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Ellis, Robinson 1834-1913

Works: 302 works in 1,065 publications in 9 languages and 5,562 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fables  Spurious and doubtful works  Lyric poetry  Elegiac poetry, Latin  Software 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Annotator, Correspondent, 340
Classifications: PA6274, 874.01
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Most widely held works by Robinson Ellis
A commentary on Catullus by Robinson Ellis( Book )

68 editions published between 1876 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1876 work is the magisterial commentary by the Oxford scholar Robinson Ellis (1834-1913) on the life and oeuvre of the Roman poet Catullus, whose work illuminates the closing years of the Roman Republic. Our knowledge of Catullus' life derives almost entirely from his own writings. Three manuscripts survive which contain a collection of poems that are ascribed to him, and all three date from the fourteenth century. Ellis considers the research that has already been undertaken on the poet and his environment but mostly draws on his own work in assessing the value of the Renaissance Italian commentators who established the generally accepted poetic canon. He traces the Greek influences that Catullus was exposed to and discusses his use of different metres, while also speculating on the identity of his beloved Lesbia, a controversial question still unresolved in the 21st century
Appendix Vergiliana by Publius Vergilius Maro( Book )

116 editions published between 1907 and 1963 in 4 languages and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These delightful poems-by turns whimsical, beautiful, and vulgar-seem to have primarily survived because they were attributed to Virgil. But in David R. Slavitt's imaginative and appealing translations, they stand firmly on their own merits. Slavitt brings to this little-known body of verse a fresh voice, vividly capturing the tone and style of the originals while conveying a lively sense of fun
Carmina by Gaius Valerius Catullus( Book )

92 editions published between 1866 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of poet Catullus have long been a companion for both lovers and those whom love has disappointed. He is also a satirical and epigrammatic writer who savagely consoles with laughter. Carmina captures his mordant, scathing wit and also the concise tenderness, the famous love for reluctant Lesbia who is made present in these new versions. This new translation provides a range of meters and rhymes that evoke the epigrammatic power of the many modes and moods of this most engaging, erotic, and influential of the Latin poets
The fables of Avianus by Avianus( Book )

48 editions published between 1887 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty-two fables by Avianus show a world in flux in which humor and cunning provide the means of survival
Vergil in the Middle Ages by Domenico Comparetti( Book )

10 editions published between 1895 and 1966 in English and Italian and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From its first complete Italian printing in 1872 up to the present day, Domenico Comparetti's Vergil in the Middle Ages has been acknowledged as a masterpiece, regarded by some critics as "a true and proper history of European consciousness from antiquity to Dante." Treating Vergil's poetry as a foundation of Latin European identity, Comparetti seeks to give a complete history of the medieval conception of the preeminent poet. Scholars of the time had transformed Vergil into a sage and a seer, a type of universal philosopher - even a Christian poet and a guide of a Christian poet. In the mid-twelfth century, there surfaced legends that converted Vergil into a magician, endowing him with supernatural powers. Comparetti explores the ongoing interest in Vergil's poetry as it appeared in popular folklore and legends as well as in medieval classical scholarship. This great synthesizing work, which has been unavailable for over twenty years, is now back in print, based on E.F.M. Benecke's 1895 translation of the Italian second edition
Aetna by Vergilius( Book )

18 editions published between 1898 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pseudo-Virgilian Aetna poem has fascinated textual critics for centuries on account of its badly corrupted state. But it is fascinating for its content as well. It appears to date from the first half of the first century AD sometime prior to 79, for it describes Vesuvius as extinct. The highly original account of a volcano with scientific, if eccentric, views of volcanic activity, is enlivened by vivid imagery, and digressions, such as a section in praise of physical science and the tale of two brothers who rescued their parents from an eruption. Robinson Ellis worked on the poem for decades, and his 1901 edition constitutes a significant contribution to its study
Vellei Paterculi Ad M. Vinicium libri duo by Velleius Paterculus( Book )

18 editions published between 1896 and 1932 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P. Ovidii Nasonis Ibis : ex novis codicibus edidit scolia vetera commentarium cum prolegomenis, appendice, indice addidit. by Ovid( Book )

16 editions published between 1881 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical scholar Robinson Ellis (1834-1913) studied at Balliol College, Oxford, under Benjamin Jowett, before becoming a Fellow of Trinity and, in 1893, Corpus Professor of Latin. His 1876 Commentary on Catullus (also reissued in this series) publicised the Codex Oxoniensis but overlooked its significance and was criticised by other scholars in the field. Nevertheless, his commentaries became standard texts, including this 1881 publication of Ovid's Ibis. A vitriolic invective poem, written in exile, aimed at an enemy whose identity remains unclear, and invoking Callimachus' lost poem of the same name, it is probably Ovid's least-known work. This edition, including text, scholia, and Ellis's prolegomena and critical apparatus, illuminates nineteenth-century traditions of classical scholarship
Catvilli Carmina by Caius Valerius Catullus( Book )

16 editions published between 1904 and 2007 in Latin and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noctes Manilianae : sive Dissertationes in Astronomica Manilii by Robinson Ellis( Book )

16 editions published between 1891 and 2016 in Latin and English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catullus in the XIVth century by Robinson Ellis( Book )

14 editions published between 1901 and 1910 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems and fragments of Catullus by Caius Valerius Catullus( Book )

11 editions published between 1871 and 2017 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetry of Gaius Valerius Catullus was written towards the end of the Roman Republic. It describes the Epicurean lifestyle of the poet and his friends, as well as, most famously, his love for the woman he calls Lesbia. Catullus' poems have been preserved in an anthology of 116 carmina (three of which are now considered spurious -- 18, 19 and 20 -- although the numbering has been retained), which can be divided into three formal parts: sixty short poems in varying metres, called polymetra, eight longer poems, and forty-eight epigrams.-- Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Catulli, Tibulli, Properti Carmina quae extant omnia by Gaius Valerius Catullus( Book )

4 editions published in 1911 in Latin and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fables of Phaedrus by Robinson Ellis( Book )

7 editions published between 1894 and 2010 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ibis by Ovid( Book )

20 editions published between 1881 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ovid's rarely studied Ibis is an elegiac companion-piece to the Tristia and Ex Ponto written after his banishment to the Black Sea in 8 AD. Modelled on a poem of the same name by the Hellenistic poet Callimachus, Ibis stands out as an artistically contrived explosion of vitriol against an unnamed enemy who is characterized in terms of the Egyptian bird with its unprepossessing habits. Based in a tradition of curse-ritual, it is the most difficult of Ovid's poems to penetrate. Robinson Ellis's edition remains an indispensable - if typically eccentric - platform for the study of the poem's obscurities. Indeed Ellis deserves the primary credit for bringing Ibis back from obscurity into the light of day. This reissue of Ellis's 1881 edition includes a new introduction by Gareth Williams setting the edition in the context of earlier and later developments in scholarship. Ellis's edition not only made a significant contribution to research into the Ibis, it is an important representative of a particular vein of scholarship prevalent in nineteenth-century Latin study"_Contracub
Nova anthologia Oxoniensis, translations into Greek and Latin verse by Robinson Ellis( Book )

7 editions published between 1899 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Amores of Ovid. A lecture delivered in the hall of Corpus Christi College on Tuesday, June 11, 1912 by Robinson Ellis( Book )

7 editions published between 1912 and 2015 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The annalist Licinianus; a lecture delivered in the hall of Corpus Christi college, Oxford May 29, 1908 by Robinson Ellis( )

3 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ad M. Vinicium libri duo by C Velleius Paterculus( )

17 editions published between 1898 and 1928 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Ellis R.

Ellis, R. 1834-1913

Ellis, R. (Robinson), 1834-1913

Ellis, Robinson

Robinson Ellis britischer Klassischer Philologe

Robinson Ellis Brits klassiek filoloog (1834-1913)

Robinson Ellis studioso britannico

Робинзон Эллис

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