Select Works of William Ridgeway (7 vols.)•
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The Select Works of William Ridgeway offers a comprehensive look at the writings of William Ridgeway, who greatly influenced turn-of-the-century academia with his transformative understanding of ancient cultures. A celebrated scholar in anthropology, archaeology, philology, and the classics, Ridgeway fathered many theories about the origin and development of currency, drama—and even horses—that are now accepted fact. This collection features hundreds of illustrations and a commemorative volume compiled by Ridgeway’s friends and associates in honor of his sixtieth birthday.
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- Insight into Ridgeway’s transformative theories of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries regarding ancient civilizations
- Ridgeway’s two most significant works, The Origin of Metallic Currency and Weight Standards and The Early Age of Greece
- Hundreds of illustrations
- The Origin of Metallic Currency and Weight Standards
- The Early Age of Greece, vol. 1
- The Origin and Influence of the Thoroughbred Horse
- Who Were the Romans?
- The Origin of Tragedy, with Special Reference to Greek Tragedians
- Dramas and Dramatic Dances of Non-European Races
- Essays and Studies Presented to William Ridgeway
- Title: Select Works of William Ridgeway
- Authors: William Ridgeway and E. C. Quiggin
- Publishers: Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press
- Volumes: 7
- Pages: 3,217
About William Ridgeway
William Ridgeway (1853–1926) was an Irish writer and scholar who throughout his career was influential in anthropology, archaeology, philology, and the classics. He held the chair of Greek at University College, Cork, and the Disney Chair in archaeology at Cambridge. He was awarded honorary doctorates from the universities of Dublin, Manchester, Aberdeen, and Edinburgh for his scholastic contributions. Ridgeway is best known for The Origin of Metallic Currency and Weight Standards and The Early Age of Greece.