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Michie, James

Overview
Works: 92 works in 329 publications in 4 languages and 8,287 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fables  Juvenile works  Fiction  Epigrams  Drama  Illustrated works  Tragedies (Drama)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Love poetry 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, tra, Adapter, Other
Classifications: PZ8.2.A254, 398.2452
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Most widely held works by James Michie
Helen by Euripides( )

21 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in English and held by 1,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helen receives word from the exiled Greek Teucer that Menelaus never returned to Greece from Troy, and is presumed dead, putting her in the perilous position of being available for Theoclymenus to marry, and she consults the prophetess Theonoe, sister to Theoclymenus, to find out Menelaus' fate. Her fears are allayed when a stranger arrives in Egypt and turns out to be Menelaus himself, and the long-separated couple recognize each other. At first, Menelaus does not believe that she is the real Helen, since he has hidden the Helen he won in Troy in a cave. However, the woman he was shipwrecked with was in reality, only a mere phantom of the real Helen. Before the Trojan war even began, a judgement took place, one that Paris was involved in. He gave the Goddess Aphrodite the award of the fairest since she bribed him with Helen as a bride. To take their revenge on Paris, the remaining goddesses, Athena and Hera, replaced the real Helen with a phantom. However, Menelaus did not know better. But luckily one of his sailors steps in to inform him that the false Helen has disappeared into thin air. The couple still must figure out how to escape from Egypt, but the rumor that Menelaus has died is still in circulation. Thus, Helen tells Theoclymenus that the stranger who came ashore was a messenger there to tell her that her husband was truly dead. She informs the king that she may marry him as soon as she has performed a ritual burial at sea, thus freeing her symbolically from her first wedding vows. The king agrees to this, and Helen and Menelaus use this opportunity to escape on the boat given to them for the ceremony. Theoclymenus is furious when he learns of the trick and nearly murders his sister Theonoe for not telling him that Menelaus is still alive. However, he is prevented by the miraculous intervention of the demi-gods Castor and Polydeuces, brothers of Helen and the sons of Zeus and Leda
The Oxford book of short poems by P. J Kavanagh( Book )

27 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 658 poems not longer than thirteen lines and written since the thirteenth century
La Fontaine : selected fables by Jean de La Fontaine( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Catullus by Gaius Valerius Catullus( Book )

33 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Catullus, who lived during some of the most interesting and tumultuous years of the late Roman Republic, spent his short but intense life (?84-54 B.C.E) in high Roman society, rubbing shoulders with various cultural and political luminaries including Cesar, Cicero, and Pompey, Catullus's poetry is by turns ribald, lyric, romantic, satirical; sometimes obscene and always intelligent, it offers us vivid pictures of the poet's friends, enemies, and lovers. The verses to his friends are bitchy, funny, and affectionate; those to his enemies are often wonderfully nasty. Many poems brilliantly evoke his passionate affair with Lesbia, often identified as Clodia Metelli, a femme fatale ten years his senior and the smart adulterous wife of an arrogant aristocrat, who Cicero later claimed she poisoned." "This new bilingual translation of Catullus's surviving poems by Peter Green adheres to the principle that the rhythm of a poem, whether familiar or not, is among the most crucial elements for its full appreciation. Green has therefore translated all the poems - lyric, elegiac, choliambic - into stress equivalents of the original meters, and each poem appears opposite its Latin original. He also provides an essay on the poet's life and literary background, a historical sketch of the politically fraught late Roman Republic in which Catullus lived, copious notes on the poems, a wide-ranging bibliography for further reading, and a full glossary. This edition is thus designed to bring the great pleasures of these poems to as wide an audience as possible."--Jacket
Odes and epodes by Horace( Book )

43 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timeless meditations on the subjects of wine, parties, birthdays, love, and friendship, Horace's Odes, in the words of classicist Donald Carne-Ross, make the "commonplace notable, even luminous." This edition reproduces the highly lauded translation by James Michie. "For almost forty years," poet and literary critic John Hollander notes, "James Michie's brilliant translations of Horace have remained fresh as well as strong, and responsive to the varying lights and darks of the originals. It is a pleasure to have them newly available."--Publisher description
Helen by Ronald K. S Euripides( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outstepping the literal bounds of genre, this work has been referred to by scholars as both a tragedy and a comedy. This translation attempts to preserve Euripides' structure of subtlety and his comments on both the futility of war and the distinction between appearance and reality
Epigrams of Martial by Martial( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martial, the father of the epigram, was one of the brilliant provincial poets who made their literary mark on first-century Rome. His Epigrams can be affectionate or cruel, elegiac or playful; they target every element of Roman society, from slaves to schoolmasters to, above all, the aristocratic elite
The book of longer short stories by James Michie( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The odes of Horace : with the Latin text by Horace( Book )

6 editions published between 1963 and 2002 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timeless meditations on the subjects of wine, parties, birthdays, love, and friendship, Horace's Odes, in the words of classicist Donald Carne-Ross, make the "commonplace notable, even luminous." This edition reproduces the highly lauded translation by James Michie. "For almost forty years," poet and literary critic John Hollander notes, "James Michie's brilliant translations of Horace have remained fresh as well as strong, and responsive to the varying lights and darks of the originals. It is a pleasure to have them newly available." From the Trade Paperback edition
Thomas Heywood's Art of love : the first complete English translation of Ovid's Ars amatoria by Ovid( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first century a.d., Ovid, author of the groundbreaking epic poem Metamorphoses, came under severe criticism for The Art of Love, which playfully instructed women in the art of seduction and men in the skills essential for mastering the art of romantic conquest. In this remarkable translation, James Michie breathes new life into the notorious Roman's mock-didactic elegy. In lyrical, irreverent English, he reveals love's timeless dilemmas and Ovid's enduring brilliance as both poet and cultural critic. From the Trade Paperback edition
Collected poems by James Michie( )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Odes of Horace ; The Centennial hymn by Horace( Book )

4 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected fables by Jean de La Fontaine( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains scores of the well- and lesser-known fables popularized by Jean de la Fontaine, including "The Hare and the Tortoise" and "The Hen Who Laid Golden Eggs." In the various tales, the author he depicts an array of animals in situations revealing the quirks, follies, and frailties he observed in humankind. Sins of price, greed and vanity come under humorous attack
Epigrams by Martial( Book )

18 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martial, the father of the epigram and perhaps its greatest exponent, was one of the brilliant provincial poets who made a literary mark on first-century Rome. Now, in this landmark reissue of James Michie's 1972 translation, the Modern Library breathes new life into the wit and wisdom of an ancient poet with a unique and surprisingly contemporary perspective. This edition includes the translator's original endnotes
New and selected poems by James Michie( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Possible laughter by James Michie( Book )

5 editions published in 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aesop's fables by Aesop( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of twenty traditional fables including "The Hares And The Frogs," "The Cat And The Mouse," and "The Wolf And The Heron
The epigrams [of] Martial by Martial( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Catullus : a bilingual ed. by Gaius Valerius Catullus( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A country parson : James Woodforde's diary 1758-1802 by James Woodforde( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Oxford book of short poemsLa Fontaine : selected fablesThe poems of CatullusOdes and epodesEpigrams of MartialThe odes of Horace : with the Latin textThomas Heywood's Art of love : the first complete English translation of Ovid's Ars amatoriaSelected fables
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James Michie britischer Dichter und Übersetzer

James Michie British journalist and translator

James Michie Brits journalist (1927-2007)

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