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Stoneman, Richard

Works: 87 works in 449 publications in 3 languages and 16,473 library holdings
Genres: History  Romances  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Medical television programs  Television comedies  Television series  Biography  Guidebooks  Medical drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay, Annotator, Compiler, Other, Creator, Translator, Publisher
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4575
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Most widely held works by Richard Stoneman
Alexander the Great : a life in legend by Richard Stoneman( Book )

35 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 2,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.) precipitated immense historical change in the Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds. But the resonance his legend achieved over the next two millennia stretched even farther -- across foreign cultures, religious traditions, and distant nations. This engaging and handsomely illustrated book for the first time gathers together hundreds of the colorful Alexander legends that have been told and retold around the globe. Richard Stoneman, a foremost expert on the Alexander myths, introduces us first to the historical Alexander and then to the Alexander of legend, an unparalleled mythic icon who came to represent the heroic ideal in cultures from Egypt to Iceland, from Britain to Malaya. Alexander came to embody the concerns of Hellenistic man; he fueled Roman ideas on tyranny and kingship; he was a talisman for fourth-century pagans and a hero of chivalry in the early Middle Ages. He appears in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic writings, frequently as a prophet of God. Whether battling winged foxes or meeting with the Amazons, descending to the underworld or inventing the world's first diving bell, Alexander inspired as a hero, even a god. Stoneman traces Alexander's influence in ancient literature and folklore and in later literatures of east and west. His book provides the definitive account of the legends of Alexander the Great -- a powerful leader in life and an even more powerful figure in the history of literature and ideas. Richard Stoneman is Honorary Fellow, University of Exeter, and a director of Westminster Classic Tours. He has written extensively in the field of Greek history. He lives in Devon, England. -- Publisher's description
Xerxes : a Persian life by Richard Stoneman( )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this lively and comprehensive new biography, Richard Stoneman shows how Xerxes, despite sympathetic treatment by the contemporary Greek writers Aeschylus and Herodotus, had his reputation destroyed by later Greek writers and by the propaganda of Alexander the Great. Stoneman draws on the latest research in Achaemenid studies and archaeology to present the ruler from the Persian perspective."--Publisher's website
The romance of Alexander the Great by Pseudo-Callisthenes( )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Alexander is the protagonist of a large number of works in both prose and verse as well as being the hero of countless folktales. The best known of these books in modern Greece is the Book of Alexander the Great (in Greek, He Phyllada tou Megalexantrou). It was first printed in Venice in 1670, though the earliest surviving copy is from the edition of 1699 ... The standard edition for most of the twentieth century was that of A.A. Pallis (1935) ... His edition was based on a nineteenth-century version; in 1977 a new scholarly edition was prepared by G. Veloudis, and this is now the standard ... The 'Middle Greek' version is the proximate source of the Phyllada, which is written in a simple, folksy form of modern Greek rather than the more elevated style of its predecessors."--Introduction, p. vii-ix
Across the Hellespont : a literary guide to Turkey by Richard Stoneman( )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Herodotus to Freya Stark, writers have been inspired by Turkey, a varied country at the crossroads of history, for millennia. Here, Richard Stoneman describes in lively detail the remarkable literature they produced. At a time when Turkey's position on the fringe may be set to change to a deeper involvement in Europe, the need to understand the country is even more compelling. The range of travel writing represented in this book shows how, while political circumstances may change, the lure of Turkey remains constant
Ancient historiography on war and empire by Timothy Howe( )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the ancient Greek-speaking world, writing about the past meant balancing the reporting of facts with shaping and guiding the political interests and behaviours of the present. 'Ancient Historiography on War and Empire' shows the ways in which the literary genre of writing history developed to guide empires through their wars. Taking key events from the Achaemenid Persian, Athenian, Macedonian and Roman?empires?, the 17 essays collected here analyse the way events and the accounts of those events interact. 0 0Subjects include: how Greek historians assign nearly divine honours to the Persian King; the role of the tomb cult of Cyrus the Founder in historical narratives of conquest and empire from Herodotus to the Alexander historians; warfare and financial innovation in the age of Philip II and his son, Alexander the Great; the murders of Philip II, his last and seventh wife Kleopatra, and her guardian, Attalos; Alexander the Great?s combat use of eagle symbolism and divination; Plutarch?s juxtaposition of character in the Alexander-Caesar pairing as a commentary on political legitimacy and military prowess, and Roman Imperial historians using historical examples of good and bad rule to make meaningful challenges to current Roman authority. In some cases, the balance shifts more towards the?literary? and in others more towards the?historical?, but what all of the essays have in common is both a critical attention to the genre and context of history-writing in the ancient world and its focus on war and empire
The Alexander romance in Persia and the East( )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander the Great of Macedon was no stranger to controversy in his own time. Conqueror of the Greek states, of Egypt and of the Persian Empire as well as many of the principalities of the Indus Valley, he nevertheless became revered as well as vilified. Was he a simply a destroyer of the ancient civilizations and religions of these regions, or was he a hero of the Persian dynasties and of Islam? The conflicting views that were taken of him in the Middle East in his own time and the centuries that followed are still reflected in the tensions that exist between east and west today. The story of Alexander became the subject of legend in the medieval west, but was perhaps even more pervasive in the east. The 'Alexander Romance' was translated into Syriac in the sixth century and may have become current in Persia as early as the third century AD. From these beginnings it reached into the Persian national epic, the "Shahnameh", into Jewish traditions, and into the Qur'an and subsequent Arab romance
The ancient oracles : making the gods speak by Richard Stoneman( )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than a thousand years, Greeks from all walks of life consulted oracles for guidance received directly from the gods. This colorful and wide-ranging survey encompasses the entire history of Greek oracles and focuses fresh attention on philosophical, psychological, and anthropological aspects of oracular consultation
Doc Martin( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Martin Ellingham is brilliant, dedicated, and highly efficient. He's also brusque, abrasive, and terrified of blood. Once a successful London surgeon, he's now a GP in the idyllic Cornish fishing village of Portwenn, where he's every bit as eccentric as the villagers he serves
Doc Martin by Martin Clunes( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these all-new episodes, the doctor continues his practice in the picturesque seaside town of Portwenn, while raising his son with wife Louisa
A traveller's history of Turkey by Richard Stoneman( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'A Traveller's History of Turkey' offers a full and accurate portrait of the region from Prehistory right up to the present day. Particular emphasis is given to those aspects of history which have left their mark in the sites and monuments that are still visible today. Modern Turkey is the creation of the present century, but at least seven ancient civilizations had their homes in the region. Turkey also formed a significant part of several empires -- those of Persia, Rome, and Byzantium, before becoming the center of the opulent Ottoman Empire. All of these great cultures have left their marks on the landscape, architecture, and art of Turkey -- a place of bewildering facets where East meets West with a flourish. Richard Stoneman's . . . account covers everything including the legendary Flood of Noah, the early civilization of C̜atal Hüyük seven thousand years before Christ, the treasuries of Troy, Alexander the Great, the Romans, Seljuks, Byzantines, and the Golden Age of the Sultans to the twentieth century's great changes wrought by Kemal Atatürk and the strong position Turkey now holds in the world community." -- Page [4] of cover
Land of lost gods : the search for classical Greece by Richard Stoneman( Book )

29 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om de pionerer og forskere der gennem tiderne har medvirket til opdagelsen af det antikke Grækenland
Palmyra and its empire : Zenobia's revolt against Rome by Richard Stoneman( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek fiction : the Greek novel in context by J. R Morgan( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A luminous land : artists discover Greece by Richard Stoneman( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watercolors, paintings, etchings, and drawings inspired by artists' visits to Greece. An anthology of depictions of Greece compiled from private and public collections around the world. The color and b & w images are framed by text which explores the changing attitude of travelers to Greece from medieval to modern times as well as the relationship of artists to Greece, with particular emphasis upon the German painters of the 1830s and their pupils. A number of the selections relate to the historic events surrounding the War of Independence. 9.5x11
A literary companion to travel in Greece by Richard Stoneman( Book )

27 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pilgrim of hate( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A body is found among a crowd of visitors to Shrewsbury, leaving Cadfael to uncover possible explanations for the death
The Greek experience of India : from Alexander to the Indo-Greeks by Richard Stoneman( )

7 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of how the Greeks reacted to and interacted with India from the third to first centuries BCE. When the Greeks and Macedonians in Alexander's army reached India in 326 BCE, they entered a new and strange world. They knew a few legends and travelers' tales, but their categories of thought were inadequate to encompass what they witnessed. The plants were unrecognizable, their properties unknown. The customs of the people were various and puzzling. While Alexander's conquest was brief, ending with his death in 323 BCE, the Greeks would settle in the Indian region for the next two centuries, forging an era of productive interactions between the two cultures. The Greek Experience of India explores the various ways that the Greeks reacted to and constructed life in India during this fruitful period. From observations about botany and mythology to social customs, Richard Stoneman examines the surviving evidence of those who traveled to India. Most particularly, he offers a full and valuable look at Megasthenes, ambassador of the Seleucid king Seleucus to Chandragupta Maurya, and provides a detailed discussion of Megasthenes's now-fragmentary book Indica. Stoneman considers the art, literature, and philosophy of the Indo-Greek kingdom and how cultural influences crossed in both directions, with the Greeks introducing their writing, coinage, and sculptural and architectural forms, while Greek craftsmen learned to work with new materials such as ivory and stucco and to probe the ideas of Buddhists and other ascetics
A traveller's history of Athens by Richard Stoneman( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Athens has a history stretching back to Mycenaean times. In the fifth century B.C. it became the most significant community for the development of political thought and practice, art and culture that had ever been seen. It still retains a vital influence on the present day." "A Traveller's History of Athens describes the whole history of this great city from mythological and prehistoric times, through its artistic flowering in the classical age; its transformation in Roman times from a major player in world politics to a quiet university city, its decline into ruin and insignificance in the Middle Ages when it became the playground of Crusaders and their successors, the long period of subjection to the Ottoman empire; its recreation as the capital of a new nation in the nineteenth century, and one of the finest neo-classical cities in Europe, its troubled history in the twentieth century and its continuing place in the modern world. Throughout, quotations from contemporary sources enliven and illuminate the text."--Jacket
Ovid by Carole Elizabeth Newlands( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Virgil, Horace and Ovid are often cited as the three great canonical poets of classical Roman literature. And of the three, arguably it is Ovid (43 BCE-17/18 CE) who has the most enduring legacy. Carole Newlands introduces her subject as an ancient author with a vital place in the modern cultural canon, and also as the inspiration behind figures as Chaucer, Titian, Dryden and Ted Hughes. She views Ovid as a Latin writer who is uniquely suitable for times of change: he appeals to post-modern sensibilities because of his interest in psychology, his fascination with cultural hybridity and his challenge to the conventional divide between animal and human. This book explores the connection between the historical poet and the works he produced: elegies, the Metamorphoses and the Fasti. It shows that unlike Virgil - who wrote early in Augustus' reign, anticipating a Golden Age of peace and prosperity - Ovid was a product of the late Augustan age: one of hardening autocracy and the greater influence of Tiberius behind the scenes. His elegies and erotic myths must therefore be understood as the result of complex, shifting political circumstances."--Page 4 of cover
Daphne into laurel : translations of classical poetry from Chaucer to the present( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alexander the Great : a life in legend
The romance of Alexander the GreatAcross the Hellespont : a literary guide to TurkeyThe ancient oracles : making the gods speakA traveller's history of TurkeyLand of lost gods : the search for classical GreecePalmyra and its empire : Zenobia's revolt against RomeGreek fiction : the Greek novel in contextA luminous land : artists discover Greece
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Stoneman, Richard John 1951-