☛A great Irish classicist who specialized in “the silver age of the Greek world,” Mahaffy also edited the English translation of Victor Duruy’s History of Rome, and of the Roman People; see our page of Ancient Roman History.
Alexander’s Empire. By John Pentland Mahaffy. With the collaboration of Arthur Gilman. Sixth edition. London: T. Fisher Unwin; New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons. 1895.
The Empire of the Ptolemies. By J. P. Mahaffy. London: Macmillan and Co., 1895.
The same. —Excellent scan, but missing title page and front matter; begins with the first page of chapter 1.
Greek Antiquities. By J. P. Mahaffy. With illustrations. London: Macmillan and Co., 1889. —A very short primer on the subject, in the History Primers series.
“There is no doubt that Greek history and Greek literature are very important for us to know, because there is hardly any people that ever lived upon the earth who worked so hard at politics, or who wrote so many excellent books and wrote them so well. These things are described in the Primers of Greek History and Literature which have been published in this series. But we cannot understand Greek history, or enjoy Greek books, without knowing something of the private life and ways of the people, their habits and customs, their business and their sports, their law and their religion.”
Greek Life and Thought from the Death of Alexander to the Roman Conquest. By J. P. Mahaffy. Second edition, corrected and considerably enlarged. London: Macmillan and Co., 1896.
The Greek World Under Roman Sway. From Polybius to Plutarch. By J. P. Mahaffy. London: Macmillan and Co., 1890.
Old Greek Education. By J. P. Mahaffy. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1905.
Old Greek Life. By J. P. Mahaffy. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1876. —Part of the History Primers series.
The Progress of Hellenism in Alexander’s Empire. By John Pentland Mahaffy. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1905.
The Silver Age of the Greek World. By John Pentland Mahaffy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press; London: T. Fisher Unwin. 1906.
Social Life in Greece from Homer to Menander. By J. P. Mahaffy. [Seventh edition.] London: Macmillan and Co., 1894.
What Have the Greeks Done for Modern Civilisation? The Lowell Lectures of 1908-09. By John Pentland Mahaffy. New York and London: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1910.