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Humphries, Rolfe

Overview
Works: 148 works in 418 publications in 1 language and 15,878 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Didactic poetry, Latin  Epigrams  Love poetry  Elegies  Records and correspondence  History  Short stories  Periodicals  Legends 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, tra
Classifications: PA6807.A5, 873.01
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American poetry : the twentieth century( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
Metamorphoses by Ovid( Book )

2 editions published between 1955 and 1971 in English and held by 1,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ovid is, after Homer, the single most important source for classical mythology. The Metamorphoses, which he wrote over the six-year period leading up to his exile from Rome in 8 a.d., is the primary source for over two hundred classical legends that survived to the twenty-first century. Many of the most familiar classical myths, including the stories of Apollo and Daphne and Pyramus and Thisbe, come directly from Ovid. The Metamorphoses is a twelve-thousand-line poem, written in dactylic hexameters and arranged loosely in chronological order from the beginning of the universe's creation to the Augustan Rome of Ovid's own time. The major theme of the Metamorphoses, as the title suggests, is metamorphosis, or change. Throughout the fifteen books making up the Metamorphoses, the idea of change is pervasive. Gods are continually transforming their own selves and shapes, as well as the shapes and beings of humans. The theme of power is also ever-present in Ovid's work. The gods as depicted by the Roman poets are wrathful, vengeful, capricious creatures who are forever turning their powers against weaker mortals and half-mortals, especially females. Ovid's own situation as a poet who was exiled because of Augustus's capriciousness is thought by many to be reflected in his depictions of the relationships between the gods and humans."--Http://www.enotes.com/metamorphoses-of-ovid (Jan. 24, 2011.)
The Aeneid of Virgil by Virgil( Book )

14 editions published between 1951 and 1954 in English and held by 1,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil's epic poem in verse translation describing the fall of Troy
Lucretius: On the nature of things ; and, The Discourses of Epictetus ; and, The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

19 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verse translation of Lucretius's epic Latin poem explaining the universe, within the framework of Epicurean philosophy
Satires by Juvenal( Book )

6 editions published between 1958 and 1972 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Juvenal, whose work dates from the early second century A.D., is commonly considered to be the greatest Roman satirical poet. Addressing Roman society, his sixteen satires are notable for their bitter, ironic humor; power of invective, grim epigrams; sympathy with the poor; and narrow pessimism. Juvenal greatly influenced later satirists, most notably, Samuel Johnson. This new translation of the Satires vividly conveys Juvenal's gift for evoking a wealth of imagery with a few, economical phrases. With an introduction and notes outlining background information and explaining contemporary allusions, this new translation is fully accessible to the modern reader."--Publisher's information
Collected poems of Rolfe Humphries by Rolfe Humphries( Book )

15 editions published between 1965 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes "Green armor on green ground", 36 poems in Welsh meters, "Poems collected and new", a selection of more than 200 poems, and 26 new poems
The loves ; The art of beauty ; The remedies for love ; and the art of love by Ovid( Book )

9 editions published between 1953 and 1973 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most sophisticated and daring poetic ironist of the early Roman Empire, Publius Ovidius Naso, is perhaps best known for his oft-imitated Metamorphoses. But the Roman poet also wrote lively and lewd verse on the subjects of love, sex, marriage, and adultery--a playful parody of the earnest erotic poetry traditions established by his literary ancestors. The Amores, Ovid's first completed book of poetry, explores the conventional mode of erotic elegy with some subversive and silly twists: the poetic narrator sets up a lyrical altar to an unattainable woman only to knock it down by poking fun at her imperfections. Ars Amatoria takes the form of didactic verse in which a purportedly mature and experienced narrator instructs men and women alike on how to best play their hands at the long con of love. Ovid's Erotic Poems offers a modern English translation of the Amores and Ars Amatoria that retains the irreverent wit and verve of the original. Award-winning poet Len Krisak captures the music of Ovid's richly textured Latin meters through rhyming couplets that render the verse as playful and agile as it was meant to be. Sophisticated, satirical, and wildly self-referential, Ovid's Erotic Poems is not just a wickedly funny send-up of romantic and sexual mores but also a sharp critique of literary technique and poetic convention.--Provided by publisher
Metamorphoses by Ovid( )

32 editions published between 1955 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ovid is, after Homer, the single most important source for classical mythology. The Metamorphoses, which he wrote over the six-year period leading up to his exile from Rome in 8 a.d., is the primary source for over two hundred classical legends that survived to the twenty-first century. Many of the most familiar classical myths, including the stories of Apollo and Daphne and Pyramus and Thisbe, come directly from Ovid. The Metamorphoses is a twelve-thousand-line poem, written in dactylic hexameters and arranged loosely in chronological order from the beginning of the universe's creation to the Augustan Rome of Ovid's own time. The major theme of the Metamorphoses, as the title suggests, is metamorphosis, or change. Throughout the fifteen books making up the Metamorphoses, the idea of change is pervasive. Gods are continually transforming their own selves and shapes, as well as the shapes and beings of humans. The theme of power is also ever-present in Ovid's work. The gods as depicted by the Roman poets are wrathful, vengeful, capricious creatures who are forever turning their powers against weaker mortals and half-mortals, especially females. Ovid's own situation as a poet who was exiled because of Augustus's capriciousness is thought by many to be reflected in his depictions of the relationships between the gods and humans."--Http://www.enotes.com/metamorphoses-of-ovid (Jan. 24, 2011.)
Coat on a stick : late poems by Rolfe Humphries( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aragon, poet of the French resistance by Aragon( Book )

2 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New poems by American poets by Rolfe Humphries( Book )

36 editions published between 1953 and 1976 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For other editions, see Author Catalog
New poems by American poets( )

in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine thorny thickets; selected poems by Rolfe Humphries( Book )

7 editions published between 1969 and 1986 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected epigrams by Martial( Book )

6 editions published between 1963 and 1987 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucretius: The way things are ; The discourses of Epictetus ; The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius ; Plotinus: The six Enneads by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De rerum natura (The Way Things Are) is a 1st century BC didactic poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius with the goal of explaining Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience. Lucretius presents the principles of atomism; the nature of the mind and soul; explanations of sensation and thought; the development of the world and its phenomena; and explains a variety of celestial and terrestrial phenomena. The universe described in the poem operates according to these physical principles, guided by fortuna, ""chance, "" and not the divine intervention of the traditional Ro
Pause to wonder by Marjorie Fischer( Book )

7 editions published between 1944 and 1947 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of the marvelous mysterious and strange
Green armor on green ground; poems in the twenty-four official Welsh meters and some, in free meters, on Welsh themes by Rolfe Humphries( Book )

5 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems: collected and new by Rolfe Humphries( Book )

9 editions published between 1954 and 1973 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aeneid of Virgil : a verse translation by Virgil( Book )

5 editions published between 1951 and 1987 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aeneas flees the ashes of Troy to found the city of Rome and change forever the course of the Western world--as literature as well. Virgil's "Aeneid" is as eternal as Rome itself, a sweeping epic of arms and heroism--the searching portrait of a man caught between love and duty, human feeling and the force of fate--that has influenced writers for over 2,000 years. Filled with drama, passion, and the universal pathos that only a masterpiece can express. "The Aeneid" is a book for all the time and all people."Allen Mandelbaum has produced a living "Aeneid," a version that is unmistakably poetry." -- Erich Segal, "The New York Times Book Review"
--and Spain sings : fifty loyalist ballads by M. J Benardete( Book )

8 editions published between 1937 and 2002 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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American poetry : the twentieth century
Covers
MetamorphosesLucretius: On the nature of things ; and, The Discourses of Epictetus ; and, The Meditations of Marcus AureliusSatiresThe loves ; The art of beauty ; The remedies for love ; and the art of loveMetamorphosesLucretius: The way things are ; The discourses of Epictetus ; The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius ; Plotinus: The six Enneads
Alternative Names
Humphries, George R.

Humphries, George R. 1894-1969

Humphries, George Rolfe.

Humphries, George Rolfe 1894-1969

Rolfe Humphries American poet, translator, and teacher

Rolfe Humphries American writer

Rolfe Humphries Amerikaans dichter (1894-1969)

Rolfe Humphries escriptor estatunidenc

Rolfe Humphries escritor estadounidense

Rolfe Humphries US-amerikanischer Autor, Übersetzer und Lehrer

Rolfe Humphries yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Languages
English (224)