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Golding, Arthur 1536-1606

Works: 366 works in 1,083 publications in 2 languages and 14,129 library holdings
Genres: History  Poetry  Sources  Drama  Sermons  Biography  Literature  Military history  Epic poetry, Latin  Miscellanea 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Lyricist
Classifications: DC62.C2,
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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 905 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 )

28 editions published between 1904 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woorke concerning the trewnesse of the Christian religion by Philippe de Mornay( Book )

41 editions published between 1587 and 1976 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham sacrifiant by Théodore de Bèze( Book )

45 editions published between 1577 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ovid's Metamorphoses by Ovid( Book )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This translation of Ovid was acclaimed by Ezra Pound as "the most beautiful book in the language (my opinion and I suspect it was Shakespeare's)." Ovid's deliciously witty and poignant epic starts with the creation of the world and brings together a series of ingeniously linked myths and legends in which men and women are transformed - often by love - into flowers, trees, stones, and stars. Golding's robustly vernacular version was the first major English translation and decisively influenced Shakespeare, Spenser, and the character of English Renaissance writing."--Jacket
Sermons from Job by Jean Calvin( Book )

51 editions published between 1574 and 2001 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On benefits by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

20 editions published between 1578 and 1974 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucius Annaeus Seneca, also known as Seneca, or Seneca the Younger, was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman and dramatist, who also acted as a tutor and adviser to emperor Nero. Seneca spoke of addressing life's issue through practical steps and considered it important that an individual faces their own mortality
The Gallic War, and other writings by Gaius Iulius Caesar( Book )

6 editions published between 1590 and 1968 in English and held by 171 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 xv. bookes of P. Ouidius Naso, entituled, Metamorphosis. a worke verie pleasant and delectable. by Ovid( Book )

37 editions published between 1567 and 1977 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The excellent and pleasant worke, Collectanea rerum memorabi lium of Caius Julius Solinus by C. Julius Solinus( Book )

7 editions published between 1955 and 1977 in English and held by 159 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 )

22 editions published between 1569 and 1577 in English and held by 89 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 )

14 editions published between 1572 and 1973 in English and held by 89 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 (-)

Golding, A.

Goldinge, Arthur 1536-1605

Goldinge, Arthur 1536-1606

Goldyng, Arthur 1536-1605

Goldyng, Arthur 1536-1606

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French (1)

Ovid's Metamorphoses