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Anderson, William S. (William Scovil) 1927-

Works: 42 works in 370 publications in 5 languages and 9,897 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epic poetry, Latin  Fiction  Biographies  Epic poetry  History  Fables  Illustrated works  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Recipient, Creator, Other, Collector, wst
Classifications: PA6522.M2, 873.01
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Most widely held works about William S Anderson
Most widely held works by William S Anderson
Barbarian play : Plautus' Roman comedy by William S Anderson( )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anderson explores the special form of metatheatre that we admire in Plautus, by which he undermines the assumptions of his Greek `models' and replaces them with a new, confident Roman comedy
The art of the Aeneid by William S Anderson( Book )

38 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The brilliant observations presented in The Art of the Aeneid illustrates Vergil as a poet, as represented by his final poem, the Aeneid. The author has captured an exciting, flowing style of movement that shows the toughness and tenderness of Vergil, whilst offering new insights into the epic, as well as comparisons with Homer. Anderson discusses each of the twelve books in the Aeneid. He begins with the principal themes and poetic techniques found in the epic; the use of Homeric allusions; the complex view of war; the signification of the myth of a Trojan foundation of Rome; Vergil's conception of heroism; and the gods' part in Aeneas' struggles. He examines the lines with which Vergil introduces his subject, underlines the chief themes, and traces their elaboration in the later part of the poem. He goes on to examine the main metaphors, similes and development of major themes. Using the final lines of the Aeneid, he illustrates to the non-Latin reader some of the social qualities of Vergil's style that regularly defy the translator."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Ovid's Metamorphoses by Publius Ovidius Naso( )

19 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in Latin and English and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on Roman satire by William S Anderson( Book )

22 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifteen essays collected here argue that Roman verse satire should be viewed primarily as an art form, rather than as a social document or a direct expression of social protest. Originally published between 1956 and 1974, they constitute an impressive attempt to free Roman satire from misinterpretations that arose during the romantic era and that continue to plague scholars in the field. The author rejects the proposition that Juvenal and other satirists expressed spontaneous, unadorned anger and that the critic's best approach is the study of the historical, social, economic and personal circumstances that led to their statement of that anger. This work develops his thesis that Roman satire was designed as a literary form and that the proper stance of the critic is to elucidate its art. Focusing on the dramatic character of the first-person speaker in the satires of Horace, Persius and Juvenal, the author shows both how the speaker's role was shaped to suit the purposes of the individual poems and how that role changed over successive collections of satires. Several essays also discuss the ways in which the satirists employed metaphors and similes and used contemporary ethical and rhetorical themes
Ovid's Metamorphoses, books 6-10 by Ovid( Book )

30 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full text editions of Ovid's metamorphoses in TEI conformant SGML editions. Text is searchable
Metamorphoses by Ovid( Book )

68 editions published between 1897 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ovid is, after Homer, the single most important source for classical mythology. The Metamorphoses, which he wrote over the six-year period leading up to his exile from Rome in 8 a.d., is the primary source for over two hundred classical legends that survived to the twenty-first century. Many of the most familiar classical myths, including the stories of Apollo and Daphne and Pyramus and Thisbe, come directly from Ovid. The Metamorphoses is a twelve-thousand-line poem, written in dactylic hexameters and arranged loosely in chronological order from the beginning of the universe's creation to the Augustan Rome of Ovid's own time. The major theme of the Metamorphoses, as the title suggests, is metamorphosis, or change. Throughout the fifteen books making up the Metamorphoses, the idea of change is pervasive. Gods are continually transforming their own selves and shapes, as well as the shapes and beings of humans. The theme of power is also ever-present in Ovid's work. The gods as depicted by the Roman poets are wrathful, vengeful, capricious creatures who are forever turning their powers against weaker mortals and half-mortals, especially females. Ovid's own situation as a poet who was exiled because of Augustus's capriciousness is thought by many to be reflected in his depictions of the relationships between the gods and humans."--Http:// (Jan. 24, 2011.)
Critical essays on Roman literature : Satire by J. P Sullivan( Book )

3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Original Title Page -- Original Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- The Roman Socrates: Horace and His Satires -- Persius -- Satire and Realism in Petronius -- Is Juvenal a Classic? -- Index of Names -- Index of Passages
Approaches to teaching Vergil's Aeneid( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vergil's Aeneid has been the most continually read and discussed work by a Roman author in the history of Western literature. Yet it can be a challenging work to teach--Vergil is a complex, subtle poet; his culture and time are removed from us; and Latin is less studied in college than it was a generation ago. This volume of essays is addressed primarily to the nonclassically trained instructor who will be teaching Vergil's epic in translation
Ovid : the classical heritage( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pompey, his friends, and the literature of the first century B.C by William S Anderson( Book )

10 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anger in Juvenal and Seneca by William S Anderson( Book )

13 editions published in 1964 in 3 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why Horace? : a collection of interpretations( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defining genre and gender in Latin literature : essays presented to William S. Anderson on his seventy-fifth birthday( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Roman confrontation and assimilation of Greek literature entailed a scrutiny, critique, and adaptation of generic assumptions. This book considers the ways in which major genres - among them comedy, lyric, elegy, epic, and the novel - were redefined to accommodate Roman concerns and the ways in which gender plays a role in generic definition and authorial self-definition. Both of these areas of research have been important to William S. Anderson throughout his career. This collection of essays by his students helps readers to understand the nature of Roman literary self-definition, as it honors Professor Anderson's own achievements in this field."--Jacket
P. Ovidii Nasonis Metamorphoses by Publius Ovidius Naso( Book )

40 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in Latin and German and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les métamorphoses by P Ovidius Naso( )

18 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mytical stories of miraculous transformatios
The satires of Persius by Persius( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to express emotions of the soul and operations of the mind in a language that has no words for them as exemplified by Odysseus and Calypso (Odyssey V, 1-281) by Thomas Gelzer( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The satires of Persius by Persius( Book )

5 editions published between 1961 and 1981 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the ancient world, the Satires belonged to a small class of works which remained in constant circulation. They were read in the schools, were commented upon by scholars, and were forever the subject of controversy. This translation boasts several advantages over previous English versions : it is the work of a poet rather than a Latinist, and it offers a faithful rendering of Persius' franker passages which the Victorians never dared to translate fully
Yale classical studies, volume seventeen( Book )

5 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Terence reader : selections from six plays by Terence( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Ovid's Metamorphoses, books 6-10
The art of the AeneidOvid's MetamorphosesOvid's Metamorphoses, books 6-10Approaches to teaching Vergil's AeneidWhy Horace? : a collection of interpretationsDefining genre and gender in Latin literature : essays presented to William S. Anderson on his seventy-fifth birthdayThe satires of PersiusA Terence reader : selections from six plays
Alternative Names
Anderson, W. S.

Anderson W. S. 1927-

Anderson, W. S. (William Scovil), 1927-

Anderson, William 1927-

Anderson William S.

Anderson, William S. 1927-

Anderson, William Scovil

Anderson, William Scovil, 1927-

Scovil Anderson W. 1927-

Scovil Anderson, William 1927-

William Scovil Anderson American classical philologist

William Scovil Anderson Amerikaans klassiek filoloog

William Scovil Anderson focleolaí clasaiceach Meiriceánach

William Scovil Anderson US-amerikanischer Klassischer Philologe

William W.S.

Андерсон У. С. 1927-