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Ahrensdorf, Peter J. 1958-

Overview
Works: 11 works in 84 publications in 4 languages and 6,665 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Mythological plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Art  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
Classifications: PA4414.A1, 882.01
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Most widely held works by Peter J Ahrensdorf
The death of Socrates and the life of philosophy : an interpretation of Plato's Phaedo by Peter J Ahrensdorf( )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 1,978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophocles by Sophocles( )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The timeless Theban tragedies of Sophocles-Oedipus the Tyrant, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone-have fascinated and moved audiences and readers across the ages with their haunting plots and their unforgettable heroes and heroines. Now, following the best texts faithfully, and translating the key moral, religious, and political terminology of the plays accurately and consistently, Peter J. Ahrensdorf and Thomas L. Pangle allow contemporary readers to study the most literally exact reproductions of precisely what Sophocles wrote, rendered in readily comprehensible English.These translations enable readers to engage the Theban plays of Sophocles in their full, authentic complexity, and to study with precision the plays' profound and enduring human questions. In the preface, notes to the plays, and introductions, Ahrensdorf and Pangle supply critical historical, mythic, and linguistic background information, and highlight the moral, religious, political, philosophic, and psychological questions at the heart of each of the plays. Even readers unfamiliar with Greek drama will find what they need to experience, reflect on, and enjoy these towering works of classical literature
Greek tragedy and political philosophy : rationalism and religion in Sophocles' Theban plays by Peter J Ahrensdorf( )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Peter Ahrensdorf examines Sophocles' powerful analysis of a central question of political philosophy and a perennial question of political life : should citizens and leaders govern political society by the light of unaided human reason or religious faith? Through an examination of Sophocles' timeless masterpieces - Oedipus the Tyrant, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone - Ahrensdorf offers a sustained challenge to the prevailing view, championed by Nietzsche in his attack on Socratic rationalism, that Sophocles is an opponent of rationalism. Ahrensdorf argues that Sophocles is a genui
Homer on the gods and human virtue : creating the foundations of classical civilization by Peter J Ahrensdorf( )

19 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book seeks to restore Homer to his rightful place among the principal figures in the history of political and moral philosophy. Through this fresh and provocative analysis of the Iliad and the Odyssey, Peter J. Ahrensdorf examines Homer's understanding of the best life, the nature of the divine, and the nature of human excellence. According to Ahrensdorf, Homer teaches that human greatness eclipses that of the gods, that the contemplative and compassionate singer ultimately surpasses the heroic warrior in grandeur, and that it is the courageously questioning Achilles, not the loyal Hector or even the wily Odysseus, who comes closest to the humane wisdom of Homer himself. Thanks to Homer, two of the distinctive features of Greek civilization are its extraordinary celebration of human excellence, as can be seen in Greek athletics, sculpture, and nudity, and its singular questioning of the divine, as can be seen in Greek philosophy"--Publisher's description
Justice among nations : on the moral basis of power and peace by Thomas L Pangle( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Pangle and Peter Ahrensdorf provide a critical introduction to the most important conceptions of international justice, spanning 2,500 years of intellectual history from Thucydides and Plato to Morgenthau and Waltz. Their study shows how older traditions of political philosophy remain relevant to current debates in international relations, and how political thinkers through the centuries can help us deepen our understanding of today's stalemate between realism and idealism."--Jacket
The Theban plays : Oedipus the Tyrant ; Oedipus at Colonus ; Antigone by Sophocles( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The timeless Theban tragedies of Sophocles-Oedipus the Tyrant, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone-have fascinated and moved audiences and readers across the ages with their haunting plots and their unforgettable heroes and heroines. Now, following the best texts faithfully, and translating the key moral, religious, and political terminology of the plays accurately and consistently, Peter J. Ahrensdorf and Thomas L. Pangle allow contemporary readers to study the most literally exact reproductions of precisely what Sophocles wrote, rendered in readily comprehensible English.These translations enable readers to engage the Theban plays of Sophocles in their full, authentic complexity, and to study with precision the plays' profound and enduring human questions. In the preface, notes to the plays, and introductions, Ahrensdorf and Pangle supply critical historical, mythic, and linguistic background information, and highlight the moral, religious, political, philosophic, and psychological questions at the heart of each of the plays. Even readers unfamiliar with Greek drama will find what they need to experience, reflect on, and enjoy these towering works of classical literature
The Theban Plays : "Oedipus the Tyrant"; "Oedipus at Colonus"; "Antigone" by Sophocles( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The timeless Theban tragedies of Sophocles-Oedipus the Tyrant, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone-have fascinated and moved audiences and readers across the ages with their haunting plots and their unforgettable heroes and heroines. Now, following the best texts faithfully, and translating the key moral, religious, and political terminology of the plays accurately and consistently, Peter J. Ahrensdorf and Thomas L. Pangle allow contemporary readers to study the most literally exact reproductions of precisely what Sophocles wrote, rendered in readily comprehensible English.These translations enable readers to engage the Theban plays of Sophocles in their full, authentic complexity, and to study with precision the plays' profound and enduring human questions. In the preface, notes to the plays, and introductions, Ahrensdorf and Pangle supply critical historical, mythic, and linguistic background information, and highlight the moral, religious, political, philosophic, and psychological questions at the heart of each of the plays. Even readers unfamiliar with Greek drama will find what they need to experience, reflect on, and enjoy these towering works of classical literature
Xi la su ju yu zheng zhi zhe xue : Suo fu ke le si te bai ju zuo zhong de li xing zhu yi yu zong jiao = Greek tragedy and political philosophy by Peter J Ahrensdorf( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zhu yao nei rong bao kuo:<e di pu si wang> yu zheng zhi li xing zhu yi de ju xian, <e di pu si zai ke luo nuo si> zhong de mang mu xin nian yu qi meng zhi bang shu, An ti ge nie de qian jing ying xiong zhu yi deng
Theban Plays by Peter J Ahrensdorf( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

ʻAdālat dar miyān-i milal by Thomas L Pangle( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Persian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The death of Socrates and the life of philosophy : an interpretation of Plato's Phaedo
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SophoclesGreek tragedy and political philosophy : rationalism and religion in Sophocles' Theban playsHomer on the gods and human virtue : creating the foundations of classical civilizationJustice among nations : on the moral basis of power and peaceThe Theban plays : Oedipus the Tyrant ; Oedipus at Colonus ; AntigoneTheban Plays
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