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Long, George 1800-1879

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Works: 270 works in 1,267 publications in 3 languages and 16,991 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Poetry  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Sources  Maps  Juvenile works  Concordances  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor
Classifications: B580, 188
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Most widely held works by George Long
Lucretius: On the nature of things ; and, The Discourses of Epictetus ; and, The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

25 editions published between 1952 and 1982 in English and held by 1,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Apology, Phaedo, and Crito of Plato by Plato( Book )

42 editions published between 1909 and 2012 in English and held by 1,638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three dialogues that epitomize the Socratic question-and-answer style turned philosophy, with the inevitable conclusion of his death in the Apology
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius( Book )

108 editions published between 1726 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Roman Stoic hands down the day-to-day principles on which an all-powerful Emperor ruled for the welfare of the people
The Stoic and Epicurean philosophers; the complete extant writings of Epicurus, Epictetus, Lucretius [and] Marcus Aurelius by Whitney J Oates( Book )

5 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Dust Jacket: In the writings of Epicurus, Epictetus, Lucretius and Marcus Aurelius, Greek and Roman philosophy comes into its fullest flowering. The advocates of the principles of virtue and pleasure are brought together into a single inexpensive volume for the first time; hitherto their works were obtainable only in separate, expensive editions. The four thinkers here represented have been brilliantly translated by Cyril Bailey, H.A.J. Munro, P.E. Matheson and George Long. In addition, Cleanthes' famous poem Hymn to Zeus and Matthew Arnold's Essay on Marcus Aurelius are included
The Enchiridion by Epictetus( Book )

73 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The teaching of Epictetus, briefly expressed, is, that man ought to be thankful to God for all things, and always content with that which happens, for what God chooses is better than what men can choose (iv. c. 7). The Discourses of Epictetus with the Encheiridion and Fragments were translated into English by the learned lady Mrs. Elizabeth Carter; who is said to have lived to the age of eighty-nine. The fourth edition (1807) contains the translator's last additions and alterations. There is an Introduction to this translation which contains a summary view of the Stoic philosophy for the purpose of explaining Epictetus; and also there are notes to the translation. The editor of this fourth edition says that "the Introduction and notes of the Christian translator of Epictetus are, in the estimation of most readers, not the least valuable parts of the work:" and he adds "this was also the opinion of the late Archbishop Seeker, who though he thought very highly of the Philosophy of Epictetus, considered the Introduction and notes as admirably calculated to prevent any mistake concerning it, as well as to amend and instruct the world." The Introduction is certainly useful, though it is not free from errors. I do not think that the notes are valuable. I have used some of them without any remarks; and I have used others and made some remarks on them where I thought that Mrs. Carter was mistaken in her opinion of the original text, or on other matters. The translation of Mrs. Carter is good; and perhaps no Englishman at that time would have made a better translation. I intended at first to revise Mrs. Carter's translation, and to correct any errors that I might discover. I had revised about half of it, when I found that I was not satisfied with my work; and I was advised by a learned friend to translate the whole myself. This was rather a great undertaking for an old man, who is now past seventy-six. I have however done the work with great care, and as well as I could. I have always compared my translation with the Latin version and with Mrs. Carter's; and I think that this is the best way of avoiding errors such as any translator may make. A man who has not attempted to translate a Greek or Latin author does not know the difficulty of the undertaking. That which may appear plain when he reads often becomes very difficult when he tries to express it in another language. It is true that Epictetus is generally intelligible; but the style or manner of the author, or we may say of Arrian, who attempted to produce what he heard, is sometimes made obscure by the continual use of questions and answers to them, and for other reasons"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius( Book )

85 editions published between 1800 and 2004 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu miao hui le zuo zhe dui shen ji gong ting de zi ji he zi ji suo chu hun luan shi jie de gan shou, biao da le zhui qiu yi zhong leng jing er da guan de sheng huo tai du
The thoughts of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus by Marcus Aurelius( Book )

100 editions published between 1862 and 2013 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The folklore calendar by George Long( Book )

30 editions published between 1930 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucretius: The way things are ; The discourses of Epictetus ; The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius ; Plotinus: The six Enneads by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An atlas of classical geography by William Hughes( )

20 editions published between 1856 and 1870 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus by Marcus Aurelius( Book )

29 editions published between 1880 and 2012 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition to the acclaim he garnered as a military leader and as Roman Emperor in the years 161 to 180, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus is regarded as one of the key figures in the philosophical school of thought known as Stoicism. This collection of essays and aphorisms offers a comprehensive introduction to Marcus Aurelius' unique take on life and leadership
The decline of the Roman republic by George Long( Book )

9 editions published in 1864 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plutarch's Lives by Plutarch( Book )

44 editions published between 1880 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers biographies of Greek and Roman leaders and compares their personal qualities and accomplishments
The discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus( Book )

28 editions published between 1891 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yet the stress on endurance, self—restraint and power of the will to withstand calamity can often seem coldhearted. It is Epictetus, a lame former slave exiled by the Emperor Domitian, who offers by far the most positive and humane version of stoic ideals. The Discourses, assembled by his pupil Arrian, catch him in action, publicly setting out his views on ethical dilemmas. -- Amazon
Q. Horati Flacci Opera by Q Horatius Flaccus( Book )

14 editions published between 1869 and 1894 in Latin and English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betrifft die Handschrift Cod. 21 der Burgerbibliothek Bern (S. XI)
A selection from the Discourses of Epictetus, with the Encheiridion by Epictetus( Book )

21 editions published between 1800 and 2007 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America and the West Indies, geographically described by George Long( Book )

3 editions published in 1845 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The geography of America and the West Indies by George Long( Book )

3 editions published between 1841 and 1844 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discourses of Epictetus with the Encheiridion by Epictetus( Book )

2 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Old man's thoughts about many things by George Long( Book )

4 editions published between 1862 and 1872 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Lucretius: The way things are ; The discourses of Epictetus ; The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius ; Plotinus: The six Enneads
Alternative Names
George Long Brits rechtshistoricus (1800-1879)

George Long englischer Altphilologe und Altertumswissenschaftler

George Long englischer Klassischer Philologe

George Long English classical scholar

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The EnchiridionMeditationsThe folklore calendarLucretius: The way things are ; The discourses of Epictetus ; The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius ; Plotinus: The six EnneadsA selection from the Discourses of Epictetus, with the Encheiridion