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Bowersock, G. W. (Glen Warren) 1936-

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Works: 118 works in 469 publications in 4 languages and 16,969 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Conference proceedings  Dictionaries 
Roles: Editor, Other, Honoree, Translator, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: DG279, B
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Late antiquity : a guide to the postclassical world by G. W Bowersock ( Book )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In eleven in-depth essays and over 500 encyclopedia entries, an international cast of experts provides essential information and fresh perspectives on the history and culture of an era marked by the rise of two world religions, unprecedented political upheavals that remade the map of the known world, and the creation of art of enduring glory."--Jacket
Between republic and empire interpretations of Augustus and his principate ( )
9 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 1,662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fiction as history Nero to Julian by G. W Bowersock ( )
23 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publishers description : Using pagan fiction produced in Greek and Latin during the early Christian era, G. W. Bowersock investigates the complex relationship between "historical" and "fictional" truths. This relationship preoccupied writers of the second century, a time when apparent fictions about both past and present were proliferating at an astonishing rate and history was being invented all over again. With force and eloquence, Bowersock illuminates social attitudes of this period and persuasively argues that its fiction was influenced by the emerging Christian Gospel narratives
Julian the Apostate by G. W Bowersock ( Book )
24 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Augustus and the Greek world by G. W Bowersock ( Book )
27 editions published between 1962 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Gibbon to Auden essays on the classical tradition by G. W Bowersock ( )
14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This volume collects seventeen of G.W. Bowersock's essays, each illustrating how the classical past has captured the imagination of some of the greatest figures in modern historiography and literature. The essays here range across three centuries, the eighteenth to the twentieth, and are divided chronologically." "The result is a rich survey of the early modern and modern uses of the classical past by one of its most important contemporary commentators."--Jacket
Roman Arabia by G. W Bowersock ( Book )
19 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Greek sophists in the Roman Empire by G. W Bowersock ( Book )
20 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Empires in collision in late antiquity by G. W Bowersock ( )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book, based on lectures delivered at the Historical Society of Israel, the famed historian G. W. Bowersock presents a searching examination of political developments in the Arabian Peninsula on the eve of the rise of Islam. Recounting the growth of Christian Ethiopia and the conflict with Jewish Arabia, he describes the fall of Jerusalem at the hands of a late resurgent Sassanian (Persian) Empire. He concludes by underscoring the importance of the Byzantine Empire's defeat of the Sassanian forces, which destabilized the region and thus provided the opportunity for the rise and military success of Islam in the seventh century. Using close readings of surviving texts, Bowersock sheds new light on the complex causal relationships among the Byzantine, Ethiopian, Persian, and emerging Islamic forces
Hellenism in Late Antiquity by G. W Bowersock ( Book )
27 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edward Gibbon and the decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon ( Book )
12 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Martyrdom and Rome by G. W Bowersock ( Book )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mosaics as history : the Near East from late antiquity to Islam by G. W Bowersock ( Book )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Over the past century, exploration and serendipity have uncovered mosaic after mosaic in the Near East--maps, historical images, mythical figures, and religious scenes that constitute an immense treasure of new testimony from antiquity. The stories these mosaics tell unfold in this brief, richly informed book by a preeminent scholar of the classical world." --Dust jacket
On the donation of Constantine by Lorenzo Valla ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Latin and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Lorenzo Valla (1407-1457) was the most important theorist of the humanist movement. He wrote a major work on Latin style, On Elegance in the Latin Language, which became a battle-standard in the struggle for the reform of Latin across Europe, and Dialectical Disputations, a wide-ranging attack on scholastic logic. His most famous work is On the Donation of Constantine, an oration in which Valla uses new philological methods to attack the authenticity of the most important document justifying the papacy's claims to temporal rule. It appears here in a new translation with introduction and notes by G. W. Bowersock, based on the critical text of Wolfram Setz (1976). This volume also includes a text and translation of the Constitutum Constantini, commonly known as the Donation of Constantine."--BOOK JACKET
Interpreting late antiquity : essays on the postclassical world ( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The era of late antiquity--from the middle of the third century to the end of the eighth--was marked by the rise of two world religions, unprecedented political upheavals that remade the map of the known world, and the creation of art of enduring glory. In these eleven in-depth essays, drawn from the award-winning reference work Late Antiquity: A Guide to the Postclassical World, an international cast of experts provides essential information and fresh perspectives on this period's culture and history. --provided by publisher
A. D. Momigliano : studies on modern scholarship by Arnaldo Momigliano ( Book )
8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using pagan prose fiction produced in Greek and Latin during the early Christian era, Bowersock investigates the complex relationship among perceived and presented 'historical' and 'fictional' truths. Bowersock's superb lecturing style is successfully transferred into writing with force and eloquence, as he weaves accounts from a wide range of sources into his text, illuminating social attitudes of the period and persuasively arguing that fiction of the period was influenced by the emerging Christian Gospel narratives. In the second half of the first century emerges a new kind of fiction including outlandish tales of travel, romance and comic novels. Bowersock concentrates on secular literature, illuminating not only its literary motifs, but also reconstructing the societal context as one engrossed in fabrications and all kinds of revisions or rewriting. Using these less familiar materials as his points of reference, he reads into familiar Christian material, making linkages and casting new light on familiar subjects, as well as providing some provocative interpretations of familiar Christian texts. Bowersock uses close historical and literary analyses of specific passages of works, and pays attention to larger and more general issues and questions around the relationship between fiction and history and how we read them. This book will be of basic intellectual concern to all raised in the environment of Christian belief
Throne of Adulis : Red Sea wars on the eve of Islam by G. W Bowersock ( Book )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Just prior to the rise of Islam in the sixth century AD, southern Arabia was embroiled in a violent conflict between Christian Ethiopians and Jewish Arabs. Though little known today, this was an international war that involved both the Byzantine Empire, which had established Christian churches in Ethiopia, and the Sasanian Empire in Persia, which supported the Jews in what became a proxy war against its longtime foe Byzantium. Our knowledge of these events derives largely from an inscribed marble throne at the Ethiopian port of Adulis, meticulously described by a sixth-century Christian mercha
Arktouros : Hellenic studies presented to Bernard M.W. Knox on the occasion of his 65th birthday ( Book )
10 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and German and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life of Apollonius by Philostratus ( Book )
7 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
East & west : papers in ancient history presented to Glen W. Bowersock ( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Essays relating to the work of Glen W. Bowersock and exploring classical antiquity from the second century BC to late antiquity, from Hellenistic Greece and Republican Rome to Egypt and Arabia"--Provided by publisher
 
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Alternative Names
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Languages
English (275)
Latin (2)
German (1)
Italian (1)
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