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Copley, Frank O. (Frank Olin) 1907-1993

Overview
Works: 45 works in 197 publications in 2 languages and 6,404 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Legends  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Epic poetry, Latin  Epic poetry  Didactic poetry, Latin  Comedy plays  History  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Translator, Author
Classifications: PA6807.A5, 873.01
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Most widely held works about Frank O Copley
 
Most widely held works by Frank O Copley
The complete poetry by Gaius Valerius Catullus( Book )

9 editions published between 1957 and 1966 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vernacular, modern translation of the Roman poet
Latin literature : from the beginnings to the close of the second century A.D. by Frank O Copley( Book )

8 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basic information on Latin literature
On old age : and On friendship by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

10 editions published between 1964 and 1971 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of things by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aeneid by Virgil( Book )

11 editions published between 1965 and 1977 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the story of an epic voyage in which Aeneas crosses stormy seas, becomes entangled in a tragic love affair with Dido of Carthage, descends to the world of the dead - all the way tormented by the vengeful Juno, Queen of the Gods - and finally reaches Italy, where he will fulfill his destiny: to found the Roman people
The American high school and the talented student by Frank O Copley( Book )

11 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comedies of Terence by Terence( Book )

7 editions published between 1962 and 1967 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terence achieved in his brief twenty-six years a standard of stylistic perfection and artistic restraint that ranked him, along with Plautus, as the greatest of the Roman comic playwrights. He was, at the very least, a gifted translator and adaptor, having used Greek New Comedies as the basis for all six of his extant plays. How far his own contribution exceeded that of simple translation is difficult to say, but we know that the Latin, undeniably his, was so faultlessly styled that his work served as a textbook for scholars and grammarians for hundreds of years.Terence had a considerable impact on the Revival of Letters; his comedies were studied and were frequently adapted into new works by such men as Steele, Chapman, and, most famously, Moliire. Indeed, had there been no Terence, it is doubtful that the Comedy of Manners could have arisen when it did, and all comic writing for the stage, from Moilire through the Restoration drama to the present day, would be diminished for lack of him. Appropriately, the language of this translation is from the Restoration. Graves has based his version on the one made in 1689 by Laurence Echard; he has corrected inaccuracies, eliminated defects and obscurities, but retained the period tone.Including in this book are the major comedies: The Fair Andrian, The Mother-In-Law, The Self-Tormentor, The Eunuch, The Tricks of Phormio and The Brothers. A close reading of Terence is a fine corrective to any idea that may still be current, about the glory that was Greece and grandeur that was Rome during the Hellenistic period. It is an assurance that in some respects at least, this age is not depraved at all
Exclusus amator: a study in Latin love poetry by Frank O Copley( Book )

50 editions published between 1956 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The haunted house (Mostellaria) by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

7 editions published between 1955 and 1965 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mostellaria" is one of Plautus' most lively plays. This edition was conceived as a first reader in Roman comedy. Its introduction includes sections on Plautus, on the genre, on the play and its plot, on Plautine language, style and metrics. It also includes annotation and a full vocabulary
The brothers (Adelphoe) by Terence( Book )

3 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rope = Rudens by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

5 editions published between 1956 and 1965 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the nature of things by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This great poem stands with Virgil's Aeneid as one of the vital and enduring achievements of Latin literature ... Based on the tenets of Epicurean philosophy, On the Nature of Things asserts that matter is composed of an infinite number of small particles; that even the soul, like the body, is made up of these atoms and dissolves painlessly after death; that there is no afterlife and therefore no cause for fear; and that the universe operates without the aid or attention of gods."--Page 4 of cover
The self-tormentor by George Colman( Book )

3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Menaechmi by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

8 editions published between 1949 and 1983 in English and Latin and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Menaechmi is one of Plautus' liveliest and most entertaining comedies, the main inspiration for Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors. Dr Gratwick's edition brings new light to bear on the interpretation of the play and on Plautus' place in the development of European comedy. Central to his treatment is the fact that Plautus was a dramatist who wrote to be heard rather than to be read. The various metres which he subtly and flexibly exploited for musical and dramatic effect are here explained in a way that challenges many received views but also offers the student practical assistance in grappling with the technical problems involved both on paper and in performance. The text has been newly constituted on the basis of a complete reappraisal of the manuscript tradition in the light of scholarship since the Renaissance. In preparing this edition Dr Gratwick has had in mind the needs of university students, but classical scholars in general will find much of importance to them
Eunuchus by Publi Terenci Àfer( Book )

3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phaedria has been thrown out of his lover Thais's house. And, to add insult to injury, he had paid for his right to be there. He does not know what he should do - he fears losing his place in the pecking order to his rival Thraso - and has only his trusted companion, and slave, Parmeno, for advice. Parmeno, who knows what freedoms can be bought with gold, suggests a gift: a slave girl, and a eunuch. But when Phaedria's brother Chaerea falls in love with another girl (a gift from Thraso hoping to woo Thais), he conspires to have himself substituted for the eunuch, and placed inside Thais's house, causing untold complications for Thais, Phaedria and, not least, himself
The mother-in-law (Hecyra) by Terence( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman drama by Frank O Copley( Book )

5 editions published between 1965 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete poetry. A new translation with an introd. by Frank O. Copley by Gaius Valerius Catullus( Book )

3 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phormio by Terence( Book )

3 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Copley, Frank O.

Copley, Frank O. (Frank Olin)

Copley, Frank Olin

Frank O. Copley American classical philologist

Frank O. Copley US-amerikanischer Klassischer Philologe

Languages
English (146)

Latin (2)

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The AeneidOn the nature of things