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

Overview
Works: 176 works in 1,069 publications in 6 languages and 10,463 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  History  Epic poetry, Latin  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Military history  Didactic poetry, Latin  Juvenile works  Genealogy 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Author of introduction, Other, tra
Classifications: DK209.6.H4, B
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Most widely held works by J. D Duff
Lucan by Lucan( Book )

152 editions published between 1928 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,562 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 )

98 editions published between 1927 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,157 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
The family chronicle by S. T Aksakov( Book )

26 editions published between 1917 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the ancient world by Michael Ivanovitch Rostovtzeff( Book )

37 editions published between 1926 and 1977 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For contents, see Author Catalog
D. Ivnii Ivvenalis satvrae XIV. Fourteen satires of Juvenal by Juvenal( Book )

78 editions published between 1898 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Russian schoolboy by S. T Aksakov( Book )

21 editions published between 1917 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Years of childhood by S. T Aksakov( Book )

17 editions published between 1916 and 2010 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kreutzer sonata and other stories by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

12 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The title story is about a man whose sexual jealousy, inflamed by guilt, drives him to murder his wife
Collected studies in Greek and Latin scholarship by A. W Verrall( Book )

13 editions published between 1913 and 1967 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

T. Lucreti Cari De rerum natura liber quintus by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

57 editions published between 1889 and 1967 in 4 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

T. Lucreti Cari De rerum natura libri sex by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

26 editions published between 1886 and 1920 in Latin and English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucan, Civil war VIII by Lucan( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in Latin and English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saturae XIV. Fourteen satires of Juvenal by Juvenal( Book )

32 editions published between 1898 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected literary essays, classical and modern by A. W Verrall( Book )

13 editions published between 1913 and 2011 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My past and thoughts; the memoirs of Alexander Herzen by Aleksandr Herzen( Book )

10 editions published between 1923 and 1994 in English and held by 206 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 by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

13 editions published between 1908 and 1932 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian realities & problems by J. D Duff( Book )

10 editions published in 1917 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An easy selection from Cicero's correspondence by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

16 editions published between 1911 and 1965 in Latin and English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Punica : in two volumes by Tiberius Catius Silius Italicus( Book )

39 editions published between 1934 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian lyrics, with notes and vocabulary by J. D Duff( Book )

11 editions published between 1917 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Duff Duff, James 1860-1940

Duff, J. D.

Duff, J. D. 1860-1940

Duff, James D.

Duff, James Duff.

Duff, James Duff 1860-1940

James Duff Duff British classical scholar

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PunicaThe family chronicleA Russian schoolboyYears of childhoodThe Kreutzer sonata and other storiesLucan, Civil war VIIICollected literary essays, classical and modernMy past and thoughts; the memoirs of Alexander HerzenPunica : in two volumes