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

Overview
Works: 179 works in 775 publications in 3 languages and 8,194 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Epic poetry, Greek  Epic poetry  History  Didactic poetry, Latin  Juvenile works  Sources  Fiction  Biography  Didactic poetry 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor
Classifications: PA4025.A2, 883.01
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Cicero. De oratore by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

64 editions published between 1855 and 1986 in English and held by 1,192 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 571 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
The Anabasis, or Expedition of Cyrus, and the Memorabilia of Socrates by Xenophon( Book )

61 editions published between 1848 and 1915 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sallust, Florus, and Velleius Paterculus by Sallust( Book )

59 editions published between 1852 and 1982 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucretius: On the nature of things ; and, The Discourses of Epictetus ; and, The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

38 editions published between 1851 and 2009 in English and held by 486 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
Quintilian's Institutes of oratory; or, Education of an orator. In twelve books. Literally tr. with notes by Quintilian( Book )

51 editions published between 1856 and 2014 in English and held by 482 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 )

4 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and held by 435 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 327 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 320 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 )

22 editions published between 1859 and 1980 in English and held by 174 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 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xenophon's minor works by Xenophon( Book )

16 editions published between 1857 and 1914 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad by Homer( Book )

25 editions published between 1857 and 1913 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The centuries old epic about the wrath of Achilles is rendered into modern English verse by a renowned translator and accompanied by an introduction that reassesses the identity of Homer. In Robert Fagles' beautifully rendered text, the Iliad overwhelms us afresh. The huge themes godlike, yet utterly human of savagery and calculation, of destiny defied, of triumph and grief compel our own humanity. Time after time, one pauses and re-reads before continuing. Fagles' voice is always that of a poet and scholar of our own age as he conveys the power of Homer. Robert Fagles and Bernard Knox are to be congratulated and praised on this admirable work
The reasoning power in animals by J. S Watson( Book )

11 editions published between 1867 and 2010 in English and held by 108 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 103 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 88 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 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memorabilia by Xenophon( Book )

5 editions published between 1899 and 1906 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essential text for understanding Socrates, Xenophon's Memorabilia is the compelling tribute of an affectionate student to his teacher, providing a rare firsthand account of Socrates' life and philosophy. The Memorabilia is invaluable both as a work of philosophy in its own right and as a complement to the study of Plato's dialogues. The longest of Xenophon's four Socratic works, it is particularly revealing about the differences between Socrates and his philosophical predecessors
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 82 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 )

3 editions published in 1855 in English and held by 81 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

Languages
English (468)

German (2)

Latin (1)

Covers
Socratic discoursesLucretius: On the nature of things ; and, The Discourses of Epictetus ; and, The Meditations of Marcus AureliusThe Greek historians: the essence of Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon [and] PolybiusJustin, Cornelius Nepos, and EutropiusThe Iliad