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Goold, G. P.

Works: 590 works in 1,154 publications in 8 languages and 9,857 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Elegiac poetry, Latin  Romance fiction  Didactic poetry, Latin  Epic poetry, Latin  Records and correspondence  Manuscripts  History 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Author, Other, Adapter, Contributor, Publishing director, Publisher, Author of introduction
Classifications: PA6156, 871
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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 )

30 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The passionate and dramatic elegies of Propertius gained him a reputation as one of Rome's finest love poets. Here he portrays the exciting, uneven course of his love affair with Cynthia and tells us much about his contemporaries and the society in which he lives, while in later poems he turns to mythological themes and the legends of early Rome. In this new edition of Propertius, G.P. Goold solves some long-standing questions of interpretation and gives us a faithful and stylish prose translation. His explanatory notes and glossary-index offer steady guidance and a wealth of information. Born in Assisi about 50 B.C., Sextus Propertius moved as a young man to Rome, where he came into contact with a coterie of poets, including Virgil, Tibullus, Horace, and Ovid. Publication of his first book brought immediate recognition and the unwavering support of Maecenas, the influential patron of the Augustan poets. He died perhaps in his mid-thirties, leaving us four books of elegies that have attracted admirers throughout the ages
Callirhoe by Chariton( Book )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 806 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 )

45 editions published between 1913 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enth.: <Carmina> / Catullus. <Elegiae> / Tibullus. Pervigilium veneris / <Tiberianus>
Virgil by Virgil( Book )

12 editions published between 1916 and 2000 in English and Latin and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

VIRGIL (Publius Vergilius Maro), was born in 70 B.C. near Mantua and was educated at Cremona, Milan and Rome. Slow in speech, shy in manner, thoughtful in mind, weak in health, he went back north for a quiet life. Influenced by the group of poets there, he may have written some of the doubtful poems included in our Virgilian manuscripts. All his undoubted extant work is written in his perfect hexameters. Earliest comes the collection of ten pleasingly artificial bucolic poems, the Eclogues, which imitated freely Theocritus' idylls. They deal with the pastoral life and love. Before 29 B.C. came one of the best of all didactic works, the four books of Georgics on tillage, trees, cattle, bees. Virgil's remaining years were spent in composing his great, not wholly finished, epic the Aeneid, on the traditional theme of Rome's origins through Aeneas of Troy. Inspired by the Emperor Augustus' rule, the poem is Homeric in metre and method but influenced by later Greek and Roman literature, philosophy and learning, and deeply Roman in spirit. Virgil died in 19 B.C. in Greece, where he intended to round off the Aeneid. He had left in Rome a request that all its twelve books should be destroyed if he were to die then, but they were published by the executors of his will
Astronomica by Marcus Manilius( Book )

76 editions published between 1885 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 570 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
Ovid. Metamorphoses by Ovid( Book )

17 editions published between 1916 and 1994 in English and Latin and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his most influential work, the Metamorphoses, Ovid (43 BCE-17 CE) weaves a hexametric whole from a huge range of myths, which are connected by the theme of change and ingeniously linked as the narrative proceeds from earliest creation to transformation in Ovid's own time
Catullus by Gaius Valerius Catullus( Book )

25 editions published between 1913 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catullus (84-54BCE) couples consummate poetic artistry with intensity of feeling. Tibullus (c. 54-19 BCE) proclaims love for "Delia" and "Nemesis" in elegy. The beautiful verse of the Pervigilium Veneris (fourth century CE?) celebrates a spring festival in honour of the goddess of love
The art of love and other poems by Ovid( Book )

31 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the didactic poetry of Face Cosmetics, Art of Love, and Remedies for Love, Ovid (43 BCE-17 CE) demonstrates abstrusity and wit. His Ibis is an elegiac curse-poem. Nux, Halieutica, and Consolatio ad Liviam are poems now judged not to be by Ovid
Tristia ; Ex Ponto by Ovid( Book )

34 editions published between 1924 and 2015 in English and Latin and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the melancholy elegies of the Tristia and the Ex Ponto, Ovid (43 BCE-17 CE) writes as from exile in Tomis on the Black sea, appealing to such people as his wife and the emperor
Heroides ; and, Amores by Ovid( Book )

27 editions published between 1914 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Heroides, Ovid (43 BCE-17CE) allows legendary women to narrate their memories and express their emotions in verse letters to absent husbands and lovers. Ovid's Amores are three books of elegies ostensibly about the poet's love affair with his mistress Corinna
Ovid's Fasti by Ovid( Book )

16 editions published between 1931 and 2006 in English and Latin and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Fasti Ovid (43 BCE-17 CE) sets forth explanations of the festivals and sacred rites that were noted on the Roman calendar, and relates in graphic detail the legends attached to specific dates. The poem is an invaluable source of information about religious practices
Ovid by Ovid( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minor Latin poets by J. Wight Duff( Book )

4 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in English and held by 215 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
Aeneid, 7-12 ; appendix Vergiliana by Virgil( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Latin and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epistola ad Joannem Millium by Richard Bentley( Book )

12 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A special reprint of Alexander Dyce's edition of the€ Epistola €(1691), the work which first brought Bentley fame, and which has long been out of print
Eclogues ; Georgics ; Aeneid, 1-6 by Virgil( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Latin and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metamorphoses by Ovid( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting Catullus by G. P Goold( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil by Virgil( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ovid : in six volumes by Ovid( Book )

19 editions published between 1916 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 46 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
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Elegies / Propertius ; edited and translated by G.P. Goold
Alternative Names
George P. Goold britischer Klassischer Philologe

George P. Goold Brits klassiek filoloog (1922-2001)

George Patrick Goold

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

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