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Romm, James S.

Overview
Works: 22 works in 127 publications in 6 languages and 6,599 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
Classifications: DF235.4, 938.08
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James S Romm
Herodotus by James S Romm( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume includes a wealth of helpful footnotes; more than a dozen maps and illustrations; a chronology of the Archaic Age; a glossary of main characters, places, and terms; suggested further reading; and an index of proper nouns
Ghost on the throne : the death of Alexander the Great and the war for crown and empire by James S Romm( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander the Great, perhaps the most commanding leader in history, united his empire and his army by the titanic force of his will. His death at the age of 32 spelled the end of that unity. The story of his conquests is known to many readers, but the saga of the empire's collapse remains virtually untold. Alexander bequeathed his power, legend has it, "to the strongest," leaving behind a mentally damaged half brother and a posthumously born son as his only heirs, who quickly became pawns fought over by the Macedonian generals. Meanwhile, Alexander's former secretary, Eumenes, a man full of tricks and connivances, became the determining factor in the precarious fortunes of the royal family. Classicist James Romm tells the story of the men who followed Alexander and found themselves incapable of preserving his empire--a world formerly united, now ripped apart into a nightmare of warring nation-states struggling for domination, the template of our own times.--From publisher description
Dying every day : Seneca at the court of Nero by James S Romm( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the moral struggles, political intrigues and violent vendettas that enmeshed Seneca, the ancient Roman writer and philosopher, in the brutal daily lives of the imperial family and the regime of his student, Nero
The edges of the earth in ancient thought : geography, exploration, and fiction by James S Romm( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "edges of the earth" became the basis of a literary tradition, surveyed here, revealing that the Greeks, and to a somewhat lesser extent the Romans, saw geography not as a branch of physical science but as an important literary genre
The Landmark Arrian : the campaigns of Alexander ; Anabasis Alexandrous : a new translation by Arrian( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During twelve years of continuous campaigns, Alexander conquered an empire that stretched from the shores of the Adriatic to the edge of modern India. Arrian's history of those conquests is the most reliable and detailed account to emerge from the ancient world. --from publisher description
Alexander the Great : selections from Arrian, Diodorus, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius by Plutarch( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprising relevant selections from the four ancient writers whose portraits of Alexander the Great still survive--Arrian, Diodorus, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius--this volume provides a complete narrative of the important events in Alexander's life. The Introduction sets these works in historical context, stretching from the conclusion of the Peloponnesian War through Alexander's conquest of Asia, and provides an assessment of Alexander's historical importance as well as a survey of the central controversies surrounding his personality, aims and intentions. This edition includes a timeline, map
On the war for Greek freedom : selections from the Histories by Herodotus( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language, history, and culture, this new abridgment presents those selections that comprise Herodotus' historical narrative. These are meticulously annotated, and supplemented with a chronology of the Archaic Age, Historical Epilogue, glossary of main characters and places, index of proper names, and maps
The Greek plays : sixteen plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A landmark anthology of the masterpieces of Greek drama, featuring all-new, highly accessible translations of some of the world's most beloved plays, including Agamemnon, Prometheus Bound, Bacchae, Electra, Medea, Antigone, and oedipus the King The great plays of Ancient Greece are among the most enduring and important legacies of the Western world. Not only is the influence of Greek drama palpable in everything from Shakespeare to modern television, the insights contained in Greek tragedy have shaped our perceptions of the nature of human life. Poets, philosophers, and politicians have long borrowed and adapted the ideas and language of Greek drama to help them make sense of their own times. This exciting curated anthology features a cross section of the most popular-and most widely taught-plays in the Greek canon. Fresh translations into contemporary English breathe new life into the texts while capturing, as faithfully as possible, their original meaning. This outstanding collection also offers short biographies of the playwrights, enlightening and clarifying introductions to the plays, and helpful annotations at the bottom of each page. Appendices by prominent classicists on such topics as "Greek Drama and Politics," "The Theater of Dionysus," and "Plato and Aristotle on Tragedy" give the reader a rich contextual background. A detailed time line of the dramas, as well as a list of adaptations of Greek drama to literature, stage, and film from the time of Seneca to the present, helps chart the history of Greek tragedy and illustrate its influence on our culture from the Roman Empire to the present day. With a veritable who's who of today's most renowned and distinguished classical translators, The Greek Plays is certain to be the definitive text for students, scholars, theatrical professionals, and general readers alike for years to come. Advance praise for The Greek Plays "Mary Lefkowitz and James Romm deftly have gathered strong new translations from Frank Nisetich, Sarah Ruden, Rachel Kitzinger, Emily Wilson, as well as from Mary Lefkowitz and James Romm themselves. There is a freshness and pungency in these new translations that should last a long time. I admire also the introductions to the plays and the biographies and annotations provided. Closing essays by five distinguished classicists: the brilliant Daniel Mendelsohn and the equally skilled David Rosenbloom, Joshua Billings, Mary-Kay Gamel, and Gregory Hays all enlightened me. This seems to me a helpful light into our gathering darkness."-Harold Bloom "The reception of Ancient Greek theater is as lively as it's ever been in its 2,500-year history, both on the stage and on the page. Thanks to these sixteen brilliant new renditions by five leading scholar-translators, the three great Athenian masters of tragic drama, aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, speak to us once again in powerfully contemporary accents on such fundamental issues as gender, religion, and democratic politics."-Paul Cartledge, author Democracy: A Life "The Greek Plays is destined to become a perennial collection, essential reading for students, scholars, and lovers of Greek tragedy alike. This engaging compilation imbues all the ancient plays within its pages with new life by offering rich, informative historical, literary, and cultural context and fresh, accessible translations by some of the most talented classicists working in the field today."-Bryan Doerries, author of The Theater of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today From the Hardcover edition
Plutarch : lives that made Greek history by Plutarch( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Plutarch did not intend his Lives as a historical record, they sometimes furnish the best account we have of events in classical Greece. In many instances they are the only account available to those exploring ancient history through primary sources
Ghost on the throne : the death of Alexander the Great and the bloody fight for his empire by James S Romm( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Brings to life the cutthroat competition and the struggle for control of the Greek world's greatest empire"--Page 4 of cover
The age of Caesar : five Roman lives by Plutarch( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An outstanding new edition of Plutarch, the inventor of biography, focused on five lives that remade the Roman world. Pompey, Caesar, Cicero, Brutus, Antony: the names still resonate across thousands of years. Major figures in the civil wars that brutally ended the Roman republic, they haunt us with questions of character and authority: how to safeguard a republic from the flaws of its leaders. Plutarch's rich, vivid profiles show character shaping history through grand scale events and intimate details. The creator and master of the biographical form, Plutarch brilliantly locates character in small gestures such as the selfless Brutus's punctilious use of money, or Caesar's embrace of the plainspoken discourse of the soldier rather than the eloquence of Cicero. This is a true reader's edition of Plutarch. The translation lends a straightforward clarity to Plutarch's prose, and the notes helpfully identify people, places, and events named in the text. The substantial introduction and foreword explore both Plutarch himself as a historical figure and the basic history of the republic's fall."--Provided by publisher
Der Geist auf dem Thron : der Tod Alexanders des Grossen und der mörderische Kampf um sein Erbe by James S Romm( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Landmark Arrian : the campaigns of Alexander = Anabasis Alexandrou by Arrian( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During twelve years of continuous campaigns, Alexander conquered an empire that stretched from the shores of the Adriatic to the edge of modern India. Arrian's history of those conquests is the most reliable and detailed account to emerge from the ancient world. --from publisher description
The edges of the earth in ancient thought : distance and the literary imagination by James S Romm( )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dove finisce il mondo by James S Romm( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seneka tetsugaku suru seijika : Nerotei kyutei no hibi by James S Romm( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More's strategy of naming in the utopia by James S Romm( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dog heads and noble savages : cynicism before the cynics by James S Romm( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) : cartographe et humaniste by Museum Plantin-Moretus( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Le Musée Plantin-Moretus à Anvers et la Bibliothèque royale de Belgique à Bruxelles ont souhaité s'associer à la commémoration du quatre-centième anniversaire de la mort d'Abraham Ortelius en organisant dans chacune des deux institutions une exposition dont l'objectif est de faire connaître à un large public ce grand humaniste
The literature of discovery--part II by James S Romm( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Ghost on the throne : the death of Alexander the Great and the war for crown and empire
Alternative Names
Romm, James

Romm James 1958-....

롬, 제임스

ロム, ジェイムズ

Languages
English (109)

German (4)

Japanese (2)

Italian (2)

French (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Ghost on the throne : the death of Alexander the Great and the war for crown and empireThe edges of the earth in ancient thought : geography, exploration, and fictionThe Landmark Arrian : the campaigns of Alexander ; Anabasis Alexandrous : a new translationAlexander the Great : selections from Arrian, Diodorus, Plutarch, and Quintus CurtiusOn the war for Greek freedom : selections from the HistoriesThe Landmark Arrian : the campaigns of Alexander = Anabasis Alexandrou