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

Overview
Works: 31 works in 109 publications in 2 languages and 4,407 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Dictionaries  Sources  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DF229.T5, 938.05
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Most widely held works by John H Finley
Thucydides by John H Finley ( Book )
37 editions published between 1942 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,242 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
Pindar and Aeschylus by John H Finley ( Book )
12 editions published between 1955 and 1966 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Homer's Odyssey by John H Finley ( Book )
5 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 794 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 )
5 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Peloponnesian War by Thucydides ( Book )
4 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"'The greatest historian that ever lived'. Such was Macaulay's verdict on Thucydides (c. 460-400 BC) and his history of the Peloponnesian War, the momentous struggle between Athens and Sparta as rival powers and political systems that lasted for twenty-seven years from 431 to 404 BC, involved virtually the whole of the Greek world, and ended in the fall of Athens. Thucydides himself was a participant in the war; to his history he brings an awesome intellect, brilliant narrative, and penetrating analysis of the natureof power, as it affects both states and individuals. Of his own work Thucydides wrote: 'I shall be content if [my history] is judged useful by those who will want to have a clear understanding of what happened - and, such is the human condition, will happen again ... It was composed as a permanent legacy, not a showpiece for a single hearing.' So it has proved. Of the prose writers of Greece and Rome Thucydides has had more lasting influence on western thought than all but Plato and Aristotle. This new edition combines a masterly translationwith comprehensive supporting material"--Provided by publisher
The Saturday Club: a century completed, 1920-1956 by Edward W Forbes ( Book )
3 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thalia; or, A country day, a masque by John H Finley ( Book )
1 edition published in 1929 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four stages of Greek thought by John H Finley ( Book )
8 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thucydides by John H Finley ( Book )
7 editions published between 1942 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 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 )
1 edition published in 2011 in Greek, Modern and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thoukydidēs by John H Finley ( Book )
4 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in Greek, Modern and held by 5 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
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
Crabb's English synonymes by George Crabb ( Book )
1 edition published in 1916 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
The classics by John H Finley ( Book )
1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 2 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 2 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
Serbo-Croatian heroic songs ( Book )
1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Papers on Thucydides by John H Finley ( Book )
1 edition published in 1938 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 H. (John Huston), 1904-1995
Finley, John Huston.
Finley, John Huston 1904-1995
Finley John Huston Junior 1904-1995
Huston Finley, John 1904-1995
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