Grant, Michael 1914-2004
Most widely held works about Michael Grant
Most widely held works by Michael Grant
Greek and Latin authors, 800 B.C.-A.D. 1000 by Michael Grant ( Book )
6 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 2,402 libraries worldwide
Biographical sketches of 376 Greek and Latin authors covering the years 800 B.C. to 1000 A.D. Includes a list of works of doubtful attribution and a chronological list of authors by century.
The history of ancient Israel by Michael Grant ( Book )
20 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 2,169 libraries worldwide
"Just as it seems more plausible to suppose that Moses existed than to believe that he did not, so, too, it is hard to believe that all the mass of religious institutions ascribed to Moses was really the work of other men, the anonymous product, that is to say, of natural, gradual growth over a period of centuries. After all, Zoroaster, Gautama Buddha and Jesus were historical figures, despite the legends attached to their names. And the Mosaic religion contained astonishing novelities, which look as though they reflect the thought of one single, decisive individual.
The world of Rome by Michael Grant ( Book )
31 editions published between 1950 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 2,168 libraries worldwide
The rise of the Greeks by Michael Grant ( Book )
25 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 2,136 libraries worldwide
Focusing on the years c. 1000-490 B.C., following the collapse of the Mycenaean palace regimes and before the Peloponnesian Wars, Grant shows an age that is not only a wellspring of the brilliant classical period but one of the most creative in world history. The everyday life of the citizens and the policies and government of these states are focal points of the book, as are the lives of the leading personalities of the age. Grant also discusses the Greeks as a slave-owning society and one in which women, often seen as a mysterious, polluting element in this male-dominated world, play a contrasting role as powerful figures in mythology and literature.
History of Rome by Michael Grant ( Book )
28 editions published between 1878 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,991 libraries worldwide
Myths of the Greeks and Romans by Michael Grant ( Book )
44 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,984 libraries worldwide
In this insightful and absorbing book, distinguished historian and classical scholar Michael Grant demonstrates the dynamic effect that ancient mythology has had on the creative efforts of succeding centuries. He summarizes all the myths as well as the legends of the lesser gods and heroes, and traces their origins in historical fact or religious myth. He then shows how myths have continued to evolve throughout the ages. The author's brilliant investigations lead from Pericles to Picasso, Homer to Freud, Apuleius to Grimm - and prove that mythological themes have been continuously restated in art, science, and folklore, up to the present day.
The twelve Caesars by Michael Grant ( Book )
23 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and Polish and held by 1,883 libraries worldwide
Twelve men in 200 years changed the known world and the course of history forever: Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian, Titus, and Domitian.
From Alexander to Cleopatra : the Hellenistic world by Michael Grant ( Book )
11 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and held by 1,859 libraries worldwide
Beginning with the death in 323 B.C. of Alexander the Great, the archetypal hero, and ending with Cleopatra, the supreme product of a society that devoted novel attention to women, this book covers developments in politics, science, medicine, philosophy, literature, the fine arts, and the role of women.
The classical Greeks by Michael Grant ( Book )
18 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 1,808 libraries worldwide
A history of Greek civilization from the 5th century B.C. to 336 B.C. Focuses on 37 great men of the age.
The ancient historians by Michael Grant ( Book )
21 editions published between 1951 and 1995 in English and German and held by 1,800 libraries worldwide
Jesus : an historian's review of the Gospels by Michael Grant ( Book )
8 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and held by 1,743 libraries worldwide
Civilization of the ancient Mediterranean : Greece and Rome ( Book )
10 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 1,740 libraries worldwide
Essays covering the full range of topics on the people, customs, government, religion and arts of the ancient world.
The annals of imperial Rome by Cornelius Tacitus ( Book )
43 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in English and held by 1,636 libraries worldwide
An English translation of Tacitus's "The Annals of Imperial Rome" which chronicles the history of Rome from A.D. 14 through the death of Nero in A.D. 68.
The ancient Mediterranean by Michael Grant ( Book )
12 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 1,582 libraries worldwide
The birth of Western civilization: Greece and Rome by Michael Grant ( Book )
4 editions published between 1964 and 1988 in English and Spanish and held by 1,564 libraries worldwide
Cleopatra by Michael Grant ( Book )
28 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,557 libraries worldwide
A story of triumph and tragedy, this stunning biography provides a captivating glimpse at the woman behind the legend. Here is the Cleopatra who became the queen of Egypt without a drop of Egyptian blood in her veins. Almost entirely of Greek heritage, she proved herself to be a skilled, ambitious, and practical politician. She sought to return Greece to its former glory through political liaisons with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. Breathtaking in scope, Cleopatra paints a dazzling portrait of one of history's great rulers.
The Etruscans by Michael Grant ( Book )
12 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in English and held by 1,475 libraries worldwide
Julius Caesar by Michael Grant ( Book )
19 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in English and Russian and held by 1,361 libraries worldwide
Historian Michael Grant reconstructs the career of Julius Caesar from his youthful priesthood through his campaigns in Europe and Africa, and to the base of Pompey's statue.
Who's who in classical mythology by Michael Grant ( Book )
39 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,344 libraries worldwide
Entries covering Greek and Roman mythological characters, detailed biographies, historical and geographical context for each entry, genealogical trees of the most important families, and a detailed list of all the Greek and Latin writers referred to in the text.
Ancient history atlas by Michael Grant ( )
36 editions published between 1971 and 1989 in English and held by 1,291 libraries worldwide
Apostles Armies Bible. Biography Byzantine Empire Caesar, Julius Christian biography Christian saints Church history--Primitive and early church Cicero, Marcus Tullius Civilization Civilization, Classical Classical antiquities Classical literature Cleopatra,--Queen of Egypt,--d. 30 B.C Constantine--I,--Emperor of Rome,--d. 337 Criticism, interpretation, etc. Dictionaries Early works Egypt Emperors Etruscans Europe--Herculaneum (Extinct city) Europe--Pompeii (Extinct city) Gazetteers Generals Geography, Ancient Greece Heads of state Hellenism Historians History Jesus Christ Jews Latin literature Maps Mediterranean Region Middle East--Palestine Military history Mythology Mythology, Classical Mythology, Roman Nero,--Emperor of Rome,--37-68 Numismatics, Roman Peter,--the Apostle, Saint Political science Queens Rome Social history Translations