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West, David 1926-2013

Overview
Works: 68 works in 304 publications in 3 languages and 6,845 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Legends  Epic poetry  Epic poetry, Latin  Sonnets  History  Laudatory poetry  Commentaries  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Honoree, Lyricist
Classifications: PA6807.A5, 873.01
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David West
The Aeneid by Virgil( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Virgil's epic poem in which Aeneas, the future founder of Rome, embarks from the ruins of Troy on a treacherous journey toward a new home, and includes an introduction, further reading list, and several other reference tools
The imagery and poetry of Lucretius by David West( Book )

43 editions published between 1969 and 1994 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quality and pleasure in Latin poetry by A. J Woodman( Book )

15 editions published between 1874 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These studies of Latin poetry were commissioned with two main purposes in mind: to encourage a fresh reading of several Latin poets from the time of Catullus to Horace, and to illustrate various, critical approaches to literature
Creative imitation and Latin literature( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poets and prose-writers of Greece and Rome were acutely conscious of their literary heritage. They expressed this consciousness in the regularity with which, in their writings, they imitated and alluded to the great authors who had preceded them. Such imitation was generally not regarded as plagiarism but as essential to the creation of a new literary work: imitating one's predecessors was in no way incompatible with originality or progress. These views were not peculiar to the writers of Greece and Rome but were adopted by many others who have written in the 'classical tradition' right up to modern times. Creative Imitation and Latin Literature is an exploration of this concept of imitation. The contributors analyse selected passages from various authors - Greek, Latin and English - in order to demonstrate how Latin authors created new works of art by imitating earlier passages of literature
Reading Horace by David West( Book )

26 editions published between 1967 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry and politics in the Age of Augustus by A. J Woodman( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete Odes and Epodes by Horace( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horace's greatest creation is his own character, and his legacy is his enduring influence upon the lyric poetry of Europe. David West's superb new translation is supplemented by a helpful introduction illuminating Horace's unique poetic voice, extensive notes, a chronological survey, and a glossary of names. This edition also includes the Secular Hymn and Suetonius' 'Life of Horace'
Odes by Horace( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horace is a great poet, much loved and imitated in the past, and in recent years much better understood as a result of the learned commentaries of Nisbet and Hubbard (1970, 1978) and Syndikus (1972, 1973). Yet today he is little read. This is partly because he has never been translated into English which is both close to the Latin and readable. The aim of this book is to provide such a translation and support it by a commentary which will help newcomers to Horace, whether or not they know Latin, to understand how the poetry works. It should also stimulate and provoke students of Latin and Roman history by propounding interpretations which are not always in line with current orthodoxies
Polyphemus and Galatea by Luis de Góngora y Argote( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's Sonnets by William Shakespeare( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new and accessible presentation of Shakespeare's sublime lyrics, David West draws on his career as a classicist to examine Shakespeare's Sonnets in a new light." "The application of the techniques of classical scholarship to the sonnets results in an impressive contribution to Shakespearean studies. At a time when our familiarity with Shakespeare's language is in decline, West restores the full force of the poems' meaning to non-specialist readers with an immediacy and power that will surprise and delight." "The context of each poem, its relationship with its neighbours, its argument, and the details of its language and musical effects are explained in clear terms by a master of close reading. This is literary presentation at its best - a sensitive and subtle reading of the Bard at the height of his powers."--Jacket
Vatis amici : Odes II by Horace( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in Latin and English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horace's second book of Odes, looks back at the civil wars, comments on friendship and gives an insight into the social and intellectual tone of the age of Augustus. The book contains the Latin text with English translation and a commentary
Odes. dulce periculum by Horace( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Word and context in Latin poetry : studies in memory of David West( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of essays is intended to commemorate the eminent Latin scholar David West, best known for his work on Lucretius, Horace, Virgil and Shakespeare. The contributors--Francis Cairns, Ian Du Quesnay, Bruce Gibson, Alex Hardie, Stephen Harrison, John Moles and Tony Woodman--have aimed to produce close readings of classical texts, paying due attention to historical context and literary tradition in the manner adopted by David West himself. The authors covered are Empedocles, Antisthenes, Callimachus, Lutatius Catulus, Catullus, Horace (Epodes and Odes), Propertius, Virgil (Aeneid), Dio Chrysostom and Hildebert of Lavardin
Horace Odes II : vatis amici by Horace( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and Latin and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horace's second book of Odes, looks back at the civil wars, comments on friendship and gives an insight into the social and intellectual tone of the age of Augustus. The book contains the Latin text with English translation and a commentary
Cast out theory : Horace odes 1.4 and 4.7 by David West( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horace Odes III : dulce periculum by Horace( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The aim of this book is to provide a translation and commentary which will help newcomers to Horace, whether or not they know Latin, to understand how the poetry works. This third book of Odes begins with the 'Roman odes' in praise of Augustus, the ruthless politician who had won control over the whole known world. These poems should, therefore, interest historians as poetic presentations of an ideology, and students of literature as the work of a man who found ways of praising while asserting his independence. Part of his strategy is to follow the political odes with an array of poems on love, friendship, country life, religion, and on poetry, all of them filled with delight in life and a unique sense of humour."--BOOK JACKET
Odes III : dulce periculum : text, translation, and commentary by Horace( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bough and the gate by David West( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Individual voices; an inaugural lecture delivered before the University of Newcastle upon Tyne on Monday 13th October 1969 by David West( Book )

7 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aeneid [by] Virgil by Robin Sowerby( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Creative imitation and Latin literature
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Quality and pleasure in Latin poetryCreative imitation and Latin literatureThe complete Odes and EpodesOdesShakespeare's SonnetsVatis amici : Odes IIOdes. dulce periculumHorace Odes II : vatis amici
Alternative Names
West, David

West, David 1926-

West, David 1926-2013

West, David Alexander.

West, David Alexander 1926-2013

West, David (David Alexander)

West, David (David Alexander), 1926-

Languages
English (205)

Latin (3)

Spanish (1)