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Rolfe, John Carew 1859-1943

Overview
Works: 432 works in 1,725 publications in 3 languages and 17,406 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Poetry  Sources  Manuscripts  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Military history  Romances  Terminology  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree, Correspondent
Classifications: PA6156, 878.8
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Most widely held works about John Carew Rolfe
 
Most widely held works by John Carew Rolfe
Sallust by Sallust( Book )

126 editions published between 1831 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,717 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
The Attic nights of Aulus Gellius by Aulus Gellius( Book )

190 editions published between 1927 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,677 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 )

67 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,356 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 )

28 editions published between 1900 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epitome of Roman history by Lucius Annaeus Florus( Book )

42 editions published between 1929 and 1966 in 3 languages and held by 576 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
Lucius Annaeus Florus. Epitome of Roman history by Lucius Annaeus Florus( Book )

31 editions published between 1929 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical studies in honor of John C. Rolfe( Book )

15 editions published between 1931 and 1967 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornelius Nepos by Cornelius Nepos( Book )

35 editions published between 1929 and 2015 in English and Latin and held by 491 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
De iure belli libri tres by Alberico Gentili( Book )

11 editions published between 1933 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war with Catiline ; The war with Jugurtha by Sallust( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Latin and held by 393 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
Lays of ancient Rome by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay( Book )

9 editions published between 1888 and 1990 in English and held by 141 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
De jure belli libri tres by Alberico Gentili( Book )

34 editions published between 1933 and 1995 in English and Latin and held by 131 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
Q. Horati Flacci sermones et epistulae by Horace( Book )

9 editions published between 1901 and 1976 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sermones et epistulae by Horace( Book )

8 editions published between 1901 and 1976 in Latin and English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1894 and 1948 in Latin and English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A junior Latin book : with notes, exercises, and vocabulary by John Carew Rolfe( Book )

10 editions published between 1898 and 2016 in English and Latin and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[History] by Ammianus Marcellinus( Book )

4 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in English and Latin and held by 2 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
 
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Quintus Curtius : History of Alexander
Alternative Names
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)

John Carew Rolfe US-amerikanischer Klassischer Philologe und Übersetzer

Rolfe, J. C.

Rolfe. J. C 1859-1943

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

Rolfe, John C.

Rolfe, John C. 1859-1943

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

Rolfe, John Carew

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The Attic nights of Aulus GelliusQuintus Curtius : History of AlexanderLucius Annaeus Florus. Epitome of Roman historyCornelius NeposDe iure belli libri tresDe jure belli libri tres[History]