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

Overview
Works: 699 works in 2,383 publications in 9 languages and 24,827 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biographies  Fiction  Epic poetry  History  Sources  Epic poetry, Greek  Humor  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Didactic poetry 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Recipient, tra, Contributor, win, Creator, Narrator
Classifications: PA4025.A5, 883.01
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Most widely held works by W. H. D Rouse
Petronius by Petronius Arbiter( Book )

116 editions published between 1913 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,423 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
Dionysiaca by Nonnus( Book )

52 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,330 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
Apocolocyntosis : (The pumpkinification of Claudius) by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( )

4 editions published between 1920 and 2012 in English and held by 1,281 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
The Odyssey : the story of Odysseus by Homer( Book )

45 editions published between 1937 and 2007 in English and held by 1,263 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 )

78 editions published between 1900 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 1,118 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
Great dialogues of Plato by Plato( Book )

31 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in English and held by 1,050 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
St. Augustine's confessions by Augustine( Book )

35 editions published between 1908 and 2000 in English and Latin and held by 1,039 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 Iliad : the story of Achillês by Homer( Book )

37 editions published between 1938 and 2000 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Gods, heroes and men of ancient Greece by W. H. D Rouse( Book )

42 editions published between 1934 and 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wonderful versions of exciting mythological stories
The march up country : a translation of Xenophon's Anabasis by Xenophon( Book )

22 editions published between 1947 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's Ovid, being Arthur Golding's translation of the Metamorphoses by Ovid( Book )

23 editions published between 1904 and 2011 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great dialogues by Plato( Book )

9 editions published between 1956 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De rerum natura by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

47 editions published between 1924 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus) lived ca. 99-ca. 55 BC, but the details of his career are unknown. He is the author of the great didactic poew 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. In Book I he establishes the general principles of the atomic system, refutes the views of rival physicists, and proves the infinity of the universe and of its two ultimate constituents, matter and void. In Book 2 he explains atomic movement, the variety of atomic shapes, and argues that the atoms lack colour, sensation, and other secondary qualities. In Book 3 he expounds the nature and composition of mind and spirit, proves their mortality, and argues that there is nothing to fear in death. Book 4 explains the nature of sensation and thought, and ends with an impressive account of sexual love. Book 5 describes the nature and formation of our world, astronomical phenomena, the beginnings of life on earth, and the development of civilization. In Book 6 the poet explains various atmospheric and terrestrial phenomena, including thunder, lightning, earthquakes, volcanoes, the magnet, and plagues. The work is distinguished by the fervour and poetry of the author. -- jacket
Petronius by Petronius Arbiter( Book )

49 editions published between 1913 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moral discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus( Book )

21 editions published between 1900 and 1966 in English and held by 522 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
Greek votive offerings : an essay in the history of Greek religion by W. H. D Rouse( Book )

47 editions published between 1902 and 2020 in English and German and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This essay explores the relationship of ancient Greeks to their dieties through votive offerings - those things given freely to a being conceived as superhuman
Great dialogues of Plato : complete text of The republic, the apology, Crito, Phaedo, Ion, Meno, Symposium by Plato( Book )

8 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in English and held by 378 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
Śikshā-samuccaya; a compendium of Buddhist doctrine by Śāntideva( Book )

22 editions published between 1922 and 2015 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Odyssey by Homer( )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

So much has been written about Homer that the legendary blind bard might just as well himself be included among the great pantheon of Greek gods about whom he wrote so well. The Odyssey is concerned with Odysseus' difficulties in returning home after the Trojan War, which was won by the Greeks. It is unquestionably one of the great epic masterpieces of Western literature and a storehouse of Greek folklore and myth. With its wise and always magnificent hero and its romantic theme, The Odyssey has established itself as perhaps the greatest adventure story of all time
On translating Homer by Matthew Arnold( Book )

19 editions published between 1861 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 304 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."
 
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Apocolocyntosis : (The pumpkinification of Claudius)
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DionysiacaApocolocyntosis : (The pumpkinification of Claudius)The Odyssey : the story of OdysseusDe rerum natura = The poem on natureGreat dialogues of PlatoSt. Augustine's confessionsThe Iliad : the story of AchillêsGods, heroes and men of ancient Greece
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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

W. H. D. (William Henry Denham) Rouse

William Henry Denham Rouse

라우스, W. H. D. 1863-1950

로즈, W. H. D. 1863-1950

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