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Price, S. R. F.

Overview
Works: 37 works in 347 publications in 7 languages and 7,995 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Cross-cultural studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Publishing director
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by S. R. F Price
The Oxford dictionary of classical myth and religion by S. R. F Price( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Oxford Dictionary of Classical Myth and Religion is the first A-Z reference work of its kind. From Abaris to Zoroaster the Dictionary provides invaluable information not only on the mythologies of Greece and Rome but also on festivals, religious places, monuments, personnel, divination, astrology, magic, Judaism, Christianity, regional religions, and 'mystery cults' in the Graeco-Roman world." "Offering quick, accessible information in short entries and longer detailed entries on the legends and rituals of classical antiquity, this wide-ranging reference work is the ideal resource for students and teachers of ancient history and religion, and anyone fascinated with the classical period."--Jacket
Religions of the ancient Greeks by S. R. F Price( Book )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the religious life of the Greeks from the eighth century B.C. to the fifth century A.D., examining local practices and ideas in the context of general Greek ideas
Religions of Rome by Mary Beard( Book )

55 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 1 offers a radical new survey of more than a thousand years of religious life in Rome, from the foundation of the city to its rise to world empire and its conversion to Christianity. It sets religion in its full cultural context, between the primitive hamlet of the eighth century BC and the cosmopolitan, multicultural society of the first centuries of the Christian era. Volume 2 reveals the extraordinary diversity of ancient Roman religion. A comprehensive sourcebook, it presents a wide range of documents illustrating religious life in the Roman world - from the foundations of the city in the eighth century BC to the Christian capital more than a thousand years later. Each document is given a full introduction, explanatory notes and bibliography, and acts as a starting point for further discussion. Through paintings, sculptures, coins and inscriptions, as well as literary texts in translation, the book explores the major themes and problems of Roman religion, such as sacrifice, the religious calendar, divination, ritual, and priesthood. Starting from the archaeological traces of the earliest cults of the city, it finishes with a series of texts in which Roman authors themselves reflect on the nature of their own religion, its history, even its funny side. Judaism and Christianity are given full coverage, as important elements in the religious world of the Roman empire
Rituals and power : the Roman imperial cult in Asia Minor by S. R. F Price( Book )

52 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his study of the Greek cults of the Roman emperor in Asia minor, Simon Price attempts to discover why the Roman Emperor was treated like a god. He contends that ever since the emergence of Christianity within the Roman Empire the problem has been misinterpreted; a Christianizing distinction between religion and politics has led to the cult being considered simply as a form of political honours. Drawing on anthropology as well as numismatics and archaeology, literary sources and inscriptions, Dr Price offers a fundamentally different perspective. He examines how the Greek cults of the Roman Emperor located the Emperor with their subjection to the external power of Rome. The book falls into two major parts. The first analyses the historical, social and cultural contexts of the Imperial cult, showing that the cult was deeply rooted in the Greek cities. The second focusses on the evocations of the rituals of temples, images and sacrifices. It casts light on the architechural development of Greek Cities, on cult statues in the ancient world and on the vitality and flexibility of the Greek religious system. In his concluding chapter the author draws out some of the general implications of the book; comparative material from Africa and Cambodia help our understanding of the relationship between religious ritual and political power. This book, which assumes no knowledge of Latin or Greek, will appeal to students and teachers of ancient history and archaeology. It will also attract anthropologists, historians and others interested in the interpretation of rituals and in the history of early Christianity
The birth of classical Europe : a history from Troy to Augustine by S. R. F Price( Book )

27 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history from Troy to Augustine
Rituals of royalty : power and ceremonial in traditional societies by David Cannadine( Book )

25 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greek city : from Homer to Alexander by Oswyn Murray( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apologetics in the Roman Empire : pagans, Jews, and Christians by M. J Edwards( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the first to tackle the origins and purpose of literary religious apologetic in the first centuries of the Christian era by discussing, on their own terms, texts composed by pagan and Jewish authors as well as by Christians." "Previous studies of apologetic have focused primarily on the Christian apologists of the second century. These, and other Christian authors, are also represented in this volume but, in addition, experts in the religious history of the pagan world, in Judaism, and late antique philosophy examine very different literary traditions to see to what extent techniques and motifs were shared across the religious divide." "These studies, ranging in time from the New Testament to the early fourth century, and including novel contributions by specialists in ancient history, Jewish history, ancient philosophy, the New Testament, and patristics, will put the study of ancient religious apologetic on to a new footing and make the book of value to scholars in each of these various disciplines."--Jacket
The religious history of the Roman Empire : pagans, Jews, and Christians( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical and religious memory in the ancient world by Beate Dignas( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Historical and Religious Memory in the Ancient World examines how religious and historical memory was fashioned, distorted, preserved, or erased in ancient societies - and what wide-ranging effects these actions had on the historical process. The volume is interested in how memory intersects with and shapes religious traditions and cultural identities. Its twelve case studies explore different aspects of the memory layers that make up ancient history (social, religious, cultural), and looks at how these layers are represented and refracted in different contexts of the written and material remains of antiquity. The process has its beginnings in the dim pasts of ancient communities, and continues in the later Greek and Roman periods where our most articulate ancient evidence lies. It is a process that continues, in a different way, in contemporary scholarship which draws on selected evidence and a variety of contrasting representations. The three parts of the book vary the lens through which the impact of religious and cultural memory can be grasped. Part I looks at the commemoration of religious tradition in the context of cultural interaction - Greek, Roman, Jewish, and Christian. Part II focuses on how religious identities are defined and how homogeneous-looking cultures engage in elaborate selective dialogue with their own past. In Part III, contested versions of the past are interpreted in studies of Roman historiography and of religiously motivated behaviour in late antique Asia Minor. This interdisciplinary book highlights and celebrates the work of Simon Price, an important thinker and pioneer in this kind of wider historical research in ancient cultures and religions"--Publisher's website
La Cité grecque d'Homère à Alexandre by Oswyn Murray( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religions de Rome by Mary Beard( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De l'époque archaïque jusqu'à l'Empire chrétien, cet exposé propose une histoire des religions de Rome et du monde romain, présentant un panorama complet de la vie religieuse romaine
Religions of Rome by Mary Beard( Book )

27 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. 2: Volume two reveals the extraordinary diversity of ancient Roman religion. A comprehensive sourcebook, it presents a wide range of documents illustrating religious life in the Roman world - from the foundations of the city in the eighth century BC to the Christian capital more than a thousand years later. Each document is given a full introduction, explanatory notes and bibliography, and acts as a starting point for further discussion. Through paintings, sculptures, coins and inscriptions, as well as literary texts in translation, the book explores the major themes and problems of Roman religion, such as sacrifice, the religious calendar, divination, ritual, and priesthood. Starting from the archaeological traces of the earliest cults of the city, it finishes with a series of texts in which Roman authors themselves reflect on the nature of their own religion, its history, even its funny side. Judaism and Christianity are given full coverage, as important elements in the religious world of the Roman empire
The birth of classical Europe : a history from Troy to Augustine by S. R. F Price( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To an extraordinary extent we continue to live in the shadow of the classical world. At every level, from languages to calendars to political systems, we are the descendants of a "classical Europe," using frames of reference created by ancient Mediterranean cultures. As this consistently fresh and surprising new audio book makes clear, however, this was no less true for the inhabitants of those classical civilizations themselves, whose myths, history, and buildings were an elaborate engagement with an already old and revered past - one filled with great leaders and writers, emigrations and battles. Indeed, much of the reason we know so much about the classical past is because of the obsessive importance it held for so many generations of Greeks and Romans, who interpreted and reinterpreted their changing casts of heroes and villains. Figures such as Alexander the Great and Augustus Caesar loom large in our imaginations today, but they themselves were fascinated by what had preceded them. A stunning work of research and imagination, The Birth of Classical Europe is an authoritative history, covering two millennia of human experience and casting new light on the world that in many ways still defines our own. In their thoughtful look at the twin engines of memory and culture, Simon Price and Peter Thonemann show how our own changing values and interests have shaped our feelings about an era that is by some measures very remote but by others startlingly close
De geboorte van het klassieke Europa : een geschiedenis van Troje tot Augustinus by S. R. F Price( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Dutch and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van de klassieke oudheid, met nadruk op de betekenis van de Griekse en Romeinse cultuur voor de wereld van vandaag
Government popularity in postwar Britain by S. R. F Price( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In principio fu Troia : l'Europa nel mondo antico by S. R. F Price( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Italian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sourcebook by Mary Beard( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Geburt des klassischen Europa eine Geschichte der Antike von Troja bis Augustinus by S. R. F Price( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sphakia survey : south west Crete( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about an archaeological field project designed to study the environment and landscape in a remote part of southwest Crete and to reconstruct the sequence of human activity there, from the time that people arrived (c.3000 B.C.E.) until 1900 C.E
 
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The Oxford dictionary of classical myth and religion
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Religions of the ancient GreeksReligions of RomeRituals and power : the Roman imperial cult in Asia MinorThe birth of classical Europe : a history from Troy to AugustineRituals of royalty : power and ceremonial in traditional societiesThe Greek city : from Homer to AlexanderApologetics in the Roman Empire : pagans, Jews, and ChristiansThe religious history of the Roman Empire : pagans, Jews, and Christians
Alternative Names
Price, S. R.

Price S. R. F.

Price, S.R.F. 1954-2011

Price, Simon.

Price, Simon 1954-2011

Price, Simon R. 1954-2011

Price, Simon R. F.

Price, Simon R.F. 1954-2011

Price, Simon Roland Francis.

Price, Simon Rowland Francis.

Price, Simon Rowland Francis 1954-2011

Price, Simon (Simon R. F.)

Simon Price (classicist) Brits godsdiensthistoricus (1954-2011)

Simon R. F. Price englischer Althistoriker

Саймон Прайс

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English (294)

French (12)

Italian (9)

Chinese (3)

Dutch (2)

German (1)

Turkish (1)