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Mackail, J. W. (John William) 1859-1945

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Works: 493 works in 1,944 publications in 4 languages and 23,838 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epic poetry, Latin  Legends  Epic poetry  Elegiac poetry, Latin  Biography  Literature  History  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Annotator, Other, Compiler
Classifications: PA6807.A5, 873.01
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Catullus by Gaius Valerius Catullus( Book )

136 editions published between 1912 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 2,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catullus (84-54BCE) couples consummate poetic artistry with intensity of feeling. Tibullus (c. 54-19 BCE) proclaims love for "Delia" and "Nemesis" in elegy. The beautiful verse of the Pervigilium Veneris (fourth century CE?) celebrates a spring festival in honour of the goddess of love. ǂb Catullus (Gaius Valerius, 84-54 BCE), of Verona, went early to Rome, where he associated not only with other literary men from Cisalpine Gaul but also with Cicero and Hortensius. His surviving poems consist of nearly sixty short lyrics, eight longer poems in various metres, and almost fifty epigrams. All exemplify a strict technique of studied composition inherited from early Greek lyric and the poets of Alexandria. In his work we can trace his unhappy love for a woman he calls Lesbia; the death of his brother; his visits to Bithynia; and his emotional friendships and enmities at Rome. For consummate poetic artistry coupled with intensity of feeling Catullus's poems have no rival in Latin literature. Tibullus (Albius, ca. 54-19 BCE), of equestrian rank and a friend of Horace, enjoyed the patronage of Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus, whom he several times apostrophizes. Three books of elegies have come down to us under his name, of which only the first two are authentic. Book 1 mostly proclaims his love for "Delia," Book 2 his passion for "Nemesis." The third book consists of a miscellany of poems from the archives of Messalla; it is very doubtful whether any come from the pen of Tibullus himself. But a special interest attaches to a group of them which concern a girl called Sulpicia: some of the poems are written by her lover Cerinthus, while others purport to be her own composition. The Pervigilium Veneris, a poem of not quite a hundred lines celebrating a spring festival in honour of the goddess of love, is remarkable both for its beauty and as the first clear note of romanticism which transformed classical into medieval literature. The manuscripts give no clue to its author, but recent scholarship has made a strong case for attributing it to the early fourth-century poet Tiberianus
Latin literature by J. W Mackail( Book )

99 editions published between 1895 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil and his meaning to the world of to-day by J. W Mackail( Book )

39 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical analysis of Vergil's life and works
The life of William Morris by J. W Mackail( Book )

89 editions published between 1899 and 1996 in English and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den engelske forfatter, kunsthåndværker og socialist William Morris (1834-1896)
Virgil's works : the Aeneid, Eclogues, Georgics by Virgil( Book )

14 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Select epigrams from the Greek anthology by J. W Mackail( Book )

85 editions published between 1890 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The springs of Helicon : a study in the progress of English poetry from Chaucer to Milton by J. W Mackail( Book )

25 editions published between 1909 and 1964 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of William Morris by J. W Mackail( )

21 editions published between 1911 and 2015 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic biography of the great Victorian poet, designer and socialist. Published a few years after Morris' death, it chronicles his childhood, days at Oxford, forays into art and literature, embrace of socialism, involvement with the Arts and Crafts movement, founding of the Kelmscott Press, much more. 22 black-and-white illus
Lectures on Greek poetry by J. W Mackail( Book )

35 editions published between 1910 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical studies by J. W Mackail( Book )

26 editions published between 1925 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The approach to Shakespeare by J. W Mackail( Book )

32 editions published between 1920 and 1970 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies of English poets by J. W Mackail( Book )

16 editions published between 1926 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on poetry by J. W Mackail( Book )

31 editions published between 1877 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1911 volume offers the Scottish scholar's essays on poetry and individual poets, including John Keats and Virgil
Studies in humanism by J. W Mackail( Book )

14 editions published between 1938 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coleridge's Literary criticism by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( Book )

36 editions published between 1908 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1908
William Morris; an address delivered the XIth November MDCCCC at Kelmscott House, Hammersmith, before the Hammersmith Socialist Society by J. W Mackail( Book )

46 editions published between 1901 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a 1900 address on Morris delivered at the Kelmscott House before the Hammersmith Socialist Society by his friend and biographer, J.W. Mackail
The Aeneid by Virgil( Book )

27 editions published between 1927 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil's epic poem describing the fall of Troy, in English blank verse by Robert Fitzgerald
Works: The Aeneid, Eclogues, Georgics by Virgil( Book )

3 editions published between 1934 and 1950 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern essays reprinted from leading articles in "The Times" by J. W Mackail( Book )

16 editions published between 1915 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Morris and his circle by J. W Mackail( Book )

22 editions published between 1907 and 2015 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Mackail, John William 1859-1945

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The life of William MorrisVirgil's works : the Aeneid, Eclogues, GeorgicsSelect epigrams from the Greek anthologyThe life of William MorrisThe Aeneid