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Golding, Arthur 1536-1606

Works: 328 works in 1,174 publications in 2 languages and 16,177 library holdings
Genres: History  Poetry  Sources  Drama  Literature  Sermons  Miscellanea  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Military history 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Lyricist
Classifications: DC62.C2, 936.4
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Most widely held works by Arthur Golding
Metamorphoses : the Arthur Golding translation, 1567 by Ovid( Book )

13 editions published between 1965 and 2000 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Dust Jacket: Arthur Golding's translation of the Metamorphoses is "the most beautiful book in the language"--So Ezra Pound has been assuring us for half a century. It is certainly true that from the time of its publication in 1567 until a decade after the death of Shakespeare it was the English Ovid: one of the most popular and influential books during the greatest period of our literature. Four hundred years later, it still has more verve and gusto, is more plain fun to read, than any other version in English. The two hundred and fifty stories of the Metamorphoses-some only a few lines long, some several hundred-involve the theme of transformation. They show us men and women-as a reward, as a punishment, as an escape-becoming animal or vegetable or mineral, or in a few cases even decorations in outer space. There are many tones, from the homely sweetness of Philemon and Baucis to the frenzy of Myrrha's incestuous love for her father; from the little idyll of Pan and Syrinx to the rape and cannibalism of Philomela's tragedy-of which T.S. Eliot has made a key symbol in The Waste Land. Moving at breathless speed, thanks largely to "dissolves" not unlike those of surrealist cinema, the episodes range from the very beginning of the world to a famous political assassination of the poet's own day. This edition makes available for the first time in an inexpensive modern edition the complete text of Golding's 1567 original. For the first time too we have the long-needed and long-desired footnotes on unfamiliar words, together with an identifying index of names and places. By way of introduction, Mr. Nims has written a lively and informative study of the Metamorphoses and its history, of Ovid's artistry as poet and Golding's as translator, and indeed of the whole problem of translating poetry, so much discussed today in and outside the universities
Shakespeare's Ovid, being Arthur Golding's translation of the Metamorphoses by Ovid( Book )

35 editions published between 1904 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham sacrifiant by Théodore de Bèze( Book )

44 editions published between 1577 and 2010 in English and French and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Première tragédie de langue française qui fut composée en vue d'une représentation à Lausanne en 1550. Destiné à ranimer la foi des Réformés réfugiés en Suisse, le drame, inspiré de la Genèse et du Mistère du Vieil Testament, bâti comme une tragédie d'Euripide, met en scène l'épreuve à laquelle le personnage biblique est confronté et qu'il surmonte, malgré les embûches de Satan."--Électre-Mémento
The Battle for Gaul by Julius Caesar( Book )

10 editions published between 1590 and 1968 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few figures in the history of man have had more to do with the shaping of our present civilization than Julius Caesar. A towering political leader, a military genius, and a skilled writer, he deserves a fate better than that of being a subject of an unwilling schoolboy's Latin lesson. Those readers who have long forgotten their Latin will find in this book new and sound perspectives on this important man, for there are few books that provide a better, more interesting picture of mankind at a historical crossroad. [Book jacket]
The benefit that Christians receiue by Iesus Christ crucified by Aonio Paleario( Book )

4 editions published in 1580 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sermons of Master Iohn Caluin, vpon the booke of Iob. Translated out of French by Arthur Golding by Jean Calvin( Book )

19 editions published between 1574 and 1584 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little book of Christian questions and responses in which the principal headings of the Christian religion are briefly set forth by Théodore de Bèze( Book )

26 editions published between 1572 and 1586 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The xv. bookes of P. Ouidius Naso, entituled, Metamorphosis. : a worke very pleasant and delectable. Translated out of Latin into English meeter, by Arthur Golding gentleman by Ovid( Book )

15 editions published between 1584 and 1593 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A worke concerning the trunesse of Christian religion : against, atheists, Epicures, Paynims, Iewes, Mahumetists, and other infidels. by Philippe de Mornay( Book )

12 editions published in 1617 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The benefit of Christ's death : or, The glorious riches of God's free grace, which every true believer receives by Jesus Christ and Him crucified, originally written in Italian by Benedetto( Book )

11 editions published between 1633 and 1638 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Postill, or, Exposition of the Gospels that are usually red in the churches of God, vpon the Sundayes and feast dayes of Saincts by Niels Hemmingsen( Book )

10 editions published between 1569 and 1577 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Golding's A moral fabletalk and other Renaissance fable translations by Arthur Golding( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together five translations of Aesopian fables that range from the beginning to the end of the English Renaissance. At the centre of the volume is an edition of the entirety of Arthur Goldings manuscript translation of emblematic fables, A Morall Fabletalke (c. 1580s). By situating Goldings text alongside William Caxtons early printed translation from French (1485), Richard Smiths English version of Robert Henrysons Middle Scots Moral Fabillis (1577), John Brinsleys grammar school translation (1617), and John Ogilbys politicized fables translated at the end of the English Civil War (1651), this book shows the wide-ranging forms and functions of the fable during this period. Because Renaissance fables were not only textual but also visual, the edition includes the original images (woodcuts and engravings) designed to accompany the fables. The variety of fable translation practices included in this volume expands our understanding of literary translation in the early modern period. Likewise, the diversity of what gets counted as a fable, as the introduction shows, has implications both for the history of the Aesopian fable, and for the history of reading and thinking about fiction in the English Renaissance"--Back cover
An Elizabethan Puritan : Arthur Golding, the translator of Ovid's Metamorphoses and also of John Calvin's Sermons by Louis Thorn Golding( Book )

2 editions published between 1937 and 1971 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Metamorphoses : the Arthur Golding translation, 1567
Alternative Names
Arthur Golding englischer Übersetzer

Arthur Golding English linguist and translator

Arthur Golding taalkundige uit Engeland (-)

Arthur Golding taalkundige uit Engeland (1536-1606)

Golding, A.

Goldinge, Arthur 1536-1605

Goldinge, Arthur 1536-1606

Goldyng, Arthur 1536-1605

Goldyng, Arthur 1536-1606


English (298)

French (1)