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

Overview
Works: 277 works in 859 publications in 2 languages and 8,507 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Sources  Didactic poetry, Latin  Didactic poetry  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Anecdotes  Military history 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Annotator, Other, Creator
Classifications: PA6483.E5, 871.01
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Cicero on oratory and orators by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

72 editions published between 1855 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,209 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 )

14 editions published between 1910 and 1947 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains a selection of discourses attributed to the great Athenian thinker and innovator Socrates. The accounts are drawn both from the written works of Plato and Xenophon
Sallust, Florus, and Velleius Paterculus by Sallust( Book )

55 editions published between 1852 and 1982 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

53 editions published between 1856 and 2014 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the early education of the citizen-orator : Institutio oratoria, book I, and book II, chapters one through ten by Quintilian( Book )

3 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

35 editions published between 1857 and 1915 in English and held by 289 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
Justin, Cornelius Nepos, and Eutropius by J. S Watson( Book )

37 editions published between 1853 and 2009 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1853 volume contains translations of the Greek histories written by ancient authors Justin, Cornelius Nepos and Eutropius
The Greek historians: the essence of Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon [and] Polybius by M. I Finley( Book )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 266 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
The Anabasis, or Expedition of Cyrus, and the Memorabilia of Socrates by Xenophon( Book )

27 editions published between 1848 and 1912 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cyropaedia : or, Institution of Cyrus and the Hellenics, or Grecian history by Xenophon( Book )

24 editions published between 1855 and 1980 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Anabasis, or, Expedition of Cyrus, and the Memorabilia of Socrates by Xenophon( Book )

17 editions published between 1857 and 1895 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way things are: the De rerum natura of Titus Lucretius Carus by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

18 editions published between 1870 and 1901 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once we understand this, we free ourselves of superstitious fears, becoming as human and as godlike as we can be. The poem, then, is about the universe and how human beings ought to live in it. Epicurean physics and morality converge
Biographies of John Wilkes and William Cobbett by J. S Watson( )

6 editions published between 1870 and 2012 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucretius: Of the nature of things : a metrical translation by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

6 editions published between 1851 and 1904 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucy Hutchinson is well known for her Memoirs of her husband, Colonel John Hutchinson, the Parliamentarian and Regicide, but her poems and theological writings have been largely ignored. Her pioneering translation of Lucretius' De rerum natura, made in the mid-seventeenth century, is published here for the first time
Xenophon's minor works by Xenophon( Book )

16 editions published between 1857 and 1914 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1867 and 2010 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1851 and 2009 in English and held by 115 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
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 2012 in English and held by 94 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 )

6 editions published between 1861 and 2016 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cyropaedia, or, Institution of Cyrus, and the Hellenics, or Grecian history. Literally translated from the Greek of Xenophon by Xenophon( Book )

2 editions published in 1855 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Greek historians: the essence of Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon [and] Polybius
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Justin, Cornelius Nepos, and EutropiusThe Greek historians: the essence of Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon [and] PolybiusOn the nature of things
Alternative Names
John Selby Watson British clergyman, classical translator and murderer

John Selby Watson Brits taalkundige (-1884)

John Selby Watson lingüista británico

Selby Watson, John 1804-1884

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Watson, J. S. 1804-1884

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Languages
English (437)

German (2)