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Walsh, P. G. (Patrick Gerard)

Works: 288 works in 1,016 publications in 4 languages and 17,560 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Personal correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Humor  Records and correspondence  Literature  Music‡vTexts  Satire 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Commentator, win
Classifications: B659.C2, 873.01
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by P. G Walsh
The nature of the gods by Marcus Tullius Cicero( )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 2,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cicero's philosophical works are now exciting renewed interest and more generous appreciation, in part because he provides vital evidence of the views of the (largely lost) Greek philosophers of the Hellenistic age, and partly because of the light he casts on the intellectual life of first-century Rome. Hellenistic philosophy has in recent years attracted growing interest from academic philosophers in Europe and in North America. The Nature of the Gods is a document of central significance in this area, for it presents a detailed account of the theologies of the Epicureans and of the Stoics, together with the critical objections to these doctrines raised by the Academic school. When these Greek theories of deity are translated into the Roman context, a fascinating clash of ideologies results."--BOOK JACKET
Select letters by Marcus Tullius Cicero( )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Latin and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cicero lived through some of the most turbulent years in the history of Rome and witnessed first-hand the overthrow of the republic and its replacement by the tyranny of Pompey, Caesar, Mark Antony, and Octavian. One of Rome's most memorable and keenly observant writers, his letters to friends and family are an astonishingly detailed record of daily life and politics in Rome. Here is the largest one-volume selection of Cicero's letters currently available, documenting Cicero's tumultuous career and providing a month-by-month record of the final collapse of the Roman senatorial government. Covering the years 68-43 BC, the letters illuminate events from the high point of Cicero's consulship of 63, through the humiliation of his exile and subsequent subjection to the dynasts, to the assassination of Caesar in 44, and Cicero's brief hour of glory in leading senatorial resistance to the tyranny of Mark Antony. In P.G. Walsh's lively new translation, Cicero's correspondence brings to life once more all the intrigue, excitement, and danger of ancient Rome. - Publisher
Complete letters by Pliny( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In these letters to his friends and relations, Pliny provides an insight into Roman life in the period 97 to 112 AD. Part autobiography, part social history, they document the career and interests of a senator and leading imperial official whose friends include the historians Tacitus and Suetonius. Pliny's letters cover a wide range of topics, from the contemporary political scene to domestic affairs, the educational system, the rituals and conduct of Roman religion, the treatment of slaves, and the phenomena of nature. He describes in vivid detail the eruption of Vesuvius which killed his uncle, and the daily routines of a well-to-do Roman in the courts, and at leisure, enjoying rural pursuits at his country estates."
Livy: his historical aims and methods by P. G Walsh( Book )

75 editions published between 1961 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman novel : the 'Satyricon' of Petronius and the 'Metamorphoses' of Apuleius by P. G Walsh( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters of St. Paulinus of Nola by Paulinus( Book )

7 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of St. Paulinus of Nola by Paulinus( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Litteraturhenvisninger og noter s. 351-421
Metamorphoses by Apuleius( Book )

28 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Golden Ass by Apuleius is a unique, entertaining, and thoroughly readable Latin novel - the only work of fiction in Latin to have survived in entirety from antiquity. It tells the story of the hero Lucius, whose curiosity and fascination for sex and magic results in his transformation into an ass. After suffering a series of trials and humiliations, he is ultimately transformed back into human shape by the kindness of the Goddess Isis. Simultaneously a blend of romantic adventure, fable, and religious testament, the Golden Ass is one of the truly seminal books of European Literature, of intrinsic interest as a novel in its own right, and one of the earliest examples of the picaresque. It includes as its famous centrepiece the myth of Cupid and Psyche, the search of the human soul for union with the divine, and has been the inspiration for numerous creative works of literature and art since the Renaissance." "This new translation is at once faithful to the meaning of the Latin, whilst reproducing all the exuberant gaiety of the original."--Jacket
The Satyricon by Petronius Arbiter( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Satyricon is the most celebrated work of fiction to have survived from the ancient world. It can be described as the first realistic novel, the father of the picaresque genre. It recounts the sleazy progress of a pair of literate scholars as they wander through the cites of the southern Mediterranean, encountering en route type-figures whom the author wishes to satirize - a teacher in higher education, a libidinous priest, a vulgar freedman turned millionaire, a manic poet, a superstitious sea-captain, a femme fatale. The novel has fascinated the literary world of Europe ever since, evoking praise for its elegant and hilarious description of the underside of Roman society, but also condemnation for some of its lubricous subjects; most recently it formed the subject of Fellini's controversial film
The consolation of philosophy by Boethius( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The circumstances of composition, the heroic demeanour of the author, and the 'Menippean' texture of part prose, part verse (Boethius was a considerable poet) have combined to exercise a fascination over students of philosophy and literature ever since. The book should therefore prove to be of value to students and scholars of classics, philosophy, and religion as well as to more general readers
Cassiodorus, Explanation of the Psalms by Cassiodorus( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On moral obligation. A new translation of Cicero's De officiis, with introd. and notes by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On Obligations, composed by Cicero in late 44 B.C. following the assassination of Julius Caesar, recommends ideals of conduct to the young Roman who aspires to a political career. It explores the apparent tensions between honourable conduct and expediency in public life. The principles of honourable behaviour are based on the Stoic virtues of wisdom, justice, magnanimity, and propriety. The analysis of expediency explores the right and the wrong ways of attaining political leadership, and Cicero's conclusion is that the intrinsically useful is always identical with the honourable." "This treatise has played a seminal role in the formation of ethical values in western Christendom. It was adopted by the fourth-century Christian humanists, notably Ambrose, and became transmuted into the moral code of the high Middle Ages. Thereafter, in the Renaissance from the time of Petrarch, and in the Age of Enlightenment that followed, it was given central prominence in discussion of the government of states. On Obligations is of perennial concern in the establishment of basic principles of political and social life."--Jacket
Livy by P. G Walsh( Book )

11 editions published between 1961 and 1980 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex Becker is by far the most prepared, very exact and super organised Cupcake Club member. But there's more to Alexis than meets the eye. Like she has a messy drawer and she likes to secretly dance in her bedroom - and the biggest secret of all, Alex has a crush!
Love lyrics from the Carmina Burana by P. G Walsh( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and Latin and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Carmina Burana is the finest surviving collection of medieval Latin lyrics, especially love lyrics. These poems - many of them composed to be sung - are mostly the work of teachers and students in the schools of the twelfth century. They vary in subject and style, and in addition to love lyrics, they include drinking songs, religious poems, pastoral lyrics, and satires of church and government. This anthology contains sixty love lyrics from the Carmina Burana in the original Latin, with prose translations and commentaries by noted Latinist P.G. Walsh. In his commentaries, Walsh explains postclassical aspects of morphology, spelling, vocabulary, and syntax and provides a well-informed analysis of literary antecedents and techniques. The book will be valuable for Latin students and in courses in medieval literature and history, comparative literature, and English literature
De bono coniugali ; De sancta uirginitate by Augustine( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Latin and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In both these works, Augustine rebuffs the Manichees, analysing why marriage is good and why virginity is a higher good. This volume should show how these themes are closely related to present-day controversies between theologians and historians
Divine providence & human suffering by James Walsh( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Titi Livi Ab urbe condita by Livy( Book )

15 editions published between 1914 and 1999 in Latin and English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andreas Capellanus on love by Andreas( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Titi Livi Ab urbe condita libri XXVIII-XXX by Livy( Book )

29 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One hundred Latin hymns : Ambrose to Aquinas( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and Latin and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How I wept at your hymns and songs, keenly moved by the sweet-sounding voices of your church!" wrote the recently converted Augustine in his Confessions. Christians from the earliest period consecrated the hours of the day and the sacred calendar, liturgical seasons and festivals of saints. This volume collects one hundred of the most important and beloved Late Antique and Medieval Latin hymns from Western Europe. These religious voices span a geographical range that stretches from Ireland through France to Spain and Italy. They meditate on the ineffable, from Passion to Paradise, in love and trembling and praise. The authors represented here range from Ambrose in the late fourth century ce down to Bonaventure in the thirteenth. The texts cover a broad gamut in their poetic forms and meters. Although often the music has not survived, most of them would have been sung. Some of them have continued to inspire composers, such as the great thirteenth-century hymns, the Stabat mater and Dies irae
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The nature of the gods
Select lettersComplete lettersLetters of St. Paulinus of NolaThe poems of St. Paulinus of NolaMetamorphosesThe SatyriconThe consolation of philosophyCassiodorus, Explanation of the Psalms
Alternative Names
Patrick G. Walsh britischer Klassischer Philologe

Patrick G. Walsh Brits klassiek filoloog (1923-2013)

Patrick Gerard Walsh

Walsh P.G.

Walsh, P.G. 1923-

Walsh, P.G., 1923-2013

Walsh, P. G. romanist

Walsh Patricius G.

Walsh Patricius G. 1923-....

Walsh, Patricius G. 1923-2013

Walsh, Patricius Gerard

Walsh, Patrick G.

Walsh, Patrick G., 1923-2013

Walsh, Patrick Gerard

Walsh, Patrick Gerard 1923-

Walsh, Patrick Gerard 1923-2013

Walsh, Peter

Walsh, Peter 1923-

Walsh, Peter 1923-2013

Walsh, Peter G.

Walsh, Peter G. 1923-2013

Walsh, Peter Gerard

Walsh, Peter Gerard 1923-

Walsh, Peter Gerard 1923-2013

Walsh, Peter (Peter Gerard)

English (299)

Latin (55)

German (2)

Chinese (1)