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Jones, C. P. (Christopher Prestige) 1940-

Overview
Works: 130 works in 303 publications in 7 languages and 8,683 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Speeches  Personal correspondence 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other
Classifications: B536.A22, B
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Most widely held works about C. P Jones
 
Most widely held works by C. P Jones
New heroes in antiquity : from Achilles to Antinoos by Christopher Prestige Jones( )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heroes and heroines in antiquity inhabited a space somewhere between gods and humans. In this detailed, wide-ranging analysis, Christopher Jones starts from literary heroes such as Archilles and moves to the historical record of those exceptional men and women who were worshiped after death
Between Pagan and Christian by Christopher Prestige Jones( )

14 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the early Christians, "pagan" referred to a multitude of unbelievers: Greek and Roman devotees of the Olympian gods, and "barbarians" such as Arabs and Germans with their own array of deities. But while these groups were clearly outsiders or idolaters, who and what was pagan depended on the outlook of the observer, as Christopher Jones shows in this fresh and penetrating analysis. Treating paganism as a historical construct rather than a fixed entity, Between Pagan and Christian uncovers the ideas, rituals, and beliefs that Christians and pagans shared in Late Antiquity. While the emperor Constantine's conversion in 312 was a momentous event in the history of Christianity, the new religion had been gradually forming in the Roman Empire for centuries, as it moved away from its Jewish origins and adapted to the dominant pagan culture. Early Christians drew on pagan practices and claimed important pagans as their harbingers--asserting that Plato, Virgil, and others had glimpsed Christian truths. At the same time, Greeks and Romans had encountered in Judaism observances and beliefs shared by Christians such as the Sabbath and the idea of a single, creator God. Polytheism was the most obvious feature separating paganism and Christianity, but pagans could be monotheists, and Christians could be accused of polytheism and branded as pagans. In the diverse religious communities of the Roman Empire, as Jones makes clear, concepts of divinity, conversion, sacrifice, and prayer were much more fluid than traditional accounts of early Christianity have led us to believe
Plutarch and Rome by C. P Jones( Book )

22 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman world of Dio Chrysostom by Christopher Prestige Jones( Book )

20 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C.P. Jones offers here the first full-length portrait of Dio in English and, at the same time, a view of life in cities such as Alexandria, Tarsus, and Rhodes in the first centuries of our era
The life of Apollonius of Tyana by Philostratus( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a grandly baroque style Philostratus portrays a charismatic teacher and religious reformer from Tyana in Cappadocia (modern central Turkey) who travels the length, from the Atlantic to the river Ganges. His miracles, which include extraordinary cures and mysterious disappearances, together with his apparent triumph over death, caused pagans to make Appollonius a rival to Jesus of Nazareth
Culture and society in Lucian by Christopher Prestige Jones( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C.P Jones examines Lucian's work, setting this brilliant writer in the social and intellectual context of an age that proved pivotal in Greco-Roman history. The result is a fresh portrait of Lucian and a vivid picture of a society whose outward assurance masked uncertainty and the onset of profound change
Apologia ; Florida ; De deo Socratis by Apulée( Book )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and Latin and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Apuleius, one of the great stylists of Latin literature, was born ca. 125 AD in Madauros to a politically prominent family and received an elite education in the provincial capital Carthage and at Athens, where he began a lifelong allegiance to Platonic philosophy. In the later 150s, he married Pudentilla of Oea, a wealthy widow, and seems to have enjoyed a distinguished public career in Africa and perhaps as an advocate in Rome. Although Apuleius is best known for his picaresque novel Metamorphoses or The Golden Ass (LCL 44, 453), he also wrote and declaimed on a wide variety of subjects. This edition contains the other surviving works of Apuleius that are considered genuine. Apologia is a speech in which Apuleius defends himself against in-laws who had accused him of having used sinister means, including magic, to induce Pudentilla to marry him. The Florida is a collection of twenty-three excerpts from speeches by Apuleius. De Deo Socratis (On Socrates' God) locates Socrates' invisible guide and protector (daimonion) within the more general concept of daimones as forces intermediary between gods and humans. This edition, new to the Loeb Classical Library, offers fresh translations and texts based on the best critical editions."--Publisher's description
Kinship diplomacy in the ancient world by C. P Jones( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Heroic figures such as Heracles, Perseus, and Jason were seen by the Greeks not as mythical figures but as real people who in a bygone age traveled the world, settled new lands, and left descendants who, generation after generation, could trace their ancestry back to the "time of heroes." From the Homeric age to Byzantium, peoples and nations sharing the same fictive ancestry appealed to their kinship when forging military alliances, settling disputes, or negotiating trade connections. In this study of the political uses of perceived kinship, Christopher Jones gives us an unparalleled view of mythic belief in action." "Examining the very origins of ancient diplomacy, and kinship as one of its basic constituents, Kinship Diplomacy addresses fundamental questions about communal and national identity and sheds new light on the force of Greek mythic traditions."--Jacket
Apollonius of Tyana by Philostratus( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of Apollonius by Philostratus( Book )

11 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Martyre de Pionios, prêtre de Smyrne( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in French and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apollonius of Tyana, Volume III : Letters of Apollonius. Ancient Testimonia. Eusebius's Reply to Hierocles by Philostratus( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apollonius of Tyana, Volume II : Life of Apollonius of Tyana, Books 5-8 by Philostratus( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apollonius of Tyana, Volume I : Life of Apollonius of Tyana, Books 1-4 by Philostratus( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Big Hickory Pass, New Pass, and Big Carlos Pass by Christopher Palmer Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apollonius of Tyana : Letters of Apollonius, ancient testamonia, Eusebius's reply to Hierocles by Philostraus( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apollonius of Tyana by Philostratus( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his Life of Apollonius Philostratus (second to third century CE) portrays a first-century CE teacher, religious reformer, and perceived rival to Jesus. Apollonius's letters, ancient reports about him, and a letter by Eusebius (fourth century CE) that is now central to the history of Philostratus's work add to the portrait
Apollonius of Tyana by Philostratus( )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his Life of Apollonius Philostratus (second to third century CE) portrays a first-century CE teacher, religious reformer, and perceived rival to Jesus. Apollonius's letters, ancient reports about him, and a letter by Eusebius (fourth century CE) that is now central to the history of Philostratus's work add to the portrait. This biography of a first-century CE holy man has become one of the most widely discussed literary works of later antiquity. With an engaging style, Philostratus portrays a charismatic teacher and religious reformer from Tyana in Cappadocia (modern central Turkey) who travels across the known world, from the Atlantic to the Ganges. His miracles, which include extraordinary cures and mysterious disappearances, together with his apparent triumph over death, caused pagans to make Apollonius a rival to Jesus of Nazareth. In a new three-volume Loeb Classical Library edition of Philostratus's third-century work, Christopher Jones provides a freshly edited Greek text and a stylish translation with full explanatory notes. Apollonius of Tyana is by far the longest biography that survives from antiquity. Jones in his Introduction asks how far it is history and how far fiction, and discusses its survival from Late Antiquity to modern times
The life of Apollonius of Tyana by Philostratus( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Apollonius of Tyana by Flavius Philostratus( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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