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Long, George 1800-1879

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Works: 319 works in 1,325 publications in 4 languages and 17,502 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  History  Maps  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Sources  Trials, litigation, etc  Meditations  Illustrated works 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, tra, Illuminator
Classifications: B580, 188
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Lucretius: On the nature of things ; and, The Discourses of Epictetus ; and, The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

27 editions published between 1952 and 1982 in English and held by 1,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius( Book )

179 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written in the form of confessions, the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius express with great beauty and tenderness the essence of Stoic philosophy. The Stoic, whose life is one of passive, meditative searching for God's truth in nature, feels that God is, ever present, and thus looks on everything and all men as his equals. Marcus Aurelius states that the Stoic lives as if upon a mountain, superior to vanities and expecting very little from his fellow men, but helping and sympathizing with them. We are made for cooperation, like the hands, like the feet. The Stoic does not rail at misfortune, for that would be to criticize God's handiwork. Nor does he seek gratification of ambition, but rather performance of duty, and his end is not happiness, but virtuous tranquility. The Enchiridion (Manual) of Epictetus, included in this volume, exercised a profound influence on the thought of Marcus Aurelius"--Back cover
The Apology, Phaedo, and Crito of Plato by Plato( Book )

36 editions published between 1909 and 2012 in English and held by 1,606 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 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 1,057 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 : with the Encheiridion and Fragments by Epictetus( Book )

80 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in English and German and held by 719 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 )

96 editions published between 1862 and 2013 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

36 editions published between 1874 and 2013 in English and held by 490 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 folklore calendar by George Long( Book )

30 editions published between 1930 and 1996 in English and Undetermined 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
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 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An atlas of classical geography by William Hughes( )

23 editions published between 1856 and 1895 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1864 and 2011 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orationes by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

37 editions published between 1851 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Enchiridion by Epictetus( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although he was born into slavery and endured a permanent physical disability, Epictetus (ca. 50{u2013}ca. 130 AD) maintained that all people are free to control their lives and to live in harmony with nature. We will always be happy, he argued, if we learn to desire that things should be exactly as they are. After attaining his freedom, Epictetus spent his entire career teaching philosophy and advising a daily regimen of self-examination. His pupil Arrianus later collected and published the master's lecture notes; the Enchiridion, or Manual, is a distillation of Epictetus' teachings and an instructional manual for a tranquil life. Full of practical advice, this work offers guidelines for those seeking contentment as well as for those who have already made some progress in that direction. Translated by George Long
Plutarch's lives : the "Dryden Plutarch" by Plutarch( Book )

25 editions published between 1880 and 1910 in English and Undetermined and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus by Marcus Aurelius( Book )

17 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 )

17 editions published between 1894 and 2012 in English and held by 104 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
A selection from the Discourses of Epictetus, with the Encheiridion by Epictetus( Book )

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

The meditations of Marcus Aurelius by Marcus Aurelius( Book )

12 editions published between 1896 and 1912 in English and held by 71 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

 
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Lucretius: The way things are ; The discourses of Epictetus ; The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius ; Plotinus: The six Enneads
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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 discourses of Epictetus : with the Encheiridion and FragmentsThe 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, with the Encheiridion