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Yardley, John 1942-

Overview
Works: 72 works in 337 publications in 3 languages and 12,561 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Annals and chronicles  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Romances  Manuscripts  Software  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Commentator for written text, Other
Classifications: DF234, 937
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Yardley
Justin and Pompeius Trogus : a study of the language of Justin's Epitome of Trogus by J. C Yardley( )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 1,656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Around 200 A.D. Marcus Junianus Justinus produced an abridged or 'epitomized' version of the Philippic Histories of the Augustan historian Pompeius Trogus. In doing so, he omitted all he did not find either intrinsically interesting or of use for historical examples. Over the centuries that followed, the abridgment eclipsed the original work in popularity, to the extent that Trogus' original work vanished and only Justin's version survived." "In this investigation of the language of the Epitome, the first in almost a century, J.C. Yardley examines the work to establish how much of the text belongs to Trogus, and how much to Justin. His study compares words and expressions used in the Epitome with the usage of other Roman authors, and establishes areas where diction is similar to Augustan-era Latin and less in use in Justin's time. Yardley's extensive analysis reveals that there is more of Justin in the work than is often supposed, which may have implications for the historical credibility of the document. Yardley also demonstrates how much Trogus was influenced by his contemporary Livy as well as other Roman authors such as Sallust and Caesar, and how the Epitome reveals the influence of Roman poetry, especially the work of Virgil."--BOOK JACKET
The annals : the reigns of Tiberius, Claudius, and Nero by Cornelius Tacitus( )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is a lively new translation of Cornelius Tacitus' timeless history of three of Rome's most memorable emperors. Tacitus, who condemns the depravity of these rulers, which he saw as proof of the corrupting force of absolute power, writes caustically of the brutal and lecherous Tiberius, the weak and cuckolded Claudius, and "the artist" Nero. In particular, his gripping account of the bloody reigns of Tiberius and Nero brims with plots, murder, poisoning, suicide, uprisings, death, and destruction. The Annals also provides a vivid account of the violent suppression of the revolt led by Boudicca in Britain, the great fire of Rome under Nero, and the subsequent bloody persecution of the Christians. J.C. Yardley's translation is vivid without sacrificing accuracy, and is based on the recent Latin Heubner text, with variations noted in an appendix. Anthony A. Barrett's introduction and notes provide invaluable historical and cultural context. This superb edition also includes maps, a glossary of Roman terms and place names, and a full index of names and places. - Publisher
Hannibal's war by Livy( )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Livy's history of Rome contains, in Books 21 to 30, the definitive ancient account of Hannibal's invasion of Italy in 218 BC, and the war he fought with the Romans over the following sixteen years. Livy describes the bloody siege of the Spanish city of Saguntum, Rome's ally, which sparked the war, and the Carthaginian leader's famous march with elephants over the Alps into Italy. Livy conveys the drama of the great battles, the disastrous encounters at Trasimene and Cannae, and the final confrontation between Hannibal and the youthful Scipio Africanus. Individuals as well as events are brought to life, as the long course of the Second Punic War unfolds."--Jacket
Histories of Alexander the Great by Quintus Curtius Rufus( )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franz Kafka (1883-1983) : his craft and thought by Roman Struc( )

24 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander the Great : historical sources in translation by Editor:Waldemar Heckel( Book )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents new translations of the most important ancient writings on Alexander's life and legacy. Substantial extracts from Greek and Latin authors are arranged thematically and presented in such a way that the reader can compare different reports of the same events. They provide comprehensive coverage of Alexander, from his family background to his military conquests, death, and legacy. Accounts by historians are complemented by passages from geographers, biographers, and military writers." "Waldemar Heckel, one of the foremost Alexander scholars in the world, provides an introduction and commentary outlining Alexander's career, and discussing the sources, both extant and lost. He also supplies a bibliography of the most significant modern works on Alexander. Visual evidence is included, and a map of Alexander's expedition guides readers through the military campaigns."--Jacket
Greek and Roman education : a sourcebook by Mark Joyal( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the earliest sources until the end of antiquity and beginning of the Middle Ages, this title presents the most important texts on Greek and Roman education, both literary and documentary, and explores the complex nature and development of Greek and Roman education
Quintus Curtius [History of Alexander] by Quintus Curtius Rufus( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman historian's account of the conquests of Alexander the Great is one of the primary sources of our knowledge of the Macedonian conquest and its leader
The Roman history : from Romulus and the foundation of Rome to the reign of the Emperor Tiberius by Velleius Paterculus( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This essential document for the study of Roman history traces the story of Rome from Romulus and the foundations of Rome to the reign of the Emperor Tiberius. Â It is especially valuable to historians and students for its vivid eyewitness account of the dramatic years that saw the Roman Empire emerge from the chaos left by the shattered Republic. Rendered with the non-specialist in mind, the translationÂ--the first English language translation in nearly ninety yearsÂ--seeks to remain faithful to the original while avoiding technical and obscure jargon. The volume includes a substantial introduction to Velleius' life and times, and to the literary context of his historical work, as well as generous and detailed notes on the text, a bibliography, map, glossary of unfamiliar terms, and an index
A history of Rome: selections by Livy( Book )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Latin and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Livy (Titus Livius), the great Roman historian, was born at Patavium (Padua) in 64 or 59 BC, where after years in Rome he died in AD 12 or 17. Livy's history, composed as the imperial autocracy of Augustus was replacing the republican system that had stood for over 500 years, presents in splendid style a vivid narrative of Rome's rise from the traditional foundation of the city in 753 or 751 BC to 9 BC and illustrates the collective and individual virtues necessary to achieve and maintain such greatness. Of its 142 books, conventionally divided into pentads and decads, we have 1-10 and 21-45 complete, and short summaries (periochae) of all the rest except 41 and 43-45; 11-20 are lost, and of the rest only fragments and the summaries remain. This edition replaces the original Loeb edition by Evan T. Sage [and] offers a text based on Briscoe's edition, a fresh translation, and ample annotation fully current with modern scholarship."--
The Emperor Nero : a guide to the ancient sources by Anthony A Barrett( )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nero's reign (AD 54-68) witnessed some of the most memorable events in Roman history, such as the rebellion of Boudica and the first persecution of the Christians--not to mention Nero's murder of his mother, his tyranny and extravagance, and his suicide, which plunged the empire into civil war. The Emperor Nero gathers into a single collection the major sources for Nero's life and rule, providing students of Nero and ancient Rome with the most authoritative and accessible reader there is. The Emperor Nero features clear, contemporary translations of key literary sources along with translations and explanations of representative inscriptions and coins issued under Nero. The informative introduction situates the emperor's reign within the history of the Roman Empire, and the book's concise headnotes to chapters place the source material in historical and biographical context. Passages are accompanied by detailed notes and are organized around events, such as the Great Fire of Rome, or by topic, such as Nero's relationships with his wives. Complex events like the war with Parthia--split up among several chapters in Tacitus's Annals--are brought together in continuous narratives, making this the most comprehensible and user-friendly sourcebook on Nero available."--Publisher's description
Ancient Greece from Homer to Alexander : the evidence by Joseph Roisman( )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With fresh, new translations and extensive introductions and annotations, this sourcebook provides an inclusive and integrated view of Greek history, from Homer to Alexander the Great. New translations of original sources are contextualized by insightful introductions and annotationsIncludes a range of literary, artistic and material evidence from the Homeric, Archaic and Classical AgesFocuses on important developments as well as specific themes to create an integrated perspective on the periodLinks the political and social history of the Greeks to their intellectual accomplishmentsIncludes an
Curtius Rufus, Histories of Alexander the Great, book 10 by J. E Atkinson( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation, with detailed commentary, of Book 10 of Curtius Rufus' Histories, a major Roman source on the end of the reign of Alexander the Great. The Introduction establishes a profile of Curtius, and his agenda as a historian. Both translation and commentary are designed for the reader without Latin. - ;This book presents a translation, with commentary, of a major Roman source on the end of the reign of Alexander the Great. Book 10 of Curtius' Histories covers the reign of terror and mutiny that followed upon Alexander's return from India; and offers the fullest account of the power strug
The dawn of the Roman empire by Titus Patavinus Livius( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Books 31 to 40 of Livy's history chart Rome's emergence as an imperial nation and the Russians' tempestuous involvement with Greece, Macedonia, and the near East in the opening decades of the second century BC; they are our most important source for Greco-Roman relations in that century. Livy's dramatic narrative includes the Roman campaigns in Spain and against the Gallic tribes of Northern Italy; the flight of Hannibal from Carthage and his death in the East; the debate on the Oppian law; and the 'Bacchanalian' episode."--BOOK JACKET
Epitome of the Philippic history of Pompeius Trogus by Justin( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume presents the first authoritative English translation and scholarly commentary on a little known but important ancient historical source: the second/third century Roman historian Justin's "epitome" or abridged version of the Philippic History by Pompeius Trogus (27 BC-AD 14). This book covers books 11-12 and represents one of the five major sources for historians on the life and times of Alexander the Great. A second volume, forthcoming, will cover books 13-15"--Publisher's information
Rome's Italian wars : books six to ten by Titus Livius( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here is a superb new translation of Books 6 to 10 of Livy's monumental history of Rome, covering the period when Rome, in a series of ever greater wars, imposed mastery over virtually the entire Italian peninsula. Livy paints vivid portraits of all the notable figures, such as young Manlius Torquatus, victor in a David-versus-Goliath duel with a Gallic chieftain, and Appius Claudius who built Rome's first major highway, the Appian Way. Livy's blend of factual narrative and imaginative recreation brings to life a key moment in the rise of Rome, and the one complete account we have, as the city passes from the mists of legend into the light of history. J.C. Yardley's translation gives a vivid sense of the energy, variety, and literary skill of Livy's great work. Dexter Hoyos's Introduction sets Livy in the context of Roman historiography and deftly explains why this period was so critical an era for the rise of Rome. The most up-to-date edition, drawing on the latest scholarship, this major work of Roman literature and history includes comprehensive notes that clarify problems of historical content, topography, and chronology, a detailed glossary of Roman technical terms, an appendix on the Roman legion of the time, and two maps."--Publisher's website
History of Rome by Livy( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and Latin and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Livy (Titus Livius), the great Roman historian, was born at Patavium (Padua) in 64 or 59 BC, where after years in Rome he died in AD 12 or 17. Livy's history, composed as the imperial autocracy of Augustus was replacing the republican system that had stood for over 500 years, presents in splendid style a vivid narrative of Rome's rise from the traditional foundation of the city in 753 or 751 BC to 9 BC and illustrates the collective and individual virtues necessary to achieve and maintain such greatness. Of its 142 books, conventionally divided into pentads and decades, we have 1-10 and 21-45 complete, and short summaries (periochae) of all the rest except 41 and 43-45; 11-20 are lost, and of the rest only fragments and the summaries remain. The fourth decade comprises two recognizable pentads: Books 31-35 narrate the Second Macedonian War (200-196) and its aftermath (Rome's growing hegemony over Greece and tension with Antiochus III, the Seleucid ruler of the Near East), then Books 36-40 the years from 191 to 180, when Rome crushed and shrank Antiochus' empire to extend and consolidate her mastery over the Hellenistic states. Also included are detailed narratives of Rome's domestic politics and society, and of her western wars."--Jacket
History of Rome by Titus Livius( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and Latin and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Livy (Titus Livius), the great Roman historian, was born at Patavium (Padua) in 64 or 59 BC, where after years in Rome he died in AD 12 or 17. Livy's history, composed as the imperial autocracy of Augustus was replacing the republican system that had stood for over 500 years, presents in splendid style a vivid narrative of Rome's rise from the traditional foundation of the city in 753 or 751 BC to 9 BC and illustrates the collective and individual virtues necessary to achieve and maintain such greatness. Of its 142 books, conventionally divided into pentads and decads, we have 1-10 and 21-45 complete, and short summaries (periochae) of all the rest except 41 and 43-45; 11-20 are lost, and of the rest only fragments and the summaries remain. The fourth decad comprises two recognizable pentads: Books 31-35 narrate the Second Macedonian War (200-196) and its aftermath, then Books 36-40 the years from 191 to 180, when Rome crushed and shrank Antiochus' empire to extend and consolidate her mastery over the Hellenistic states. This edition replaces the original Loeb edition by Evan T. Sage." -- Publisher's description
History of Rome by Livy( Book )

12 editions published in 2017 in English and Latin and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Livy (Titus Livius), the great Roman historian, was born at Patavium (Padua) in 64 or 59 BC, where after years in Rome he died in AD 12 or 17. Livy's history, composed as the imperial autocracy of Augustus was replacing the republican system that had stood for over 500 years, presents in splendid style a vivid narrative of Rome's rise from the traditional foundation of the city in 753 or 751 BC to 9 BC and illustrates the collective and individual virtues necessary to achieve and maintain such greatness. Of its 142 books, conventionally divided into pentads and decades, we have 1-10 and 21-45 complete, and short summaries (periochae) of all the rest except 41 and 43-45; 11-20 are lost, and of the rest only fragments and the summaries remain. The fourth decade comprises two recognizable pentads: Books 31-35 narrate the Second Macedonian War (200-196) and its aftermath, then Books 36-40 the years from 191 to 180, when Rome crushed and shrank Antiochus' empire to extend and consolidate her mastery over the Hellenistic states. This edition replaces the original Loeb edition by Evan T. Sage."--
Parergon; or, Eddies in Equatoria by John Yardley( Book )

9 editions published in 1931 in 3 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Histories of Alexander the Great Curtius Rufus, Histories of Alexander the Great, book 10
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The annals : the reigns of Tiberius, Claudius, and NeroHannibal's warHistories of Alexander the GreatAlexander the Great : historical sources in translationGreek and Roman education : a sourcebookQuintus Curtius [History of Alexander]The Roman history : from Romulus and the foundation of Rome to the reign of the Emperor TiberiusA history of Rome: selections
Alternative Names
Yardley, J.C.

Yardley, J.C. 1942-

Yardley, J.C. (John C.), 1942-

Yardley, John

Yardley, John, 1942-

Yardley, John C.

Yardley, John C. 1942-

Languages
English (225)

Latin (8)

Danish (1)