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

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Works: 181 works in 789 publications in 4 languages and 8,209 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Epic poetry, Greek  Epic poetry  Sources  Didactic poetry, Latin  Fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor
Classifications: PA4025.A2, 883.01
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Cicero. De oratore by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

68 editions published between 1855 and 1986 in English and held by 1,194 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
The march up country : a translation of Xenophon's Anabasis by Xenophon( Book )

75 editions published between 1800 and 1915 in 3 languages and held by 605 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
Socratic discourses by Plato( Book )

16 editions published between 1910 and 2007 in English and held by 568 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 )

59 editions published between 1852 and 1982 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 436 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 )

31 editions published between 1851 and 1904 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With no earlier English version to guide her, she shows extraordinary skill in reading a very difficult text, much obscured by corruptions and indifferent annotation
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 316 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 )

24 editions published between 1859 and 1980 in English and held by 176 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 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xenophon's minor works by Xenophon( Book )

16 editions published between 1857 and 1914 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad by Homer( Book )

25 editions published between 1857 and 1913 in English and held by 118 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
On the nature of things by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

7 editions published between 1851 and 2009 in English and held by 117 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 reasoning power in animals by J. S Watson( Book )

11 editions published between 1867 and 2010 in English and held by 110 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

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 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memorabilia by Xenophon( Book )

5 editions published between 1899 and 1906 in English and held by 82 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. Far more obviously than Plato in the dialogues, Xenophon calls attention in the Memorabilia to his own relationship with Socrates. A colorful and fully engaged writer, Xenophon aims above all to convince his readers of the greatness of Socrates' thought and the disgracefulness of his conviction on a capital charge. In thirty-nine chapters, Xenophon presents Socrates as an ordinary person and as a great benefactor to those associated with h
The Cyropaedia, or, Institution of Cyrus, and the Hellenics, or Grecian history. Literally translated from the Greek of Xenophon by Xenophon.245( Book )

3 editions published in 1855 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Greek historians: the essence of Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon [and] Polybius
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Socratic discoursesThe Greek historians: the essence of Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon [and] PolybiusJustin, Cornelius Nepos, and EutropiusThe IliadOn the nature of things
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John Selby Watson British clergyman, classical translator and murderer

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