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Wilson, N. G. (Nigel Guy) 1935-

Works: 169 works in 865 publications in 10 languages and 11,505 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Manuscripts  Drama  Anecdotes  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Contributor, Compiler, Other, Illustrator, Collector
Classifications: Z40, 001.2
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Most widely held works by N. G Wilson
Scribes and scholars : a guide to the transmission of Greek and Latin literature by L. D Reynolds( Book )

94 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 1,965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third edition of Scribes and Scholars takes into account the numerous discoveries in this rapidly-advancing field of knowledge by offering substantial revisions and additions. A note on how to interpret the information given in an apparatus criticus is also included
An anthology of Byzantine prose by N. G Wilson( )

28 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholars of Byzantium by N. G Wilson( Book )

55 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical miscellany by Aelian( Book )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aelian's Historical Miscellany is a pleasurable example of light reading for Romans of the early third century. Offering engaging anecdotes about historical figures, retellings of legendary events, and descriptive pieces - in sum: amusement, information, and variety - Aelian's collection of nuggets and narratives could be enjoyed by a wide reading public. A rather similar book had been published in Latin in the previous century by Aulus Gellius; Aelian is a late, perhaps the last, representative of what had been a very popular genre
From Byzantium to Italy : Greek studies in the Italian Renaissance by N. G Wilson( Book )

40 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Which famous poet treasured his copy of Homer, but could never learn Greek? What prompted diplomats to circulate a speech by Demosthenes - in Latin translation - when the Turks threatened to invade Europe? Why would enthusiastic Florentines crowd a lecture on the Roman Neoplatonist Plotinus, but underestimate the importance of Plato himself? Having all but disappeared from western literacy during the Middle Ages, classical Greek would recover a position of importance - eventually equal to that of classical Latin - only after a series of surprising failures, chance encounters, and false starts." "From Byzantium to Italy offers a detailed account of the rediscovery and growing influence of classical Greek scholarship in Italy from the fourteenth to the early sixteenth centuries. Continuing the story he began in his acclaimed study, Scholars of Byzantium, N.G. Wilson describes how the classical heritage preserved by the Byzantines was transmitted to a vigorous culture, first in fourteenth-century Florence and then throughout Italy." "Wilson recounts the early attempts of Petrarch and Boccaccio to master Greek and the efforts of the Byzantine diplomat Chrysoloras to simplify the teaching of the language. He chronicles the work of Bruni and other translators as well as important teachers such as Vittorino, Guarino, Filelfo, and Politian. He also follows the spread of Greek studies to cities throughout Italy, including Padua, Bologna, Ferrara, Messina, Rome and Venice. Wilson concludes with the death of Aldus Manutius, the great publisher of Greek texts. From a leading authority on Greek palaeography in the English-speaking world, here is a complete account of the historic rediscovery of Greek philosophy, language, and literature during the Renaissance."--Jacket
Encyclopedia of ancient Greece by N. G Wilson( Book )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examining every aspect of the culture from antiquity to the founding of Constantinople in the early Byzantine era, this thoroughly cross-referenced and fully indexed work is written by an international group of scholars. This Encyclopedia is derived from the more broadly focused Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition, the highly praised two-volume work. Newly edited by Nigel Wilson, this single-volume reference provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the political, cultural, and social life of the people and to the places, ideas, periods, and e
Mediaeval Greek bookhands : examples selected from Greek manuscripts in Oxford libraries by N. G Wilson( )

25 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophoclis fabulae by Sophocles( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophoclea : studies on the text of sophocles by Hugh Lloyd-Jones( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The editors' approach is remarkably fresh and undogmatic: they often express strong views, but they are open to ideas from a very wide range of sources, and they are not sparing in the credit they give to other scholars... Sophoclea is a thought-provoking collection of notes... in general the point is to elucidate the reasoning that lies behind the editors' choice of reading... The attentive reader will be more impressed by the scholarly strengths of Sophoclea than troubled by its weaknesses: what matters most is the sense it gives overall of intense engagement with an inexhaustible text.' P. E. Easterling, University College London, Journal of Hellenic Studies, No 114, 1994 'The new Oxford Clasical Text (OCT) of Sophocles and its companion volume, Sophoclea (Soph.), make important contributions to scholarship by the editors' handling of traditional scholarly problems, their lively response to recent work, especially that of R. D. Dawe, and their many original suggestions. The two volumes under review mark real progress in the study and understanding of Sophocles. Filled with original ideas and the humane assimilation of earlier work, they challenge the contemporary scholar to absorb their contributions and to go on, by means of further collations and rethinking, to understand the text of Sophocles, the process of its survival, and what he might mean to our day.' E. Christian Kopff, University of Colorado, Boulder, American Journal of Philology 114 (1993) 'The editors have produced a selective critical commentary of permanent value and a text which will long remain the standard edition of Sophocles.' Greece and Rome `a commentary on the text that is full of sound judgment and great learning' Times Literary Supplement (in a review of the collected papers) `the new Oxford text co-edited by Hugh Lloyd-Jones and Nigel Wilson, excites admiration and delight by its comprehensive learning and the sure judgement with which it handles this mass of material ... this is a book which will long be indispensable to scholars who take seriously the pleasure of reading Sophocles" - Malcolm Heath, Times Literary Supplement
Menander Rhetor by Menander( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristophanis fabulae by Aristophanes( Book )

22 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristophanea : studies on the text of Aristophanes by N. G Wilson( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is designed as a companion to the new OCT of Aristophanes. After a brief introduction giving a sketch of the textual transmission of the plays the editor discusses a large number of passages which present textual or other difficulties. Problems of this kind in many cases require notes that are too long and complex to be incorporated into the relatively limited space allocated to the apparatus critcus in the Oxford series." --Book Jacket
The Greek classics by Aldo Manuzio( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Latin and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This edition contains all of Aldus' prefaces to his editions of the Greek classics, translated for the first time into English, along with other illustrative writings by his collaborators. They provide unique insight into the world of scholarly publishing in Renaissance Venice"--The website of publisher
Saint Basil on the value of Greek literature by Basil( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Copisti e filologi. La tradizione dei classici dall'antichità al Rinascimento by L. D Reynolds( Book )

35 editions published between 1969 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D'Homère à Erasme : la transmission des classiques grecs et latins by L. D Reynolds( Book )

32 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in French and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophocles : second thoughts by Hugh Lloyd-Jones( Book )

13 editions published in 1997 in 3 languages and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bibliotheca : a selection by Photius( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herodotea : studies on the text of Herodotus by N. G Wilson( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholia in Aristophanem by Aristophanes( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in Greek, Ancient and Multiple languages and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Historical miscellany
Scholars of ByzantiumHistorical miscellanyFrom Byzantium to Italy : Greek studies in the Italian RenaissanceEncyclopedia of ancient GreeceSophoclis fabulaeMenander RhetorAristophanis fabulaeAristophanea : studies on the text of AristophanesThe bibliotheca : a selection
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Nigel Guy Wilson britischer Altphilologe

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Nigel Guy Wilson profesor universitario británico

Nigel Guy Wilson professeur d'université britannique

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