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Codrington, Robert 1601-1665

Works: 167 works in 473 publications in 2 languages and 7,162 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Sources  Humor  Portraits  Short stories, French  Fiction  Romances  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Composer, Other
Classifications: PQ1631, 843.3
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Most widely held works about Robert Codrington
Most widely held works by Robert Codrington
Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois, queen of Navarre by Marguerite( Book )

28 editions published between 1641 and 1985 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Æsop's fables with his life in English, French and Latin by Aesop( Book )

16 editions published between 1666 and 1978 in English and Multiple languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quintus Curtius: History of Alexander by Quintus Curtius Rufus( Book )

18 editions published between 1661 and 1983 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quintus Curtius was apparently a rhetorician who lived in the first century of the Roman empire and, early in the reign of Claudius (41-54 CE), wrote a history of Alexander the Great in 10 books in clear and picturesque style for Latin readers. The first two books have not survived--the narrative begins with events in 333 BCE--and there is material missing from books V, VI, and X. One of his main sources is Cleitarchus who, about 300 BCE, had made Alexander's career a matter of marvellous adventure. Curtius is not a critical historian; and in his desire to entertain and to stress the personality of Alexander, he elaborates effective scenes, omits much that is important for history, and does not worry about chronology. But he does not invent things, except speeches and letters inserted into the narrative by traditional habit. 'I copy more than I believe', he says. Three features of his story are narrative of exciting experiences, development of a hero's character, and a disposition to moralise. His history is one of the five extant works on which historians rely for the career of Alexander the Great
A collection of many select and excellent proverbs out of several languages most useful in all discourses, and for the government of life ... by Robert Codrington( Book )

8 editions published between 1672 and 1972 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The Troublesome and hard aduentures in loue]( Book )

4 editions published in 1594 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Heptameron by Marguerite( Book )

12 editions published in 1654 in English and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography of Queene Marguerite, consort of King Henry II of France and biography of King Henry II of France
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Alternative Names
C, R. 1601-1665

C., R. (Robert Codrington), 1601-1665

Codrington, Rob 1601-1665

Codrington, Rob. (Robert), 1601-1665

Experienced hand 1601-1665

Meaner hand 1601-1665

R. C 1601-1665

R. C. (Robert Codrington), 1601-1665

Robert Codrington translator and writer