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Romm, James S.

Overview
Works: 19 works in 89 publications in 3 languages and 5,432 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: D58, 930
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Most widely held works by James S Romm
Herodotus by James S Romm ( )
10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ghost on the throne : the death of Alexander the Great and the war for crown and empire by James S Romm ( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 959 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
The edges of the earth in ancient thought : geography, exploration, and fiction by James S Romm ( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 611 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 )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 511 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
Dying every day : Seneca at the court of Nero by James S Romm ( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 384 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
Alexander the Great : selections from Arrian, Diodorus, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius by James S Romm ( Book )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 253 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 )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 181 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
Plutarch : lives that made Greek history by Plutarch ( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 162 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
The histories by Herodotus ( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 105 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 bloody fight for his empire by James S Romm ( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 52 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 thirty-two spelled the end of that unity. The story of Alexander's conquest of the Persian empire is known to many readers, but the dramatic and consequential saga of the empire's collapse remains virtually untold. It is a tale of loss that begins with the greatest loss of all, the death of the Macedonian king who had held the empire together. With his demise, it was as if the sun had disappeared from the solar system, as if planets and moons began to spin crazily in new directions, crashing into one another with unimaginable force. 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. In a strange compromise, both figures'Philip III and Alexander IV'were elevated to the kingship, quickly becoming prizes, pawns, fought over by a half-dozen Macedonian generals. Each successor could confer legitimacy on whichever general controlled him. At the book's center is the monarch's most vigorous defender; Alexander's former Greek secretary, now transformed into a general himself. He was a man both fascinating and entertaining, a man full of tricks and connivances, like the enthroned ghost of Alexander that gives the book its title, and becomes the determining factor in the precarious fortunes of the royal family. James Romm, brilliant classicist and storyteller, tells the galvanizing saga of the men who followed Alexander and found themselves incapable of preserving his empire. The result was the undoing of a world, formerly united in a single empire, now ripped apart into a nightmare of warring nation-states struggling for domination, the template of our own times. From the Hardcover edition
The Landmark Arrian : the campaigns of Alexander : a new translation by Arrian ( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 7 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 ( )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 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 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Landmark Arrian's Campaigns of Alexander by Robert B Strassler ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in 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
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
Alexander the Great : selections from Arrian, Diodorous, Plutarch, Quintus Curtius ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Alexander the Great : selections from Diodorus, Plutarch, Quintus Curtius, & Arrian ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Romm, James
Romm, James 1958-
Languages
English (84)
Italian (2)
Dutch (1)
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