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Goold, G. P.

Works: 543 works in 959 publications in 8 languages and 8,494 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Elegiac poetry, Latin  Fiction  Didactic poetry, Latin  Epic poetry, Latin  Records and correspondence  Illustrations  Software  Manuscripts 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Author, Adapter, Commentator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PA6156, 871.2
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Most widely held works by G. P Goold
Elegies / Propertius ; edited and translated by G.P. Goold by Sextus Propertius( Book )
21 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The passionate and dramatic elegies of Propertius (c. 50-soon after 16 BCE) gained him a reputation as one of Rome's finest love poets. He portrays the uneven course of his love affair with Cynthia and also tells us much about the society of his time, then in later poems turns to the legends of ancient Rome
Callirhoe by Chariton( Book )
18 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chariton's Callirhoe, subtitled "Love Story in Syracuse," is the oldest extant novel. It is a fast-paced historical romance with ageless charm. Chariton narrates the adventures of a strikingly beautiful young bride named Callirhoe, beginning with her abduction by pirates - adventures that take her as far as the court of the Persian king Artaxerxes and involve shipwrecks, several ardent suitors, an embarrassing pregnancy, the hazards of war, and a happy ending. Animated dialogue captures dramatic situations, and the novelist takes us on picturesque travels. His skill makes us enthralled spectators of plots and counter-plots, at trials and a crucifixion, inside a harem, among the admiring crowd at weddings, and at battles on land and sea. This enchanting tale is here made available for the first time in an English translation facing the Greek text. In his Introduction G.P. Goold establishes the book's date in the first century A.D. and relates it to other ancient fiction
Catullus by Gaius Valerius Catullus( Book )
34 editions published between 1913 and 2005 in English and Latin and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enth.: <Carmina> / Catullus. <Elegiae> / Tibullus. Pervigilium veneris / <Tiberianus>
Virgil by Virgil( Book )
15 editions published between 1934 and 2000 in English and Latin and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Book I of the ""Aeneid"", Aeneas is shipwrecked on the coast of North Africa, near where the Phoenician queen Dido is building a city that will become Carthage. Aeneas and Dido meet. Their doomed love is set against Aeneas' destiny as founding father of Rome. Edited by Keith Maclennan, this volume makes Virgil's work more accessible to today's students, by setting it in its literary and historical context and taking account of the most recent scholarship and critical approaches to Virgil. The edition includes a full introduction which covers Virgil's life and writings, his literary predeces
Metamorphoses by Ovid( Book )
25 editions published between 1977 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Computer version of the Metamorphoses of P. Ovidius Naso
Catullus by Gaius Valerius Catullus( Book )
18 editions published between 1950 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes eighty poems of Catullus designed for college students. An introduction deals with the life of Catullus, his indebtedness to Alexandrian poetry, and the later history of the poems. The commentary interprets the poems in the light of modern linguistic and literary scholarship. The Latin text comes from the Oxford Classical Text edition edited by Roger Mynors
The art of love and other poems by Ovid( Book )
18 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tristia ; Ex Ponto by Ovid( Book )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and Latin and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Heroides ; and, Amores by Ovid( Book )
21 editions published between 1914 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Latin and English on opposite pages Includes bibliographical references and indexes
M. Manilii Astronomica by Marcus Manilius( Book )
25 editions published between 1885 and 1998 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ovid by Ovid( Book )
14 editions published between 1916 and 2002 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
OVID (Publius Ovidius Naso, 43 B.C.-A.D. 17), born at Sulmo, studied rhetoric and law at Rome. Later he did considerable public service there, and otherwise devoted himself to poetry and to society. Famous at first, he offended the emperor Augustus by his Ars Amatoria, and was banished because of this work and some other reason unknown to us and dwelt in the cold and primitive town of Tomis on the Black Sea. He continued writing poetry, a kindly man, leading a temperate life. He died in his exile. His main surviving works are the Metamorphoses, a source of inspiration to artists and poets including Chaucer and Shakespeare; the Fasti, a poetical treatment of the Roman year of which Ovid finished only half; the Amores, love-poems, the Ars Amatoria, not moral but clever and in parts beautiful; Heroides, fictitious love-letters by legendary women to absent husbands; and the dismal works written in exile - the Tristia, appeals to persons including his wife and also the emperor; and similar Epistulae ex Ponto. Poetry came naturally to Ovid who at his best is lively, graphic and lucid
Ovid's Fasti by Ovid( Book )
15 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and Latin and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"One of the fullest and most enjoyable sources of information on Roman myth and religion, the Fasti is both a calendar of daily rituals and a witty sequence of stories recounted in a variety of styles and genres, comic, tragic, elegiac, epic and erotic. Yet many of them contain uncomfortable political echoes. Augustus tried to control his subjects by imposing his own version of history and annual cycle of festivals on them, but Ovid - banished to the Black Sea - brilliantly debunks the official heroes and power structures. (After celebrating the emperor as a Jupiter-on-earth, for example, he deliberately juxtaposes a story showing the king of gods as a savage rapist.) Endlessly playful, this is also a work of real integrity and courage, a superb climax to the career of one of Rome's greatest writers."--Jacket
Appendix Vergiliana by Virgil( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Latin and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Appendix Vergiliana, a collection of Latin poems of various provenance, genre and quality ascribed by ancient authorities to Virgil, but disputed by modern authorities
Minor Latin poets by J. Wight Duff( Book )
3 editions published between 1934 and 1982 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
MINOR LATIN POETS. This anthology covers a period of four and a half centuries, beginning with the work of the mime-writer Publilius Syrus who flourished c. 45 B.C. and ending with the graphic and charming poem of Rutilius Namatianus recording a sea-voyage from Rome to Gaul in A.D. 416. A wide variety of themes gives interest to the poems - hunting in a poem of Grattius, an inquiry into the causes of volcanic activity by the author of Aetna, pastoral poems by Calpurnius Siculus and by Nemesianus, fables by Avianus, a collection of Dicta, moral sayings, as if by the elder Cato, eulogy in Laus Pisonis, and the legend of the Phoenix, a poem of the fourth century. Other poets complete the work
Astronomica by Marcus Manilius( Book )
39 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Astronomica, a Latin didactic poem in five books, begins with an account of celestial phenomena, and then proceeds to treat of the signs of the zodiac and the twelve temples; there follow instructions for calculating the horoscoping degree, and details of chronocrators, decans, injurious degrees, zodiacal geography, paranatellonta, and other technical matters. Besides exhibiting great virtuosity in rendering mathematical tables and diagrams in verse form, the poet writes with some passion about his Stoic beliefs and shows much wit and humour in his character sketches of persons born under particular stars. Perhaps taking a lead from Virgil in his Georgics, Manilius abandons the proportions of his last book to narrate the story of Perseus and Andromeda at considerable length. In spite of its undoubted elegance, the Astronomica is a difficult work, and this edition provides in addition to the first English prose translation a full guide to the poem, with copious explanatory notes and illustrative figures.-- jacket
Epistola ad Joannem Millium by Richard Bentley( Book )
9 editions published between 1962 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eclogues ; Georgics ; Aeneid, 1-6 by Virgil( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in Latin and English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Metamorphoses by Ovid( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interpreting Catullus by G. P Goold( Book )
11 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ovid. Metamorphoses by Ovid( Book )
4 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Goold, G. P.
Goold, G. P. 1922-
Goold, G. P. 1922-2001
Goold, G. P. (George Patrick), 1922-
Goold, George P.
Goold, George Patrick
Goold, George Patrick 1922-2001
Goold, Georgius Patricius.
Goold, Georgius Patricius 1922-2001