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Gummere, Richard M. (Richard Mott) 1883-1969

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Works: 198 works in 502 publications in 5 languages and 5,662 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Software 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, tra
Classifications: BJ214.S4, 188
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Most widely held works about Richard M Gummere
 
Most widely held works by Richard M Gummere
Letters from a Stoic : Epistulae morales ad Lucilium by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

92 editions published between 1917 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Along with the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, Seneca's Letters from a Stoic is one of the major texts of Roman Stoic philosophy. Themes include the rational order of the universe, how to lead a simple life, the effects and benefits of misfortune, and the necessity of facing mortality"--
Seneca : the philosopher and his modern message by Richard M Gummere( Book )

37 editions published between 1922 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American colonial mind and the classical tradition : essays in comparative culture by Richard M Gummere( Book )

23 editions published between 1962 and 1985 in English and German and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven wise men of colonial America by Richard Mott Gummere( Book )

16 editions published in 1967 in English and German and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard M. Gummere, writing with characteristic warmth and humor, explores the attitudes toward the classics of seven prominent colonial Americans--Hugh Jones, Robert Calef, Michael Wigglesworth, Samuel Davies, Henry Melhior Muhlenberg, Benjamin Rush, and Thomas Paine. A companion volume to the author's The American Colonial Mind and the Classical Tradition, this book provides separate, absorbing biographies of these "seven wise men." Each of them was essentially pragmatic and judged the value of the classics not only on the basis of their intrinsic worth but also for their relevance to contemporary problems. Hugh Jones--who advocated a practical training for the youth of Colonial Virginia--and Benjamin Rush questioned particularly the value of the classics as a requisite part of the school curriculum, although granting their importance for college admission and professional careers. Thomas Paine, openly skeptical about the wisdom of studying Greek and Latin in the original, scattered references in translation throughout his writings, so that he often seems to be "a classicist malgré lui." Higglesworth, Davies, and Muhlenberg regarded the ancient languages as aids to the understanding of Christian theology and as basic preparation for both the minister and the layman. Wigglesworth, at home in both ancient and modern literature, peppered his sermons with Latin quotations, but took care to keep his interpolations strictly subservient to the Gospel. Some academicians and religious leaders adapted or even misinterpreted the classics in order to find in them support for various moralistic positions. Robert Calef opposed this disingenuousness and debated vigorously with Cotton Mather the evils of the Salem witch trial convictions, whose virtue Mather sought to prove by citing classical myths and legends. Calef raised a seemingly lone voice in his plea for a Christian policy of forbearance and understanding
Seneca by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, born at Corduba (Cordova) C.5 or 4 B.C. of a noble and wealthy family, spent an ailing childhood and youth at Rome in an aunt's care. He was victim of life-long neurosis but became famous in rhetoric, philosophy, money-making, and imperial service. After some disgrace during Claudius' reign he became tutor and then, in A.D. 54, advising minister to Nero, some of whose worst misdeed he did not prevent. Involved (innocently?) in a conspiracy, he killed himself by order in A.D. 65. Wealthy, he preached indifference to wealth; evader of pain and death, he preached scorn of both; and there were other contrasts between practice and principle
Epistles by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( )

4 editions published between 1917 and 2015 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 124 epistles Seneca (c. 4-65 CE) writes to Lucilius, occasionally about technical problems of philosophy, but more often in a relaxed style about moral and ethical questions, relating them to personal experiences. He thus presents a Stoic philosopher's thoughts about the good life in a contemporary context. Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, born at Corduba (Cordova) ca. 4 BCE, of a prominent and wealthy family, spent an ailing childhood and youth at Rome in an aunt's care. He became famous in rhetoric, philosophy, money-making, and imperial service. After some disgrace during Claudius' reign he became tutor and then, in 54 CE, advising minister to Nero, some of whose worst misdeeds he did not prevent. Involved (innocently?) in a conspiracy, he killed himself by order in 65. Wealthy, he preached indifference to wealth; evader of pain and death, he preached scorn of both; and there were other contrasts between practice and principle. We have Seneca's philosophical or moral essays (ten of them traditionally called Dialogues)--on providence, steadfastness, the happy life, anger, leisure, tranquility, the brevity of life, gift-giving, forgiveness--and treatises on natural phenomena. Also extant are 124 epistles, in which he writes in a relaxed style about moral and ethical questions, relating them to personal experiences; a skit on the official deification of Claudius, Apocolocyntosis (in Loeb number 15); and nine rhetorical tragedies on ancient Greek themes. Many epistles and all his speeches are lost. The 124 epistles are collected in Volumes IV-VI of the Loeb Classical Library's ten-volume edition of Seneca
Latin: fourth year by Harry Edwin Burton( Book )

3 editions published in 1931 in English and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epistles by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ad Lucilium epistulae morales by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

17 editions published between 1920 and 1970 in 4 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Junior Latin : book one- by John Evans Forsythe( Book )

3 editions published in 1917 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ad Lucilium epistulae morales : in three volumes by Sénèque( Book )

14 editions published between 1925 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ad Lucilium epistulae morales by Sénèque( Book )

15 editions published between 1917 and 1967 in 4 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seneca ad Lucilium Epistulae Morales : with an English translation by Richard M. Gummere( Book )

4 editions published between 1925 and 1967 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seneca in ten volumes by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epistles by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seneca in ten volumes by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

2 editions published between 1971 and 1989 in Latin and English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arcades ambo by Richard M Gummere( Book )

3 editions published in 1904 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seneca [in ten volumes] by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

1 edition published in 1920 in Latin and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seneca [in ten volumes] by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

2 editions published in 1925 in Latin and English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ad Lucilium epistulae morales by L. Annaeus Seneca( Book )

5 editions published in 1925 in Latin and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Letters from a Stoic : Epistulae morales ad Lucilium Ad Lucilium epistulae morales Epistles
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Seneca : the philosopher and his modern messageSenecaEpistlesEpistlesAd Lucilium epistulae morales : in three volumesAd Lucilium epistulae moralesEpistlesSeneca in ten volumes
Alternative Names
Gummere, Richard M.

Gummere, Richard M. (Richard Mott), 1883-

Gummere, Richard Mott.

Gummere, Richard Mott 1883-

Gummere, Richard Mott 1883-1969

Gummere, Richard Mott b. 1883

Richard Mott Gummere American classical philologist and educator

Richard Mott Gummere US-amerikanischer Klassischer Philologe und Hochschullehrer

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