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Anderson, William S. (William Scovil) 1927-

Works: 31 works in 335 publications in 5 languages and 9,100 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Biography  History  Readers (Publications)  Epic poetry, Latin 
Roles: Author, Editor, Recipient, Honoree, Other, wst
Classifications: PA6825, 873.01
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Most widely held works by William S Anderson
Barbarian play : Plautus' Roman comedy by William S Anderson( )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,770 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 )

36 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and held by 1,230 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 Ovid( )

19 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ovid's Metamorphoses, books 6-10 by Ovid( Book )

27 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on Roman satire by William S Anderson( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 919 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 contemprary ethical and rhetorical themes
P. Ovidii Nasonis metamorphoses by Ovid( Book )

112 editions published between 1897 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical essays on Roman literature : Satire by J. P Sullivan( Book )

4 editions published in 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 491 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 )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 363 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 )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 272 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 257 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 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why Horace? : a collection of interpretations( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 183 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 176 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
The satires of Persius by Persius( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 93 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 )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yale classical studies, volume seventeen( Book )

4 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from Ovid's Metamorphoses : Baucis and Philemon Acis, Galatea, and Polyphemus Narcissus and Echo Pentheus by Ovid( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in Latin and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The satires of Persius : the Latin text with a verse translation by Persius( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rhetoric of Juvenil by William S Anderson( Book )

7 editions published between 1954 and 1979 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Ovid's Metamorphoses, books 6-10 P. Ovidii Nasonis metamorphoses
The art of the AeneidOvid's MetamorphosesOvid's Metamorphoses, books 6-10P. Ovidii Nasonis metamorphosesApproaches 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 Persius
Alternative Names
Anderson, W. S.

Anderson W. S. 1927-

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

Anderson, William 1927-

Anderson, William S. 1927-

Anderson, William Scovil, 1927-

Scovil Anderson W. 1927-

Scovil Anderson, William 1927-

William Scovil Anderson American classical philologist

William Scovil Anderson US-amerikanischer Klassischer Philologe

Андерсон У. С. 1927-