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Osborne, Robin 1957-

Works: 61 works in 530 publications in 5 languages and 14,895 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator, Author of introduction
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robin Osborne
Greek historical inscriptions : 404-323 BC by P. J Rhodes( )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archaic and classical Greek art by Robin Osborne( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new account of what happened in Greece from c.800 to 323 BC shows how sculptors and painters responded to the challenges of the extremely formidable and ambitious world in which the Greek city-state was created and developed. Ranging widely over the fields of sculpture, vase painting, and the minor arts, this book provides a stimulating introduction to the art of archaic and classical Greece." "By looking closely at the context in which and for which sculptures and paintings were produced, as well as religion and myth, politics and the economy, Robin Osborne demonstrates how artistic developments were both a product of, and contributed to, the intensely competitive life of the Greek city."--Jacket
Greece in the making, 1200-479 BC by Robin Osborne( Book )

34 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No Greek writer ever attempted to describe or analyse the events of his own lifetime or of the immediate past until Herodotos and Thucydides in the fifth century. Our knowledge of Greece before 479 BC is dependent on the stories which the later Greeks told about their past and the indirect testimony of the material and poetic monuments of the archaic age." "Greece in the Making shows how we can write the history of this period, and the insights which can be gained by doing so for our understanding of later periods of history. It goes beyond tradition and exploits the literature, art, and archaeology of the period. Richly illustrated, this book makes much new information readily accessible and puts the reader in touch with the latest scholarship on the subject."--Jacket
Classical Greece, 500-323 BC by Robin Osborne( )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Classical Greece provides an analysis of the physical setting of and the archaic legacy to the classical city, its economy, its civic and religious institutions, the waging of war between cities, the occurrence and ancient analysis of conflict within the city, and the private life of the citizen, finishing with history through the fifth and fourth centuries. Robin Osborne presents a book that will be enjoyed by the classics and history student, those taking courses in classical Greek literature, philosophy, art and archaeology, the academic, and the general reader alike."--Jacket
Classical landscape with figures : the ancient Greek city and its countryside by Robin Osborne( Book )

29 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical archaeology by Susan E Alcock( Book )

29 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sophisticated volume, authored by leading archaeologists and historians of the classical world, is designed to encourage critical thinking about the role of ancient material culture in modern times and the role of modern preoccupations in shaping the study of ancient material. Comprised of paired essays--one covering the Greek world, the other, the Roman--that stimulate a dialogue not only between the two ancient cultures, but between scholars with different historiographic and methodological traditions. Encourages the teaching of thematic courses that cross over the Greek/Roman divide. Includes maps, chronologies, diagrams, photographs, and short editorial introductions to all chapters
Ritual, finance, politics : Athenian democratic accounts presented to David Lewis by International Conference on the History and Archaeology of Athenian Democracy( )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 690 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 history by Robin Osborne( )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robin Osborne's guidebook is the ideal introduction to the study of ancient Greece, from the end of the Bronze Age (c. 1200 B.C.) to the Roman conquest in the second century B.C." "The book also includes a clear and helpful guide to further reading. It is an excellent starting point for those who want to take their studies further."--Jacket
Demos, the discovery of classical Attika by Robin Osborne( Book )

31 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Placing the gods : sanctuaries and sacred space in ancient Greece( Book )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No one disputes the centrality of cult activity in the lives of individuals and communities in ancient Greece. The significance of where people worshipped their gods has been far less acknowledged. In 1884 Francois de Polignac argued that the placing of cult centres played a major part inestablishing the concept of the city-state in archaic Greece. The essays in this collection, headed by that of de Polignac himself in which he re-assesses his position, critically examine the social and political importance of sanctuary placement, not only by re-examining the case of the archaicGreece discussed by de Polignac, but by extending analysis both back to Mycenaean times and onwards to Greece under Roman occupation. These essays reveal something of the complexity of relations between religion and politics in ancient Greece, demonstrating how vital factors such as tradition, gender relations, and cult identity were in creating and maintaining the religious mapping of the Greek countryside
Art's agency and art history by Robin Osborne( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art's Agency and Art History re-articulates the relationship of the anthropology of art to key methodological and theoretical approaches in art history, sociology, and linguistics. Explores important concepts and perspectives in the anthropology of art. Includes nine groundbreaking case studies by an internationally renowned group of art historians and art theorists. Covers a wide range of periods, including Bronze-Age China, Classical Greece, Rome, and Mayan, as well as the modern Western world. Features an introductory essay by leading experts, which helps clarify issues in the field. Includes numerous illustrations
Art and text in ancient Greek culture by Simon Goldhill( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These specially commissioned essays offer new and exciting perspectives on the interrelationships between verbal and visual signs in ancient Greek culture. The first section of the book focuses on fifth-century culture, examining the use that painters of pots make of writing, the ways in which images on pots can be read systematically, the ways in which the framing of architectural sculpture determines interpretation, and the exploitation of set-piece descriptions (ecphrases) in the theatre. The second section turns to Hellenistic culture, with essays on the poetic exploitation of riddling images, on the creation of rival worlds in travel literature, and on the imaginary museum, which explore a world self-conscious about the conditions of viewing at that time. Together, these essays offer a radical, fresh look at the ancient culture of viewing
Performance culture and Athenian democracy( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These new and specially commissioned essays discuss the ways in which performance is central to the practice and ideology of democracy in classical Athens. From theatre to law-court to gymnasium to symposium, performance is a basic part of Athenian society; how do these different areas interrelate and inform the politics and culture of the democratic city? Drama, rhetoric, philosophy, literature and art are all discussed by leading scholars in this interdisciplinary volume
Poverty in the Roman world( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is poverty? What is to be done about it? These are questions hard to address in any period. This book looks at how Romans thought about the poor and about the appropriate ways to relieve poverty. It explains why the poor became an important political group in Rome and asks what difference changing political situations and the rise of Christianity had upon how the poor were treated. It also examines what was said about them both by literary writers and by those who wrote the law codes
Athens and Athenian democracy by Robin Osborne( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These collected papers construct a distinctive view of classical Athens and of Athenian democracy, a view which takes seriously the evidence of settlement archaeology and of art history. This evidence both casts new light on traditional questions and enables new questions to be asked, questions concerning the experience of being an Athenian citizen, how the institutions of democracy affected the Athenian economy, and how the rituals of religion related to the rituals of democratic politics. Unlike books on Athenian democracy which focus on the Assembly and Council, this book gives full weight to women as well as men, slave as well as free, and the rural worker as well as the leisured man about town. Robin Osborne's work has been in the forefront of the resurgence of interest in Athenian law and Athenian religion; these essays are each placed in their scholarly context, and point the direction for future research"--Provided by publisher
The history written on the classical Greek body by Robin Osborne( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book challenges historians of all periods to come to terms with the distortions that they systematically introduce into their work by their reliance on what has been written on paper without looking at what was and was not written on the body. Historians use textual evidence to try to understand what people did in the past. But in interpreting that textual evidence they make assumptions about what past peoples could see. In particular they make assumptions about the way in which the classifications of language were visible to the eye, as well as conceivable in the mind. This book is concerned with the ways in which texts relating to classical Greece, and in particular to classical Athens, classified people and with the extent to which those classifications could be seen by the eye. It compares the qualities distinguished in texts with those distinguished in sculpture and painted pottery and emphasizes the frequent invisibility of the categories upon which historians have laid most stress - the citizen, the free person, the foreigner, even the god. The frequent impossibility of seeing who belonged to which category has major political, social, and theological implications, which are variously explored here. It also has implications for how history is written which go far beyond the case of classical Greece. Nothing short of a revolution in what historians are prepared to treat as source material will be required to take account of the findings of this book"-
Mediterranean urbanization, 800-600 BC( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urban life as we know it in the Mediterranean began in the early Iron Age; settlements of great size and internal diversity appear in the archaeological record. This collection of essays offers for the first time a systematic discussion of the beginnings of urbanization across the Mediterranean, from Cyprus through Greece and Italy to France and Spain. Leading scholars in the field look critically at what is meant by urbanization, and analyse the social processes that lead to the development of social complexity and the growth of towns. Wide ranging in its geographical coverage, this volume will be essential reading for scholars and students of archaeology, settlement studies, the archaic period and geographers interested in the history of urban forms.--Book jacket
Debating the Athenian cultural revolution : art, literature, philosophy, and politics, 430-380 BC( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the changes in Athenian culture at the end of the fifth century BC
Rethinking revolutions through ancient Greece( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in ancient Greek and Roman society( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of papers originally published in Past and Present includes some of the most innovative history written about Greece and Rome in the last twenty years. The volume offers a convenient and enthralling guide to the hottest issues and topics in Greek and Roman history, maps the changing interests of ancient historians and raises stimulating questions about historical method." "The contributors to the volume represent many of the most exciting and influential ancient historians who have been active in the last quarter century. An introduction by the editor, which places the papers in the wider context of changing interests in Greek and Roman history, sets the scene for papers on Greek warfare, the regulation and representation of women and the nature and study of homosexual relationships in Athens, the relationship between Rome and its empire, whether Rome was democratic, the ideology of Augustan Rome, games and gaming at Rome, the lives of slaves, the ancient interpretation of dreams, the nature of religious pilgrimage, early Christian martyr stories, and bandits in the Roman empire."--Jacket
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Archaic and classical Greek art
Archaic and classical Greek artGreece in the making, 1200-479 BCClassical Greece, 500-323 BCClassical landscape with figures : the ancient Greek city and its countrysideClassical archaeologyGreek historyDemos, the discovery of classical AttikaPlacing the gods : sanctuaries and sacred space in ancient Greece
Alternative Names
Osborne, R. 1957-

Osborne, Robin

Osborne, Robin G. 1957-

Osborne, Robin Grimsey 1957-

Robin Osborne British historian

Robin Osborne Brits historicus

Robin Osborne englischer Althistoriker

Robin Osborne historiador britànic

Robin Osborne historiador británico

Robin Osborne historien britannique

Robin Osborne istoric britanic

Robin Osborne Suurbritannia ajaloolane

Ρόμπιν Όζμπορν

Осборн, Робин

رابین آزبورن

オズボン, ロビン

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