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Walsh, P. G. (Patrick Gerard)

Overview
Works: 115 works in 777 publications in 7 languages and 14,247 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humor  Poetry  Music‡vTexts  Sources  Drama  Satire 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Commentator
Classifications: PA6209.M3, 239.3
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Most widely held works by P. G Walsh
Livy: his historical aims and methods by P. G Walsh( Book )

71 editions published between 1961 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman novel. The 'Satyricon' of Petronius and the 'Metamorphoses' of Apuleius by P. G Walsh( Book )

32 editions published between 1970 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The Satyricon' of Petronius and the 'Metamorphoses' (or 'The Golden Ass') of Apuleius are the only novels written at Rome before AD 200 to have survived. The genre is the comic romance, the literature of relaxation in the ancient world. This study defines the genre and sets it in the context of other forms of fiction of the period. It shows that both Petronius and Apuleius introduced important innovations into the traditional comic romance. A critical study of 'The Satyricon' is included, with a separate chapter on Trimalchio's feast, a central comic episode of the book. 'The Golden Ass' is similarly examined, again with special analysis of its centre piece, the story of Cupid and Psyche. The book assesses the later influence of the two novels on the mainstream of European picaresque fiction."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Livy by P. G Walsh( Book )

81 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters of St. Paulinus of Nola by Paulinus( Book )

32 editions published between 1966 and 1988 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Litteraturhenvisninger og noter s. 297-366
The city of God by Augustine( Book )

65 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Book V of The City of God is of particular importance for Augustine's philosophy of history. In accounting for the prodigious growth and continuance of the Roman Empire, he dismisses secular theories of chance and fate in favour of the universal sway of divine Providence. In achieving this end, God has exploited the Roman virtues, and Christians are urged to emulate them. Both pagan and Christian leaders have contributed to Roman greatness. The book concludes with eulogies of the Christian leaders Constantine and Theodosius."--Jacket
The poems of St. Paulinus of Nola by Paulinus( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Litteraturhenvisninger og noter s. 351-421
The transformations of Lucius, otherwise known as, the golden ass by Apuleius( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Golden Ass by Apuleius is a unique, entertaining, and thoroughly readable Latin novel - the only work of fiction in Latin to have survived in entirety from antiquity. It tells the story of the hero Lucius, whose curiosity and fascination for sex and magic results in his transformation into an ass. After suffering a series of trials and humiliations, he is ultimately transformed back into human shape by the kindness of the Goddess Isis. Simultaneously a blend of romantic adventure, fable, and religious testament, the Golden Ass is one of the truly seminal books of European Literature, of intrinsic interest as a novel in its own right, and one of the earliest examples of the picaresque. It includes as its famous centrepiece the myth of Cupid and Psyche, the search of the human soul for union with the divine, and has been the inspiration for numerous creative works of literature and art since the Renaissance." "This new translation is at once faithful to the meaning of the Latin, whilst reproducing all the exuberant gaiety of the original."--Jacket
The Satyricon by Petronius Arbiter( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Satyricon is the most celebrated work of fiction to have survived from the ancient world. It can be described as the first realistic novel, the father of the picaresque genre. It recounts the sleazy progress of a pair of literate scholars as they wander through the cites of the southern Mediterranean, encountering en route type-figures whom the author wishes to satirize - a teacher in higher education, a libidinous priest, a vulgar freedman turned millionaire, a manic poet, a superstitious sea-captain, a femme fatale. The novel has fascinated the literary world of Europe ever since, evoking praise for its elegant and hilarious description of the underside of Roman society, but also condemnation for some of its lubricous subjects; most recently it formed the subject of Fellini's controversial film
The consolation of philosophy by Boethius( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The circumstances of composition, the heroic demeanour of the author, and the 'Menippean' texture of part prose, part verse (Boethius was a considerable poet) have combined to exercise a fascination over students of philosophy and literature ever since. The book should therefore prove to be of value to students and scholars of classics, philosophy, and religion as well as to more general readers
The nature of the gods by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cicero's philosophical works are now exciting renewed interest and more generous appreciation, in part because he provides vital evidence of the views of the (largely lost) Greek philosophers of the Hellenistic age, and partly because of the light he casts on the intellectual life of first-century Rome. Hellenistic philosophy has in recent years attracted growing interest from academic philosophers in Europe and in North America. The Nature of the Gods is a document of central significance in this area, for it presents a detailed account of the theologies of the Epicureans and of the Stoics, together with the critical objections to these doctrines raised by the Academic school. When these Greek theories of deity are translated into the Roman context, a fascinating clash of ideologies results."--Jacket
Cassiodorus, Explanation of the Psalms by Cassiodorus( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book XXXVIII = Liber XXXVIII by Livy( Book )

38 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On duties by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On Obligations, composed by Cicero in late 44 B.C. following the assassination of Julius Caesar, recommends ideals of conduct to the young Roman who aspires to a political career. It explores the apparent tensions between honourable conduct and expediency in public life. The principles of honourable behaviour are based on the Stoic virtues of wisdom, justice, magnanimity, and propriety. The analysis of expediency explores the right and the wrong ways of attaining political leadership, and Cicero's conclusion is that the intrinsically useful is always identical with the honourable." "This treatise has played a seminal role in the formation of ethical values in western Christendom. It was adopted by the fourth-century Christian humanists, notably Ambrose, and became transmuted into the moral code of the high Middle Ages. Thereafter, in the Renaissance from the time of Petrarch, and in the Age of Enlightenment that followed, it was given central prominence in discussion of the government of states. On Obligations is of perennial concern in the establishment of basic principles of political and social life."--Jacket
Love lyrics from the Carmina Burana by P. G Walsh( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and Latin and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Carmina Burana is the finest surviving collection of medieval Latin lyrics, especially love lyrics. These poems - many of them composed to be sung - are mostly the work of teachers and students in the schools of the twelfth century. They vary in subject and style, and in addition to love lyrics, they include drinking songs, religious poems, pastoral lyrics, and satires of church and government. This anthology contains sixty love lyrics from the Carmina Burana in the original Latin, with prose translations and commentaries by noted Latinist P.G. Walsh. In his commentaries, Walsh explains postclassical aspects of morphology, spelling, vocabulary, and syntax and provides a well-informed analysis of literary antecedents and techniques. The book will be valuable for Latin students and in courses in medieval literature and history, comparative literature, and English literature
Livy by Livy( Book )

28 editions published between 1914 and 1999 in Latin and English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Divine providence & human suffering by James Walsh( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andreas Capellanus on love by Andreas( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete letters by Pliny( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the introduction to his new translation, P.G. Walsh examines the background to these often intimate and enthralling letters."--Jacket
George Buchanan tragedies by George Buchanan( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and Latin and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of English affairs by William( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and Latin and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The poems of St. Paulinus of Nola
Alternative Names
Patrick G. Walsh britischer Klassischer Philologe

Patrick G. Walsh British classical philologist

Patrick Gerard Walsh

Walsh, P. G.

Walsh, P.G. 1923-

Walsh, P. G. romanist

Walsh, Patricius G.

Walsh Patricius G. 1923-....

Walsh, Patricius Gerard

Walsh, Patrick G.

Walsh, Patrick Gerard

Walsh, Patrick Gerard 1923-

Walsh, Peter

Walsh, Peter 1923-

Walsh, Peter 1923-2013

Walsh, Peter G.

Walsh, Peter G. 1923-2013

Walsh, Peter Gerard

Walsh, Peter Gerard 1923-

Walsh, Peter (Peter Gerard)

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LivyLetters of St. Paulinus of NolaThe city of GodThe poems of St. Paulinus of NolaThe transformations of Lucius, otherwise known as, the golden assThe SatyriconThe consolation of philosophyThe nature of the gods