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Rhodes, P. J. (Peter John)

Works: 73 works in 482 publications in 2 languages and 13,880 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Constitution  Spurious and doubtful works  Art  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other, Dedicatee, Contributor
Classifications: DF229, 938.05
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Most widely held works by P. J Rhodes
The Greek city states : a source book by P. J Rhodes( Book )

28 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 1,010 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 )

34 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 780 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
The Athenian Constitution by Aristotle( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient accounts of Aristotle credit him with 170 Constitutions of various states; it is widely assumed that these were research for the Politics, and that many of them were written or drafted by his students. Athens, however, was a particularly important state, and where Aristotle was living at the time; it is plausible that, even if students did the others, Aristotle did that one himself, and possible that it was intended as a model for the rest. However, a number of prominent scholars doubt that it was written by Aristotle. If it is a genuine writing of Aristotle, then it
A commentary on the Aristotelian Athenaion politeia by P. J Rhodes( Book )

32 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Athenian boule by P. J Rhodes( Book )

23 editions published between 1968 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 602 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."
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

Athenian democracy( Book )

14 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 392 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
Greek historical inscriptions : 404-323 BC by P. J Rhodes( Book )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 fourth century BC. The texts chosen illuminate not only the mainstream of Greek political and military history, but also institutional, social, economic, and religious life. To emphasize the importance of inscriptions as physical objects, a number of photographs have been included
The development of the polis in archaic Greece by Lynette G Mitchell( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greek "polis" has been arousing interest as a subject for study for a long time. This book contains a selection of essays which embody the results of the latest research, yet are presented so as to be accessible to non-specialist readers. 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. Questions of power, or the significance of a written code of law are discussed as well as the nature of Greek overseas settlements. The book presents current research and asks up-to-date questions on various aspects of the topic. It should be of use to students and teachers of early Greek history and of the institutions of the ancient world
The decrees of the Greek states by P. J Rhodes( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction /Emma Bridges, Edith Hall, and P.J. Rhodes --The impact of the Persian wars on classical Greece /P.J. Rhodes --Xerxes' Homer /Johannes Haubold --The view from Eleusis : Demeter in the Persian Wars /Deborah Boedeker --Plato and the Persian wars /Christopher Rowe --The Persian wars in fourth-century oratory and historiography /John Marincola --Images of the Persian wars in Rome /Philip Hardie --De malignitate Plutarchi : Plutarch, Herodotus, and the Persian wars /Christopher Pelling --Aeschylus' Persians via the Ottoman empire to Saddam Hussein /Edith Hall --Operatic variations on an episode at the Hellespont /David Kimbell --'Shrines of the mighty' : rediscovering the battlefields of the Persian wars /Ian Macgregor Morris --From Marathon to Waterloo : Byron, battle monuments, and the Persian wars /Timothy Rood --Enacting history and patriotic myth : Aeschylus' Persians on the eve of the Greek War of Independence /Gonda Van Steen --The Persian wars as the 'origin' of historiography : ancient and modern orientalism in George Grote's History of Greece /Alexandra Lianeri --'People like us' in the face of history : Cormon's Les vainqueurs de Salamine /Clemence Schultze --Xerxes goes to Hollywood /D.S. Levene --The guts and the glory : Pressfield's Spartans at the Gates of fire /Emma Bridges
Selected papers in Greek and Near Eastern History by David M Lewis( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient democracy and modern ideology by P. J Rhodes( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan( Book )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 250 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
Law and drama in ancient Greece by Edward Monroe Harris( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 235 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
Thucydides, History IV. 1-V.24 by Thucydides( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultures of commemoration : war memorials, ancient and modern by P. J Rhodes( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents studies of military commemorative practices in Western culture, from 5th-century BC Greece, through two World Wars, to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. This new comparative approach reveals that the distant past has had a lasting influence on commemorative practice in modern times
Alcibiades by P. J Rhodes( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 155 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. Alcibiades soon ingratiated himself with the Spartans, encouraging them to aid the Sicilians (ultimately resulting in the utter destruction of the Athenian expedition) and to keep year-round pressure on the Athenians. He then seems to have overstepped the bounds of hospitality by sleeping with the Spartan queen and was soon on the run again. He then played a devious and dangerous game of shifting loyalties between Sparta, Athens and Persia. He had a hand in engineering the overthrow of democracy at Athens in favor of an oligarchy, which allowed him to return from exile, though he then opposed the increasingly-extreme excesses of that regime. For a time he looked to have restored Athens' fortunes in the war, but went into exile again after being held responsible for the defeat of one of his subordinates in a naval battle. This time he took refuge with the Persians, but as they were now allied to the Spartans, the cuckolded King Agis of Sparta was able to arrange his assassination by Persian agents. There has been no full length biography of this colorful and important character for twenty years. Professor Rhodes brings the authority of an internationally recognized expert in the field, ensuring that this will be a truly significant addition to the literature on Classical Greece"--Provided by publisher
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A history of the classical Greek world : 478-323 B.C.The Athenian ConstitutionA commentary on the Aristotelian Athenaion politeiaAthenian democracyGreek historical inscriptions : 404-323 BCThe development of the polis in archaic GreeceThe decrees of the Greek statesCultural responses to the Persian wars : antiquity to the third millennium