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Rudd, Niall

Works: 71 works in 451 publications in 3 languages and 12,043 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Essays  Satirical literature  History  Commentaries  Records and correspondence  Software 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Commentator, Contributor
Classifications: PA6447.E5, 871.01
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Most widely held works about Niall Rudd
Most widely held works by Niall Rudd
The satires of Horace : a study by Niall Rudd( Book )

21 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odes and epodes by Horace( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and Latin and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The poetry of Horace (born 65 BC) is richly varied, its focus moving between public and private concerns, urban and rural settings, Stoic and Epicurean thought. This new Loeb Classical Library edition of the great Roman poet's Odes and Epodes boasts a faithful and fluid translation and reflects current scholarship." "Horace took pride in being the first Roman to write a body of lyric poetry. For models he turned to Greek lyric, especially to the poetry of Alcaeus, Sappho, and Pindar; but his poems are set in a Roman context. His four books of odes cover a wide range of moods and topics. Some are public poems, upholding the traditional values of courage, loyalty, and piety; and there are hymns to gods. But most of the odes are on private themes: chiding or advising friends; speaking about love and amorous situations, often amusingly. Horace's seventeen epodes, which he called iambi, were also an innovation for Roman literature. Like the odes they were inspired by a Greek model: the seventh century iambic poetry of Archilochus. Love and political concerns are frequent themes; the tone is only occasionally aggressive. "In his language he is triumphantly adventurous," Quintilian said of Horace; Niall Rudd's new translation reflects his different voices."--Jacket
Lines of enquiry : studies in Latin poetry by Niall Rudd( Book )

21 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these studies of Latin poetry Niall Rudd demonstrates a variety of critical methods and approaches. He shows how it can be fruitful at different times to consider the historical background of a poem, its language or structure, its place in a literary tradition, the role of critical paradigms, and so on. But if no single approach has special and invariable authority this does not imply critical anarchy. Each has its own validity for different purposes, its own strengths and limitations. The reader must be versatile and sensitive to a range of possibilities, but not doctrinaire
Essays on classical literature by Niall Rudd( Book )

8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satires by Persius( Book )

36 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Juvenal, whose work dates from the early second century A.D., is commonly considered to be the greatest Roman satirical poet. Addressing Roman society, his sixteen satires are notable for their bitter, ironic humor; power of invective, grim epigrams; sympathy with the poor; and narrow pessimism. Juvenal greatly influenced later satirists, most notably, Samuel Johnson. This new translation of the Satires vividly conveys Juvenal's gift for evoking a wealth of imagery with a few, economical phrases. With an introduction and notes outlining background information and explaining contemporary allusions, this new translation is fully accessible to the modern reader." -- Publisher's information
Themes in Roman satire by Niall Rudd( Book )

23 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text sets out to illuminate all the central themes of Roman satire. It offers a synchronic assessment of different aspects of the work of Lucilius, Horace, Persius and Juvenal: their aims; their styles; and their views on freedom of speech, class patronage, Greeks and sex. In addition it contains a sympathetic presentation in English of the poetry of Lucilius
On the commonwealth ; and, On the laws by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

H̀owever one defines Man, the same definition applies to us all. This is sufficient proof that there is no essential difference within mankind.' (Laws l.29-30) Cicero's The Republic is an impassioned plea for responsible governement written just before the civil war that ended the Roman Republic in a dialogue following Plato. Drawing on Greek political theory, the work embodies the mature reflections of a Roman ex-consul on the nature of political organization, on justice in society, and on the qualities needed in a statesman. Its sequel, The Laws, expounds the influential doctrine of Natural
A commentary on Horace : Odes, book II by R. G. M Nisbet( Book )

33 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a successor to the commentaries by Nisbet and Hubbard on Odes I and II, but it takes critical note of the abundant recent writing on Horace. It starts from the precise interpretation of the Latin; attention is paid to the nuances implied by the word-order; parallel passages are quoted, not to depreciate the poet's originality but to elucidate his meaning and to show how he adapted his predecessors; sometimes major English poets are cited to exemplify his influence on the tradition. In expounding the so-called Roman Odes the editors reject not only uncritical acceptance of Augustan ideology but also more recent attempts to find subversion in a court-poet. They show how Greek moralizing, particularly by the Epicureans, is applied to contemporary social situations. Poems on country festivals are treated sympathetically in the belief that the tolerant and inclusive religion of the Romans can easily be misunderstood. The poet's wit is emphasized in his addresses both to eminent Romans and to women with Greek names; the latter poems are taken as reflecting his general experience rather than particular occasions.; Though Horace's ironic self-presentation must not be understood too literally, the editors reject the modern tendency to treat the author as unknowable. Although the text of the Odes is not printed separately, the headings to the notes provide a continuous text. The editors put forward a number of conjectures, most of them necessarily tentative, and in the few cases where they disagree, both opinions are summarized
Epistles, book II ; and, Epistle to the Pisones (Ars poetica) by Horace( Book )

23 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The satires of Horace and Persius by Horace( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horace 2000 : a celebration : essays for the bimillennium( Book )

14 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Horace) died on 27 November, 8 B.C. This volume provides a fitting tribute to one who was both Rome's greatest lyric poet and its most engaging moralist. Horace 2000: A Celebration contains chapters from seven established scholars, each representing a major aspect of Horace's work. Because of their different backgrounds - in politics, literary criticism, and cultural history - the writers adopt different approaches to his poetry. They occasionally disagree, but they all have something thought-provoking and significant to say. The volume also includes a Latin poem in praise of Horace
The classical tradition in operation by Niall Rudd( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his preface Rudd writes: 'Everyone knows of the Classical Tradition - comprehending it is another matter.' This book brings it closer to our understanding
The Satires and Epistles of Horace : a modern English verse translation by Horace( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exuberantly mocking the vices and pretensions of his Roman contemporaries, Horace's Satires are stuffed full of comic vignettes, moral insights, and his pervasive humanity. these poems influenced not only contemporaries such as Juvenal, but also English satirists from Ben Jonson to W.H. Auden. In the Epistles, Horace used the form of letters to explore questions of philosophy and how to live a good life. --from publisher description
The satires of Horace by Horace( Book )

25 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'A systematic study of all the Satires, [this book includes] for each Satire an exposition of argument and structure illustrated by pieces of either idiomatic translation of paraphrase, a description ofhistorical and social background, and comments on the quality of the poem ... this happy blend of historical scholarship and literary criticism is aimed at a wide audience.' Michael Coffey, Classical Review."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Satires I, III, X by Juvenal( Book )

25 editions published between 1977 and 1996 in English and Latin and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Latin poems by Samuel Johnson( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work is based on a simple premise - that in the case of a major figure like Johnson the reader should have access to all his work. Johnson himself would not have wished that in an age when very few people can read the language his Latin poetry should be consigned to a separate category, closed to most educated readers." "The range of the poems considered in this volume is considerable. The epigrams from the Greek Anthology cover many topics, displaying not only the author's dexterity as a versifier but also occasionally his willingness to give the epigrams a new thrust toward moralizing or satire. Much earlier, his lighthearted compositions had begun with the complaint about college beer, and then continued with pieces like the satirical squib against Walpole's government, and the teasing of Crisp over his liking for the theater. A deeper note is struck in the verses on Skye: the first ode turns into a reflection on peace of mind, and the second ends with affectionate thoughts on Mrs. Thrale; the poem on Inchkenneth celebrated the virtuous and cultivated lifestyle of a local family. Other tributes are paid to Pope, to the publisher Cave, and to Dr. Lawrence. The most striking passages, however, come in the middle of "Know Thyself" (a dreadful description of a mind on the verge of collapse), in the charming recollections of swimming as a boy at Stowe Mill, and in the anguished appeals for mercy in the devotional poems." "This short study makes no attempt to repeat the large amount of work already done on the historical background of the poems. It aims, rather, to present a more accurate text, a fairly literal translation that may enable the reader with rusty Latin to follow the original, and some notes that draw attention to style and treatment and to the ease with which Johnson draws on the observations of his predecessors. All of this shows how accessible the first Augustan age was to the second. In these ways the book would claim to make a small but distinctive contribution to the study of a well-known figure."--Jacket
Johnson's Juvenal : London and the vanity of human wishes by Samuel Johnson( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The common spring : essays on Latin and English poetry by Niall Rudd( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection aims to bring out the continuity between major poets in Latin and English, presenting to a wider audience papers previously published only in academic periodicals along with a number of unpublished pieces
Landor's Latin poems : fifty pieces by Walter Savage Landor( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and Latin and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This selection says nothing about the English writings of Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864), which run to sixteen volumes; and apart from a brief introductory sketch it makes only occasional remarks about his life. Instead it presents fifty illustrations of his exceptional dexterity in Latin verse, showing his hostile treatment of political figures (including royalty), his relations with friends, his pleasures and sufferings as a lover, and his delight in the changing phases of nature. The long closing piece treats, within a mythological framework, the great forces that govern the world and its inhabitants." "Landor offers an interesting contrast with Dr Johnson, who died in 1784 when Landor was nine and who is sometimes wrongly described as the last important writer with an inner command of Latin. First, though Landor was careless about money, and at times in serious trouble with debt, he had an inheritance which put him in a different position from Johnson's. Again, while some of Johnson's Latin pieces show a deeply felt belief in religion, Landor's deities are those of classical paganism. Other points emerge from a consideration of what they owe to their Latin predecessors. Both draw on Vergil - especially on the pastorals (Eclogues). And both are indebted to Horace for the metrical forms which he took over from the Greeks and for his genial good sense. But Horace also wrote some abusive epodes on women (nos. 8 and 12) that, though shunned by the fastidious doctor, foreshadow Landor's attacks on Princess Caroline of Brunswick." "But it is Catullus who provides the most revealing contrast. His eleven-syllable line, though ignored by Johnson, is frequently used by Landor. In one such line Catullus brands Julius Caesar, who was already one of the most powerful men in Rome, as "an evil pervert" and "a catamite" (57.1-2). That must have appealed to the rebel in Landor. In another, a girl called Ameana is insulted in the most brutal terms (41). But it was primarily for his infatuation with Lesbia and his anguished disillusion that Catullus served as a model for Landor. That is made clear in the wild hyperbole of the very first poem, in which the iron domination of the Roman empire is redeemed by Catullus' love-poetry. As we read it, the intervening centuries collapse, and we are left with one gifted young poet talking to another in a shared language." "This book is intended primarily for readers whose Latin is somewhat rusty, but even the translation (it is hoped) may help to revive interest in a writer who was admired for his passion and dexterity and detested by his victims."--Jacket
De legibus I by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

12 editions published in 1987 in Latin and English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Odes and epodes
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Niall Rudd britischer Klassischer Philologe irischer Herkunft

Niall Rudd Irish-born British classical philologist

Niall Rudd klassiek filoloog uit Ierland (-2015)

Rudd, N.

Rudd, Niall

Rudd, W.J.N.

Rudd W. J. N. 1927-2015

Rudd W. J. Niall 1927-2015

Lines of enquiry : studies in Latin poetrySatiresThemes in Roman satireOn the commonwealth ; and, On the lawsA commentary on Horace : Odes, book IIEpistles, book II ; and, Epistle to the Pisones (Ars poetica)The satires of Horace and PersiusHorace 2000 : a celebration : essays for the bimillennium