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Warrington, John

Works: 39 works in 264 publications in 2 languages and 5,180 library holdings
Genres: Fables  History  Juvenile works  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Illustrated works  Folk literature  Poetry  Utopian fiction  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PZ8.2.A254, 398.2452
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Most widely held works by John Warrington
Aristotle's Metaphysics : Books [mu] and [nu] by Aristotle( Book )

40 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metaphysics is one of the principle works of Aristotle and the first major work of the branch of philosophy with the same name. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pomona Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork
Everyman's classical dictionary; 800 B.C.-A.D. 337 by John Warrington( Book )

42 editions published between 1961 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Battle for Gaul by Julius Caesar( Book )

3 editions published between 1954 and 1955 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caesar portrayed his invasion of Gaul as being a defensive pre-emptive action, most historians agree that the wars were fought primarily to boost Caesar's political career and to pay off his massive debts. Even so, Gaul was extremely important to Rome, as they had been attacked many times by the Gauls. Conquering Gaul allowed Rome to secure the natural border of the river Rhine. Caesar painstakingly describes his military campaign, and this is it is still the most important historical source on the Gaul campaign. -- Amazon
Aristotle's ethics by Aristotle( Book )

12 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War commentaries : De bello Gallico and De bello civili by Julius Caesar( Book )

5 editions published between 1953 and 1965 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1915 under title: De bello Gallico & other commentaries. Bibliography: p. xiv
Juvenal's satires, with the satires of Persius by Juvenal( Book )

7 editions published in 1954 in English and German and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demosthenes' orations by Demosthenes( Book )

9 editions published between 1954 and 1967 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On spine: Demosthenes' Public orations. Bibliography: p. x-xi
Aristotle's Poetics. Demetrius, On style. Longinus, On the sublime by Aristotle( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1969 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parmenides. : Theaitetos. Sophist. Statesman. by Plato( Book )

7 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smaller classical dictionary by William Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 1952 and 1958 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Paston letters by John Warrington( Book )

27 editions published between 1956 and 1980 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utopia by Thomas More( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1516, Saint Thomas More's Utopia is one of the most important works of European humanism. Through the voice of the mysterious traveller Raphael Hythloday, More describes a pagan, community city-state governed by reason. Addressing such issues as religious pluralism, women's rights, state-sponsored education, colonialism, and justified warfare, Utopia seems remarkable contemporary nearly five centuries after it was written, and it remains a foundational text in philosophy and political theory. Preciment More scholar Clarence H. Miller does justice to the full range of More's rhetoric in this new translation. Professor Miller includes a helpful introduction that outlines some of the important problems and issues that Utopia raises, and also provides informative commentary to assist the reader throughout this challenging and rewarding exploration of the meaning of political community
Politics, and Athenian Constitution by Aristotle( Book )

7 editions published between 1959 and 1961 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caesar's war commentaries by Julius Caesar( Book )

12 editions published between 1953 and 1965 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Gallic Wars were a series of military campaigns waged by the Roman proconsul Julius Caesar against several Gallic tribes, Galli being the Latin equivalent of Celt. These tribes, along with many others, made up the confederation of tribes that was the Celtic nation, or the Celtic Tribe of Tribes. Rome's war against the Gallic tribes lasted from 58 BC to 50 BC and culminated in the decisive Battle of Alesia in 52 BC, in which a complete Roman victory resulted in the expansion of the Roman Republic over the whole of Gaul (mainly present day France and Belgium). The wars paved the way for Julius Caesar to become the sole ruler of the Roman Republic."--Wikipedia
Timaeus by Platón( Book )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Catholic Reformation by Henri Daniel-Rops( Book )

3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aesop's fables by Aesop( Book )

7 editions published between 1961 and 1987 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of stories told by the Greek slave, Aesop, whose wisdom so impressed one master that he was set free
Metaphysics by Aristotle( Book )

2 editions published between 1961 and 1966 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aristotle, great Greek philosopher, researcher, reasoner, and writer, born at Stagirus in 384 BCE, was the son of Nicomachus, a physician, and Phaestis. He studied under Plato at Athens and taught there (367-347); subsequently he spent three years at the court of a former pupil, Hermeias, in Asia Minor and at this time married Pythias, one of Hermeias's relations. After some time at Mitylene, in 343-2 he was appointed by King Philip of Macedon to be tutor of his teen-aged son Alexander. After Philip's death in 336, Aristotle became head of his own school (of 'Peripatetics'), the Lyceum at Athens. Because of anti-Macedonian feeling there after Alexander's death in 323, he withdrew to Chalcis in Euboea, where he died in 322. Nearly all the works Aristotle prepared for publication are lost; the priceless ones extant are lecture-materials, notes, and memoranda (some are spurious). They can be categorized as follows: I Practical: Nicomachean Ethics; Great Ethics (Magna Moralia); Eudemian Ethics; Politics; Economics (on the good of the family); On Virtues and Vices. II Logical: Categories; Analytics (Prior and Posterior); Interpretation; Refutations used by Sophists; Topica. III Physical: Twenty-six works (some suspect) including astronomy, generation and destruction, the senses, memory, sleep, dreams, life, facts about animals, etc. IV Metaphysics: on being as being. V Art: Rhetoric and Poetics. VI Other works including the Constitution of Athens; more works also of doubtful authorship. VII Fragments of various works such as dialogues on philosophy and literature; and of treatises on rhetoric, politics and metaphysics."--Publisher description
Poetics by Aristotle( Book )

5 editions published between 1963 and 1975 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together the three most original and influential ancient Greek treatises on literature. Artistotle's Poetics contains his treatment of Greek tragedy: its history, nature, and conventions, with details on poetic diction. Stephen Halliwell makes this seminal work newly accessible with a reliable text and a translation that is both accurate and readable. His authoritative introduction traces the work's debt to earlier theorists (especially Plato), its distinctive argument, and the reasons behind its enduring relevance. The essay On the Sublime, usually attributed to "Longinus" (identity uncertain), was probably composed in the first century A.D.; its subject is the appreciation of greatness ("the sublime") in writing, with analysis of illustrative passages ranging from Homer and Sappho to Plato and Genesis. In this edition, Donald Russell has judiciously revised and newly annotated the text and translation by W. Hamilton Fyfe and provides a new introduction. The treatise On Style, ascribed to an (again unidentifiable) Demetrius, was perhaps composed during the second century B.C. It seems to reflect the theoretical energy of Hellenistic rhetorical works now lost, and is notable particularly for its theory and analysis of four distinct styles (grand, elegant, plain, and forceful). Doreen Innes' fresh rendering of the work is based on the earlier Loeb translation by W. Rhys Roberts. Her new introduction and notes represent the latest scholarship
Satires by Juvenal( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The splendour, squalor and complexity of the Roman scene were never more vividly presented than by the satirist Juvenal. His bitter and forceful verses were written during the reigns of Trajan and Hadrian, which Gibbon called 'the period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous'. Juvenal does not work out a coherent ethical critique of institutions or individuals; he simply hangs a series of moral portraits on the wall and forces us to look at them
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