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

Works: 555 works in 2,049 publications in 9 languages and 23,714 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  Epic poetry  History  Epic poetry, Greek  Fiction  Juvenile works  Autobiographies  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
Petronius by Petronius Arbiter( Book )

133 editions published between 1913 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,989 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 )

41 editions published between 1956 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,711 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 )

68 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,388 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 1,325 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 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

68 editions published between 1924 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 1,130 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 )

83 editions published between 1924 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,090 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 1,051 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 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The march up country : a translation of Xenophon's Anabasis by Xenophon( Book )

25 editions published between 1947 and 1995 in English and held by 1,002 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. Hellenica, a history of Greek affairs from 411 to 362, begins as a continuation of Thucydides' account. There are four works on Socrates (collected in Volume IV of the Loeb Xenophon edition). In Memorabilia Xenophon adds to Plato's picture of Socrates from a different viewpoint. The Apology is an interesting complement to Plato's account of Socrates' defense at his trial. Xenophon's Symposium portrays a dinner party at which Socrates speaks of love; and Oeconomicus has him giving advice on household management and married life. Cyropaedia, a historical romance on the education of Cyrus (the Elder), reflects Xenophon's ideas about rulers and government; the Loeb edition is in two volumes. We also have his Hiero, a dialogue on government; Agesilaus, in praise of that king; Constitution of Lacedaemon (on the Spartan system); Ways and Means (on the finances of Athens); Manual for a Cavalry Commander; a good manual of Horsemanship; and a lively Hunting with Hounds. The Constitution of the Athenians, though clearly not by Xenophon, is an interesting document on politics at Athens. These eight books are collected in the last of the seven volumes of the Loeb Classical Library edition of Xenophon
Gods, heroes and men of ancient Greece by W. H. D Rouse( Book )

39 editions published between 1934 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

34 editions published between 1904 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad by Homer( )

31 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Homer's classical account of the war between the Greeks and the Trojans from Agamemnon's visit by the priest Chryses to the burial of Hektor
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 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moral discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus( Book )

18 editions published between 1910 and 1957 in English and held by 518 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 )

36 editions published between 1922 and 2015 in English and held by 376 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 338 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 )

21 editions published between 1861 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 315 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 )

30 editions published between 1895 and 2004 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer by W. H. D Rouse( Book )

22 editions published between 1939 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Apocolocyntosis : (The pumpkinification of Claudius)
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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