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Pelling, C. B. R.

Works: 72 works in 266 publications in 5 languages and 7,226 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Biographies  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, dgs, Honoree, Translator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PA4369, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by C. B. R Pelling
Literary texts and the Greek historian by C. B. R Pelling( )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 2,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary Texts and the Greek Historian provides a comprehensive and well documented survey of the ways in which non-historical texts, as well as historical ones, can be used to construct Greek history
Twelve voices from Greece and Rome : ancient ideas for modern times by C. B. R Pelling( )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to twelve authors from classical antiquity, whose works still address some of our most fundamental concerns in the world today
Plutarch and history : eighteen studies by C. B. R Pelling( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Much of ancient history can only be written thanks to evidence supplied by Plutarch. The historical methods and qualities of this vital source were for long subjected to little systematic analysis. However, over the last two decades an authoritative and profoundly influential set of studies has appeared in the field, the work of Christopher Pelling. Dispersed until now in a wide range of international journals and symposia, these fifteen studies are here published in a single volume, revised by the author, with up-to-date annotations and bibliography. Together with three new studies, published here for the first time, they form an essential reference-work for serious students of classical Greece and Rome."--BOOK JACKET
Life of Antony by Plutarch( Book )

23 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: Pelling presents the Greek text of Plutarch's Life of Antony, a work remarkable for its colorful narrative and vivid characterization of Antony and Cleopatra. Although mostly concerned with the literary merit of the Life, the text is accompanied by an extensive introduction that sets the work in its historical perspective and by detailed commentary that explains points of linguistic difficulty. Especially interesting is Pelling's discussion of the influence of the Life on Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, whose conception of the character and destiny of its protagonist is almost wholly shaped by Plutarch's work
Greek tragedy and the historian by C. B. R Pelling( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragic theatre was no mere diversion for a fifth-century Athenian: it was a focal part of the experience of being a citizen. Tragedy explores fundamental issues of religion, of ethics, of civic ideology, and we should expect it to be a central source for the reconstruction and analysis of the Athenian thought-world. Yet it is also a peculiarly delicate source to use, and the combination of tragic with other material often poses particular problems to the historian. This collection of eleven papers investigates the methods and pitfalls of using tragedy to illuminate fifth-century thought, culture, and society. In the concluding essay Christopher Pelling summarizes two important themes of the book: the problems of using tragedy as evidence; and the light tragedy can shed on civic ideology
Characterization and individuality in Greek literature by C. B. R Pelling( Book )

23 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics and rhetoric : classical essays for Donald Russell on his seventy-fifth birthday( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald Russell, Emeritus Professor of Classical Literature at the University of Oxford, has been a leading figure in several fields of classical scholarship over the last few decades. The present volume collects essays written in his honour by scholars who have all worked closely with him. They fall into three sections, corresponding to Donald Russell's main work: Latin literature, Greek imperial literature, and ancient literary criticism. They are unified by two of Russell's own pervasive concerns: ethics, the concern of classical literature with moral conduct, and rhetoric, the techniques of effective persuasion
Ancient historiography and its contexts : studies in honour of A.J. Woodman( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of studies on ancient poetry and historiography pays tribute to the distinguished classicist Tony Woodman. It focuses on the impact of rhetoric on both genres, and on the importance of the literature on illuminating the historical Roman context, and the historical context to illuminate the literature
Plutarch Caesar by C. B. R Pelling( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Plutarch's Life of Caesar deals with the best known Roman of them all, Julius Caesar, and his vivid narrative covers most of the major events of the last generation of the Republic, as well as painting an insightful picture of this man who sacrificed everything for power. Pelling's volume gives a new translation of the Life together with a full introduction and running commentary on the events it describes. Culminating in the crossing of the Rubicon, Caesar's victory in the Civil War, and finally his assassination on the Ides of March, 44 BC, it goes on to trace the first stages of the new phase of civil war which followed and, in its turn, led to the establishment of the principate. The volume also discusses both the historical and the literary aspects of the Life, relating it both to the broader history of the Republic and to Plutarch's other works, especially the Life of Alexander with which it forms a pair of Parallel Lives. A separate section of the Introduction also discusses Shakespeare's adaptation of Plutarch in Julius Caesar, and points out ways in which the subtle remoulding of Plutarch's material can illuminate the techniques and interests of both authors."--Publisher's website
New worlds from old texts : revisiting ancient space and place by New Worlds out of Old Texts: Interrogating New Techniques for the Spatial Analysis of the Ancient World (Veranstaltung)( )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maps dominate the modern sense of place and geography. Yet, so far as we can tell, maps were rare in the Greco-Roman world and, when mentioned in sources, are mistrusted and criticized. Today, technological advances have brought to the fore an entirely new set of methods for representing and interacting with space. In contrast to traditional 'topographic' perspectives, the territorial extent of economic and political realms is increasingly conceived though a 'topological' lens, in which the nature and frequency of links among different sites matter more than the physical distances between them. 'New worlds from old texts' focuses on the ancient Greek experience of space, conceived of in terms of both its literature and material culture remains, and uses this to reflect on modern thinking. Comprising twelve chapters written by a highly interdisciplinary range of contributors, this edited collection explores the rich array of representational devices employed by ancient authors, whose narrative depictions of spatial relations defy the logic of images and surfaces that dominates contemporary cartographic thought. The volume focuses on Herodotus' Histories-a text that is increasingly cited by Classicists as an example of how ancient perceptions of space may have been rather different to the modern cartographic view-but also considers perceptions of space through the lens of other authors, genres, cultural contexts, and disciplines. In doing so, it reveals how a study of the ancient world can be reinvigorated by, and in turn help to shape, modern technological innovation and methods
Fame and Infamy : Essays for Christopher Pelling on Characterization in Greek and Roman Biography and Historiography by Rhiannon Ash( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over recent decades, the debate about how individuals are portrayed in prose-texts of Greek and Roman historiography and biography has evolved in increasingly nuanced ways. The sorts of questions which now tend to be raised concerning such prose-texts brings them closely into line with the more subtle analysis usually reserved for poetry. Moreover, the engagement with literary strategies at work in historiography and biography has a fundamental impact both on the relationship of these texts with poetry and on the status of these genres as historical evidence. In twenty-four chapters written by leading experts in their fields, 'Fame and infamy' considers the central question of characterization within Greek and Roman historiography and biography from a fresh perspective, combining close readings of texts of individual authors and overarching exploration into questions of how and why characterization in the ancient world evolves in the ways that it does. Spanning a wide period of time, and focusing on writers from both the Greek and Roman worlds - from Herodotus to Cassius Dio, and from Cicero to Suetonius and beyond - this volume is essential reading for anyone interested in the evolution of the genres of historiography and biography in the ancient world
Histories by Herodotus( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New text and full commentary for one of Herodotus' most varied books, covering the collapse of the Ionian Revolt and the glorious victory at Marathon, as well as court intrigue at Sparta, Kleomenes' grisly death, and Hippokleides' 'dancing away his marriage'. Suitable for undergraduate and graduate students, teachers and scholars
Rome in crisis : nine lives : Tiberius Gracchus, Gaius Gracchus, Sertorius, Lucullus, Younger Cato, Brutus, Antony, Galba, Otho by Plutarch( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of Rome : twelve lives by Plutarch( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biographies collected in this volume bring together Plutarch's Lives of those great men who established the city of Rome and consolidated its supremacy, and his Comparisons with their notable Greek counterparts. Here he pairs Romulus, mythical founder of Rome, with Theseus, who brought Athens to power, and compares the admirable Numa and Lycurgus for bringing order to their communities, while Titus Flamininus and Philopoemen are portrayed as champions of freedom. As well as providing an illuminating picture of the first century AD, Plutarch depicts complex and nuanced heroes who display the essential virtues of Greek civilization - courage, patriotism, justice, intelligence and reason - that contributed to the rise of Rome. These new and revised translations by W. Jeffrey Tatum and Ian Scott-Kilvert capture Plutarch's elegant prose and narrative flair. This edition also includes a general introduction, individual introductions to each of the Lives and Comparisons, further reading and notes.--
Carthage : a journey back in time( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examine the spectacular wonders of the ancient city which stood on the northern coast of Africa, near modern day Tunis. The earliest artifacts unearthed by archaeologists date from 800 BC
Rome in crisis nine lives by Plutarch : Tiberius Gracchus - Gaius Gracchus Sertorius - Lucullus Younger Cato - Brutus - Antony Galba - Otho by Plutarch( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herodotus and the question why by C. B. R Pelling( )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of Rome by Plutarch( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plutarch, Caesar : translated with an introduction and commentary by Plutarch( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethical education in Plutarch : moralising agents and contexts by Sophia A Xenophontos( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together a wide range of texts from both the Parallel Lives and the Moralia, this study puts the moralising agents that Plutarch considers important for ethical development at the heart of its interpretation. Ethical education in Plutarch becomes a distinctive manifestation of paideia vis-à-vis the intellectual trends of the Imperial period, especially in contexts of cultural identity and power
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Literary texts and the Greek historian
Plutarch and history : eighteen studiesLife of AntonyGreek tragedy and the historianCharacterization and individuality in Greek literatureEthics and rhetoric : classical essays for Donald Russell on his seventy-fifth birthdayAncient historiography and its contexts : studies in honour of A.J. WoodmanRome in crisis : nine lives : Tiberius Gracchus, Gaius Gracchus, Sertorius, Lucullus, Younger Cato, Brutus, Antony, Galba, OthoRome in crisis nine lives by Plutarch : Tiberius Gracchus - Gaius Gracchus Sertorius - Lucullus Younger Cato - Brutus - Antony Galba - Otho
Alternative Names
Christopher Pelling British scholar

Christopher Pelling espertu n'estudios clásicos británicu

Pelling, C.B.R.

Pelling, C. B. R. 1947-

Pelling, Chris

Pelling, Chris 1947-

Pelling, Christopher.

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Pelling, Christopher B.

Pelling, Christopher B. R.

Pelling, Christopher B. R. 1947-

Pelling, Christopher Brendan Reginald.

Pelling, Christopher Brendan Reginald 1947-