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Spelman, Edward -1767

Overview
Works: 148 works in 399 publications in 5 languages and 3,020 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Author, Contributor
Classifications: PA3612, 880.82
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Most widely held works by Edward Spelman
The Roman antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus by Dionysius( Book )

86 editions published between 1937 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main aim of Dionysius of Halicarnassus' Roman Antiquities, which began to appear in 7 BCE, was to reconcile Greeks to Roman rule. Of the twenty books (from the earliest times to 264 BCE) we have the first nine complete; most of 10 and 11; extracts; and an epitome of the whole. Dionysius of Halicarnassus was born before 53 BCE and went to Italy before 29 BCE. He taught rhetoric in Rome while studying the Latin language, collecting material for a history of Rome, and writing. His Roman Antiquities began to appear in 7 BCE. Dionysius states that his objects in writing history were to please lovers of noble deeds and to repay the benefits he had enjoyed in Rome. But he wrote also to reconcile Greeks to Roman rule. Of the 20 books of Roman Antiquities (from the earliest times to 264 BCE) we have the first 9 complete; most of 10 and 11; and later extracts and an epitome of the whole. Dionysius studied the best available literary sources (mainly annalistic and other historians) and possibly some public documents. His work and that of Livy are our only continuous and detailed independent narratives of early Roman history. Dionysius was author also of essays on literature covering rhetoric, Greek oratory, Thucydides, and how to imitate the best models in literature. The Loeb Classical Library publishes a two-volume edition of the critical essays; the edition of Roman Antiquities is in seven volumes
The whole works of Xenophon by Xenophon( Book )

11 editions published between 1832 and 1858 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The expedition of Cyrus into Persia, and the retreat of the ten thousand Greeks by Xenophon( Book )

22 editions published between 1749 and 1813 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman antiquities of Dionysius Halicarnassensis by Dionysius( Book )

6 editions published in 1758 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xenophon: The Anabasis by Xenophon( Book )

12 editions published between 1830 and 1856 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anabasis by Xenophon( Book )

16 editions published between 1830 and 1855 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Anabasis by Xenophon (c. 430-c. 354 BCE) is an eyewitness account of Greek mercenaries' challenging "March Up-Country" from Babylon back to the coast of Asia Minor under Xenophon's guidance in 401 BCE, after their leader Cyrus the Younger fell in a failed campaign against his brother. Xenophon (ca. 430 to ca. 354 BCE) was a wealthy Athenian and friend of Socrates. He left Athens in 401 and joined an expedition including ten thousand Greeks led by the Persian governor Cyrus against the Persian king. After the defeat of Cyrus, it fell to Xenophon to lead the Greeks from the gates of Babylon back to the coast through inhospitable lands. Later he wrote the famous vivid account of this "March Up-Country" (Anabasis); but meanwhile he entered service under the Spartans against the Persian king, married happily, and joined the staff of the Spartan king, Agesilaus. But Athens was at war with Sparta in 394 and so exiled Xenophon. The Spartans gave him an estate near Elis where he lived for years writing and hunting and educating his sons. Reconciled to Sparta, Athens restored Xenophon to honour but he preferred to retire to Corinth. Xenophon's Anabasis is a true story of remarkable adventures. Hellenica, a history of Greek affairs from 411 to 362, begins as a continuation of Thucydides' account. There are four works on Socrates (collected in Volume IV of the Loeb Xenophon edition). In Memorabilia Xenophon adds to Plato's picture of Socrates from a different viewpoint. The Apology is an interesting complement to Plato's account of Socrates' defense at his trial. Xenophon's Symposium portrays a dinner party at which Socrates speaks of love; and Oeconomicus has him giving advice on household management and married life. Cyropaedia, a historical romance on the education of Cyrus (the Elder), reflects Xenophon's ideas about rulers and government; the Loeb edition is in two volumes. We also have his Hiero, a dialogue on government; Agesilaus, in praise of that king; Constitution of Lacedaemon (on the Spartan system); Ways and Means (on the finances of Athens); Manual for a Cavalry Commander; a good manual of Horsemanship; and a lively Hunting with Hounds. The Constitution of the Athenians, though clearly not by Xenophon, is an interesting document on politics at Athens. These eight books are collected in the last of the seven volumes of the Loeb Classical Library edition of Xenophon
The Roman antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus by Denys d'Halicarnasse( Book )

3 editions published in 1947 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus by Denys d'Halicarnasse( Book )

6 editions published between 1939 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus by Denys d'Halicarnasse( Book )

3 editions published between 1940 and 1953 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus by Denys d'Halicarnasse( Book )

5 editions published between 1937 and 2001 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus by Denys d'Halicarnasse( Book )

3 editions published between 1945 and 1965 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of Xenophon by Xenophon( Book )

4 editions published between 1875 and 1881 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus by Denys d'Halicarnasse( Book )

1 edition published in 1950 in Greek, Ancient and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus by Dionysius( Book )

2 editions published in 1943 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xenophon by Xenophon( Book )

5 editions published between 1830 and 1841 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

XENOPHON (c.430-c. 354 B.C.) of Athens, son of Gryllos, and friend of Socrates was a wealthy gentleman of his day. He joined in an expedition including ten thousand other Greeks led by the Persian governor Cyrus deep into Asia Minor against the Persian king who defeated and killed Cyrus. It fell to Xenophon to lead the Greeks northward through danger and stress until they reached Scutari early in 400 B.C. Later he wrote the famous extant vivid account of this March Up-Country (Anabasis) in seven books, a true story of remarkable adventures and discipline; but meanwhile he entered service under the Spartans against the Persian king, married happily, and joined the staff of the Spartan king, Agesilaus. But Athens was at war with Sparta in 394 and exiled Xenophon for being pro-Sparta. The Spartans gave him an estate near Elis where he lived for years writing and hunting and educating his sons. Reconciled to Sparta, Athens restored Xenophon to honour but he preferred to retire in Corinth. His Memoirs of Socrates adds to Platos picture of Socrates from a different viewpoint. In the Apology of Socrates Xenophon supplements Platos similar work; and in Banquet presents an attractive counterpart to Platos. The charming Oeconomicus makes Socrates give advice on household management and married life of ordinary people. Hiero is a dialogue on government, Agesilaus praises that king; we also have Constitution of Lacedaemon (Sparta); Ways and Means on the finances of Athens; Manual for a Cavalry Commander; a good manual of Horsmanship; a lively Hunting with Hounds, mostly hare-hunting; a philosophical-historical romance Education of Cyrus (the Elder) on the ideal ruler and government; and the important Hellenica, (a history which purposely carries on Thucydides), 411-362 B.C. The Constitution of the Athenians, though obviously not by Xenophon, is an interesting important document on politics at Athens
Two tracts on the following subjects : I. Additional observations on the Greek accents by Edward Spelman( Book )

10 editions published between 1773 and 2005 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The expedition of Cyrus by Xenophon( Book )

4 editions published between 1740 and 1742 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Expedition of Cyrus tells the story of the march of the Ten Thousand. The exploits of this famous army of Greek mercenaries in modern-day Turkey, Syria, and Iraq were described by one of their leaders, the Athenian historian and philosopher Xenophon. They were recruited at the end of the fifth century BC by a young Persian prince, Cyrus, who rose in revolt against his brother, the king of Persia. After Cyrus' death, the army was left stranded in the desert of Mesopotamia, a thousand miles from home. Their long march, across mountains and plateaux to the sight of 'The sea! The sea!', and back to the fringes of the Greek world, is the most exciting adventure story to survive from the ancient world." "Xenophon's narrative offers a unique insight into the character of a Greek army struggling to survive in an alien world. It is also the most sustained eyewitness account of the landscape of the vast and wealthy Persian empire."--Jacket
Cyrus's Expedition into Persia, and the retreat of the ten thousand Greeks by Xenophon( Book )

5 editions published between 1806 and 1823 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus, with an English translation by Earnest Cary, Ph. D., on the basis of the version of Edward Spelman by Dionysius( Book )

2 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Spellman, Edward -1767

Spellman, Edward d. 1767

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