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

Overview
Works: 348 works in 1,316 publications in 6 languages and 11,164 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Biography  Didactic poetry, Latin  Fiction  Biographies  Epic poetry, Latin  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Didactic poetry  Military history 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Other, Author of introduction, tra, Librettist, Inventor, Illustrator
Classifications: PA6483.E5, 871.01
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Most widely held works by J. D Duff
Punica by Tiberius Catius Silius Italicus( Book )

66 editions published between 1927 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,172 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 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

38 editions published between 1926 and 1977 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucan by Lucan( Book )

27 editions published between 1928 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Russian schoolboy by S. T Aksakov( Book )

25 editions published between 1917 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 464 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 )

14 editions published between 1916 and 2010 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the nature of things by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

51 editions published between 1886 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucretius' didactic poem On the Nature of Things is one of the great works of Latin literature, and Lachmann's edition of the work from 1850 is often considered the beginning of modern textual criticism. The poem is divided into six books and leans heavily on Epicurean philosophy. All that exists in the world, even the soul, is composed of atoms that unite and dissipate with time; Lucretius does not believe in an afterlife or in any of the Roman gods. Lachmann defines the editorial principle that agreement in error implies identity of origin, and on this basis he creates a stemma for the manuscripts of Lucretius, and demonstrates how the three main manuscripts all derive from one archetype. His commentary is divided into two parts: the recensio (creation of a family tree for the manuscripts of the work) and a lengthy emendatio (correction of the errors in the text)
Collected studies in Greek and Latin scholarship by A. W Verrall( Book )

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

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

9 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in English and held by 289 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 3 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

Fourteen satires of Juvenal by Juvenal( Book )

81 editions published between 1898 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 231 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
Lucan, Civil war VIII by Lucan( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pharsalia by Lucan( Book )

35 editions published between 1928 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 210 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
Russian realities & problems by J. D Duff( Book )

12 editions published in 1917 in English and Undetermined and held by 203 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 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucan : the civil war (Pharsalia) by Lucan( Book )

8 editions published between 1962 and 1988 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1911 and 1965 in Latin and English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Punica, with an English translation by Tiberius Catius Silius Italicus( Book )

2 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 160 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 )

7 editions published between 1908 and 1932 in English and held by 140 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
 
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Punica
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The family chronicleA Russian schoolboyYears of childhoodThe Kreutzer sonata and other storiesCollected literary essays, classical and modernLucan, Civil war VIIIPharsaliaLucan : the civil war (Pharsalia)
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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