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De Sélincourt, Aubrey 1894-1962

Overview
Works: 90 works in 566 publications in 4 languages and 9,624 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Sources 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, tra
Classifications: D58, 930
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Most widely held works about Aubrey De Sélincourt
 
Most widely held works by Aubrey De Sélincourt
The world of Herodotus by Aubrey De Sélincourt( Book )

58 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The histories by Herodotus( Book )

85 editions published between 1954 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the fifth century BC, a small and quarrelsome band of Greek city-states united to repel a mighty Persian army. While the story of this heroic drama forms the main theme of Herodotus' narrative, the author's curiosity fleshes out the text with digressions, folk tales and stories
The early history of Rome. Books I-V of The history of Rome from its foundation by Livy( Book )

53 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in English and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Livy's epic history of Rome he unashamedly praised his country's virtues and urged against its excesses, in order to keep it great. He dedicated most of his life to writing some 142 volumes of history, the first five of which comprise The Early History of Rome." "With stylistic brilliance and historical imagination Livy (c. 59 BC - AD 17) brings alive the great characters and scenes from Rome's past, beginning with the foundation of Rome, through the history of the seven kings, the establishment of the Republic and its internal struggles, up to recovery after the Gallic invasion of the fourth century BC. He also vividly re-presents familiar legends and tales, including the story of Romulus and Remus."--Jacket
The war with Hannibal : books XXI-XXX of The history of Rome from its foundation by Livy( Book )

38 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in English and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The War with Hannibal, Livy chronicles the events of the Second Punic War between Rome and Carthage, until the Battle of Zama in 202 BC. He vividly recreates the immense armies of Hannibal, complete with elephants, crossing the Alps; the panic as they approached the gates of Rome; and the decimation of the Roman army at the Battle of Lake Trasimene. Yet it is also the clash of personalities that fascinates Livy, from great debates in the Senate to the historic meeting between Scipio and Hannibal before the decisive battle. Livy never hesitates to introduce both intense drama and moral lessons into his work, and here he brings a turbulent episode in history powerfully to life
The histories by Herodotus( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the causes and history of the wars between the Greek city-states and Persia
Odysseus the wanderer by Aubrey De Sélincourt( Book )

9 editions published between 1950 and 1961 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of early Rome by Livy( Book )

14 editions published between 1960 and 1978 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six great poets: Chaucer, Pope, Wordsworth, Shelley, Tennyson, the Brownings by Aubrey De Sélincourt( Book )

26 editions published between 1956 and 1988 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The campaigns of Alexander by Arrian( Book )

20 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although written over four hundred years after Alexander's death, Arrian's account of the man and his achievements is the most reliable we have. Arrian's own experience as a military commander gave him unique insights into the life of the world's greatest conqueror. He tells of Alexander's violent suppression of the Theban rebellion, his defeat of Persia and campaigns through Egypt and Babylon - establishing new cities and destroying others in his path. While Alexander emerges as a charismatic leader, Arrian succeeds brilliantly in creating an objective portrait of a man of boundless ambition, who was exposed to the temptations of power."--Publisher's description
Six great playwrights: Sophocles, Shakespeare, Moliére, Sheridan, Ibsen, Shaw by Aubrey De Sélincourt( Book )

12 editions published between 1960 and 1975 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series is designed for young people but there is no writing down to this audience and any layman interested in literature will find these short stories useful and interesting. The author is an enthusiast and should persaude readers to read or re-read some of the works he discusses
On reading poetry by Aubrey De Sélincourt( Book )

13 editions published between 1952 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of the sea by Aubrey De Sélincourt( Book )

9 editions published between 1961 and 2002 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy's first struggle : Herodotus' histories by Herodotus( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six great thinkers: Socrates, St. Augustine, Lord bacon, Rousseau, Coleridge, John Stuart Mill by Aubrey De Sélincourt( Book )

17 editions published between 1958 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six great Englishmen: Drake, Dr. Johnson, Nelson, Marlborough, Keats, Churchill by Aubrey De Sélincourt( Book )

16 editions published between 1953 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The schoolmaster by Aubrey De Sélincourt( Book )

9 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Channel shore by Aubrey De Sélincourt( Book )

8 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorset by Aubrey De Sélincourt( Book )

7 editions published in 1947 in English and Undetermined and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isle of Wight by Aubrey De Sélincourt( Book )

6 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cat's cradle by Aubrey De Sélincourt( Book )

4 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The war with Hannibal : books XXI-XXX of The history of Rome from its foundation
Alternative Names
Aubrey de Sélincourt British writer, academic and translator

De Sélincourt, Aubrey

DeSélincourt, Aubrey 1894-1962

Sélincourt, Aubrey de.

Sélincourt, Aubrey de 1894-1962

Languages
English (399)

French (7)

German (5)

Dutch (4)

Covers
The historiesThe early history of Rome. Books I-V of The history of Rome from its foundationThe war with Hannibal : books XXI-XXX of The history of Rome from its foundationThe historiesThe campaigns of AlexanderThe book of the sea