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Rouse, W. H. D. (William Henry Denham) 1863-1950

Works: 549 works in 2,039 publications in 6 languages and 23,682 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Epic poetry  History  Epic poetry, Greek  Biography  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humor  Sources  Graphic novels 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, tra, Narrator, Contributor
Classifications: PA4025.A5, 883.01
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Most widely held works by W. H. D Rouse
Petronius by Petronius Arbiter( Book )

176 editions published between 1913 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PETRONIUS (C. or T. Petronius Arbiter), who is reasonably identified with the author of this famous satiric and satiric novel, was a man of pleasure and of good literary taste who flourished in the times of Claudius (A.D. 41-54) and Nero (A.D. 54-68). As Tacitus describes him, he used to sleep by day, and attend to official duties or to his amusements by night. At one time he was a governor of the province Bithynia in Asia Minor and was also a consul, showing himself a man of vigour when this was required. Later he lapsed into indulgence (or assumed the mask of vice) and became a close friend of Nero, being looked on as a supreme judge or referee of refined taste. Accused by jealous Tigellinus of disloyalty and condemned, with self-opened veins bandaged he conversed lightly with his friends, dined, drowsed, sent to Nero a survey of Nero's sexual deeds, and so died, A.D. 66. The surviving parts of his romance Satyricon (title is not certain) is a medley of philosophy and real life, of prose and verse, held together in a fictitious story of the disreputable adventures of Encolpius and two companions Ascyltus and Giton. In the course of their wanderings they attend a showy and wildly extravagant dinner given by a rich freedman Trimalchio whose guests talk about themselves and life in general. Other incidents are a shipwreck and somewhat lurid proceedings in South Italy. The work is written partly in pure Latin of the 'Silver Age', but sometimes purposely in a more vulgar style; and parodies and otherwise attacks bad taste in literature, pedantry and hollow society
Great dialogues by Plato( Book )

40 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Republic and other great dialogues by the immortal Greek philosopher Plato, masterpieces that form part of the most important single body of writing in the history of philosophy, are here translated in a modern version. Beauty, Love, Immortality, Knowledge and justice are discussed in these dialogues which magnificently express the glowing spirit of Platonic philosophy
The Odyssey by Homer( Book )

68 editions published between 1937 and 2007 in English and held by 1,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wanderings of the Greek hero, Ulysses, on his way home
St. Augustine's confessions by Augustine( Book )

47 editions published between 1908 and 2006 in English and Latin and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AUGUSTINUS (A.D. 354-430), son of a pagan Patricius of Tagaste in North Africa and his Christian wife Monica, while studying in Africa to become a rhetorician, plunged into a turmoil of philosophical and psychological doubts in search of truth, joining for a time the Manichaean society. He became a teacher of grammar at Tagaste, and lived much under the influence of his mother and his friend Alypius. About 383 he went to Rome and soon after to Milan as a teacher of rhetoric, being now attracted by the philosophy of the Sceptics and of the Neo-Platonists. His studies of Pauls letters with Alypius and the preaching of Bishop Ambrose led in 386 to his rejection of all sensual habits and to his famous conversion from mixed beliefs to Christianity. After a year in Rome again and his mothers death he returned to Tagaste and there founded a religious community. In 395 or 396 he became Bishop of Hippo, and was henceforth engrossed in duties, writing and controversy. He died at Hippo during the successful siege by the Vandals. From his large output the Loeb Classical Library offers that great autobiography the Confessions which reveal Gods action in man; On the City of God which unfolds Gods action in the progress of the worlds history, and propounds the superiority of Christian beliefs over Pagan in adversity; and some of the Letters which are important for the study of ecclesiastical history and Augustines relations with other theologians
The Iliad by Homer( Book )

47 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in English and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells in prose translation the events of the war between Greece and the city of Troy, focusing on Achilles' quarrel with Agamemnon
Dionysiaca by Nonnus( Book )

50 editions published between 1940 and 1984 in 4 languages and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nonnos of Panopolis in Egypt, who lived in the fifth century of our era, composed the last great epic poem of antiquity. The Dionysiaca, in 48 books, has for its chief theme the expedition of Dionysus against the Indians; but the poet contrives to include all the adventures of the god (as well as much other mythological lore) in a narrative which begins with chaos in heaven and ends with the apotheosis of Ariadne's crown. The wild ecstasy inspired by the god is certainly reflected in the poet's style, which is baroque, extravagant, and unrestrained. It seems that Nonnos was in later years converted to Christianity, for in marked contrast to the Dionysiaca, a poem dealing unreservedly with classical myths completely redolent of a pagan outlook, there is extant and ascribed to him a hexameter paraphrase of St. John's Gospel
The march up country : a translation of Xenophon's Anabasis by Xenophon( Book )

24 editions published between 1947 and 1995 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xenophon (ca. 430 to ca. 354 BCE) was a wealthy Athenian and friend of Socrates. He left Athens in 401 and joined an expedition including ten thousand Greeks led by the Persian governor Cyrus against the Persian king. After the defeat of Cyrus, it fell to Xenophon to lead the Greeks from the gates of Babylon back to the coast through inhospitable lands. Later he wrote the famous vivid account of this 'March Up-Country' (Anabasis); but meanwhile he entered service under the Spartans against the Persian king, married happily, and joined the staff of the Spartan king, Agesilaus. But Athens was at war with Sparta in 394 and so exiled Xenophon. The Spartans gave him an estate near Elis where he lived for years writing and hunting and educating his sons. Reconciled to Sparta, Athens restored Xenophon to honour but he preferred to retire to Corinth. Xenophon's Anabasis is a true story of remarkable adventures
Gods, heroes and men of ancient Greece by W. H. D Rouse( Book )

37 editions published between 1934 and 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wonderful versions of exciting mythological stories
Shakespeare's Ovid, being Arthur Golding's translation of the Metamorphoses by Ovid( Book )

33 editions published between 1904 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad by Homer( )

31 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad can justly be called the world's greatest war epic. The terrible and long-drawn-out siege of Troy remains one of the classic campaigns, the heroism and treachery of its combatants unmatched in song and story. Driven by fierce passions and loyalties, men and gods battle to a devastating conclusion. The Odyssey chronicles the many trials and adventures Odysseus must pass through on his long journey home from the Trojan wars to his beloved wife. Though the stormy god of the ocean has sworn vengeance against him, and witches and sirens try to lure him off course, Odysseus is clever and has the brilliant goddess Athena on his side. --publisher
The moral discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus( Book )

17 editions published between 1910 and 1957 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De rerum natura by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

9 editions published between 1937 and 1959 in English and Latin and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great dialogues of Plato : complete text of The republic, the apology, Crito, Phaedo, Ion, Meno, Symposium by Plato( Book )

6 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation of the complete texts of "The Republic," "The Apology," "Crito," "Phaido," "Ion," "Meno," and "Symposium" reveals the genius of Plato as he struggled with education, justice, the "philosopher king," and utopian visions of society
On translating Homer by Matthew Arnold( Book )

20 editions published between 1861 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this 1861 collection of the lectures he delivered at Oxford the previous year, Arnold finds fault with contemporary translations of Homer by Pope, Chapman, Newman, and others, setting forth his own criteria for successful translation, among which is the adoption of hexameter verse, as well as respect for Homer's cardinal virtues and his grand style."
Śikshā-samuccaya; a compendium of Buddhist doctrine by Śāntideva( Book )

34 editions published between 1922 and 2015 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Training Anthology--or Siksa-samuccaya--is a collection of quotations from Buddhist sutras with illuminating and insightful commentary by the eighth-century North Indian master Santideva. Best known for his philosophical poem, the Bodhicaryavatara, Santideva has been a vital source of spiritual guidance and literary inspiration to Tibetan teachers and students throughout the history of Tibetan Buddhism. Charles Goodman offers a translation of this major work of religious literature, in which Santideva has extracted, from the vast ocean of the Buddha's teachings, a large number of passages of exceptional value, either for their practical relevance, philosophical illumination, or aesthetic beauty. It provides a comprehensive overview of the Mahayana path to Awakening and gives scholars an invaluable window into the religious doctrines, ethical commitments, and everyday life of Buddhist monks in India during the first millennium CE."--Provided by publisher
De rerum natura by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

15 editions published between 1924 and 1953 in 3 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucretius lived ca. 99-ca. 55 BCE, but the details of his career are unknown. In his didactic poem De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things) he expounds Epicurean philosophy so as to dispel fear of the gods and death, and promote spiritual tranquility
The Jātaka; or, Stories of the Buddha's former births by Jātakas( Book )

31 editions published between 1895 and 2004 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apocolocyntosis by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

6 editions published between 1913 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Denham Rouse, William Henry 1863-1950

Rouse, W. H.

Rouse, W. H. 1863-1950

Rouse, W. H. D.

Rouse W. H. D. 1863-1950

Rouse, William H. 1863-1950

Rouse, William H. D. 1863-1950

Rouse, William Henry Denham 1863-1950

Rouse, William Henry Denham 1863-1956

William Henry Denham Rouse

Great dialoguesThe OdysseySt. Augustine's confessionsThe IliadDionysiacaThe march up country : a translation of Xenophon's AnabasisGods, heroes and men of ancient GreeceThe Iliad