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Duff, J. D. (James Duff) 1860-1940

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Works: 190 works in 989 publications in 5 languages and 10,654 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Didactic poetry, Latin  Epic poetry, Latin  Military history  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  Fiction 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Author of introduction, ed
Classifications: PA6483.E5, 871.1
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Lucan : an introduction by Lucan( Book )
142 editions published between 1928 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lucan (M. Annaecus Lucanus, AD 39-65), son of wealthy M. Annaeus Mela and nephew of Seneca, was born at Corduba (Cordova) in Spain and was brought as a baby to Rome. In AD 60 at a festival in Emperor Nero's honour Lucan praised him in a panegyric and was promoted to one or two minor offices. But having defeated Nero in a poetry contest he was interdicted from further recitals or publication, so that three books of his epic The Civil War were probably not issued in 61 when they were finished. By 65 he was composing the tenth book but then became involved in the un-successful plot of Piso against Nero and, aged only twenty-six, by order took his own life. Quintilian called Lucan a poet "full of fire and energy and a master of brilliant phrases." His epic stood next after Virgil's in the estimation of antiquity. Julius Caesar looms as a sinister hero in his stromy chronicle in verse of the war between Caesar and the Republic's forces under Pompey, and later under Cato in Africa - a chronicle of dramatic events carrying us from Caesar's fateful crossing of the Rubicon, through the Battle of Pharsalus and death of Pompey, to Caesar victorious in Egypt. The poem is also called Pharsalia. -- jacket
Punica by Tiberius Catius Silius Italicus( Book )
77 editions published between 1927 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Silius (T. Catius Silius Italicus), AD 25-101, was consul in 68 and governor of the province of Asia in 69; he sought no further office but lived thereafter on his estates as a literary man and collector. He revered the work of Cicero, whose Tusculan villa he owned, and that of Virgil, whose tomb at Naples he likewise owned and near which he lived. His epic Punica, in 17 books, on the second War with Carthage (218-202 BC), is based for facts largely on Livy's account. Conceived as a contrast between two great nations (and their supporting gods), championed by the two great heroes Scipio and Hannibal, his poem is written in pure Latin and smooth verse filled throughout with echoes of Virgil above all (and other poets); it exploits with easy grace, but little genius, all the devices and techniques of traditional Latin epic. -- Jacket
A Russian gentleman by S. T Aksakov( Book )
25 editions published between 1917 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rome by Michael Ivanovitch Rostovtzeff( Book )
22 editions published between 1928 and 1977 in English and Italian and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of the ancient world by Michael Ivanovitch Rostovtzeff( Book )
26 editions published between 1926 and 1945 in English and Undetermined and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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A Russian schoolboy by S. T Aksakov( Book )
21 editions published between 1917 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Years of childhood by S. T Aksakov( Book )
16 editions published between 1916 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collected studies in Greek and Latin scholarship by A. W Verrall( Book )
12 editions published between 1913 and 1967 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Kreutzer sonata and other stories by Leo Tolstoy( Book )
5 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The title story is about a man whose sexual jealousy, inflamed by guilt, drives him to murder his wife
D. Ivnii Ivvenalis satvrae XIV. Fourteen satires of Juvenal by Juvenal( Book )
22 editions published between 1898 and 1970 in English and Latin and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Saturae XIV. Fourteen satires of Juvenal by Juvenal( Book )
33 editions published between 1898 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collected literary essays, classical and modern by A. W Verrall( Book )
14 editions published between 1913 and 2011 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
My past and thoughts; the memoirs of Alexander Herzen by Aleksandr Herzen( Book )
13 editions published between 1923 and 1994 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Herzen's story of his privileged childhood among the Russian aristocracy is lit with the insight of a great novelist; and, with a trained historian's sense of the interaction of men and events, he limns the grand line of revolutionary devleopment from the earliest stirrings of Russian radicalism throught the tumultuous ideological debates of the International. His close friends - Marx, Wagner, Mill, Bakunin, Garibaldi, Kropotkin - are brought pungently, brilliantly alive
Lucretius: On the nature of things ; and, The Discourses of Epictetus ; and, The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )
13 editions published between 1908 and 1932 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Once we understand this, we free ourselves of superstitious fears, becoming as human and as godlike as we can be. The poem, then, is about the universe and how human beings ought to live in it. Epicurean physics and morality converge
Russian realities & problems by J. D Duff( Book )
10 editions published in 1917 in English and Undetermined and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An easy selection from Cicero's correspondence by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )
18 editions published between 1911 and 1965 in Latin and English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
T. Lucreti Cari De rerum natura libri sex by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )
9 editions published between 1886 and 1898 in English and Latin and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
T. Lucreti Cari De rerum natura libri sex by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )
9 editions published between 1908 and 1920 in Latin and English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
T. Lucreti Cari De rerum natura, liber tertius by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )
22 editions published between 1903 and 1962 in 3 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
T. Lucreti Cari De rerum natura liber quintus by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )
13 editions published between 1889 and 1967 in Latin and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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