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

Overview
Works: 252 works in 1,254 publications in 6 languages and 10,865 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Biography  Didactic poetry, Latin  Fiction  Biographies  Epic poetry, Latin  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Military history  Short stories 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Other, Author of introduction, tra, Librettist, Illustrator, Inventor
Classifications: PA6483.E5, 871.01
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Most widely held works by J. D Duff
Lucan by Lucan( Book )

157 editions published between 1928 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,670 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 )

84 editions published between 1927 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,284 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 )

30 editions published between 1917 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

38 editions published between 1927 and 1977 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Russian schoolboy by S. T Aksakov( Book )

26 editions published between 1917 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the history of the various tribes of American Indians and describes the development of their cultures and societies
Years of childhood by S. T Aksakov( Book )

20 editions published between 1916 and 2010 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the nature of things = De rerum natura by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

54 editions published between 1886 and 1982 in Latin and English and held by 380 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
The Kreutzer sonata and other stories by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

15 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in English and held by 349 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 )

15 editions published between 1913 and 1967 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D. Ivnii Ivvenalis satvrae XIV. Fourteen satires of Juvenal by Juvenal( Book )

30 editions published between 1898 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1913 and 2011 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucan, Civil war VIII by Lucan( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in Latin and English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

43 editions published between 1889 and 1962 in 3 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With no earlier English version to guide her, she shows extraordinary skill in reading a very difficult text, much obscured by corruptions and indifferent annotation
Russian realities & problems by J. D Duff( Book )

11 editions published in 1917 in English and Undetermined and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The memoirs of Alexander Herzen, parts I and II by Aleksandr Herzen( Book )

7 editions published between 1923 and 1967 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1911 and 1965 in Latin and English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D. Iunii Iuvenalis Saturae XIV : Fourteen satires of Juvenal by Juvenal( Book )

71 editions published between 1898 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1932, as the sixth edition of an 1898 original, this collection of some of Juvenal's satires, including the often-overlooked sixth satire, was edited and abridged by noted Juvenal scholar James Duff
Saturae XIV. Fourteen satires of Juvenal by Juvenal( Book )

28 editions published between 1898 and 1970 in 4 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 1889 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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PunicaThe family chronicleA Russian schoolboyYears of childhoodThe Kreutzer sonata and other storiesCollected literary essays, classical and modernLucan, Civil war VIII
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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