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Platnauer, Maurice

Overview
Works: 111 works in 449 publications in 6 languages and 4,630 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  Biography  Biographies  Comedy plays  Commentaries  Humor  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, pre, tra
Classifications: PA3975.I8, 882.01
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Most widely held works about Maurice Platnauer
 
Most widely held works by Maurice Platnauer
Claudian by Claudius Claudianus( Book )

4 editions published between 1922 and 1963 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace by Aristophanes( Book )

36 editions published between 1964 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peace is, in one respect, unique among Aristophanes' plays. The typical Aristophanic plot takes its start from something that is wrong with the current state of Athenian life and which, while it may be capable in principle of being corrected, stands next to no chance of ever being put right in practice except by the methods of comic fantasy. Peace likewise takes its start from something that is wrong with the current situation - namely, as in Acharnians and Lysistrata, the continuing war against the Peloponnesians; but on this occasion the wrong was one that was actually on the point of being set right in the hard world of reality. Aristophanes celebrates in anticipation the conclusion, after ten years, of the great war with Sparta. Peace, we are made to see, is within the grasp of the Greek peoples; let them make one final effort, and all difficulties and dangers will evaporate in the joys of feasting and rustic leisure."--BOOK JACKET
Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides( Book )

50 editions published between 1904 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and reign of the Emperor Lucius Septimius Severus by Maurice Platnauer( Book )

32 editions published between 1918 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latin elegiac verse : a study of the metrical usages of Tibullus, Propertius & Ovid by Maurice Platnauer( Book )

33 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maurice Platnauer (1887-1974) published this seminal study of the metrical practices of the great Augustan elegists in 1951, and it is yet to be superseded. Principal of Brasenose College, Oxford, between 1956 and 1960, Platnauer examined every conceivable aspect of the versification of the three principal Latin elegiac poets, Tibullus, Propertius and Ovid, scrutinising in turn their prosody, word use and idiom. The book contains numerous tables of statistics comparing the frequency of various metrical and idiomatic usages among the three authors, including the placement of caesuras, use of elision, dactylic opening feet and polysyllabic line endings. This wealth of technical detail is offset by Platnauer's keen appreciation of the ultimate poetic purpose of these prosodic investigations: he explicitly hopes that the book will prove to be of use not only to teachers, but also to the 'not yet quite extinct genera' of writers of Latin verse
Fifty years of classical scholarship by Maurice Platnauer( Book )

17 editions published between 1954 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claudian by Claudius Claudianus( Book )

34 editions published between 1922 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Less important are non-official poems such as the three books of a mythological epic the Rape of Proserpina, unfinished as was also a Battle of Giants (in Greek). Noteworthy are the Phoenix, the Senex Veronensis, (elegiac) prefaces, and the epistles, epigrams and idylls. Through the patronage of Stilicho or through Serena, Claudius in 404 married well in Africa and was granted a statue in Rome. Nothing is known of him after 404. In his poetry are true poetic as well as rhetorical skill, command of language, polished style, diversity, vigour, satire, dignity, bombast, artificiality, flattery, and other virtues and faults of the former 'silver' age in Latin. He could raise what is mean, adorn the barren, and himself rise to an occasion. His work is a revival surprising for his era, origin, and professional status. Himself influenced by various forerunners in poetry, he has influenced people of later ages down to modern times
Claudian, with an English translation by Claudius Claudianus( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claudian by Claudius Claudianus( Book )

2 editions published between 1922 and 1956 in Multiple languages and English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claudian : in two volumes by Claudius Claudianus( Book )

24 editions published between 1922 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claudian by Claudius Claudianus( )

10 editions published between 1922 and 2015 in English and Latin and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claudius Claudianus (c. 370-c. 410 CE) gives us important knowledge of Honorius's time and displays poetic as well as rhetorical skill, command of language, and diversity. A panegyric on the brothers Probinus and Olybrius (consuls together in 395 CE) was followed mostly by epics in hexameters, but also by elegiacs, epistles, epigrams, and idylls
Claudian : in two volumes by Claudius Claudianus( Book )

17 editions published between 1922 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claudian : in two volumes by Claudius Claudianus( Book )

12 editions published between 1922 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CLAUDIUS CLAUDIANUS, Latin poet of great affairs, flourished during the joint reigns (A.D. 394-5 onwards) of the brothers Honorius (Emperor in the West) and Arcadius (in the East). Apparently a native of Greek Alexandria in Egypt, he was, to judge by his name, of Roman descent, though his first writings were in Greek, and his pure Latin may have been learnt by him as a foreign language. About A.D. 395 he moved to Italy (Milan and Rome) and though really a pagan, became a professional court-poet composing for Christian rulers works which give us important knowledge of Honorius' time. A panegyric on the brothers Probinus and Olybrius (consuls together 395) was followed during ten years by other poems (mostly epics in hexameters): in praise of consulships of Honorius (A.D. 395, 398, 404); against the Byzantine ministers Rufinus (396) and Eutropius (399), in praise of the consulship (400) of Stilicho (Honorius' guardian, general, and minister); in praise of Stilicho's wife Serena; mixed meters on the marriage of Honorius to their daughter Maria; on the war with the rebel Gildo in Africa (398); on the Getic or Gothic war (402); on Stilicho's success against the Gothic Alaric (403); on the consulship of Manlius Theodorus (399); and on the wedding of Palladius and Celerina
Euripides Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides( Book )

2 editions published between 1960 and 1984 in Greek, Modern and English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty years (and twelve) of classical scholarship by Maurice Platnauer( Book )

13 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claudian by Claudius Claudianus( Book )

10 editions published between 1922 and 2007 in English and Latin and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claudian : in two volumes by Claudius Claudianus( Book )

10 editions published between 1922 and 2014 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and reign of the emperor Lucius Septimius Severus by Maurice Platnauer( Book )

9 editions published in 1965 in English and Italian and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iphigeneia in Tauris by Euripides( Book )

11 editions published between 1938 and 1967 in 5 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the translation of the Euripides play about the princess Iphigeneia who narrowly avoided death by sacrifice at the hands of her father, Agamemnon. She was saved by the goddess Artemis, to whom the sacrifice was to be made, and swept off to Tauris. As a priestess at the goddess' temple, she has the gruesome task of ritually sacrificing foreigners who land on King Thoas's shores. It has much in common with another of the Greek playwright's work, Helen, as well as the lost play Andromeda, and is often described as a romance, a melodrama, a tragi-comedy or an escape play
Claudian by Claudius Claudianus( Book )

7 editions published between 1922 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Platnauer, M.

Platnauer, M. 1887-1974

Platnauer, Maurice

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