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Morwood, James

Works: 99 works in 583 publications in 5 languages and 10,802 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Terms and phrases  Tragedies (Drama)  Biographies  History  Fiction  Mythological fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Annotator, Other
Classifications: PA2365.E5, 882.01
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James Morwood
Oxford Latin desk dictionary by James Morwood( Book )

90 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 100,000 words, phrases, and translations between English and Latin
A dictionary of Latin words and phrases by James Morwood( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Latin and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Dictionary of Latin Words and Phrases is a handy reference for all kinds of writing, as well as an absorbing collection of phrases, mottoes, proverbs, and sayings. From the memorable annus horribilis to the historic sic semper tyrannis, this new dictionary offers a fresh look at a language which has retained its influence and color." "Along with clear translations and pronunciation guidance, sources from literature and history are annotated with fascinating descriptions and explanations that place the phrases in context. Familiar and amusing proverbs are included and easily found in a separate listing and an A-Z listing of all Latin authors cited includes outlines of their lives and works."--Jacket
Iphigenia among the Taurians ; Bacchae ; Iphigenia at Aulis ; Rhesus by Euripides( Book )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the second of three volumes of a new prose translation, with introduction and notes, of eleven of Euripides' most exciting plays. Iphigenia among the Taurians, set on the Black Sea at the edge of the known world, is much more than a nail-biting story of escape. It is remarkable for its sensitive delineation of character as it weighs Greek against barbarian civilization. Bacchae, a profound exploration of the human psyche, deals with the appalling consequences of resistance to Dionysus, god of wine and unfettered emotion. This tragedy, which above all others speaks to our post-Freudian era, is one of Euripides' two last surviving plays. The second, Iphigenia at Aulis, so vastly different as to highlight the playwright's Protean invention, centres on the ultimate dysfunctional family, that of Agamemnon, as natural emotion is tested in the tragic crucible of the Greek expedition against Troy. Rhesus, probably the work of another playwright, deals with a grisly event in the Trojan War. Like Iphigenia at Aulis, its 'suspect is war and the pity of war', but it is also a thrilling, action-packed theatrical Iliad in miniature."--Jacket
Hecuba by Euripides( Book )

29 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the three great war plays contained in this volume Euripides subjects the sufferings of Troy's survivors to a harrowing examination. The horrific brutality which both women and children undergo evokes a response of unparalleled intensity in the playwright whom Aristotle called the most tragic of poets. Yet the new battle-ground of the aftermath of war is one in which the women of Troy evince an overwhelming greatness of spirit. We weep for the aged Hecuba in her name play and in the Trojan Women, yet we respond with an at times appalled admiration to her resilience amid unrelieved suffering. And in her name play Andromache, the slave-concubine of her husband's killer, endures her existence in the victor's country with a stoic nobility. Of their time yet timeless, these plays insist on the victory of the female spirit amid the horrors visited on them by gods and men during war."--Jacket
Oxford Latin course by M. G Balme( Book )

27 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in English and Latin and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four volume Latin Language series. Each volume features a clear presentation of grammar, narrative passages, background sections, emphasis on daily life and on the role of women, a variety of exercises, and review chapters and tests. Each chapter opens with a set of cartoons with Latin captions that illustrate new grammar points. A Latin reading follows, with new vocabulary highlighted in the margins and follow-up exercises that focus on reading comprehension and grammatical analysis. A background essay in English concludes each chapter. Covering a variety of topics--from history to food, from slavery to travel, these engaging essays present a well-rounded picture of Augustan Rome
Medea ; Hippolytus ; Electra ; Helen by Euripides( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides was one of the most popular and controversial of all Greek tragedians, and his plays are marked by an independence of thought, ingenious dramatic devices, and a subtle variety of register and mood. He is also remarkable for the prominence he gave to female characters, whether heroines of virtue or vice. This new translation does full justice to Euripides's range of tone and gift of narrative. A lucid introduction provides substantial analysis of each play, complete with vital explanations of the traditions and background to Euripides's world. Contains: Medea; Hippolytus; Electra; Helen
The life and works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan by James Morwood( Book )

12 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheridan studies( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford grammar of classical Greek by James Morwood( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text gives clear, concise and easily understood explanations of all the key points of Ancient Greek grammar. Features such as study tips and a glossary ensure students have all the support they need to help their language learning
A Latin grammar by James Morwood( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Latin Grammar has been specifically designed as a handy and easy-to-use reference for students. It covers all aspects of Latin grammar in a clearly written and concise form and presents the information in an open and easily navigable design with lots of additional features." "Hundreds of examples: example sentences throughout clearly illustrate every grammar point, and a detailed vocabulary list covers all the Latin words found in the main text." "Glossary of grammatical terms: a comprehensive glossary provides extra support for beginners, and is a handy refresher reference for more advanced students." "Additional information about the Roman world: special appendices on Roman dates, money weights and measures, and names provide essential information about the Roman world." "More study help: an explanation of literary terms and a list of helpful study tips give students invaluable advice on learning the language." "Guide to pronunciation: a guide to how Latin was pronounced helps students bring this influential language to life."--Jacket
Our Greek and Latin roots by James Morwood( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charts the historical spread of the classical languages throughout the English-speaking world
The plays of Euripides by James Morwood( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This translation of Euripides' entire set of plays sets out to identify the themes that underlie the plays and to concentrate, above all, on demonstrating the extraordinary diversity of this great dramatist
The pocket Oxford classical Greek dictionary( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedies of Sophocles by James Morwood( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study provides separate discussions of each of Sophocles' seven plays: 'Ajax', 'Women of Trachis', 'Antigone', 'Oedipus the King', 'Electra', 'Philoctetes', and 'Oedipus at Colonus'. It sets these between a chapter that outlines modern approaches to Greek tragedy and a final chapter that spotlights a key moment in the reception of each work. Focusing on the tragedies' dramatic power and the challenges with which they confront an audience, the book refuses to confine them within a supposedly Sophoclean template. They are seven unique works, only alike in the fact that they are all major masterpieces
Ion ; Orestes ; Phoenician women ; Suppliant women by Euripides( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ion is a vivid portrait of the role of chance in human life and an exploration of family relationships, which combines a sympathetic portrait of a rape victim with remarks on Athenian xenophobia. In Orestes, the most popular of the tragedian's plays in the ancient world, Euripides explores the emotional consequences of Orestes' murder of his mother on the individuals concerned, and makes the tale resonate with advice to Athens about the threat to democracy posed by political pressure groups. Suppliant Women is a commentary on the politics of empire, as the Athenian king Theseus decides to use force of arms rather than persuasion against Thebes
A commentary on Propertius, Book 3 by Sextus Propertius( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most passionate, individual, and controversial of the Latin love elegists, Propertius in Book 3 covers a broad range of subject matter and a vast geographical reach. After books focused on his mistress Cynthia, he maintains his elegiac role but expands his range to provide a lover's commentary on life, discussing luxury, nudity, art, the empire, and the dangers of travel for profit and war. This detailed commentary uses the text recently published in the Oxford Classical Texts series, and sets out to build on the richness of the material in the book by providing clear introductions to the genres the poems explore - the Greek elegy of Callimachus, epic, tragedy, hymn and epigram - and to topics such as patronage, philosophy, and the images of love as slavery and as warfare
Key to Advanced Latin by Stephen Anderson( )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Key to Advanced Latin provides answers to the exercises that form a substantial part of our new Latin language textbook, ""Advanced Latin: Materials for A2 and Pre-U"", which is being published simultaneously (ISBN 9781853997297). These exercises consist of: 24 translation/comprehension exercises, based on passages taken predominantly from Livy, Caesar and Ovid. These match exactly the requirements of A2, but the passages work equally well as unseen for those working towards Pre-U. Six further passages are offered for unseen translation only, and finally there are 12 passages of continuous pro
Suppliant women by Euripides( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hadrian by James Morwood( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman emperor Hadrian, who lived from 76 to 138 AD was a hugely influential figure whose architectural legacy is obvious even today. However, he was also contradictory and mysterious: he was a Spaniard who became emperor at Rome; he was a popular, successful soldier who aimed to be a man of peace. He dabbled in black magic, and he courted scandal: as well as his bitterly unhappy marriage, he had a very public love affair with Greek boy, who died in mysterious circumstances surrounded by rumours of human sacrifice. This title explores these contradictions and complexities, and pieces togethe
Cupid and Psyche : an adaptation from the golden ass of Apuleius by M. G Balme( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in Latin and English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Oxford Latin desk dictionary
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James Morwood British academic

Morwood, J. H. W.

Morwood, J.H.W. 1943-

Morwood, J. H. W. (James H. W.)

Morwood, James

Morwood, James H.

Morwood, James H. W.

Morwood, James H. W. 1943-

Morwood, James Henry Weldon

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A dictionary of Latin words and phrasesIphigenia among the Taurians ; Bacchae ; Iphigenia at Aulis ; RhesusHecubaOxford Latin courseMedea ; Hippolytus ; Electra ; HelenSheridan studiesThe Oxford grammar of classical GreekA Latin grammar