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Long, George 1800-1879

Works: 238 works in 1,036 publications in 2 languages and 15,105 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Poetry  Records and correspondence  Didactic poetry, Latin  History  Maps  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Terms and phrases 
Roles: Translator, Editor
Classifications: B580, 188
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Most widely held works by George Long
The Apology, Phaedo, and Crito of Plato by Plato ( Book )
23 editions published between 1909 and 2001 in English and held by 1,639 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 thoughts of the Emperor M. Aurelius Antoninus by Marcus Aurelius ( Book )
196 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in English and held by 1,406 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 )
17 editions published between 1952 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophy of Antoninus by George Long ( )
in English and held by 1,230 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 1,073 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 )
79 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in English and held by 989 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 Enchiridion, or, handbook with a selection from the discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus ( )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Enchiridion, or Handbook of Epictetus, is a short manual of ethical advice compiled by Arrian, who had been a pupil of Epictetus at the beginning of the 2nd century. Although the content is derived from the Discourses of Epictetus, it is not a summary of the Discourses, but rather it is compilation of practical precepts. The Handbook is a guide to daily life. Unlike some of his forefathers in Greek philosophy (i.e. Plato and the other metaphysicians), Epictetus focuses his attention on how to practically apply oneself on a philosophical level. The primary theme in this short work is that o
The meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus by Marcus Aurelius ( Book )
43 editions published between 1874 and 2013 in English and held by 603 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."--BOOK JACKET
Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus by Marcus Aurelius ( Book )
42 editions published between 1896 and 2008 in English and held by 598 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
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius ( Book )
27 editions published between 1876 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stirring reflections on the human condition from a warrior and emperor provide a fascinating glimpse into the mind and personality of a highly principled Roman of the 2nd century. Recognizing that suffering is at the core of life, he counsels stoic detachment in the face of inevitable pain, loss and death
On the nature of things by Titus Lucretius Carus ( Book )
15 editions published between 1952 and 1990 in English and held by 559 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 thoughts of Marcus Aurelius by Marcus Aurelius ( )
22 editions published between 1890 and 2012 in English and held by 355 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
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 342 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 ( )
19 editions published between 1856 and 1870 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The decline of the Roman republic by George Long ( Book )
10 editions published in 1864 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A selection from the discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus ( Book )
26 editions published between 1800 and 2007 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
M. Tvlli Ciceronis Orationes by Marcus Tullius Cicero ( Book )
17 editions published between 1855 and 1979 in Latin and English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Plutarch's lives by Plutarch ( Book )
29 editions published between 1880 and 1925 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers biographies of Greek and Roman leaders and compares their personal qualities and accomplishments
The Enchiridion by Epictetus ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 181 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 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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