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Stoneman, Richard

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Works: 56 works in 245 publications in 2 languages and 9,041 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Guidebooks  Romances  Biography  Epic poetry, Greek  Art  Dictionaries  Drama 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Other, Compiler
Classifications: PA4025.A5, 883.01
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Across the Hellespont a literary guide to Turkey by Richard Stoneman( Computer File )
12 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 1,101 libraries worldwide
From Herodotus to Freya Stark, writers have been inspired by Turkey, a varied country at the crossroads of history, for millennia. Here, Richard Stoneman describes in lively detail the remarkable literature they produced. At a time when Turkey's position on the fringe may be set to change to a deeper involvement in Europe, the need to understand the country is even more compelling. The range of travel writing represented in this book shows how, while political circumstances may change, the lure of Turkey remains constant
Alexander the Great : a life in legend by Richard Stoneman( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,068 libraries worldwide
Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.) precipitated immense historical change in the Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds. But the resonance his legend achieved over the next two millennia stretched even farther -- across foreign cultures, religious traditions, and distant nations. This engaging and handsomely illustrated book for the first time gathers together hundreds of the colorful Alexander legends that have been told and retold around the globe. Richard Stoneman, a foremost expert on the Alexander myths, introduces us first to the historical Alexander and then to the Alexander of legend, an unparalleled mythic icon who came to represent the heroic ideal in cultures from Egypt to Iceland, from Britain to Malaya. Alexander came to embody the concerns of Hellenistic man; he fueled Roman ideas on tyranny and kingship; he was a talisman for fourth-century pagans and a hero of chivalry in the early Middle Ages. He appears in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic writings, frequently as a prophet of God. Whether battling winged foxes or meeting with the Amazons, descending to the underworld or inventing the world's first diving bell, Alexander inspired as a hero, even a god. Stoneman traces Alexander's influence in ancient literature and folklore and in later literatures of east and west. His book provides the definitive account of the legends of Alexander the Great -- a powerful leader in life and an even more powerful figure in the history of literature and ideas. Richard Stoneman is Honorary Fellow, University of Exeter, and a director of Westminster Classic Tours. He has written extensively in the field of Greek history. He lives in Devon, England. -- Publisher's description
Alexander the Great by Richard Stoneman( Book )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 991 libraries worldwide
A concise introduction to the career and impact of the great Macedonian conqueror and the main themes of his reign
A traveller's history of Turkey by Richard Stoneman( Book )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 947 libraries worldwide
Land of lost gods : the search for classical Greece by Richard Stoneman( Book )
19 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 545 libraries worldwide
The glories of classical Greece are an essential part of our heritage and are echoed every day in the buildings and institutions we see around us. But who were the visitors from afar who first appreciated the riches of the archaeological past of Greece and the Greek lands; who opened up the culture and its ancient remains? From as early as 1420 a few intrepid explorers made their way to Greece and Turkey, to recover - from brambles or burial, lime-kilns or building sites - the precious relics of the Greeks' classical past. In "Land of Lost Gods", Richard Stoneman tells the riveting s
Palmyra and its empire : Zenobia's revolt against Rome by Richard Stoneman( Book )
15 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 449 libraries worldwide
The book of Alexander the Great a life of the conqueror by Pseudo-Callisthenes( Computer File )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 427 libraries worldwide
The Book of Alexander the Great - or the Phyllada - has for three centuries been the most popular account of Alexander's career in modern Greece. After circulating in manuscript form, it was first published in 1680 in Venice, and has been continuously in print in Greek ever since. The Phyllada broadly follows the structure of the ancient Alexander Romance, but is much better organised and is a work of popular literature reflecting the immense interest that the Conqueror has generated since earliest times. Numerous folktales and local legends kept his story alive, and many works about Alexander
A literary companion to travel in Greece by Richard Stoneman( Book )
11 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and Greek, Modern [1453- ] and held by 416 libraries worldwide
Greek fiction : the Greek novel in context ( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
A luminous land : artists discover Greece by Richard Stoneman( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 365 libraries worldwide
Watercolors, paintings, etchings, and drawings inspired by artists' visits to Greece. An anthology of depictions of Greece compiled from private and public collections around the world. The color and b&w images are framed by text which explores the changing attitude of travelers to Greece from medieval to modern times as well as the relationship of artists to Greece, with particular emphasis upon the German painters of the 1830s and their pupils. A number of the selections relate to the historic events surrounding the War of Independence. 9.5x11
A traveller's history of Athens by Richard Stoneman( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
"Athens has a history stretching back to Mycenaean times. In the fifth century B.C. it became the most significant community for the development of political thought and practice, art and culture that had ever been seen. It still retains a vital influence on the present day." "A Traveller's History of Athens describes the whole history of this great city from mythological and prehistoric times, through its artistic flowering in the classical age; its transformation in Roman times from a major player in world politics to a quiet university city, its decline into ruin and insignificance in the Middle Ages when it became the playground of Crusaders and their successors, the long period of subjection to the Ottoman empire; its recreation as the capital of a new nation in the nineteenth century, and one of the finest neo-classical cities in Europe, its troubled history in the twentieth century and its continuing place in the modern world. Throughout, quotations from contemporary sources enliven and illuminate the text."--BOOK JACKET
The ancient oracles : making the gods speak by Richard Stoneman( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 315 libraries worldwide
For more than a thousand years, Greeks from all walks of life consulted oracles for guidance received directly from the gods. This colorful and wide-ranging survey encompasses the entire history of Greek oracles and focuses fresh attention on philosophical, psychological, and anthropological aspects of oracular consultation
The Greek Alexander romance by Pseudo-Callisthenes( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
Daphne into laurel : translations of classical poetry from Chaucer to the present ( Book )
6 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 libraries worldwide
Greek mythology : an encyclopedia of myth and legend by Richard Stoneman( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
Legends of Alexander the Great by Richard Stoneman( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
The odes : and selected fragments by Pindar( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
The Alexander romance in Persia and the East ( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Alexander the Great of Macedon was no stranger to controversy in his own time. Conqueror of the Greek states, of Egypt and of the Persian Empire as well as many of the principalities of the Indus Valley, he nevertheless became revered as well as vilified. Was he a simply a destroyer of the ancient civilizations and religions of these regions, or was he a hero of the Persian dynasties and of Islam? The conflicting views that were taken of him in the Middle East in his own time and the centuries that followed are still reflected in the tensions that exist between east and west today. The story of Alexander became the subject of legend in the medieval west, but was perhaps even more pervasive in the east. The 'Alexander Romance' was translated into Syriac in the sixth century and may have become current in Persia as early as the third century AD. From these beginnings it reached into the Persian national epic, the "Shahnameh", into Jewish traditions, and into the Qur'an and subsequent Arab romance
The legendary adventures of Alexander the Great by Pseudo-Callisthenes( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
The Odyssey by Homer( Book )
2 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
A reprint of the ancient Greek epic with an introduction giving the background to the times, viz. "The ceremonies of civilization do not mean much to us today; we tend to see them as insincere ... To Homer they are very beautiful and their violation a more serious matter than we can imagine."
 
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Stoneman, Richard John 1951-
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