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Rolfe, John Carew 1859-1943

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Works: 547 works in 1,994 publications in 4 languages and 18,202 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Bibliography  Manuscripts  Concordances  Biographies  Romances  Military history  Fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree, Correspondent
Classifications: PA6156, 878
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Quintus Curtius [History of Alexander] by Quintus Curtius Rufus( Book )

70 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,478 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 (AD 41-54), 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 - our narrative begins with events in 333 BC - and there is material missing from books V, VI, and X. One of his main sources is Cleitarchus who, about 300 BC, 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 moralize. His history is one of the five extant works on which we rely for the career of Alexander the Great. -- jacket
Cicero and his influence by John Carew Rolfe( Book )

24 editions published between 1920 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Attic nights of Aulus Gellius by Aulus Gellius( Book )

97 editions published between 1927 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,073 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
Suetonius by Suetonius( Book )

35 editions published between 1914 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sallust by Sallust( Book )

52 editions published between 1831 and 1985 in English and Latin and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The earliest Roman historian with complete works to his name, Sallust (86-c. 35 B.C.) was a senator of the Roman Republic and younger contemporary of Cicero, Pompey and Julius Caesar. His Catilino's War tells of the conspiracy in 63 B.C. led by L. Sergius Catilino, who plotted to assassinate numerous senators and take control of the government, but was thwarted by Cicero. Sallust's vivid account of Roman public life shows a Republic in decline, prey to moral corruption and internal strife. In The Jugurthine War he describes Rome's fight in Africa against the king of the Numidians from 111 to 105 B.C., and provides a damning picture of the Roman aristocracy. Also included in this volume are the major surviving extracts from Sallust's now fragmentary Histories, depicting Rome after the death in 78 B.C. of the dictator Sulla." "A. J. Woodman's translation retains the individualism of the original Latin, while his introduction discusses Sallust's life and political career and his approach lo writing history. This edition includes chronologies, further reading, an index, maps and extensive notes."--Jacket
Suetonius by Suetonius( Book )

30 editions published between 1913 and 1970 in English and Latin and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De iure belli libri tres by Alberico Gentili( Book )

40 editions published between 1933 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the John Holmes Library collection
Ammianus Marcellinus by Ammianus Marcellinus( Book )

17 editions published between 1935 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experiences at Kotzebue sound and Nome
Cornelius Nepos by Cornelius Nepos( Book )

35 editions published between 1929 and 2015 in 3 languages 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 )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Latin and held by 553 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 )

16 editions published between 1931 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epitome of Roman history by Lucius Annaeus Florus( Book )

29 editions published between 1929 and 1966 in 3 languages and held by 533 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
Suetonius : with an English translation by Suetonius( Book )

16 editions published between 1914 and 1998 in English and Latin and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Attic nights of Aulus Gellius by Aulus Gellius( Book )

24 editions published between 1927 and 2002 in English and Latin and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ammianus Marcellinus by Ammianus Marcellinus( Book )

44 editions published between 1935 and 1986 in English and Latin and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sallust by Sallust( Book )

48 editions published between 1920 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 402 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 )

12 editions published between 1963 and 1986 in Latin and English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucius Annaeus Florus, Epitome of Roman history. Cornelius Nepos by Lucius Annaeus Florus( Book )

16 editions published between 1929 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucius Annaeus Florus. Epitome of Roman history by Lucius Annaeus Florus( Book )

13 editions published between 1929 and 1966 in 3 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sallust by Sallust( Book )

28 editions published between 1921 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 243 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
 
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Quintus Curtius [History of Alexander]
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The Attic nights of Aulus GelliusSuetoniusSallustDe iure belli libri tresAmmianus MarcellinusCornelius NeposSuetonius : with an English translationThe Attic nights of Aulus Gellius
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 √úbersetzer

Rolfe, J. C.

Rolfe. J. C 1859-1943

Rolfe, J. C. (John Carew)

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

Rolfe, John Carew, 1859-

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