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Watson, J. S. (John Selby) 1804-1884

Overview
Works: 178 works in 767 publications in 5 languages and 8,255 library holdings
Genres: History  Poetry  Sources  Epic poetry  Biography  Anecdotes  Military history  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Manuscripts 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor
Classifications: PA4025.A2, 883.1
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Cicero on oratory and orators by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

64 editions published between 1855 and 1986 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains Cicero's De Oratore and Brutus, influential sources over the centuries for ideas on rhetoric and train{u00AD}ing for public leadership. The De Oratore, written in 55 B.C., argues that rhetoric is socially significant because states are established and main{u00AD}tained through the leadership of eloquent men. The three books of dialogues in this volume feature discussions between well-known figures in Roman history, in{u00AD}cluding Lucius Crassus, Marcus An{u00AD}tonius, Quintus Lutatius Catulus, Quin{u00AD}tus Marcius Scaevola, Caius Aurelius Cotta, Julius Caesar Strabo Vopicus, and Publius Sulpicus Rufus. The Brutus continues the theme of the dialogues, giving a history of eminent orators whose performances exemplify the Ciceronian theory that rhetoric final{u00AD}ly adds up to leadership
Socratic discourses by Plato( Book )

16 editions published between 1910 and 2007 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The march up country : a translation of Xenophon's Anabasis by Xenophon( Book )

86 editions published between 1800 and 1915 in 3 languages and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xenophon (ca. 430 to ca. 354 BCE) was a wealthy Athenian and friend of Socrates. He left Athens in 401 and joined an expedition including ten thousand Greeks led by the Persian governor Cyrus against the Persian king. After the defeat of Cyrus, it fell to Xenophon to lead the Greeks from the gates of Babylon back to the coast through inhospitable lands. Later he wrote the famous vivid account of this 'March Up-Country' (Anabasis); but meanwhile he entered service under the Spartans against the Persian king, married happily, and joined the staff of the Spartan king, Agesilaus. But Athens was at war with Sparta in 394 and so exiled Xenophon. The Spartans gave him an estate near Elis where he lived for years writing and hunting and educating his sons. Reconciled to Sparta, Athens restored Xenophon to honour but he preferred to retire to Corinth. Xenophon's Anabasis is a true story of remarkable adventures
On the early education of the citizen-orator : Institutio oratoria, book I, and book II, chapters one through ten by Quintilian( Book )

6 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quintilian's Institutes of oratory; or, Education of an orator. In twelve books. Literally tr. with notes by Quintilian( Book )

49 editions published between 1856 and 2014 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greek historians: the essence of Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon [and] Polybius by M. I Finley( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essential passages from the works of four "fathers of history"-Herodotus's History, Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War, Xenophon's Anabasis, and Polybius's Histories
Justin, Cornelius Nepos, and Eutropius by J. S Watson( Book )

39 editions published between 1853 and 2009 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1853 volume contains translations of the Greek histories written by ancient authors Justin, Cornelius Nepos and Eutropius
The Cyropaedia : or, Institution of Cyrus and the Hellenics, or Grecian history by Xenophon( Book )

23 editions published between 1855 and 1980 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad of Homer by Homer( Book )

25 editions published between 1857 and 1913 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most importantly, this edition makes available for the first time in paperback Pope's notes in their entirety, enabling us to observe one poetic genius illuminate the work of another
On the nature of things : a philosophical poem, in six books by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

8 editions published in 1851 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xenophon's minor works by Xenophon( Book )

17 editions published between 1857 and 1914 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the nature of the universe by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the passion of a true poet, Titus Lucretius Carus (ca. 99-55 B.C.E.) expounds the most coherent and eloquent system of materialism surviving from the ancient world. Developing the atomic theory of his master, Epicurus, Lucretius discusses the motion of atoms, natural phenomena, sensation, free will, and the soul's relation to the body. Most importantly, Lucretius sees his teaching as a bulwark against religious fears and prejudices. Since death is final, humankind need not fear everlasting torture and punishment
Lucretius On the nature of things by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

10 editions published between 1880 and 1901 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reasoning power in animals by J. S Watson( Book )

11 editions published between 1867 and 2010 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographies of John Wilkes and William Cobbett by J. S Watson( Book )

6 editions published between 1870 and 2012 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Richard Porson, M.A. : professor of Greek in the University of Cambridge from 1792 to 1808 by J. S Watson( Book )

4 editions published between 1861 and 2016 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of William Warburton, D.D. Lord Bishop of Gloucester from 1760-1779 : with remarks on his works by J. S Watson( Book )

7 editions published between 1863 and 2010 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sallust's Conspiracy of Catiline and the Jugurthine war by Sallust( Book )

12 editions published between 1891 and 1897 in English and Latin and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First five books of the Anabasis of Xenophon; or, Expeditions of Cyrus by Xenophon( Book )

5 editions published between 1895 and 1896 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Greek historians: the essence of Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon [and] Polybius
Alternative Names
John Selby Watson British clergyman, classical translator and murderer

John Selby Watson Brits taalkundige (-1884)

Selby Watson, John 1804-1884

Watson, J.S.

Watson, J. S. 1804-1884

Watson, John Selby 1804-1884

Watson, John Selby Reverend

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Socratic discoursesThe Greek historians: the essence of Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon [and] PolybiusJustin, Cornelius Nepos, and EutropiusThe Iliad of HomerOn the nature of the universe