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Ostwald, Martin 1922-2010

Overview
Works: 72 works in 334 publications in 3 languages and 8,114 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree, Other, Actor, htt
Classifications: JC71, 170
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Most widely held works about Martin Ostwald
 
Most widely held works by Martin Ostwald
From popular sovereignty to the sovereignty of law : law, society, and politics in fifth-century Athens by Martin Ostwald( )

27 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 2,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The meters of Greek and Latin poetry by James W Halporn( Book )

45 editions published between 1963 and 1994 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language and history in ancient Greek culture by Martin Ostwald( )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning forty years, this collection of essays represents the work of a renowned teacher and scholar of the ancient Greek world. Martin Ostwald's contribution is both philological and historical: the thread that runs through all of the essays is his precise explanation, for a modern audience, of some crucial terms by which the ancient Greeks saw and lived their lives-and influenced ours. Chosen and sequenced by Ostwald, the essays demonstrate his methodology and elucidate essential aspects of ancient Greek society.The first section plumbs the social and political terms in which the Greeks understood their lives. It examines their notion of the relation of the citizen to his community; how they conceived different kinds of political structure; what role ideology played in public life; and how differently their most powerful thinkers viewed issues of war and peace. The second section is devoted to the problem, first articulated by the Greeks, of the extent to which human life is dominated by nature (physis) and human convention (nomos), a question that remains a central concern in modern societies, even if in different guises. The third section focuses on democracy in Athens. It confronts questions of the nature of democratic rule, of financing public enterprises, of the accountability of public officials, of the conflict raised by imperial control and democratic rule, of the coexistence of "conservative" and "liberal" trends in a democratic regime, and of the relation between rhetoric and power in a democracy. The final section is a sketch of the principles on which the two greatest Greek historians, Herodotus and Thucydides, constructed their outlooks on human affairs.Ultimately, the collection intends to make selected key concepts in ancient Greek social and political culture accessible to a lay audience. It also shows how the differences-rather than the similarities-between the ancient Greeks and us can contribute to a deeper understanding of our own time
Nicomachean ethics by Aristotle( Book )

3 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a translation of Aristotle{u2019}s most widely read and influential work. Ideas central to ethics--that happiness is the end of human endeavor, that moral virtue is formed through action and habituation, and that good action requires prudence--found their most powerful proponent in the person medieval scholars simply called "the Philosopher."
Nomos and the beginnings of the Athenian democracy by Martin Ostwald( Book )

21 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nomodeiktes : Greek studies in honor of Martin Ostwald by Martin Ostwald( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fifth-century Athens has inspired generations of students and scholars. Its citizens' profound discoveries in literature, philosophy, and politics - to name but a few areas - have shaped the thinking of much of Western thought and have provided many of the joys and the tribulations that touch our daily lives."--BOOK JACKET. "Nomodeiktes: Greek Studies in Honor of Martin Ostwald offers fascinating discussions of many of these areas, and it helps illuminate ways in which modern perceptions of this complex period are right and are wrong. Important observations are made on Greek historians and historiography, on politics and society, and on Greek philosophy and literature. The analyses of these major areas of investigation will be very useful for all interested in this centrally important period and for those who know the lure of that vivid and compelling city, Athens."--BOOK JACKET
Autonomia, its genesis and early history by Martin Ostwald( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and Italian and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anankē in Thucydides by Martin Ostwald( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oligarchia : the development of a constitutional form in Ancient Greece by Martin Ostwald( Book )

15 editions published in 2000 in English and German and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lateinische Metrik by James W Halporn( Book )

27 editions published between 1960 and 2004 in German and Undetermined and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicomachean ethics by Aristotle( Book )

7 editions published between 1962 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicomachean ethics by Aristotle( Book )

6 editions published between 1962 and 1999 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato's Statesman by Plato( Book )

6 editions published between 1957 and 1992 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theaetetus, the Sophist, and the Statesman are a trilogy of Platonic dialogues that show Socrates formulating his conception of philosophy as he prepares the defense for his trial. Originally published together as The Being of the Beautiful, these translations can be read separately or as a trilogy. Each includes an introduction, extensive notes, and comprehensive commentary that examines the trilogy's motifs and relationships. -- Back cover
Statesman by Plato( Book )

10 editions published between 1957 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Statesman is Plato's neglected political work, but it is crucial for an understanding of the development of his political thinking. In some respects it continues themes from the Republic, particularly the importance of knowledge as entitlement to rule. But there are also changes: Plato has dropped the ambitious metaphysical synthesis of the Republic, changed his view of the moral psychology of the citizen, and revised his position on the role of law and institutions. In its presentation of the statesman's expertise, the Statesman modifies, as well as defending in original ways, this central theme of the Republic
Protagoras by Plato( Book )

5 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition to its interest as one of Plato's most brilliant dramatic masterpieces, the Protagoras presents a vivid picture of the crisis of fifth-century Greek thought, in which traditional values and conceptions of man were subjected on the one hand to the criticism of the Sophists and on the other to the far more radical criticism of Socrates. The dialogue deals with many themes which are central to the ethical theories which Plato developed under the influence of Socrates, notably the nature of human excellence, the relation of knowledge to right conduct, and the place of pleasure in the good life. This translation of the Protagoras was originally published in 1976. In this revised edition, C.C.W. Taylor has made a number of changes in the translation and commentary, and has added a new Preface and Introduction. The Bibliography has also been extended to include titles published up to 1990
Persia, Greece and the Western Mediterranean, c. 525 to 479 B.C. by John Boardman( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The fourth century B.C. by David M Lewis( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of 'The Cambridge Ancient History' embraces the wide range of approaches and scholarships which have in recent decades transformed our view of late antiquity
The fifth century B.C. by John Boardman( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fifth century B.C. was not only the first Classic age of European civilization. It was the first and last period before the Romans in which great political and military power was located in the same place as cultural importance. This volume, therefore, is more narrowly focused geographically than its predecessors and successors, and hardly strays beyond Greece. Athens is at the centre of the picture, both politically and culturally, but events and achievements elsewhere are assessed as carefully as the nature of our sources allows." "Two series of narrative chapters, one on the growth of the Athenian Empire and the development of Athenian democracy, the other on the Peloponnesian War which brought them down, are divided by a series of studies in which the artistic and literary achievements of the fifth century are described." "This new edition has been completely replanned and rewritten in order to reflect the advances in scholarship and changes in perspective which have been taking place in the sixty years since the publication of its predecessor. Book jacket."--Jacket
Plato's Protagoras : a Socratic commentary by B. A. F Hubbard( Book )

4 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cambridge Ancient History by David M Lewis( )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifth century BC was not only the first Classic age of European civilisation. It was the first and last period before the Romans in which great political and military power was located in the same place as cultural importance. This volume therefore is more narrowly focused geographically than its predecessors and successors, and hardly strays beyond Greece. Athens is at the centre of the picture, both politically and culturally, but events and achievements elsewhere are assessed as carefully as the nature of our sources allows. Two series of narrative chapters, one on the growth of the Athenian empire and the development of Athenian democracy, the other on the Peloponnesian War which brought them down, are divided by a series of studies in which the artistic and literary achievements of the fifth century are described. This new edition has been completely replanned and rewritten in order to reflect the advances in scholarship and changes in perspective which have been taking place in the sixty years since the publication of its predecessor--
 
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From popular sovereignty to the sovereignty of law : law, society, and politics in fifth-century Athens
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The meters of Greek and Latin poetryLanguage and history in ancient Greek cultureNomodeiktes : Greek studies in honor of Martin OstwaldAutonomia, its genesis and early historyAnankē in ThucydidesOligarchia : the development of a constitutional form in Ancient GreeceNicomachean ethicsNicomachean ethics
Alternative Names
Martin Ostwald classical scholar

Martin Ostwald deutsch-amerikanischer Klassischer Philologe

Martin Ostwald Duits klassiek filoloog (1922-2010)

Martin Ostwald professor académico alemão

Martin Ostwald storico tedesco naturalizzato statunitense

Martin Ostwald tysk professor

Ostwald, M.

Ostwald Martin

Ostwald, Martin, 1922-

Мартин Оствальд

Languages
English (213)

German (29)

Italian (1)