Although this led to defeat at the Battle of Mantinea in 418 BC, his prestige remained high. He was also a prime mover in Athens' next big strategic gambit, the Sicilian Expedition of 415 BC, for which he was elected as one of the leaders. Shortly after arrival in Sicily, however, he was recalled to face charges of sacrilege allegedly committed during his pre-expedition reveling. Jumping ship on the return journey, he defected to the Spartans
The Athenian empire by P. J Rhodes( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural responses to the Persian wars : antiquity to the third millennium( Book )

15 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addressing the huge impact on subsequent culture made by the wars fought between ancient Persia and Greece in the early 5th century BC, this book brings together 16 interdisciplinary essays on individual trends within the reception of this period of history
Athenian democracy( Book )

13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Athens' democracy developed during the sixth and fifth centuries and continued into the fourth; Athens' defeat by Macedon in 322 began a series of alternations between democracy and oligarchy. The democracy was inseparably bound up with the ideals of liberty and equality, the rule of law, and the direct government of the people by the people. Liberty means above all freedom of speech, the right to be heard in the public assembly and the right to speak one's mind in private. Equality meant the equal right of male citizens (perhaps 60,000 in the fifth century, 30,000 in the fourth) to participate in the government of the state and the administration of the law. Disapproved of as a mob rule until the nineteenth century, the institutions of Athenian democracy have become an inspiration for modern democratic politics and political philosophy. P.J. Rhodes's reader focuses on the political institutions, political activity, history, and nature of Athenian democracy and introduces some of the best British, American, German, and French scholarship on its origins, theory, and practice. Part I is devoted to political institutions: citizenship, the assembly, the law-courts, and capital punishment. Part II explores aspects of political activity: the demagogues and their relationship with the assembly, the maneuverings of the politicians, competitive festivals, and the separation of public from private life. Part III looks at three crucial points in the development of the democracy: the reforms of Solon, Cleisthenes, and Ephialtes. Part IV considers what it was in Greek life that led to the development of democracy. Some of the authors adopt broad-brush approaches to major questions; others analyze a particular body of evidence in detail. Use is made of archeology, comparison with other societies, the location of festivals in their civic context, and the need to penetrate behind what the classical Athenians made of their past. -- Back cover
History II by Thucydides( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decrees of the Greek states by P. J Rhodes( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected papers in Greek and Near Eastern History by David M Lewis( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David M. Lewis (1928-1994) was one of the foremost historians of the ancient world, and was uniquely expert in both Greek and Near Eastern history. His name appears on the spine of numerous important books, but much of his most original and influential work was published in article form. The papers selected for this 1997 volume illustrate the range and quality of his work on Greek and Near Eastern history and his particular expertise in dealing with inscriptions, ostraka, and coins. Professor Lewis began considering the choice of papers for inclusion before his death and they have been prepared for publication by Professor P. J. Rhodes. A complete bibliography of the author's published works concludes the volume
Ancient democracy and modern ideology by P. J Rhodes( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, P.J. Rhodes surveys the different attitudes to and ways of studying democracy which have been adopted over the centuries, with particular attention to work produced in the second half of the twentieth century. He argues that, although total objectivity is unattainable, historians ought to approach it as closely as they can, for if they do that they will do better history and will also be more useful to the modern world."--BOOK JACKET
The 'Old oligarch' : the Constitution of the Athenians attributed to Xenophon by Xenophon( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History III by Thucydides( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek history and epigraphy : essays in honour of P.J. Rhodes( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Athenian Constitution
Greek historical inscriptions : 404-323 BCThe Greek city states : a source bookA history of the classical Greek world : 478-323 B.C.Law and drama in ancient GreeceThe development of the polis in archaic GreeceThe Athenian ConstitutionA commentary on the Aristotelian Athenaion politeiaAlcibiades
Alternative Names
P. J. Rhodes Brits historicus

P. J. Rhodes historiador británico

Peter John Rhodes

Peter John Rhodes britischer Althistoriker

Peter John Rhodes historien britannique

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Rhodes, P. J.

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