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

Works: 542 works in 2,054 publications in 9 languages and 23,747 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  Epic poetry  Epic poetry, Greek  Fiction  Autobiographies  Humor  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, tra, Contributor, Narrator
Classifications: PA4025.A5, 883.01
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Most widely held works by W. H. D Rouse
Apocolocyntosis by Petronius Arbiter( Book )

171 editions published between 1913 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 2,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Apocolocyntosis 'Pumpkinification' (instead of deification) is probably by SENECA the wealthy philosopher and courtier (c. 4 B.C.-A.D. 65). It is a medley of prose and verse and a political satire on the Emperor Claudius written soon after he died in A.D. 54 and was deified
Great dialogues by Plato( Book )

39 editions published between 1956 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,714 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
Dionysiaca by Nonnus( Book )

66 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,378 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
Confessions by Augustine( Book )

52 editions published between 1908 and 2006 in English and Latin and held by 1,327 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 Odyssey by Homer( Book )

37 editions published between 1937 and 2007 in English and held by 1,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wanderings of the Greek hero, Ulysses, on his way home
De rerum natura by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

67 editions published between 1924 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus) lived ca. 99-ca. 55 BCE, but the details of his career are unknown. He is the author of the great didactic poem in hexameters, De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things). In six books compounded of solid reasoning, brilliant imagination, and noble poetry, he expounds the scientific theories of the Greek philosopher Epicurus, with the aim of dispelling fear of the gods and fear of death and so enabling man to attain peace of mind and happiness
De rerum natura by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

82 editions published between 1924 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the only known work by the Roman poet and philosopher Titus Lucretius Carus (about 99 B.C. - about 55 B.C.). It expounds the tenets of Epicureanism, a philosophy which believe "pleasure" was best obtained by living modestly, seeking and gaining knowledge about the world, and limiting one's desires
The Iliad, the story of Achillês by Homer( Book )

39 editions published between 1938 and 1999 in English and held by 1,060 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
Apocolocyntosis : (The pumpkinification of Claudius) by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( )

4 editions published between 1920 and 2012 in English and held by 1,032 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. Attributed to Seneca is this political satire on the Roman emperor Claudius, Apocolocyntosis or The Pumpkinification of Claudius . The title, meaning "Pumpkinification" or "Gourdification" is a play upon "apotheosis", the process of recognizing a dead Roman emperor
Gods, heroes and men of ancient Greece by W. H. D Rouse( Book )

38 editions published between 1934 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 982 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 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad by Homer( )

31 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 820 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 march up country : a translation of Xenophon's Anabasis by Xenophon( Book )

16 editions published between 1958 and 1995 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek votive offerings : an essay in the history of Greek religion by W. H. D Rouse( Book )

51 editions published between 1902 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moral discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus( Book )

18 editions published between 1910 and 1957 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A slave, a cripple and poverty-stricken, Epictetus is perhaps the most remarkable of the stoic philosophers; he is so human, and his life was so true to his faith, that the reader can both love and respect him. His philosophy embraces many of the sentiments of Christianity, although it is improbable that he was acquainted with the New Testament
Śikshā-samuccaya; a compendium of Buddhist doctrine by Śāntideva( Book )

34 editions published between 1922 and 2015 in English and held by 370 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
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 333 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 314 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."
The Jātaka; or, Stories of the Buddha's former births by Jātakas( Book )

33 editions published between 1895 and 2015 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer by W. H. D Rouse( Book )

23 editions published between 1939 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 227 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

Rouse, William Henry Denham 1863-1950

Rouse, William Henry Denham 1863-1956

William Henry Denham Rouse

Great dialoguesDionysiacaConfessionsThe OdysseyDe rerum naturaDe rerum naturaThe Iliad, the story of AchillêsApocolocyntosis : (The pumpkinification of Claudius)