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Kenney, E. J.

Works: 111 works in 664 publications in 6 languages and 8,631 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Mythological fiction  Romance fiction  Epic poetry, Latin  Didactic poetry, Latin  Bibliography  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Editor, Author, Author of introduction, Other, Commentator, Translator, Honoree, Publishing director, ed, Redactor, Arranger
Classifications: PA6522.M2, 873.01
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Most widely held works by E. J Kenney
Sorrows of an exile by Ovid( )

16 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the Art of Love or the Fasti. This is poetry as accomplished as anything he had written in happier days and demands no less critical respect. For this new translation of Ovid's poems, all of which are in elegiacs, Alan Melville has used the same system of rhyming stanzas that he evolved so successfully for Ovid's Love Poems. Here again he has reproduced the virtuosity, elegance, and wit of the original, and presents a collection of poems in which the reader will
Latin literature( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a comprehensive, critical survey of the literature of Rome. Looks at various forms of Roman literature, including drama, satire, poetry, prose, and oratory. Discusses figures such as Lucretius, Cicero, Virgil, Horace, and Ovid
Amores. Medicamina faciei femineae by Ovid( Book )

110 editions published between 1882 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since it first appeared in 1961, this has been the standard critical edition of Ovid's love poems. For this new edition, the text has been thoroughly revised to take account of published scholarship and the further thoughts of the editor. Conjectures have been admitted to both text and apparatus criticus more freely than in the first edition. Punctuation has been improved, spelling has been normalized and the long poems have been paragraphed. The apparatus criticus now incorporates the readings of the important Berlin manuscript Hamilton 471 and such other readings formerly reported in the appendix of minor variants (now omitted) as are of critical significance; it has also been streamlined by the omission of explanatory material more conveniently accessible in commentaries
De rerum natura by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

72 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third book of Lucretius' great poem on the workings of the universe is devoted entirely to expounding the implications of Epicurus' dictum that death does not matter, 'is nothing to us'. The soul is not immortal: it no more exists after the dissolution of the body than it had done before its birth. Only if this fact is accepted can men rid themselves of irrational fears and achieve the state of ataraxia, freedom from mental disturbance, on which the Epicurean definition of pleasure was based. To present this case Lucretius deploys the full range of poetic and rhetorical registers, soberly prohibitive, artfully decorative or passionately emotive as best suits his argument, reinforcing it with vivid and compelling imagery. This new edition has been completely revised, with a considerably enlarged Commentary and a new supplementary introduction taking account of the great amount of new scholarship of the last forty years
The classical text : aspects of editing in the age of the printed book by E. J Kenney( Book )

22 editions published between 1974 and 1995 in English and Italian and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metamorphoses by Ovid( Book )

30 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ovid's masterpiece, spanning from the creation of the world to the apotheosis of Julius Caesar, tells numerous legends sharing the theme of change in shape, often tales of humans who are transformed into animals, plants, or heavenly bodies in various encounters with the gods
Cupid & Psyche by Apuleius( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psyche searches for her mysterious husband, who has disappeared after Psyche discovers the truth of who he really is, and must battle the vengeful goddess Venus, who is jealous of Psyche's beauty
Lucretius by E. J Kenney( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appendix Vergiliana by Virgil( Book )

7 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in Latin and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of poems alleged to have been composed by Vergilius in his youth
The golden ass, or, Metamorphoses by Lucius( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucius, a young man whose fascination with witchcraft leads him to believe he can be transformed into a bird, instead becomes a donkey. Whirled off by robbers, he embarks on a series of adventures and misadventures. Confronted eventually with the prospect of a stage performance where he is supposed to demonstrate his sexual prowess with a woman, he is overwhelmed by a religious vision and is finally initiated into the cult of the goddess Isis. It has been long disputed whether Apuleius meant this last-minute conversion seriously or as a final comic surprise and the challenge of interpretation continues to keep readers fascinated by this work. Apuleius' Golden Ass is the most continuously and accessibly amusing book that has come down to us from classical antiquity
Heroides, XVI-XXI by Ovid( Book )

15 editions published in 1996 in 3 languages and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of classical literature by University of Cambridge( Book )

31 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a comprehensive, critical survey of the literature of Greece and Rome from Homer till the Fall of Rome
A bibliography of Lucretius by Cosmo Alexander Gordon( Book )

11 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of classical literature by P. E Easterling( Book )

22 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature provides a comprehensive, critical survey of the literature of Greece and Rome from Homer till the Fall of Rome. This is the only modern work of this scope; it embodies the very considerable advances made by recent classical scholarship, and reflects too the increasing sophistication and vigour of critical work on ancient literature. The literature is presented throughout in the context of the culture and the social and hisotircal processes of which it is an integral part. The overall aim is to offer an authoritative work of reference and appraisal for one of the world's greatest continuous literary traditions. The work is divided into two volumes, each with a similar and broadly chronological structure. Among the special features are important introductory chapters by the General Editors on 'Books and Readers', discussing the conditions under which literature was written and read in antiquity. There are also extensive Appendices or Authors and Works giving detailed factual information in a convenient form. Technical annotation is otherwise kept to a minimum, and all quotations in foreign languages are translated
The ploughman's lunch = Moretum : a poem ascribed to Virgil by Virgil( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in 3 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ovidiana Graeca : fragments of a Byzantine version of Ovid's amatory works by Ovid( Book )

9 editions published in 1965 in 3 languages and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latin and Greek texts on opposite pages
New frameworks for old : the place of literature in the Cambridge classical course : an inaugural lecture by E. J Kenney( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ovid, the love poems by Ovid( Book )

23 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Melville's accomplished translations match the elegance of Ovid's Latin. In this volume he has included the version of the 'Art of Love' by Moore, published more than 50 years ago
Metamorfosi by Ovid( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insieme all'"Odissea", le "Metamorfosi" sono il libro più fortunato che l'antichità classica ci abbia lasciato. Dante e Shakespeare, pittori e scultori, musicisti e romanzieri di ogni paese e di ogni età lo hanno amato, riscritto, illustrato, dipinto. È il libro che per la sua leggerezza, rapidità, esattezza, visibilità e molteplicità Italo Calvino affidava al terzo millennio. È la summa del mito antico, ma anche delle passioni e dell'infelicità che dominano da sempre il mondo. Tutto, secondo Ovidio, muta: il cosmo, gli dèi, i corpi degli uomini e delle donne. Nelle "Metamorfosi", le storie di animali che divengono pietre, di eroi e ninfe mutati in stelle, di numi che s'incarnano, nascono l'una dall'altra, si intrecciano, riaffiorano in sequenza velocissima e cangiante. Con il quarto volume dell'opera giungiamo ai libri centrali delle Metamorfosi, quelli che vanno dal VII al IX. Vi incontriamo vicende celeberrime: quella, furibonda, di Giasone e soprattutto di Medea durante e dopo la spedizione degli Argonauti, la prima che abbia solcato il mare; la terribile pestilenza di Egina; le storie tragiche di Cefalo e Procri, di Minosse e Scilla, di Ercole e Deianira; ma anche, all'estremo opposto, la favola delicatissima e commovente di Filemone e Bauci, che gli interpreti del Medioevo cristiano seppero bene come spiegare. I due vecchi sposi ospitano Mercurio e Giove nella loro misera capanna, pronti persino a sacrificare la loro unica oca per sfamare degnamente gli dèi
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Latin literature The Cambridge history of classical literature
Latin literatureAmores. Medicamina faciei femineaeDe rerum naturaMetamorphosesCupid & PsycheThe golden ass, or, MetamorphosesHeroides, XVI-XXIThe Cambridge history of classical literature
Alternative Names
Edward J. Kenney britischer Klassischer Philologe

Edward J. Kenney Brits klassiek filoloog

Edward John Kenney

Kenney, E. J.

Kenney, E. J. 1924-

Kenney, Edward J.

Kenney, Edward J. 1924-

Kenney, Edward John.

Kenney, Edward John 1924-