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Erskine, Andrew

Overview
Works: 23 works in 249 publications in 2 languages and 8,960 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Biographies  Encyclopedias  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Other, Creator
Classifications: DE86, 938.07
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Most widely held works by Andrew Erskine
Roman imperialism by Andrew Erskine( )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the course and nature of Roman expansion during the Republic and Early Empire, focusing on the impact of Roman rule on the subject, and the effect of empire on the imperial power. These are topics which have long generated considerable controversy among modern scholars. The study and judgement of Roman imperialism have always been informed by contemporary perceptions of international power relations and this is one reason students engage with the subject so readily. Part II of the book lays out the evidence and the circumstances in which texts were written so that the student can use this material to consider and evaluate the debates about Roman imperialism, then and since, presented in Part I. This volume is a valuable guide to a central aspect of the classical world
The gods of ancient Greece : identities and transformations by Jan N Bremmer( )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greek gods are still very much present in modern consciousness. Although Apollo and Dionysos, Artemis and Aphrodite, Zeus and Hermes are household names, it is much less clear what these divinities meant and stood for in ancient Greece. In fact, they have been very much neglected in modern scholarship. This book brings together a team of international scholars with the aim of remedying this situation and generating new approaches to the nature and development of the Greek gods in the period from Homer until Late Antiquity. The book looks at individual gods, but also asks to what extent cult, myth and literary genre determine the nature of a divinity. How do the Greek gods function in a polytheistic pantheon and what is their connection to the heroes? What is the influence of philosophy? What does archaeology tell us about the gods? In what way do the gods in Late Antiquity differ from those in classical Greece? This book presents a synchronic and diachronic view of the gods as they functioned in Greek culture until the triumph of Christianity.-- Publisher description
Troy between Greece and Rome : local tradition and imperial power by Andrew Erskine( )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Troy linked Greece and Rome. It was at once the subject of the greatest of Greek poems and the mother city of the Romans. It gave the Romans a place in the mythical past of the Greeks, it gave Greeks a way of approaching Rome, and it gave the emperor Augustus, descendant of Aeneas, a suitably elevated ancestry. In this book Andrew Erskine examines the role and meaning of Troy in the changing relationship between Greeks and Romans, as Rome is transformed from a minor Italian city into a Mediterranean superpower. In contrast to earlier studies the emphasis here is on the Greek rather than the Roman perspective. The book seeks to understand the significance of Rome's Trojan origins for the Greeks by considering the place of Troy and Trojans in Greek culture. It moves beyond the more familiar spheres of art and literature to explore the countless, overlapping, local traditions, the stories that cities told about themselves, a world often neglected by scholars."--Jacket
A companion to the Hellenistic world by Andrew Erskine( Book )

61 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering the period from the death of Alexander the Great to the celebrated defeat of Antony and Cleopatra at the hands of Augustus, this authoritative Companion explores the world that Alexander created but did not live to see. Comprises original essays by leading international scholars. Essential reading for courses on Hellenistic history. Combines narrative and thematic approaches to the period. Draws on the very latest research. Covers a broad range of topics, spanning political, religious, social, economic and cultural history
A companion to ancient history by Andrew Erskine( )

35 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprising more than 40 essays by leading international scholars, 'A Companion to Ancient History' reaches beyond the primary focus on Greece and Rome to highlight various cultures within the Roman Empire
The Hellenistic stoa : political thought and action by Andrew Erskine( Book )

30 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'The Hellenistic Stoa', Andrew Erskine pieces together the evidence for early Stoic political thought to examine the transition, setting the philosophy in its historical context and showing how political thought and action interrelate in the process
Creating a Hellenistic world by Andrew Erskine( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays presented here offer an exciting interdisciplinary approach to the study of an emerging Hellenistic world, its newness but also its oldness, both real and imagined
Form and function in Roman oratory( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book Roman oratory is explored from the perspective of form and function. Leading scholars in the field of Latin prose consider not only the speeches of Cicero, Pliny, Apuleius and the later panegyrists, but also those found in Roman philosophical writing, and in the histories of Caesar, Sallust, Livy and Tacitus. In each case, analysis of the interplay of form and function takes us to the heart of the process by which the author's aims are realised. The book also considers the functions of texts within speeches, the functions of not speaking and the representation of oratorical 'form' in Roman sculpture. An original and wide-ranging study, Form and Function in Roman Oratory will appeal to scholars and students with interests in Roman oratory, historiography, philosophy and art"--Provided by publisher
Critical strictures on the new tragedy of Elvira written by Mr. David Malloch, 1763 by James Boswell( Book )

4 editions published between 1763 and 1967 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rome, Polybius and the East by Peter Derow( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rome, Polybius, and the East offers a collection of seventeen of the more important papers written by the late Peter Derow, Hody Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History at Wadham College, Oxford, during the course of his career. With a detailed introduction by the editors, the papers make up a distinctive and influential body of work--essential reading for anyone interested in Roman imperialism or Polybius, and Rome's rise to Mediterranean power. They include Derow's classic survey articles on the Roman conquest of the East, the great Greek historian Polybius, his investigations of the Roman calendar, and several papers on epigraphy. It also contains a bibliography of Derow's work. --Provided by publisher
The Hellenistic court : monarchic power and elite society from Alexander to Cleopatra( )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient Greek history and contemporary social science by Mirko Canevaro( )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the history of engagement between social science and ancient Greek history is a long one, recent developments in economics, political science and sociology have opened fresh opportunities for fruitful interdisciplinary scholarship. The essays collected here demonstrate the potential of theories and methods drawn from the social sciences to shed new light on facets of Greek economic, political, and cultural history. And, conversely, they show that Greece may serve as an "out of sample" test for theories about institutions, organizations, associations, social thought, and social behavior that were formulated in reference to the contemporary world
Hellenistic lives by Plutarch( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This selection of ten Lives traces the history of Hellenistic Greece from the rise of Macedon and Alexander's conquest of the Persian empire to the arrival of the Romans. Plutarch's biographies of eminent politicians, rulers, and soldiers combine vivid portraits of their subjects with a wealth of historical information; they constitute a uniquely important source for the period
Troy between Greece and Rome by Andrew Erskine( )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Troy linked Greece and Rome. It was once the subject of the greatest of Greek poems and the mother city of the Romans. It gave the Romans a place in the mythical past of the Greeks, it gave Greeks a way of approaching Rome, and it gave the emperor Augustus, descendant of Aeneas, a suitably elevated ancestry. In this book Andrew Erskine examines the role and meaning of Troy in the changing relationship between Greeks and Romans, as Rome is transformed from a minor Italian city into a Mediterranean superpower. In contrast to earlier studies the emphasis is on the Greek rather than the Roman pers
The encyclopedia of ancient history( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Encyclopedia of Ancient History( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to ancient history( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Companion to the Hellenistic World, A. Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elite father and son relationships in Republican Rome by Lauren Donna Murray( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The encyclopedia of ancient history( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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A companion to the Hellenistic world
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The gods of ancient Greece : identities and transformationsTroy between Greece and Rome : local tradition and imperial powerA companion to the Hellenistic worldA companion to ancient historyThe Hellenistic stoa : political thought and actionCreating a Hellenistic worldForm and function in Roman oratoryTroy between Greece and Rome
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English (239)

French (6)