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Long, George 1800-1879

Overview
Works: 263 works in 1,269 publications in 5 languages and 16,790 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Poetry  Didactic poetry, Latin  Records and correspondence  Didactic poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Military history  Sources  Maps 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor
Classifications: B580,
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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 )

42 editions published between 1952 and 1994 in English and held by 2,170 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
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius( Book )

126 editions published between 1726 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 1909 and 2012 in English and held by 1,574 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
The Enchiridion by Epictetus( Book )

111 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,128 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 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 1,062 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
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius( Book )

84 editions published between 1800 and 2004 in English and held by 587 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 584 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

An atlas of classical geography by William Hughes( )

20 editions published between 1856 and 1870 in English and held by 311 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

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 decline of the Roman republic by George Long( Book )

8 editions published in 1864 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plutarch's Lives by Plutarch( Book )

40 editions published between 1880 and 2010 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
Q. Horati Flacci Opera by Horace( Book )

17 editions published between 1869 and 1894 in Latin and English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betrifft die Handschrift Cod. 363 der Burgerbibliothek Bern
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

The Gallic War, and other writings by Gaius Iulius Caesar( Book )

38 editions published between 1853 and 1898 in 3 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few figures in the history of man have had more to do with the shaping of our present civilization than Julius Caesar. A towering political leader, a military genius, and a skilled writer, he deserves a fate better than that of being a subject of an unwilling schoolboy's Latin lesson. Those readers who have long forgotten their Latin will find in this book new and sound perspectives on this important man, for there are few books that provide a better, more interesting picture of mankind at a historical crossroad. [Book jacket]
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

M. Tullii Ciceronis Cato major sive De senectute, Laelius sive De amicitia, et epistolae selectae by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

19 editions published between 1850 and 1875 in Latin and English and held by 34 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: On the nature of things ; and, The Discourses of Epictetus ; and, The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
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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MeditationsThe EnchiridionMeditationsThe folklore calendarA selection from the Discourses of Epictetus, with the Encheiridion