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Atkinson, J. E.

Overview
Works: 8 works in 81 publications in 4 languages and 2,070 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Romances  Sources  Manuscripts  Software 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: DF234, 938.07
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by J. E Atkinson
Histories of Alexander the Great by Quintus Curtius Rufus( )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A commentary on Q. Curtius Rufus' Historiae Alexandri Magni Books 3 and 4 by J. E Atkinson( Book )

15 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The campaigns of Alexander by Arrian( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In twelve years that changed the world, Alexander the Great conquered a vast empire, extending from the Danube to the rivers of the Punjab, and from Egypt to Uzbekistan. Arrian, a Greek man of letters, military commander, and holder of the highest political offices in both Rome and Athens, wrote the definitive account of Alexander's life and campaigns, published as the Anabasis. A dramatic fast-moving story, told with great narrative skill, his work is now our prime and most detailed source for the history of Alexander--a compelling account of an exceptional leader, brilliant, ruthless, passionate, and complex. Martin Hammond's engaging translation-new for this volume--is fully alive to the literary qualities of Arrian's prose, making this the most readable and attractive modern version. This is also the only edition of the Anabasis to include Arrian's companion piece, the Indica, a fascinating account of the voyage of Alexander's fleet from south India to the Persian Gulf, with descriptions of the geography, customs, and natural curiosities of India. John Atkinson's Introduction sets Arrian in his historical context and describes the life of Alexander as it is reflected in his work. In addition. this volume includes extensive notes that identify historical references and allusions, and highlight the interplay of historical and literary issues. Lastly readers will also find three invaluable appendices, maps and site plans, and a comprehensive analytical index."--Publisher's website
A commentary on Q. Curtius Rufus' Historiae Alexandri Magni Books 5 to 7.2 by J. E Atkinson( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quintus Curtius [History of Alexander] by Quintus Curtius Rufus( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quintus Curtius was apparently a rhetorician who lived in the first century of the Roman empire and, early in the reign of Claudius (41-54 CE), wrote a history of Alexander the Great in 10 books in clear and picturesque style for Latin readers. The first two books have not survived--the narrative begins with events in 333 BCE--and there is material missing from books V, VI, and X. One of his main sources is Cleitarchus who, about 300 BCE, had made Alexander's career a matter of marvellous adventure. Curtius is not a critical historian; and in his desire to entertain and to stress the personality of Alexander, he elaborates effective scenes, omits much that is important for history, and does not worry about chronology. But he does not invent things, except speeches and letters inserted into the narrative by traditional habit. 'I copy more than I believe', he says. Three features of his story are narrative of exciting experiences, development of a hero's character, and a disposition to moralise. His history is one of the five extant works on which historians rely for the career of Alexander the Great
Storie di Alessandro Magno by Quintus Curtius Rufus( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in Italian and Latin and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storie di Alessandro Magno by Quintus Curtius Rufus( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in Italian and Latin and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander the Great by Flavius Arrianus( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Histories of Alexander the Great Quintus Curtius [History of Alexander]
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A commentary on Q. Curtius Rufus' Historiae Alexandri Magni Books 3 and 4A commentary on Q. Curtius Rufus' Historiae Alexandri Magni Books 5 to 7.2Quintus Curtius [History of Alexander]
Alternative Names
Atkinson, J. E.

Atkinson, John.

Atkinson, John E.

Languages
English (46)

Italian (26)

Latin (7)

Spanish (1)