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Russell, D. A. (Donald Andrew)

Works: 246 works in 880 publications in 7 languages and 11,696 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Biographies  History  Commentaries  Spurious and doubtful works  Poetry  Terminology  Textbooks  Terms and phrases 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Compiler, Commentator, Commentator for written text, edi, Creator
Classifications: PA3013, 808.2
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Most widely held works about D. A Russell
Most widely held works by D. A Russell
Plutarch by D. A Russell( Book )

33 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Plutarch's Lives and Morals are among the formative books of western civilisation, Written around AD 100, in Greece under Roman rule, they reflect conditions of that time: not only the political limitations, but - more importantly - the rich inheritance of post-classical as well as classical Greek thinking. Russell sets out to explain what it is like to read Plutarch and what one needs to bear in mind in order to read him with understanding and appreciation. Plutarch is seen in his historical context, his language and style, as a scholar of the past, as philosopher and moralist. The Lives are then discussed with specific examples in more detail - Alcibiades and some of the main generals of the late Roman republic; in the final chapter Russell examines the reception of Plutarch down to the time of North's translation and Shakespeare's reliance on it. Each chapter is generously laced with quotation (in translation), so that the student and general reader get a feeling for Plutarch's work."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Aeneas of Gaza : Theophrastus with Zacharias of Mytilene, Ammonius by Sebastian Ramon Philipp Gertz( )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated for the first time into English, this volume in the Ancient Commentators on Aristotle series contains works of two Christian philosophers from Gaza, Aeneas of Gaza and Zacharias of Mytilene
Poetics by Aristotle( Book )

34 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together the three most original and influential ancient Greek treatises on literature. Artistotle's Poetics contains his treatment of Greek tragedy: its history, nature, and conventions, with details on poetic diction. Stephen Halliwell makes this seminal work newly accessible with a reliable text and a translation that is both accurate and readable. His authoritative introduction traces the work's debt to earlier theorists (especially Plato), its distinctive argument, and the reasons behind its enduring relevance. The essay On the Sublime, usually attributed to "Longinus" (identity uncertain), was probably composed in the first century A.D.; its subject is the appreciation of greatness ("the sublime") in writing, with analysis of illustrative passages ranging from Homer and Sappho to Plato and Genesis. In this edition, Donald Russell has judiciously revised and newly annotated the text and translation by W. Hamilton Fyfe and provides a new introduction. The treatise On Style, ascribed to an (again unidentifiable) Demetrius, was perhaps composed during the second century B.C. It seems to reflect the theoretical energy of Hellenistic rhetorical works now lost, and is notable particularly for its theory and analysis of four distinct styles (grand, elegant, plain, and forceful). Doreen Innes' fresh rendering of the work is based on the earlier Loeb translation by W. Rhys Roberts. Her new introduction and notes represent the latest scholarship
The orator's education by Quintilian( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quintilian, born in Spain about 35 CE, became a renowned and successful teacher of rhetoric in Rome. In The Orator's Education (Institutio Oratoria), a comprehensive training program in twelve books, he draws on his own rich experience. It provides not only insights on oratory, but also a picture of Roman education and social attitudes
Ancient literary criticism : the principal texts in new translations by D. A Russell( Book )

31 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criticism in antiquity by D. A Russell( Book )

35 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Longinus' on the sublime by Longinus( Book )

43 editions published between 1964 and 1982 in 4 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heraclitus : Homeric problems by Heraclitus( )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek declamation by D. A Russell( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Declamation was 'a toy model of oratory' in which students composed and delivered deliberative and forensic practice speeches in character. It was not confined to the schools: the professionals gave public performances to large and critical audiences. Greco-Roman education was more or less dominated by rhetoric; from the fourth century BC down to and beyond the end of classical antiquity declamation was an art within the larger art, inhabiting almost a distinct world, with its own laws, customs and mores. Latin declamation has been well studied but its Greek counterpart is less well known. This book sets the practice of declamation in its historical context, describes the conventional, though often bizarre, themes of the speeches and discusses the declaimers' public performances, rhetorical theory and knowledge and use of classical literature and history. This book will be of interest both to students of classical literature and to historians of ancient society and education. The main text is written so as to be wholly intelligible to those with no knowledge of Greek
Libellus de sublimitate Dionysio Longino fere adscriptus by Longinus( Book )

37 editions published between 1968 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antonine literature by Antonine literature( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Menander Rhetor by Menander( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Anthology of Latin prose( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in Latin and English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Anthology of Greek prose by D. A Russell( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics and rhetoric : classical essays for Donald Russell on his seventy-fifth birthday( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald Russell, Emeritus Professor of Classical Literature at the University of Oxford, has been a leading figure in several fields of classical scholarship over the last few decades. The present volume collects essays written in his honour by scholars who have all worked closely with him. They fall into three sections, corresponding to Donald Russell's main work: Latin literature, Greek imperial literature, and ancient literary criticism. They are unified by two of Russell's own pervasive concerns: ethics, the concern of classical literature with moral conduct, and rhetoric, the techniques of effective persuasion
Orations VII, XII, and XXXVI by Dio( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical literary criticism by D. A Russell( Book )

32 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"European literary criticism was pioneered in the ancient world, and this edition provides the principal Greek and Latin texts in translation, giving the reader a fair and intelligible view of ancient literary criticism and its development. Each passage is supplemented by a brief contextual introduction and a lucid general introduction provides an overview of classical thought on tragedy, comedy, poetry, and epic, as well as of the ideas of mimesis, the moral effect of poetry, emotion, and rhetoric."--Jacket
How to study poetry = De audiendis poetis by Plutarch( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Plutarch's essay 'How to Study Poetry' offers a set of reading practices intended to remove the potential damage that poetry can do to the moral health of young readers. It opens a window on to a world of ancient education and scholarship which can seem rather alien to those brought up in the highly sophisticated world of modern literary theory and criticism. The full Introduction and Commentary, by two of the world's leading scholars in the field, trace the origins and intellectual affiliations of Plutarch's method and fully illustrate the background to each of his examples. As such this book may serve as an introduction to the whole subject of ancient reading practices and literary criticism. The Commentary also pays particular attention to grammar, syntax and style, and sets this essay within the context of Plutarch's thought and writing more generally"--
On the sublime by Longinus( Book )

16 editions published between 1965 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imaginary speeches : a selection of declamations by Libanius( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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PoeticsThe orator's educationAncient literary criticism : the principal texts in new translationsCriticism in antiquityHeraclitus : Homeric problemsGreek declamationLibellus de sublimitate Dionysio Longino fere adscriptusAntonine literature
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