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Long, George 1800-1879

Works: 303 works in 1,462 publications in 3 languages and 18,317 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  Didactic poetry, Latin  Sources  History  Didactic poetry  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Meditations 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, Illuminator, tra
Classifications: PA6483.E5, 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 )

38 editions published between 1952 and 1990 in English and held by 1,791 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
Philosophy of Antoninus by George Long( )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of Epictetus by Epictetus( Book )

124 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in English and held by 1,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although middle-income families don't earn much more than they did several decades ago, they are buying bigger cars, houses, and appliances. To pay for them, they spend more than they earn and carry record levels of debt. In a book that explores the very meaning of happiness and prosperity in America today, Robert Frank explains how increased concentrations of income and wealth at the top of the economic pyramid have set off "expenditure cascades" that raise the cost of achieving many basic goals for the middle class. Writing for a general audience, Frank employs up-to-date economic data and examples drawn from everyday life to shed light on reigning models of consumer behavior. He also suggests reforms that could mitigate the costs of inequality. This book compels us to rethink how and why we live our economic lives the way we do.--From publisher description
The Apology, Phaedo, and Crito of Plato by Platón( Book )

45 editions published between 1909 and 2012 in English and held by 1,608 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 )

141 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reflective and solitary work was written by one of the best of the "good" Roman emperors, Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 121-180), during the course of his military campaigns against barbarian hordes who were threatening the borders of his empire. His Meditations are among the noblest expressions of the principles of Stoic philosophy, which stressed the virtues of reason, thoughtful deliberation, and moderation as guides to right conduct in an uncertain world
The Enchiridion, or Handbook : With a Selection from the Discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus( )

6 editions published between 1888 and 2013 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No writings of Epictetus himself are really known. His discourses were transcribed and compiled by his pupil Arrian (author of the Anabasis Alexandri). The main work is The Discourses, four books of which have been preserved (out of an original eight). Arrian also compiled a popular digest, entitled the Enchiridion, or Handbook. In a preface to the Discourses, addressed to Lucius Gellius, Arrian states that "whatever I heard him say I used to write down, word for word, as best I could, endeavouring to preserve it as a memorial, for my own future use, of his way of thinking and the frankness of his speech."
The Stoic and Epicurean philosophers : the complete extant writings of Epicurus, Epictetus, Lucretius, Marcus Aurelius by Whitney J Oates( Book )

7 editions published between 1940 and 1956 in English and held by 1,046 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 thoughts of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus by Marcus Aurelius( Book )

97 editions published between 1862 and 2014 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus by Marcus Aurelius( Book )

45 editions published between 1874 and 2013 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Translated from the Greek as a collaborative effort by Francis Hutcheson (1694-1746) and the classicist James Moor (1712-1779), The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus became a highly influential work in the philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment. In their translation and notes to the text, Hutcheson and Moor celebrate the Stoic ideal of an orderly universe governed by a benevolent God. The translation and notes also shed light on Hutcheson's other writings: above all, perhaps, on his conception of "true religion" as a religion of virtue, benevolence, and public spirit for an enlightened age." "Hutcheson contrasts the divisive sectarianism exhibited by Christians in Scotland and elsewhere with Marcus's recommendations of serenity and resignation to the will of the Creator. In light of the warmth of feeling Hutcheson expresses in his remarks, it is not surprising that he took pains to conceal his role (and Moor's) in the composition of the introductory "Life of the Emperor" and in the notes." "The edition of The Meditations that is reproduced here was published in 1742. It is the first of five editions published by Robert Foulis and is the only Foulis edition of the English translation published during Hutcheson's lifetime. In this new Liberty Fund edition, editors Moore and Silverthorne clarify the respective contributions of Hutcheson and Moor and identify persons and occurrences that appear in the text. The editors also explain Hutcheson and Moor's motivation in undertaking the translation and discuss the challenge Hutcheson faced in translating the technical Stoic vocabulary used by Marcus."--Jacket
The thoughts of Marcus Aurelius by Marcus Aurelius( )

17 editions published between 1894 and 2012 in English and held by 535 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
Meditations of Marcus Aurelius by Marcus Aurelius( Book )

33 editions published between 1897 and 2006 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcus Annius Verus was born in Rome, A.D. 121, and assumed the name of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, by which he is known to history, on his adoption by the Emperor T. Aurelius Antoninus. M. Aurelius was educated by the orator Fronto, but turned aside from rhetoric to the study of the Stoic philosophy, of which he was the last distinguished representative. The "Meditations," which he wrote in Greek, are among the most noteworthy expressions of this system, and exhibit it favorably on its practical side. The "Meditations" picture with faithfulness the mind and character of this noblest of the Emperors. Simple in style and sincere in tone, they record for all time the height reached by pagan aspiration in its effort to solve the problem of conduct; and the essential agreement of his practice with his teaching proved that "Even in a palace life may be led well."
The folklore calendar by George Long( Book )

31 editions published between 1930 and 1996 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Among the many facets of local history attracting increasing attention at the moment are the old customs, peculiar to one village or town, which have lapsed since the Second World War. In the 1920s George Long perceived that these customs were in danger of dying out through lack of interest, and so he did his best to publicise them and ensure that they continued. This book was one of the results of his work-- a month by month calendar describing exactly what happened at scores of festivals"--Book jacket
An atlas of classical geography by William Hughes( )

25 editions published between 1856 and 1895 in English and held by 359 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 )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 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
Speeches by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

42 editions published between 1851 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CICEREO (Marcus Tullius, 3rd Jan. 106-7th Dec. 43 B.C.), Roman lawyer, orator and politician (and even philosopher), of whom we know more than of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era which saw the rise, dictatorship, and death of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic. In his political speeches especially and in his correspondence we see the excitement, tension and intrigue of politics and the part he played in the turmoil of the time. Of about 106 Speeches, delivered before the Roman people or the Senate if they were political, before jurors if judicial, 58 survive (a few of them incompletely). In A.D. 1345 Petrarch discovered copies of a collection of more than 900 Letters of which more than 800 were written by Cicero and nearly 100 by others to him. These afford a revelation of the man and all the more striking because they were not written for publication. Six Rhetorical works survive and another in fragments. Philosophical works include seven extant major compositions and a number of others; and some lost. There is also poetry, some original, some as translations from the Greek
Plutarch's Lives by Plutarch( Book )

40 editions published between 1880 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers biographies of Greek and Roman leaders and compares their personal qualities and accomplishments
The decline of the Roman Republic by George Long( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 1841 and 1844 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus( Book )

26 editions published between 1891 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 176 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
Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus by Marcus Aurelius( Book )

20 editions published between 1880 and 2005 in English and held by 169 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
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The Enchiridion, or Handbook : With a Selection from the Discourses of Epictetus
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George Long Brits rechtshistoricus (1800-1879)

George Long englischer Klassischer Philologe

George Long English classical scholar

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Handbook of EpictetusThe Apology, Phaedo, and Crito of PlatoMeditationsThe Enchiridion, or Handbook : With a Selection from the Discourses of EpictetusMeditations of Marcus AureliusThe folklore calendarLucretius: The way things are ; The discourses of Epictetus ; The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius ; Plotinus: The six Enneads