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Long, George 1800-1879

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Works: 241 works in 1,244 publications in 3 languages and 16,532 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Poetry  Didactic poetry, Latin  Records and correspondence  History  Sources  Maps  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Commentaries 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, ed
Classifications: B580, 188
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Most widely held works by George Long
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius( Book )

131 editions published between 1874 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meditations on ethics and life by Marcus Aurelius
The Apology, Phaedo, and Crito of Plato by Plato( Book )

31 editions published between 1909 and 1980 in English and held by 1,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucretius: On the nature of things ; and, The Discourses of Epictetus ; and, The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

22 editions published between 1952 and 1987 in English and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Stoic and Epicurean philosophers : the complete extant writings of Epicurus, Epictetus, Lucretius, Marcus Aurelius by Whitney J Oates( Book )

5 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 1,062 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 discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus( Book )

118 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 952 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)
The thoughts of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus by Marcus Aurelius( Book )

130 editions published between 1860 and 2013 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marci Aurelii Antonini ad se ipsum libri XII by Marcus Aurelius( Book )

79 editions published between 1800 and 1933 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the nature of things by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

15 editions published between 1952 and 1990 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once we understand this, we free ourselves of superstitious fears, becoming as human and as godlike as we can be. The poem, then, is about the universe and how human beings ought to live in it. Epicurean physics and morality converge
The folklore calendar by George Long( Book )

29 editions published between 1930 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 492 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 1994 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De rerum natura (The Way Things Are) is a 1st century BC didactic poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius with the goal of explaining Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience. Lucretius presents the principles of atomism; the nature of the mind and soul; explanations of sensation and thought; the development of the world and its phenomena; and explains a variety of celestial and terrestrial phenomena. The universe described in the poem operates according to these physical principles, guided by fortuna, ""chance, "" and not the divine intervention of the traditional Ro
An atlas of classical geography by William Hughes( )

20 editions published between 1856 and 1870 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decline of the Roman republic by George Long( Book )

in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M. Tvlli Ciceronis Orationes by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

25 editions published between 1851 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Plutarch's Lives by Plutarch( Book )

37 editions published between 1822 and 1925 in English and Undetermined and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1888 and 2012 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Enchiridion, or Handbook was written by a student of Epictetus in the 2nd century. It is a short guide to ethical living, and its focus is more practical than the metaphysical treatises of earlier Greek philosophers. It assumes that "some things are up to us and some are not up to us," and instructs the reader how to deal well with what life brings. It remained an important handbook for Christians and pagans alike for many centuries
A selection from the discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus( Book )

28 editions published between 1800 and 2007 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus by Marcus Aurelius( Book )

16 editions published between 1880 and 2005 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long's translations of Aurelius' works are numerous, and each includes different contextual information. This volume contains a biographical sketch of Marcus Aurelius, as well as some notes on the main points of the Stoic philosophy
The thoughts of Marcus Aurelius by Marcus Aurelius( Book )

21 editions published between 1890 and 2012 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This translation of Marcus Aurelius' work is accompanied by other scholarly works. Included is an essay by Cicero, as well as a biographical sketch of the Philosopher Emperor
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 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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On the nature of thingsLucretius: The way things are ; The discourses of Epictetus ; The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius ; Plotinus: The six Enneads
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George Long englischer Altphilologe und Altertumswissenschaftler

George Long englischer Klassischer Philologe

George Long English classical scholar

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The discourses of EpictetusOn the nature of thingsThe folklore calendarLucretius: The way things are ; The discourses of Epictetus ; The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius ; Plotinus: The six EnneadsThe EnchiridionA selection from the discourses of Epictetus