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

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Works: 338 works in 1,035 publications in 3 languages and 9,124 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Epic poetry  Sources  Didactic poetry, Latin  Fiction  Juvenile works  Didactic poetry  Epic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, Annotator, Honoree, Creator
Classifications: PA6483.E5, 871.01
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De oratore; De fato; Paradoxa stoicorum; De partitione oratoria by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

70 editions published between 1855 and 2018 in English and held by 1,173 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 561 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 )

57 editions published between 1852 and 1982 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

61 editions published between 1856 and 2014 in English and held by 511 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 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

44 editions published between 1848 and 1912 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

30 editions published between 1851 and 1904 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lucretius was a Roman philosopher and poet of the first century BC whose only known work is The Nature of Things (c.50 BC), a didactic poem in six books that expounds his philosophical beliefs. He followed Epicurean ideas, believing the world to be made up of tiny atoms moving in a void and viewing life in terms of pleasure and pain, representing good and bad. The Nature of Things was to have a huge influence on poets such as Virgil (whose Georgics was written only a generation later) and was to affect the course of western literature as a whole. A.E. Stalling's new translation is in rhyming couplets and uses modern terminology to reflect the impact of the original poem. Richard Jenkyns's introduction explores Lucretius' beliefs and his influence on subsequent literature. This edition also includes a preface, suggestions for further reading and notes."--Back cover
The march up country : a translation of Xenophon's Anabasis by Xenophon( Book )

34 editions published between 1857 and 1915 in English and held by 284 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. Hellenica, a history of Greek affairs from 411 to 362, begins as a continuation of Thucydides' account. There are four works on Socrates (collected in Volume IV of the Loeb Xenophon edition). In Memorabilia Xenophon adds to Plato's picture of Socrates from a different viewpoint. The Apology is an interesting complement to Plato's account of Socrates' defense at his trial. Xenophon's Symposium portrays a dinner party at which Socrates speaks of love; and Oeconomicus has him giving advice on household management and married life. Cyropaedia, a historical romance on the education of Cyrus (the Elder), reflects Xenophon's ideas about rulers and government; the Loeb edition is in two volumes. We also have his Hiero, a dialogue on government; Agesilaus, in praise of that king; Constitution of Lacedaemon (on the Spartan system); Ways and Means (on the finances of Athens); Manual for a Cavalry Commander; a good manual of Horsemanship; and a lively Hunting with Hounds. The Constitution of the Athenians, though clearly not by Xenophon, is an interesting document on politics at Athens. These eight books are collected in the last of the seven volumes of the Loeb Classical Library edition of Xenophon
Justin, Cornelius Nepos, and Eutropius by J. S Watson( Book )

39 editions published between 1853 and 2019 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 260 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
Conspiracy of Catiline and the Jurgurthine War by Sallust( )

6 editions published between 1896 and 2007 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1859 and 1980 in English and Latin and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1870 and 2012 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xenophon's minor works by Xenophon( Book )

17 editions published between 1857 and 1914 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1867 and 2020 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1872 and 2009 in English and held by 101 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
Sallust's Conspiracy of Catiline and the Jugurthine war by Sallust( Book )

13 editions published between 1865 and 1931 in English and Latin and held by 98 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 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Odyssey of Homer by Homer( Book )

16 editions published between 1865 and 1906 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ulysses, on his way home from the Trojan War, encounters resistance from the Sirens, Circe the sorceress, the Cyclops, and other dangers, only to find his wife, Penelope, being pursued by various suitors. Translation by Samuel Butler
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 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Greek historians: the essence of Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon [and] Polybius
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Socratic discoursesJustin, Cornelius Nepos, and EutropiusThe Greek historians: the essence of Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon [and] PolybiusConspiracy of Catiline and the Jurgurthine WarOn 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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Languages
English (492)

Latin (3)

German (2)