Waterfield, Robin 1952-
Most widely held works by Robin Waterfield
Why Socrates died : dispelling the myths by Robin Waterfield ( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 1,186 libraries worldwide
Robin Waterfield presents Socrates as a deeply moral thinker whose convictions stood in stark relief to those of his former disciple, Alcibiades, the hawkish and self-serving military leader. Refusing to surrender his beliefs even in the face of death, Socrates was determined to save his native Athens even as the city-state was tearing itself apart and falling into moral decline.
Roman lives a selection of eight Roman lives by Plutarch ( Book )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 1,112 libraries worldwide
"Plutarch's biographies of eminent Greeks and Romans are renowned not just for their historical importance but also for their insights into the personalities they describe. In prose that is rich, elegant, and sprinkled with learned references, Plutarch explores with an extraordinary degree of insight the interplay of character and political action. He portrays virtues to be emulated and vices to be avoided, but his purpose is implicitly to warn and educate those in his own day who wielded power. Plutarch brought to biography not only a clear moral objective, but also a natural storyteller's ear for a good anecdote. Influential in their own day, the Lives were drawn on by later historians and writers, including Shakespeare." "This selection of nine Lives, chosen for their range and interest, offers a new translation as well as a lucid introduction and helpful notes and indexes."--BOOK JACKET.
Athens : a history : from ancient ideal to modern city by Robin Waterfield ( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 942 libraries worldwide
"Beginning with the classical period, when it reached its pinnacle of power and cultural genius, Athens: A History is peopled with fascinating individuals. Athens' remarkable ascent had been inspired by the ideals embodied in the ancient Olympic games, but the city deliberately turned its back on those ideals, in Athens' stunning rise and rapid fall lies a timeless tragedy of excessive pride brought low. Contrasting its noble ideals and arrogant actions, Waterfield finds in Athens' story a moral for all time - and vital lessons for the current era." "From its heyday in the fifth century B.C., Athens: A History traces the city's transformations under the yoke of foreign empires - Macedonian, Roman, Byzantine, Frankish and Ottoman - and its revival as the capital of the newly independent nation of Greece. Today, it is a burgeoning European city, host of the 2004 Olympics and heir to a momentous historical and cultural legacy. From Pericles and Socrates to Lord Byron and Baron de Coubertin - founder of the modern Olympic games - this is a powerful, evocative history of a city whose glorious past continues to inspire the present."--BOOK JACKET.
Republic by Plato ( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 940 libraries worldwide
A model for the ideal state includes discussion of the nature and application of justice, the role of the philosopher in society, the goals of education, and the effects of art upon character.
Prophet : the life and times of Kahlil Gibran by Robin Waterfield ( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and Arabic and held by 788 libraries worldwide
Traces the life of Kahlil Gibran from his youth in Lebanon and America to his artistic and literary endeavors, the tragedies and conflicts of his life, and his lasting impast on New Age philosophy.
The histories by Herodotus ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 726 libraries worldwide
Phaedrus by Plato ( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 617 libraries worldwide
"Phaedrus is widely recognized as one of Plato's most profound and beautiful works. It takes the form of a dialogue between Socrates and Phaedrus and its ostensible subject is love, especially homoerotic love. Socrates reveals it to be a kind of divine madness that can allow our souls to grow wings and soar to their greatest heights. Then the conversation changes direction and turns to a discussion of rhetoric, which must be based on truth passionately sought, thus allying it to philosophy. The dialogue closes by denigrating the value of the written word in any context, compared to the living teaching of a Socratic philosopher." "The shifts of topic and register have given rise to doubts about the unity of the dialogue, doubts which are addressed in the introduction to this volume. Full explanatory notes also elucidate issues throughout the dialogue that might puzzle a modern reader."--Jacket.
Xenophon's retreat : Greece, Persia, and the end of the Golden Age by Robin Waterfield ( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 588 libraries worldwide
"In The Expedition of Cyrus or Anabasis, the Western world's first eyewitness account of a military campaign, Xenophon told how, in 401 BC, a band of unruly Greek mercenaries traveled east to fight for the Persian prince Cyrus the Younger in his attempt to wrest the throne of the mighty Persian empire from his brother."
Twenty thousand leagues under the sea by Jules Verne ( Book )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 520 libraries worldwide
A nineteenth-century science fiction tale of an electric submarine, its eccentric captain, and undersea world, which anticipated many of the scientific achievements of the twentieth century.
The first philosophers : the presocratics and sophists ( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 511 libraries worldwide
"Aristotle said that philosophy begins with wonder, and the first Western philosophers developed theories of the world which express simultaneously their sense of wonder and their intuition that the world should be comprehensible. But their enterprise was by no means limited to this proto-scientific task. Through, for instance, Heraclitus' enigmatic sayings, the poetry of Parmenides and Empedocles, and Zeno's paradoxes, the Western world was introduced to metaphysics, rationalist theology, ethics, and logic, by thinkers who often seem to be mystics or shamans as much as philosophers or scientists in the modern mould. And out of the Sophists' reflections on human beings and their place in the world arose an interest in language, and in political, moral, and social philosophy." "This volume contains translations of all the most important fragments of the Presocratics and Sophists, and of the most informative testimonia from ancient sources, supplemented by lucid commentary."--BOOK JACKET.
Dividing the spoils : the war for Alexander the Great's empire by Robin Waterfield ( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 488 libraries worldwide
"Dividing the spoils" revives the memory of Alexander's Successors, whose fame has been dimmed only because they stand in his enormous shadow. In fact, Alexander left things in a mess at the time of his death, with no guaranteed succession, no administration in place suitable for such an enormous realm, and huge untamed areas both bordering and within his 'empire'. The Successors consolidated the Conqueror's gains. Their competing ambitions, however, meant that consolidation inevitably led to the break-up of the empire.
Before "Eureka" : the Presocratics and their science by Robin Waterfield ( Book )
10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 480 libraries worldwide
Hidden depths : the story of hypnosis by Robin Waterfield ( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 432 libraries worldwide
Conversations of Socrates by Xenophon ( Book )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 430 libraries worldwide
Statesman by Plato ( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 411 libraries worldwide
The Statesman is Plato's neglected political work, but it is crucial for an understanding of the development of his political thinking. In some respects it continues themes from the Republic, particularly the importance of knowledge as entitlement to rule. But there are also changes: Plato has dropped the ambitious metaphysical synthesis of the Republic, changed his view of the moral psychology of the citizen, and revised his position on the role of law and institutions.
Physics by Aristotle ( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 408 libraries worldwide
The firm by Robin Waterfield ( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 390 libraries worldwide
Mitch McDeere is young, intelligent and ambitious. When he gets a job with the law firm of Bendini, Lambert, & Locke it seems to be the path to money and power. But soon Mitch finds that the firm is listening to all his phone calls, and the FBI wants to speak to him. Money and power has a price, and it could be Mitch's life. From p. 4 of cover.
Symposium by Plato ( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and Multiple languages and held by 382 libraries worldwide
In this celebrated masterpiece Plato imagines a high-society dinner party in Athens in 416 B.C. at which the guests each deliver a short speech in praise of love.
The pelican brief by Robin Waterfield ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 360 libraries worldwide
Littérature de jeunesse en langue anglaise.
The Mosquito Coast by Robin Waterfield ( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
Allie Fox hates America and he hates the twentieth century. He takes his wife and children to the jungle in Honduras to make a new, simple life. But Allie starts to go mad and pulls his family into a life which is much worse and more frightening than anything they knew in America.
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Waterfield, Robin A. H.
Waterfield, Robin A.H., 1952-
Waterfield, Robin A.H. (Robin Anthony Herschel), 1952-
Waterfield, Robin Anthony Herschel, 1952-
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