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Finley, John H. (John Huston) 1904-1995

Overview
Works: 37 works in 204 publications in 3 languages and 5,828 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Dictionaries  Sources  Personal narratives‡vGreek  Eulogies  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DF229.T5, 938.05
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Thucydides by John H Finley( Book )

61 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analysis of the background, plan and methods of Thucydides' "History", and the political and intellectual forces which influenced his thought and style
Four stages of Greek thought by John H Finley( Book )

26 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pindar and Aeschylus by John H Finley( Book )

30 editions published between 1954 and 1966 in English and German and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer's Odyssey by John H Finley( Book )

19 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the long-awaited work on Homer's Odyssey by one of our foremost teachers and scholars of the classics--John H. Finley, Jr. Already, generations of students at Harvard have benefited from his knowledge and understanding of Homer's words and world. Now his thoughts on the Odyssey are woven together in this remarkable volume. Finley begins by arguing the unity of design in the Odyssey, and shows the connection between the actions of three main characters: Telemachus' maturity brings Penelope to her long-delayed decision for remarriage, which, by producing the bow as marriage-test, gives the unknown Odysseus his means of success against the suitors. Finley also suggests that the poem is a kind of half-divine comedy. About an older man's glad return, it contrasts to the Iliad's story of young man's death far from home. It is a comedy to the Iliad's tragedy and, like Shakespeare's Tempest, it brings the absent king to knowledge which, though initially unwelcome, proves his and others' happiness. Throughout his book, Finley applies a lifetime's learning to a work that is universally recognized as one of the highest achievements of our civilization. At a time when Homer is in danger of being swallowed by specialists, it is important to recognize and uphold the poet's basic concern for life and myth and legend. Such sympathy combined with knowledge is Finley's fine achievement
Three essays on Thucydides by John H Finley( Book )

16 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete writings of Thucydides : the Peloponnesian war by Thucydides( Book )

10 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Saturday Club: a century completed, 1920-1956 by Edward W Forbes( Book )

3 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thalia; or, A country day, a masque by John H Finley( Book )

2 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crabb's English synonyms : arranged alphabetically with complete cross references throughout by George Crabb( Book )

4 editions published between 1916 and 1947 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mia zōē gia ta Valkania : hē historia tou Tzon Chenry Chaouz tēs Amerikanikēs Geōrgikēs Scholēs Thessalonikēs by Susan Adeline Beers House( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Greek, Modern and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milton and Horace : a study of Milton's sonnets by John H Finley( Book )

1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classics by John H Finley( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New views of ancient worlds by C. C Lamberg-Karlovsky( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mission of America and other wartime speeches by Edgar Addison Bancroft( Book )

2 editions published in 1927 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The marching tread, a poem by John H Finley( Book )

1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mystery of the mind's desire by John H Finley( Book )

2 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corinth in the Middle Ages. (An offprint from "Speculum.") by John H Finley( Book )

1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides( Book )

2 editions published between 1951 and 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation of Thucydide's history of the wars between Athens and Sparta is critically introduced
Werner Jaeger, July 30, 1888 - October 19, 1961 : order of the funeral service held in Memorial Church of Harvard University on October 22, 1961( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes addresses of Krister Stendahl and J.H. Finley, two of Werner's colleagues
A collection of papers by this author, mainly cuttings and reprints from various periodicals by John H Finley( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Finley, J.

Finley, John 1904-1995

Finley, John H.

Finley John H. 1904-1995

Finley, John H. (John Huston)

Finley, John Huston.

Finley, John Huston 1904-1995

Finley John Huston Junior 1904-1995

Huston Finley, John 1904-1995

John Huston Finley, Jr. Amerikaans universitair docent (1904-1995)

John Huston Finley US-amerikanischer Klassischer Philologe (1904–1995)

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