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Oldfather, W. A. (William Abbott) 1880-1945

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Works: 244 works in 890 publications in 9 languages and 8,257 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  History  Concordances  Illustrated works  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Fables  Dictionaries  Catalogs  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Adapter, Compiler
Classifications: PA3612, 340
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Most widely held works about W. A Oldfather
 
Most widely held works by W. A Oldfather
Aeneas Tacticus. Asclepiodotus. Onasander by Aeneas( Book )

35 editions published between 1923 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aeneas was perhaps a general, and certainly author of several didactic military works of which the sole survivor is that on defence against siege. From it we can deduce that he was a Peloponnesian of the fourth century BCE who served in the Aegean and in Asia Minor and composed the work from direct knowledge and from oral and some literary tradition, possibly in 357<U+2013>6 BCE. It is devoted entirely to defence of fortified places and deals specially with use of defending troops; defensive positions; morale; resistance to attacks and to actual assault; guards; obviation of treachery and revolution; and other subjects. Asclepiodotus, philosopher and pupil of the Stoic Posidonius, wrote a rather dry but ordered work on Tactics as if a subject of the lecture room, based not on personal experience but on earlier manuals. His main subjects were the branches of a military force; infantry; cavalry; chariots; elephants; arms; maneuvers; military evolutions; marching formation. The work ends with words of command. Onasander (Onasandros), a Platonic philosopher, dedicated his work "The General" to the Roman Veranius, who was a consul in 49 CE. The work deals in plain style with the sort of morals and social and military qualities and attitudes expected of a virtuous and militarily successful general. It is also concerned with such matters as his choice of staff; attitude to war; religious duties; military formations; conduct in allied and hostile lands; difficult terrains; camps; drill; spies; guards; deserters; battle formations and maneuvers; and other matters, ending with conduct after victory
The Discourses as reported by Arrian ; The manual ; and, the fragments by Epictetus( Book )

83 editions published between 1925 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epictetus ('Acquired', probably his real name) was a crippled Greek slave of Phrygia during Nero's reign (A.D.54-68) who heard lectures by the Stoic Musonius before he was freed. Expelled with other philosophers by the emperor Domitian in 89 or 92 he settled permanently in Nicopolis in Epirus and, in a school which he called 'healing place for sick souls', taught a practical philosophy, details of which were taken down by his pupil Flavius Arrianus and survive in four books of 'Diatribae' or Discourses and a smaller 'Encheiridon' or Handbook which gives brifly the chief doctrines of the other work. He lived apparently into the reign of Hadrian (A.D. 117-138). Epictetus was a teacher and preacher of practical Stoic ethics, broad and firm in method, sublime in thought, and now humorous, now sad or severe in spirit. How should one live righteously? Our god-given will is our paramount possession, and we must not covet others'. We must not resist fortune. Man is part of a system of men and God; men are reasoning beings (in feeble bodies) and must conform to God's mind and the will of nature. Epictetus presents us also with a pungent picture of the perfect (Stoic) man
Two books of the Elements of universal jurispurdence by Samuel Pufendorf( )

25 editions published between 1931 and 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Books of the Elements of Universal Jurisprudence was Pufendorf's first work, published in 1660. Its appearance effectively inaugurated the modern natural-law movement in the German-speaking world. The work also established Pufendorf as a key figure and laid the foundations for his major works, which were to sweep across Europe and North America. Elements of Universal Jurisprudence established Pufendorf's political theory, which, when fully developed, became the most significant alternative to rights-based theories. Pufendorf rejected the concept of natural rights as liberties and the suggestion that political government is justified by its protection of such rights, arguing instead for a principled limit to the state's role in human life. The Liberty Fund edition is based on the translation by William Abbott Oldfather prepared for the Classics of International Law series published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
De jure naturae et gentium libri octo by Samuel Pufendorf( Book )

45 editions published between 1933 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English translation of the 1688 edition of De Jure Naturae Et Gentium Libri Octo. Pufendorf's Law of Nature and Nations presents in eight books (in one volume) an entire system of jurisprudence, private, public, and international, based on the conception of natural law. Beginning with a consideration of the fundamental principles of law and its various divisions, Pufendorf proceeds to a discussion of the validity of customs, the doctrines of necessity and innate human reason. The remainder of this work applies the principles of Books I & II to various matters of private law. --
Elementorum jurisprudentiae universalis libri duo by Samuel Pufendorf( Book )

28 editions published between 1931 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epictetus; the Discourses as reported by Arrian, the Manual, and fragments by Epictetus( Book )

2 editions published in 1959 in Greek, Modern and English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Index Apvleianvs by W. A Oldfather( Book )

35 editions published between 1934 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Index verborum Ciceronis Epistularum by W. A Oldfather( Book )

43 editions published between 1938 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The defeat of Varus and the German frontier policy of Augustus by W. A Oldfather( Book )

15 editions published between 1915 and 1967 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributions toward a bibliography of Epictetus by W. A Oldfather( Book )

17 editions published in 1927 in 3 languages and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical studies in honor of William Abbott Oldfather by W. A Oldfather( Book )

9 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Index verborum quae in Senecae fabulis necnon in Octavia praetexta reperiuntur by W. A Oldfather( Book )

42 editions published between 1918 and 1983 in 4 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in the text tradition of St. Jerome's Vitae patrum by W. A Oldfather( Book )

12 editions published between 1943 and 1947 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Index verborvm qvae in Senecae fabvlis necnon in Octavia praetexta reperivntur by W. A Oldfather( Book )

11 editions published between 1918 and 1983 in 4 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributions toward a bibliography of Epictetus : a supplement by W. A Oldfather( Book )

18 editions published between 1952 and 1988 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ysopet-Avionnet: by Aesop( Book )

4 editions published between 1919 and 1967 in English and French and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ysopet-Avionnet : the Latin and French texts by Aesop( Book )

25 editions published between 1919 and 1990 in 5 languages and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entretiens by Epictetus( )

6 editions published between 1925 and 2000 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlike his predecessors, Epictetus (c. 50-120 CE), who grew up as a slave, taught Stoicism not for the select few but for the many. A student, the historian Arrian, recorded Epictetus's lectures and, in the Encheiridion, a handbook, summarized his thought
The Discourses as reported by Arrian, the Manual, and fragments, in two volumes by Epictetus( Book )

2 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Index verborum in Ciceronis Rhetorica, necnon incerti auctoris libros Ad Herennium by Kenneth Morgan Abbott( Book )

18 editions published in 1964 in 3 languages and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Aeneas Tacticus. Asclepiodotus. Onasander
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The Discourses as reported by Arrian ; The manual ; and, the fragmentsTwo books of the Elements of universal jurispurdenceEntretiens
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Abbott Oldfather, William 1880-1945

Oldfather, Guilelmo A. 1880-1945

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