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Humphries, Rolfe

Overview
Works: 145 works in 374 publications in 1 language and 16,333 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Legends  Epic poetry, Latin  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  Fiction  History  Epic poetry  Didactic poetry, Latin 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, tra
Classifications: PA6807.A5, 873.01
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Most widely held works about Rolfe Humphries
 
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Most widely held works by Rolfe Humphries
American poetry : the twentieth century( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
The Aeneid by Virgil( Book )

17 editions published between 1951 and 1987 in English and held by 1,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the story of an epic voyage in which Aeneas crosses stormy seas, becomes entangled in a tragic love affair with Dido of Carthage, descends to the world of the dead - all the way tormented by the vengeful Juno, Queen of the Gods - and finally reaches Italy, where he will fulfill his destiny: to found the Roman people
Metamorphoses by Ovid( Book )

4 editions published between 1955 and 1963 in English and held by 1,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ovid is, after Homer, the single most important source for classical mythology. The Metamorphoses, which he wrote over the six-year period leading up to his exile from Rome in 8 a.d., is the primary source for over two hundred classical legends that survived to the twenty-first century. Many of the most familiar classical myths, including the stories of Apollo and Daphne and Pyramus and Thisbe, come directly from Ovid. The Metamorphoses is a twelve-thousand-line poem, written in dactylic hexameters and arranged loosely in chronological order from the beginning of the universe's creation to the Augustan Rome of Ovid's own time. The major theme of the Metamorphoses, as the title suggests, is metamorphosis, or change. Throughout the fifteen books making up the Metamorphoses, the idea of change is pervasive. Gods are continually transforming their own selves and shapes, as well as the shapes and beings of humans. The theme of power is also ever-present in Ovid's work. The gods as depicted by the Roman poets are wrathful, vengeful, capricious creatures who are forever turning their powers against weaker mortals and half-mortals, especially females. Ovid's own situation as a poet who was exiled because of Augustus's capriciousness is thought by many to be reflected in his depictions of the relationships between the gods and humans."--Http://www.enotes.com/metamorphoses-of-ovid (Jan. 24, 2011.)
The way things are: the De rerum natura of Titus Lucretius Carus by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 1974 in English and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satires by Persius( Book )

4 editions published between 1958 and 1961 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the ancient world, the Satires belonged to a small class of works which remained in constant circulation. They were read in the schools, were commented upon by scholars, and were forever the subject of controversy. This translation boasts several advantages over previous English versions : it is the work of a poet rather than a Latinist, and it offers a faithful rendering of Persius' franker passages which the Victorians never dared to translate fully
Collected poems of Rolfe Humphries by Rolfe Humphries( Book )

7 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes "Green armor on green ground", 36 poems in Welsh meters, "Poems collected and new", a selection of more than 200 poems, and 26 new poems
The loves ; The art of beauty ; The remedies for love ; and the art of love by Ovid( Book )

8 editions published between 1953 and 1963 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coat on a stick : late poems by Rolfe Humphries( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aragon, poet of the French resistance by Aragon( Book )

2 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine thorny thickets; selected poems by Rolfe Humphries( Book )

7 editions published between 1969 and 1986 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected epigrams by Martial( Book )

6 editions published between 1963 and 1987 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucretius: The way things are ; The discourses of Epictetus ; The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius ; Plotinus: The six Enneads by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New poems by American poets by Rolfe Humphries( Book )

30 editions published between 1953 and 1976 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For other editions, see Author Catalog
Pause to wonder by Marjorie Fischer( Book )

6 editions published between 1944 and 1947 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of the marvelous mysterious and strange
Metamorphoses by Ovid( Book )

19 editions published between 1955 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The Metamorphoses of Ovid offers to the modern world such a key to the literary and religious culture of the ancients that it becomes an important event when at last a good poet comes up with a translation into English verse.""--John Crowe Ransom"" ... a charming and expert English version, which is right in tone for the Metamorphoses.""--Francis Fergusson""This new Ovid, fresh and faithful, is right for our time and should help to restore a great reputation."" -Mark Van DorenThe first and still the best modern verse translation of the Metamorphose
Green armor on green ground; poems in the twenty-four official Welsh meters and some, in free meters, on Welsh themes by Rolfe Humphries( Book )

5 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems: collected and new by Rolfe Humphries( Book )

9 editions published between 1954 and 1973 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New poems by American poets( )

in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New poems by American poets( )

in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wolfville yarns of Alfred Henry Lewis by Alfred Henry Lewis( Book )

5 editions published between 1968 and 1981 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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American poetry : the twentieth century
Alternative Names
Humphries, George R.

Humphries, George R. 1894-1969

Humphries, George Rolfe.

Humphries, George Rolfe 1894-1969

Rolfe Humphries American writer

Rolfe Humphries Amerikaans dichter (1894-1969)

Languages
English (180)

Covers
MetamorphosesThe way things are: the De rerum natura of Titus Lucretius CarusThe loves ; The art of beauty ; The remedies for love ; and the art of loveLucretius: The way things are ; The discourses of Epictetus ; The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius ; Plotinus: The six EnneadsMetamorphoses