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

Overview
Works: 162 works in 702 publications in 3 languages and 7,599 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Epic poetry, Greek  Biography  Epic poetry  Juvenile works  Study guides  Illustrated works  Fiction  Anecdotes 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, tra
Classifications: PA4025.A5, 883.1
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Cicero on oratory and orators by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

61 editions published between 1855 and 1986 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains Cicero{u2019}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 )

15 editions published between 1910 and 2007 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Persian expedition by Xenophon( Book )

70 editions published between 1800 and 1915 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical background on the Anabasis prefaces the classic account of the Greek efforts to place Cyrus on the Persian throne during the fourth century B.C
On the early education of the citizen-orator : Institutio oratoria, book I, and book II, chapters one through ten by Quintilian( Book )

7 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

55 editions published between 1852 and 1982 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quintilian's Institutes of oratory; or, Education of an orator by Quintilian( Book )

37 editions published between 1856 and 1910 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justin, Cornelius Nepos, and Eutropius by J. S Watson( Book )

37 editions published between 1853 and 2009 in English and held by 274 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 )

21 editions published between 1859 and 1980 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad of Homer by Homer( Book )

20 editions published between 1857 and 1913 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of Homer's The Iliad was one of Alexander Pope's earlier translating endeavors, completed in 1715, after learning Greek and Latin as a child from a local priest
On the nature of things : a philosophical poem, in six books by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

8 editions published in 1851 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1856 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xenophon's minor works by Xenophon( Book )

15 editions published between 1857 and 1914 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 98 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 Odyssey of Homer by Homer( Book )

15 editions published between 1858 and 1906 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complete translation of the Greek poem recounting the experience of Odysseus during his return from the Trojan War
Lucretius On the nature of things. A philosophical poem, in six books by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

10 editions published between 1880 and 1901 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1867 and 2010 in English and held by 76 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 73 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 in 1861 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sallust's Conspiracy of Catiline and the Jugurthine war by Sallust( Book )

11 editions published between 1891 and 1897 in English and Latin and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornelius Nepos by Cornelius Nepos( Book )

12 editions published between 1800 and 1991 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornelius Nepos was born in Cisalpine Gaul but lived in Rome and was a friend of Cicero, Atticus, and Catullus. Most of his writings, which included poems, moral examples from history, a chronological sketch of general history, a geographical work, Lives of Cato the Elder and Cicero, and other biographies, are lost. Extant is a portion of his 'De Viris Illustribus': (i) part of his parallel lives of Roman and non-Roman famous men, namely the portion containing lives of non-Roman generals (all Greeks except three) and a chapter on kings; and (ii) two lives from the class of historians. The lives are short popular biographies of various kinds, written in a usually plain readable style, of value today because of Nepos's use of many good sources
 
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Cicero on oratory and orators
Alternative Names
John Selby Watson British clergyman, classical translator and murderer

John Selby Watson British murderer

John Selby Watson Brits taalkundige (-1884)

Selby Watson, John 1804-1884

Watson, J.S.

Watson, J. S. 1804-1884

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Watson, John Selby Reverend

Languages
English (434)

German (2)

Latin (1)

Covers
Socratic discoursesJustin, Cornelius Nepos, and EutropiusThe Iliad of HomerOn the nature of the universe