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McLeish, Kenneth 1940-1997

Overview
Works: 258 works in 890 publications in 7 languages and 22,214 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Dictionaries  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reference works  History  Drama  Bibliography  Biography‚Ä°vDictionaries  Tragedies (Drama) 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Arranger, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, ed, Compiler
Classifications: BL781, 292
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Most widely held works by Kenneth McLeish
Key ideas in human thought by Kenneth McLeish( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning all disciplines throughout the ages, Key Ideas in Human Thought is the consummate guide to intellectual history. Assembled for the nonspecialist by a board of academic experts, this rich compendium provides 2,500 explanatory essays on the most important concepts that have shaped the modern world. Arranged alphabetically, terms encompass all fields of inquiry, from science to history, economics to literature, mathematics to music. This is where to find a lode of information on an extraordinary range of terms familiar and unfamiliar, complex and (apparently) simple, broad and narrow, such as post-modernism, atonality, chaos theory, structuralism, civilization, beauty, virtue. To give a full understanding of each term, essays go beyond mere definitions to explore why certain concepts have become so important. Each entry sets the term in historical context, noting the contributions of major artists, scientists, thinkers and researchers as well as the influences of competing theories. An examination of how the concept fits into current thinking and where it may lead us in the future completes the store of information for each idea. Suggested reading lists and extensive cross-referencing are included throughout to make this the first and foremost source of its kind. A brilliant combination of sophistication and accessibility, Key Ideas in Human Thought mines the breadth and depth of intellectual history as no other book does. With its wealth of information and highly readable essays, this lavish resource is an invaluable addition to every personal library
The theatre of Aristophanes by Kenneth McLeish( Book )

18 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotle by Kenneth McLeish( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in 6 languages and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of Aristotle's Poetics, which has profoundly influenced the study of poetry and drama for centuries
Through Greek eyes : Greek civilisation in the words of Greek writers by Roger Nichols( Book )

15 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores Greek culture through excerpts from Greek writers grouped under general headings-War, The Enquiring Mind, Ships and the Sea, Everyday Life, The Theatre, Time Off, and Gods, Omens and Oracles
Bloomsbury good reading guide by Kenneth McLeish( Book )

54 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revised and updated guide to good reading provides a new rating system: "Startpoints", which offer suggestions in different areas of reading; and "Pathways", which lead from a dozen popular books to whole shelves of follow-up reading
Myth : myths and legends of the world explored by Kenneth McLeish( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first part of this guide explores the major myth traditions of every continent ... The origins and historical significance of each legend are examined and recurring motifs are traced through the ages and around the world. Over 2,500 detailed entries form the second part of this guide, providing a fascinating and comprehensive reference source to one of the most influential and misunderstood strands of social and literary history."
The list of books by Frederic Raphael( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ISBN 0517540177 LCCN 8021151
The Penguin companion to the arts in the twentieth century by Kenneth McLeish( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listeners' guide to classical music : an introduction to the great classical composers and their works by Kenneth McLeish( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford first companion to music by Kenneth McLeish( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and Korean and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapter titles include "Music round the World," "Instruments and Orchestras," "Singing and Dancing," "The Story of Music," "Composers and Their Music," and "Writing Music."
The Seven Wonders of the World by Kenneth McLeish( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the Great Pyramid of Egypt, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and the other ancient structures known as the Seven Wonders of the World
The shining stars : Greek legends of the zodiac by Kenneth McLeish( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Greek legends connected with each of the twelve signs of the Zodiac
Longman guide to Shakespeare's characters : a who's who of Shakespeare by Kenneth McLeish( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gods and men : myths and legends from the world's religions by John Bailey( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collection centers on creation myths, the conflict between good and evil, and on legends of heroes, prophets, and holy men. The thirty stories are taken from Greek, Norse, African, Sumerian, Polynesian, Hebrew, Persian, Indian, Chinese and American Indian sources
The Greek myths by Robert Graves( Book )

19 editions published between 1959 and 2005 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a work that has become a classic reference book for both the serious scholar and the casual inquirer, Graves retells the adventures of the important gods and heroes worshipped by the ancient Greeks. Each entry provides a full commentary which examines problems of interpretation in both historical and anthropological terms, and in light of contemporary research. Endymion, Pelops, Daedalus, Pygmalion, we recognize the names, but what are the stories behind these and other familiar gods from the Greek pantheon; names that recur throughout the history of European culture? Drawing on an enormous range of sources, Robert Graves has brought together elements of these myths in simple narrative form. He retells the adventures of the most important gods and heroes of the ancient Greeks. His work has become the reference for the serious scholar as well as the casual inquirer
Through Roman eyes : Roman civilisation in the words of Roman writers by Roger Nichols( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 1982 in English and Spanish and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of translated extracts from Roman writers discussing Roman civilization. Text illustrated with photographs of surviving artifacts and buildings
The poems of Catullus by Gaius Valerius Catullus( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Catullus, who lived during some of the most interesting and tumultuous years of the late Roman Republic, spent his short but intense life (?84-54 B.C.E) in high Roman society, rubbing shoulders with various cultural and political luminaries including Cesar, Cicero, and Pompey, Catullus's poetry is by turns ribald, lyric, romantic, satirical; sometimes obscene and always intelligent, it offers us vivid pictures of the poet's friends, enemies, and lovers. The verses to his friends are bitchy, funny, and affectionate; those to his enemies are often wonderfully nasty. Many poems brilliantly evoke his passionate affair with Lesbia, often identified as Clodia Metelli, a femme fatale ten years his senior and the smart adulterous wife of an arrogant aristocrat, who Cicero later claimed she poisoned." "This new bilingual translation of Catullus's surviving poems by Peter Green adheres to the principle that the rhythm of a poem, whether familiar or not, is among the most crucial elements for its full appreciation. Green has therefore translated all the poems - lyric, elegiac, choliambic - into stress equivalents of the original meters, and each poem appears opposite its Latin original. He also provides an essay on the poet's life and literary background, a historical sketch of the politically fraught late Roman Republic in which Catullus lived, copious notes on the poems, a wide-ranging bibliography for further reading, and a full glossary. This edition is thus designed to bring the great pleasures of these poems to as wide an audience as possible."--Jacket
Clouds ; Women in power ; Knights by Aristophanes( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The serpent son = Oresteia by Aeschylus( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to Greek theatre and drama by Kenneth McLeish( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a meticulously researched survey into the place and purpose of theatre in ancient Greece. It examines the surviving plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander, as well as giving an insight into how and where the plays were performed, who acted them out, and who watched them
 
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AristotleBloomsbury good reading guideMyth : myths and legends of the world exploredThe Seven Wonders of the WorldThe shining stars : Greek legends of the zodiacGods and men : myths and legends from the world's religionsThe Greek mythsA guide to Greek theatre and drama