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Ross, David O.

Works: 15 works in 85 publications in 3 languages and 4,085 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Literature  Manuscripts  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: B398.I3, 128
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Most widely held works by David O Ross
Backgrounds to Augustan poetry : Gallus, elegy, and Rome by David O Ross( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the first century BC, Latin poetry underwent considerable changes - from the neoteric poetics of Catullus and his contemporaries, through the development of elegy, to the Roman themes that the Augustan poets finally adopted as their subject. Augustan poets were self-conscious and concerned with the works of their predecessors and contemporaries, yet there often appears a conflict between their professed poetics and what they in fact wrote. In his 'poetic biography' of the period, Professor Ross traces the developing attitude of these poets towards poetry as an art and considers why they came to write as they did. Discussion throughout is based on specific poems and passages, providing a background for critical interpretation. The book offers comprehensive and striking answers to long-standing questions and will be of importance to all students of Latin poetry.".- COPAC
Style and tradition in Catullus by David O Ross( Book )

16 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil's elements : physics and poetry in the Georgics by David O Ross( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the "Elements" of Virgil's "Georgics": both the elements of the physical world (earth, air, fire, and water) and the ideas, motifs and themes of Virgil's poetic thought
C.S. Lewis's lost Aeneid : arms and the exile( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) is best remembered as a literary critic, essayist, theologian, and novelist, and his famed tales The Chronicles of Narnia and The Screwtape Letters have been read by millions. Now, A.T. Reyes reveals a different side of this diverse man of letters: translator. Reyes introduces the surviving fragments of Lewis's translation of Virgil's epic poem, which were rescued from a bonfire. They are presented in parallel with the Latin text, and are accompanied by synopses of missing sections, and an informative glossary, making them accessible to the general reader. Writes Lewis in A Preface to Paradise Lost, "Virgil uses something more subtle than mere length of time ... It is this which gives the reader of the Aeneid the sense of having lived through so much. No man who has read it with full perception remains an adolescent." Lewis's admiration for the Aeneid, written in the 1st century BC and unfolding the adventures of Aeneas, a Trojan who traveled to Italy and became the ancestor of the Romans, is evident in his remarkably lyrical translation. C.S. Lewis's Lost Aeneid is part detective story, as Reyes recounts the dramatic rescue of the fragments and his efforts to collect and organize them, and part illuminating look at a lesser-known and intriguing aspect of Lewis's work. -- Jacket
Virgil's Aeneid : a reader's guide by David O Ross( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by eminent scholar David O. Ross, this guide helps readers to engage with the poetry, thought, and background of Virgils great epic, suggesting both the depth and the beauty of Virgils poetic images and the mental images with which the Romans lived.:.; Guides readers through the complexity of Virgils poetic style and imagery.; All extracts are translated, with original Latin given when necessary.; Provides useful historical and social context in which to understand the poem as it was viewed in its time.; Includes short introductions to important topics such as Roman religion and the
Studies in Latin language and literature by Thomas Cole( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book covers a wide range of subjects from Latin literature and language to textual history and criticism. E. D. Francis gives a history of the words prae and pro, as adverb, preposition and prefix. H. D. Jocelyn surveys the distribution and differing uses of quotations from Greek poetry in Cicero's prose writings and D. F. S. Thomson takes a fresh look at the manuscript tradition of Catullus. The remaining six articles deal with later authors and are divided equally between the poets and the historians: a reading of Horace's Roman Odes and their relation to the other odes in which he addressed the Roman people; a demonstration of the internal coherence of a Tibullan elegy and two Juvenal satires; a review of disputed readings in the OCT of Livy IX; an analysis of the structure of the prologues to the Annals, Histories and Agricola to cast light on Tacitus' intentions; and a critical review of Tacitus' portrait of Germanicus, generally viewed in a sympathetic light but debated by D. O. Ross
Yale classical studies( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De anima = On the soul by Aristotle( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in Greek, Ancient and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Clarendon Aristotle Series is designed for both students and professionals. It provides accurate translations of selected Aristotelian texts, accompanied by incisive commentaries that focus on philosophical problems and issues, The volumes in the series have been widely welcomed and favourably reviewed. Important new titles are being added to the series, and a number of well-established volumes are being reissued with revisions and/or supplementary material. Christopher Shields presents a new translation and commentary of Aristotle's De Anima, a work of interest to philosophers at all levels, as well as psychologists and students interested in the nature of life and living systems. The volume provides a full translation of the complete work, together with a comprehensive commentary. While sensitive to philological and textual matters, the commentary addresses itself to the philosophical reader who wishes to understand and assess Aristotle's accounts of the soul and body; perception; thinking; action; and the character of living systems. It aims to present controversial aspects of the text in a neutral, fair-minded manner, so that readers can come to be equipped to form their own judgments. This volume includes the crucial first book, which the original translation in the Clarendon Aristotle Series omitted. A complete English edition of one of the most influential of all philosophical works ; Clear and accurate translation ; A substantial philosophical commentary guides the reader through the work ; A comprehensive introduction Aristotle's theories within their intellectual and historical context.--Publisher website
Catullus' poetic vocabulary and the Roman poetic traditions by David O Ross( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

De avibus by David O Ross( )

in Latin and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Studies in Latin language and literature( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Plato's theory of ideas by W. D Ross( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Developing Intelligently Interactive Computerized Wargames( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The commercial computer game industry has recently made giant technological leaps. These advances have not been used to their full potential. Many of today's computer games have better graphics, sound and interfaces than the most advanced military simulations, and are much less expensive. However, most games in the commercial sector fall short when it comes to artificial intelligence (AI). People are beginning to demand improved AI, and for good reason. Once you have determined the behavior of the computer forces, the game ceases to be challenging. It would be beneficial to the military to harness the power of commercial games outstanding graphics and intuitive interfaces, and integrate an advanced AI into such a game. This project focuses on the genre of games known as strategy games or war games. They are command and control (C2) oriented games where the user commands a group of forces, competing against enemy forces. We evaluated fifteen commercial games of this genre to attempt to determine the feasibility of incorporating an advanced AI into one or more of them. We propose that government experts in AI and/or C2 work with commercial game developers to create compelling, advanced simulations for use in military Planning and training
Investigating the fundamentals of the third generation wargame : wargaming, a course for future development by David O Ross( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This effort investigated methods to provide superior decision support primarily for dynamic planning and execution in support of both Crisis Action Plans and Deliberate Planning. This was accomplished by evaluating current Air Force wargaming methods and looking at ways to improve them. Issues with current wargaming methods were identified while methods for improving them were developed, leading to improved methods for future wargames and combat mission planning
Designing a System on System Wargame( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The need for a System-on-System Wargame is identified and a design and development approach outlined. The wargame is designed in a modular and fractal manner with three nets (C3ISR, system and environment), with each entity represented on each net. The term "Third Generation Wargame" is clarified. Several contracts supporting this effort have been completed, others contracts are in progress, and still others are in planning or pending award. An internal project is also in progress
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C.S. Lewis's lost Aeneid : arms and the exile
Alternative Names
Ross, D. O.

Ross, D. O. (David O.)

Ross, David 1936-

Ross, David O.

C.S. Lewis's lost Aeneid : arms and the exileVirgil's Aeneid : a reader's guideStudies in Latin language and literature