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Worthington, Ian

Works: 57 works in 287 publications in 5 languages and 9,061 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Military history 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Other, Contributor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PA3952, B
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Most widely held works by Ian Worthington
Alexander the Great : a reader by Ian Worthington ( Book )
48 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher's description: This exciting new volume is an indispensable guide for undergraduates to the study of Alexander the Great, showing the problems of the ancient source material, and making it clear that there is no single approach to be taken. The eleven thematic chapters contain a broad selection of the most significant published articles about Alexander, examining the main areas of debate and discussion. The Reader has the distinctive feature of translating a substantial number of the more inaccessible primary sources; each chapter is also prefaced with a succinct introduction to the topic under consideration. Teachers and students will be hard-pressed to find a more informative, accessible, and comprehensive sourcebook and guide
Demosthenes statesman and orator by Ian Worthington ( )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and French and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Demosthenes is still quoted in speeches by modern politicians, and is often viewed as the supreme example of the patriot. This book examines why his speeches came to be regarded so highly and asks whether his reputation is justified
Persuasion Greek rhetoric in action by Ian Worthington ( )
18 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An exciting and accessible introduction to rhetoric and oratory in ancient Greece. All Greek and Latin is translated
Dinarchus, Hyperides, and Lycurgus by Dinarque ( )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
He was also a deeply religious man, who tried to revive Athenian patriotism after the crushing defeat at Chaeronea."--BOOK JACKET
A companion to Greek rhetoric by Ian Worthington ( Book )
32 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This complete guide to ancient Greek rhetoric is exceptional both in its chronological range and the breadth of topics it covers. Traces the rise of rhetoric and its uses from Homer to Byzantium. Covers wider-ranging topics such as rhetoric's relationship to knowledge, ethics, religion, law, and emotion. Incorporates new material giving us fresh insights into how the Greeks saw and used rhetoric. Discusses the idea of rhetoric and examines the status of rhetoric studies, present and future. All quotations from ancient sources are translated into English
Philip II of Macedonia by Ian Worthington ( Book )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alexander the Great is probably the most famous ruler of antiquity. But what of his father, Philip II, who united Macedonia, created the best army in the world at the time, and conquered and annexed Greece? This biography brings to light Philip's political, economic, military, social, and cultural accomplishments
Speeches 60 and 61, Prologues, Letters by Demosthenes ( )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Voice into text : orality and literacy in ancient Greece ( Book )
12 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and Italian and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A historical commentary on Dinarchus : rhetoric and conspiracy in later fourth-century Athens by Ian Worthington ( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ventures into Greek history ( Book )
9 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a collection of essays by seventeen international scholars, dedicated to Professor Nicholas Hammond. The scope of the book is fourth-century Greek and Macedonian history, archaeology, and source studies, and is divided into these three sections. Sources studied include Thucydides, Diodorus Siculus, Arrian, and Polybius; a new archaeological site with plates is presented, as is a hitherto unpublished krater from Macedonia, and the use of numismatic evidence is used to discuss the earlier Argead monarchy in a novel and important way. Historical essays centre on Philip II's diplomacy; a new interpretation of the controversy surrounding Alexander the Great's request for deification; Antipater, a long neglected figure; a new evaluation of the Greek attitude to Macedonian hegemony; Agis III, and important and new implications for Macedonian manpower; and even Xenophon's exile. The essays represent the most recent contributions to scholarship in these areas, and exhibit a freshness in style making both appealing and important reading
A companion to ancient Macedonia by Joseph Roisman ( Book )
14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A Companion to Ancient Macedonia--the first of its kind--examines the political, military, social, economic, and cultural history of ancient Macedonia from the Archaic period to the end of Roman domination and beyond. Material culture, such as art, architecture, and archaeology, is also explored. Written in a lively and accessible style, the companion includes specially commissioned chapters by leading and up-and-coming scholars, and features suggestions for further reading. This comprehensive, up-to-date collection of essays provides a rich resource for students and scholars of ancient Macedonia"--
Demosthenes of Athens and the fall of classical Greece by Ian Worthington ( Book )
13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Demosthenes (384-322 BC) profoundly shaped one of the most eventful epochs in antiquity. His political career spanned three decades, during which time Greece fell victim to Macedonian control, first under Philip II and then Alexander the Great. Demosthenes' courageous defiance of Macedonian imperialism cost him his life but earned him a reputation as one of history's outstanding patriots. He also enjoyed a brilliant and lucrative career as a speechwriter, and his rhetorical skills are still emulated today by statesmen and politicians. Yet he was a sickly child with a challenging speech impediment, who was swindled out of much of his family's estate by unscrupulous guardians. His story is therefore one of triumph over adversity. In this new biography---the first written in English for almost a century---Ian Worthington brings the great orator's career vividly to life. He provides a moving narrative of Demosthenes' humble and difficult beginnings, his fierce rivalries with other Athenian politicians, his victories and defeats in the public Assembly, and finally his posthumous influence as a politician and orator. In doing so, Worthington offers new insights into Demosthenes' motives and how he shaped his policy to achieve political power. Set against the rich backdrop of late classical Athens and Macedonia, this biography will appeal to all readers interested in the history and heritage of ancient Greece. All quotations from Demosthenes' speeches are translated and briefly discussed in order for both professional and non-professional readers to appreciate his rhetorical genius
Epea and Grammata : oral and written communication in ancient Greece ( Book )
14 editions published in 2002 in English and Dutch and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dinarchus. And, Hyperides by Dinarchus ( Book )
9 editions published in 1999 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By the spear : Philip II, Alexander the Great, and the rise and fall of the Macedonian empire by Ian Worthington ( Book )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Alexander the Great, arguably the most exciting figure from antiquity, waged war as a Homeric hero and lived as one, conquering native peoples and territories on a superhuman scale. From the time he invaded Asia in 334 to his death in 323, he expanded the Macedonian empire from Greece in the West to Asia Minor, the Levant, Egypt, Central Asia and 'India' (Pakistan and Kashmir) in the East. Although many other kings and generals forged empires, Alexander produced one that was without parallel, even if it was short-lived. And yet, Alexander could not have achieved what he did without the accomplishments of his father, Philip II (r. 359-336). It was Philip who truly changed the course of Macedonian history, transforming a weak, disunited, and economically backward kingdom into a military powerhouse. A warrior king par excellence, Philip left Alexander with the greatest army in the Greek world, a centralized monarchy, economic prosperity, and a plan to invade Asia. For the first time, By the Spear offers an exhilarating military narrative of the reigns of these two larger-than-life figures in one volume. Ian Worthington gives full breadth to the careers of father and son, showing how Philip was the architect of the Macedonian empire, which reached its zenith under Alexander, only to disintegrate upon his death. By the Spear also explores the impact of Greek culture in the East, as Macedonian armies became avatars of social and cultural change in lands far removed from the traditional sphere of Greek influence. In addition, the book discusses the problems Alexander faced in dealing with a diverse subject population and the strategies he took to what might be called nation building, all of which shed light on contemporary events in culturally dissimilar regions of the world. The result is a gripping and unparalleled account of the role these kings played in creating a vast empire and the enduring legacy they left behind"--
Brill's new Jacoby ( )
in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" ... new edition of the 856 fragmentary historians that comprise F. Jacoby's monumental Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker Parts I-III, but with significant additions."
Alexander de Grote : de biografie by Ian Worthington ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Dutch and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leven en werk van de Macedonische heerser (356-323 v. Chr.)
Greening business : research, theory, and practice by Ian Worthington ( )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Environmental protection has increasingly become a business issue at both the strategic and operational level for businesses of all sizes and across all continents. Greening Business is a comprehensive and highly contemporary analysis of the business/natural environment interface. Supported by numerous examples of current environmental practices in industry and commerce, the book examines why, when, and how businesses have responded to the growing pressures from governments, citizens, and other stakeholders to improve on their environmental performance. Focusing on the firm as the primary unit
Philippe II, roi de Macédoine : stratège, diplomate, créateur d'empire by Ian Worthington ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The long shadow of the ancient Greek world by Ian Worthington ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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