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Rolfe, John Carew 1859-1943

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Works: 415 works in 1,830 publications in 3 languages and 17,654 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Poetry  Sources  Bibliography  Manuscripts  Readers (Publications)  Concordances  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree, Correspondent
Classifications: PA6156, 878
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Most widely held works about John Carew Rolfe
 
Most widely held works by John Carew Rolfe
Suetonius by Suetonius( Book )

128 editions published between 1913 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 2,598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The translation of the Lives of the Caesars is based upon the text of Maximilian Ihm, Leipzig, 1907 (editio minor, 1908) with some slight changes in punctuation, capitalization, and orthography, to conform more nearly with English and American usage. Where Ihm does not offer a readable text, conjectures have been admitted and mentioned in the footnotes, and in a few other cases a different reading from his has been adopted. The aim has been a translation, rather than the easier task of a paraphrase. The version of Philemon Holland (London, 1606) cannot be surpassed in style and spirit, and it is more accurate than any other English translation. An attempt has been made to compete with it in the only possible way, namely in greater fidelity to a better text than was available in his day, and in a nearer approach to the manner of Suetonius. The text and interpretation of Suetonius offer many difficulties, all of which have received careful consideration; but it is hardly to be hoped that the results have been satisfactory in all cases ... To the Lives of the Caesars have been added those extracts from the Lives of Illustrious Men which afford a continuous text and are generally regarded to be authentic." Preface
Sallust by Sallust( Book )

139 editions published between 1831 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though biased, Sallust's extant work is valuable. It shows lively characterisation (in speeches after Thucydides' manner) and attempts to explain the meaning of events. The work on Catiline has been called a study in social pathology. Sallust's style anticipates that of the early Empire. -- Jacket
Ammianus Marcellinus by Ammianus Marcellinus( Book )

84 editions published between 1935 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experiences at Kotzebue sound and Nome
The Attic nights of Aulus Gellius by Aulus Gellius( Book )

136 editions published between 1927 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aulus Gellius (c. 123-170 CE) offers in Attic Nights (Gellius began to write these pieces during stays in Athens) a collection of short chapters about notable events, words and questions of literary style, lives of historical figures, legal points, and philosophical issues that served as instructive light reading for cultivated Romans. Aulus Gellius (ca. 123-170 CE) is known almost wholly from his Noctes Atticae, Attic Nights, so called because it was begun during the nights of an Attic winter. The work collects in twenty books (of Book VIII only the index is extant) interesting notes covering philosophy, history, biography, all sorts of antiquities, points of law, literary criticism, and lexicographic matters, explanations of old words and questions of grammar. The work is valuable because of its many excerpts from other authors whose works are lost; and because of its evidence for people's manners and occupations. Some at least of the dramatic settings may be genuine occasions. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Attic Nights is in three volumes
Quintus Curtius [History of Alexander] by Quintus Curtius Rufus( Book )

80 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quintus Curtius was apparently a rhetorician who lived in the first century of the Roman empire and, early in the reign of Claudius (41-54 CE), wrote a history of Alexander the Great in 10 books in clear and picturesque style for Latin readers. The first two books have not survived--the narrative begins with events in 333 BCE--and there is material missing from books V, VI, and X. One of his main sources is Cleitarchus who, about 300 BCE, had made Alexander's career a matter of marvellous adventure. Curtius is not a critical historian; and in his desire to entertain and to stress the personality of Alexander, he elaborates effective scenes, omits much that is important for history, and does not worry about chronology. But he does not invent things, except speeches and letters inserted into the narrative by traditional habit. 'I copy more than I believe', he says. Three features of his story are narrative of exciting experiences, development of a hero's character, and a disposition to moralise. His history is one of the five extant works on which historians rely for the career of Alexander the Great
Cicero and his influence by John Carew Rolfe( Book )

27 editions published between 1900 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epitome of Roman history by Lucius Annaeus Florus( Book )

59 editions published between 1929 and 1966 in 3 languages and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Florius, born apparently in Africa, lived in Spain and in Rome in Hadrian's time. He wrote, in brief pointed rhetorical style, a summary of Roman history (especially wars) in two books in order to show the greatness and decline of Roman morals. It was perhaps planned to reach his own times, but the extant work ends with Augustus' reign (30 BC-AD 14). This Epitome is a useful rapid sketch of Roman military history. -- jacket
De iure belli libri tres by Alberico Gentili( Book )

41 editions published between 1933 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obra clássica da literatura humanista sobre a guerra, permanecendo atual face aos posicionamentos do autor - rejeição ao fundamentalismo religioso e ideológico, realismo político-jurídico e eclética moderação argumentativa
Cornelius Nepos by Cornelius Nepos( Book )

40 editions published between 1929 and 2015 in English and Latin and held by 618 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 men, namely the portion containing lives of non-Roman generals (all Greek 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' use of many good sources. -- JACKET
The war with Catiline ; The war with Jugurtha by Sallust( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Latin and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sallust, Gaius Sallustius Crispus (86-35 BCE), a Sabine from Amiternum, acted against Cicero and Milo as tribune in 52, joined Caesar after being expelled from the Senate in 50, was restored to the senate by Caesar and took part in his African campaign as praetor in 46, and was then appointed governor of New Africa (Numidia). Upon his return to Rome he narrowly escaped conviction for malfeasance in office, retired from public life, and took up historiography. Sallust's two extant monographs take as their theme the moral and political decline of Rome, one on the conspiracy of Catiline and the other on the war with Jugurtha. Although Sallust is decidedly unsubtle and partisan in analyzing people and events, his works are important and significantly influenced later historians, notably Tacitus. Taking Thucydides as his model but building on Roman stylistic and rhetorical traditions, Sallust achieved a distinctive style, concentrated and arresting; lively characterizations, especially in the speeches; and skill at using particular episodes to illustrate large general themes"--Publisher website
Classical studies in honor of John C. Rolfe( Book )

15 editions published between 1931 and 1967 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horace, Odes and epodes by Horace( Book )

28 editions published between 1901 and 1968 in English and Latin and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lays of ancient Rome by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay( Book )

9 editions published between 1888 and 1990 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lay is a ballad intended to be sung or recited. With the Lays of Ancient Rome, eminent Victorian Thomas Babington Macaulay beautifully composed an account of the beginnings of the great empire of antiquity. The Lays have inspired, enthralled, and educated generations of British readers, selling hundreds of thousands of copies since being published in 1842. The episodes from Roman history included here played a large role in stirring national pride in England during the late 19th and early 20th centuries
Lucius Annaeus Florus. Epitome of Roman history by Lucius Annaeus Florus( Book )

6 editions published between 1947 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Attic nights by Aulus Gellius( )

10 editions published between 1927 and 1996 in English and Latin and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aulus Gellius (ca. 123-170 CE) is known almost wholly from his Noctes Atticae, 'Attic Nights', so called because it was begun during the nights of an Attic winter. The work collects in twenty books (of Book VIII only the index is extant) interesting notes covering philosophy, history, biography, all sorts of antiquities, points of law, literary criticism, and lexicographic matters, explanations of old words and questions of grammar. The work is valuable because of its many excerpts from other authors whose works are lost; and because of its evidence for people's manners and occupations. Some at least of the dramatic settings may be genuine occasions. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Attic Nights is in three volumes
[History] by Ammianus Marcellinus( )

4 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in English and Latin and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ammianus (c. 325-c. 395 CE), a Greek from Antioch, served many years as an officer in the Roman army, then settled in Rome, where he wrote a Latin history of the Roman Empire. The portion that survives covers twenty-five years in the historian's own lifetime: the reigns of Constantius, Julian, Jovian, Valentinian I, and Valens. Ammianus Marcellinus, ca. 325-ca. 395 CE, a Greek of Antioch, joined the army when still young and served under the governor Ursicinus and the emperor of the East Constantius II, and later under the emperor Julian, whom he admired and accompanied against the Alamanni and the Persians. He subsequently settled in Rome, where he wrote in Latin a history of the Roman empire in the period 96-378 CE, entitled Rerum Gestarum Libri XXXI. Of these 31 books only 14-31 (353-378 CE) survive, a remarkably accurate and impartial record of his own times. Soldier though he was, he includes economic and social affairs. He was broadminded towards non-Romans and towards Christianity. We get from him clear indications of causes of the fall of the Roman empire. His style indicates that his prose was intended for recitation. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Ammianus Marcellinus is in three volumes
Q. Horati Flacci sermones et epistulae by Horace( Book )

11 editions published between 1901 and 1976 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sermones et epistulae by Horace( Book )

7 editions published between 1901 and 1976 in Latin and English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornelii Nepotis Vitae; the Lives of Cornelius Nepos by Cornelius Nepos( Book )

12 editions published between 1894 and 1948 in Latin and English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works by Horace( Book )

15 editions published between 1901 and 1963 in Latin and English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Carew Rolfe, John 1859-1943

John Carew Rolfe American classical scholar

John Carew Rolfe American classical scholar and translator

John Carew Rolfe Amerikaans klassiek filoloog (1859-1943)

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Rolfe, J. C.

Rolfe. J. C 1859-1943

Rolfe, J. C. (John Carew), 1859-1943

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Rolfe, John C. 1859-1943

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