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Cameron, Alan 1938-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 224 publications in 4 languages and 6,961 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Other
Classifications: DF541, 261.220937
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alan Cameron
Circus factions : Blues and Greens at Rome and Byzantium by Alan Cameron( Book )

27 editions published between 1976 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last pagans of Rome by Alan Cameron( Book )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rufinus' vivid account of the battle between the Eastern Emperor Theodosius and the Western usurper Eugenius by the River Frigidus in 394 represents it as the final confrontation between paganism and Christianity. It is indeed widely believed that a largely pagan aristocracy remained a powerful and active force well into the fifth century, sponsoring pagan literary circles, patronage of the classics, and propaganda for the old cults in art and literature. The main focus of much modern scholarship on the end of paganism in the West has been on its supposed stubborn resistance to Christianity. The dismantling of this romantic myth is one of the main goals of Alan Cameron's book. Actually, the book argues, Western paganism petered out much earlier and more rapidly than hitherto assumed. The subject of this book is not the conversion of the last pagans but rather the duration, nature, and consequences of their survival. By re-examining the abundant textual evidence, both Christian (Ambrose, Augustine, Jerome, Paulinus, Prudentius) and "pagan" (Claudian, Macrobius, and Ammianus Marcellinus), as well as the visual evidence (ivory diptychs, illuminated manuscripts, silverware), Cameron shows that most of the activities and artifacts previously identified as hallmarks of a pagan revival were in fact just as important to the life of cultivated Christians. Far from being a subversive activity designed to rally pagans, the acceptance of classical literature, learning, and art by most elite Christiansmay actually have helped the last reluctant pagans to finally abandon the old cults and adopt Christianity. The culmination of decades of research, The Last Pagans of Rome will overturn many long-held assumptions about pagan and Christian culture in the late antique West
Callimachus and his critics by Alan Cameron( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Another axiom of modern scholarship is that the object of Callimachus's literary polemic was epic. Yet Cameron shows that the thriving school of epic poets celebrating the wars of Hellenistic kings that has so dominated modern study simply never existed. Elegy was the fashionable genre of the age, and the bone of contention between Callimachus and his rivals (all fellow elegists) was the nature of elegiac narrative. A final chapter sketches some of the implications of this revised view of Callimachus and his world for the interpretation of Roman, especially Augustan, poetry
Claudian: poetry and propaganda at the court of Honorius by Alan Cameron( Book )

17 editions published between 1970 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbarians and politics at the Court of Arcadius by Alan Cameron( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Italian and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Porphyrius - the charioteer by Alan Cameron( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek mythography in the Roman world by Alan Cameron( Book )

19 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By the Roman age the traditional stories of Greek myth had long since ceased to reflect popular culture. Mythology had become instead a central element in elite culture. If one did not know the stories, one would not understand most of the allusions in the poets and orators, classics and contemporaries alike; nor would one be able to identify the scenes represented on the mosaic floors and wall paintings, or on the silverware at well-appointed homes." "A surprisingly large number of mythographic treatises survive from the early empire, and many papyrus fragments from lost works prove that they were in common use. In addition, author Alan Cameron identifies a hitherto unrecognized type of aid to the reading of Greek and Latin classical and classicizing texts - what might be called mythographic companions to learned poets such as Aratus, Callimachus, Vergil, and Ovid, complete with source references. Much of this book is devoted to an analysis of the importance evidently attached to citing classical sources for mythical stories, the clearest proof that they were now a part of learned culture."--Résumé de l'éditeur
The Greek anthology from Meleager to Planudes by Alan Cameron( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianisme et formes littéraires de l'Antiquité tardive en Occident : huit exposés suivis de discussions by Entretiens sur l'antiquité classique( Book )

28 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in 4 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature and society in the early Byzantine world by Alan Cameron( Book )

12 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voices for justice : church, law, and state in New Zealand( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A life in literature : catalogue of the centenary exhibition held in the University of Nottingham, 7 September-13 October, 1985 by D. H Lawrence( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bread and circuses : the Roman emperor and his people : inaugural lecture in Latin language and literature at King's College London, May 21st, 1973 by Alan Cameron( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pervigilium Veneris( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consuls of the later Roman Empire( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wandering poets and other essays on late Greek literature and philosophy by Alan Cameron( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monuments from Dorylaeum and Nacolea by C. W. M Cox( Book )

2 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianisme et formes litteraires de l'antiquite tardive en occident : Vandoeuvres, Geneve : 23-28 aout 1976( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in French and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monumenta Asiae minoris antiqua( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The global revolution : a history of international communism, 1917-1991 by Silvio Pons( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Global Revolution. A History of International Communism 1917-1991 establishes a relationship between the history of communism and the main processes of globalization in the past century. Drawing on a wealth of archival sources, Silvio Pons analyses the multifaceted and contradictory relationship between the Soviet Union and the international communist movement, to show how communism played a major part in the formation of our modern world.The volume presents the argument that during the age of wars from 1914 to 1945, the establishment of the Soviet state in Russia and the birth of the comm
 
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The last pagans of Rome
Alternative Names
Alan Cameron britischer klassischer Philologe

Alan Cameron British classical scholar

Cameron, Alan Douglas Edward 1938-

Languages
English (169)

French (25)

German (2)

Italian (1)

Covers
Callimachus and his criticsClaudian: poetry and propaganda at the court of HonoriusBarbarians and politics at the Court of ArcadiusGreek mythography in the Roman worldThe Greek anthology from Meleager to Planudes