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Michael Grant (1) (1914–2004)

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History of Rome (1978) 694 eksemplarer
Myths of the Greeks and Romans (1962) 634 eksemplarer
The Twelve Caesars (1975) 623 eksemplarer
The Rise of the Greeks (1987) 498 eksemplarer
Cleopatra (1972) 452 eksemplarer
The Classical Greeks (1989) 413 eksemplarer
The history of ancient Israel (1984) 382 eksemplarer
Constantine the Great (1993) 360 eksemplarer
The World of Rome (1960) 334 eksemplarer
From Alexander to Cleopatra (1982) 323 eksemplarer
Who's Who in Classical Mythology (1973) 322 eksemplarer
Saint Peter (1994) 307 eksemplarer
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1976) 307 eksemplarer
The Ancient Historians (1970) 307 eksemplarer
The Founders of the Western World (1991) 303 eksemplarer
The Ancient Mediterranean (1969) 293 eksemplarer
Readings in the Classical Historians (1992) — Redaktør — 292 eksemplarer
A guide to the ancient world (1986) 240 eksemplarer
Julius Caesar (1969) 231 eksemplarer
The Army of the Caesars (1974) 218 eksemplarer
The Etruscans (1980) 216 eksemplarer
The Jews in the Roman World (1973) 204 eksemplarer
Nero (1970) 199 eksemplarer
The Climax of Rome (1968) 196 eksemplarer
Gladiators (1967) 184 eksemplarer
Ancient History Atlas (1971) 172 eksemplarer
Latin Literature: An Anthology (Penguin Classics) (1958) — Redaktør — 171 eksemplarer
Saint Paul (1976) 169 eksemplarer
Atlas of Classical History (1994) 138 eksemplarer
A Social History of Greece and Rome (1993) 107 eksemplarer
Roman myths (1971) 77 eksemplarer
Roman Literature (1954) 68 eksemplarer
Roman Readings (1958) 67 eksemplarer
Great Museums of the World: Pompeii and Its Museums (1979) — Introduktion — 50 eksemplarer
Herod the Great (1971) 43 eksemplarer
The Roman forum (1970) 40 eksemplarer
The Emperor Constantine (1993) 38 eksemplarer
Art and Life of Pompeii and Herculaneum (1979) — Forfatter — 34 eksemplarer
Cambridge (1966) 25 eksemplarer
Art in the Roman Empire (1995) 24 eksemplarer
Lost Cities of the Ancient World (2005) 24 eksemplarer
Women: Women in History (2004) 23 eksemplarer
Ancient History (1965) 18 eksemplarer
Greeks (1958) 18 eksemplarer
Civilization of the Ancient Mediterranean: Greece and Rome (1988) — Redaktør — 16 eksemplarer
The Civilizations of Europe (1966) 12 eksemplarer
Romans 12 eksemplarer
Roman imperial money (1972) 6 eksemplarer
The Sayings of The Bible (1994) 4 eksemplarer
Letteratura romana 3 eksemplarer
Historia de la cultura occidental (1975) 3 eksemplarer
Os romanos 1 eksemplar
Scipio Africanus 1 eksemplar
Civilization in Europe (1971) 1 eksemplar
Isik : Bir Yoklar Romani (2014) 1 eksemplar

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Murder Trials (0080) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver331 eksemplarer
Rulers of the Ancient World (1995) 47 eksemplarer
Readings on Homer (1997) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
Tacitus: Annals 14 (1987) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver3 eksemplarer

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This is exactly what the title says it is. It is a biographical guide. You are not going to get a complete biography of every Roman Emperor from 31BC to 476AD in less than 400 pages. You will, however, get a very good guide to all of them. Recommended for anybody interested in the Roman Empire.
everettroberts | 4 andre anmeldelser | Oct 20, 2023 |
$8 to $20. Excellent Condition, lots of illustrations.
susangeib | 2 andre anmeldelser | Sep 24, 2023 |
There have been numerous books trying to tease out the actual history of Jesus of Nazareth from the conflicting and incomplete information contained in the four Gospels of the New Testament but they all founder on one fundamental fact: the only record of Jesus' life is that of those gospels and they simply don't give enough information to draw firm conclusions.
Grant is a historian and he uses those skills to explain the milieu in which Jesus' ministry occurred, but that ministry occurred in a very brief period of time in Jewish history, perhaps two years, while the entire area was wracked with conflict between the Romans, their Herodian surrogates and various Jewish groups. The Jewish historian Josephus doesn't cover the period in any detail and then there is the problem of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the incredible cache of documents that appears to be linked to the Essene settlement in Qumran. While the documents themselves don't throw any light specifically on Jesus' life, they do give historians some insight into the complex reality of Jewish politics at the time, sufficient to give anyone pause when trying to draw firm conclusions.
Grant's key conclusion is that Jesus did not see himself as the Messiah, a Jewish religious-political leader, nor the son of God, but rather as someone with a special mission to bring the Kingdom of God to earth. Unfortunately, almost no one else agreed with him, even his disciples, and his mission failed. His followers, mainly centered around his brother James in Jerusalem, kept some sort of belief alive for a few years until they were snuffed out in the Jewish revolts against the Romans. Paul, who never knew Jesus in person, picked up his mission and focused it on the Gentiles, breaking cleanly with Jewish leaders, but even Paul died without a lot of success.
But then, inexorably over several centuries, the fledgling religion grew until under the emperor Constantine, it became Rome's official religion.
Grant is clearest in outlining how Jesus' mission failed. He began preaching in synagogues, but then, Grant believes, was forced to resort to doing so on his own, in the open, by opposition from traditional Jewish leaders. The execution of John the Baptist convinces him to move farther afield to his homeland of Galilee, but when the Sadducees start to move against him there, he decides to confront them directly, in Jerusalem. That decision, Grant argues, was based on Jesus' identification with Jewish martyrs and his belief that he was destined to die in order to bring on the Kingdom of God on earth. Clearing the money-changers from the temple was a direct assault on the Sadducees' authority and guaranteed they would move to get rid of him, which they did.
Grant explains the difficulties of deciding which alleged facts to accept from the Gospel stories, assuming that many were added in later centuries by church apologists. His assumption is that facts that are difficult for the church to explain are more likely to be true since authorities would have gotten rid of them unless they were so widely believed to be true to make that impossible. But that means that any facts that align with later doctrine are suspicious, an obvious major problem.
Further muddying the waters, Grant believes that Jesus consciously emulated certain Jewish prophets in order to explain his ministry as the fulfillment of their prophecies. But then later Christian writers also added facts to make Jesus' acts correspond with the predictions of other prophets, a tangle that is difficult to parse.
What I appreciated most about Grant's book is his overall outline of Jesus work. Other than the birth stories, little is known of his life until he was around 30 years old. From that point forward, Grant stitches together a believable chronology of the next two years, weaving information primarily from Mark, considered by experts to be the oldest Gospel, Luke and Matthew, with a few additions from John, which Grant considers the least useful. Given the jumbled chronologies of the four Gospels, that in itself is a useful effort.
Beyond that, there is a lot of speculation. Was Jesus a carpenter or does the Hebrew word also connote something broader, a builder perhaps? Did Jesus clearly see a difference between the long-expected Jewish Messiah, the later Christian belief that he was the Son of God, the existing Jewish belief in a "Son of Man", and Grant's insistence that he saw himself as something different from all of those, as someone with a mission to bring the Kingdom of God into existence on earth? Given the complete lack of any mention of outreach toward the Gentiles in the Gospels, how did the Christian church end up being so anti-Jewish?
If you're interested in Bible history, Grant's work is knowledgeable and his conclusions interesting if not always convincing. Given the paucity of facts any attempt at a Life of Jesus faces, that is about the best one can say of any similar book.
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SteveJohnson | 6 andre anmeldelser | Sep 19, 2023 |
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