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Matheson, P. E. (Percy Ewing) 1859-1946

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Works: 90 works in 301 publications in 5 languages and 3,807 library holdings
Genres: History  Psychological fiction  Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Creator
Classifications: B505, 187
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The Stoic and Epicurean philosophers; the complete extant writings of Epicurus, Epictetus, Lucretius, Marcus Aurelius by Whitney J Oates ( Book )
5 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Dust Jacket: In the writings of Epicurus, Epictetus, Lucretius and Marcus Aurelius, Greek and Roman philosophy comes into its fullest flowering. The advocates of the principles of virtue and pleasure are brought together into a single inexpensive volume for the first time; hitherto their works were obtainable only in separate, expensive editions. The four thinkers here represented have been brilliantly translated by Cyril Bailey, H.A.J. Munro, P.E. Matheson and George Long. In addition, Cleanthes' famous poem Hymn to Zeus and Matthew Arnold's Essay on Marcus Aurelius are included
The Theory of the state by Johann Caspar Bluntschli ( Book )
20 editions published between 1885 and 2009 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus ( Book )
3 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The teaching of Epictetus, briefly expressed, is, that man ought to be thankful to God for all things, and always content with that which happens, for what God chooses is better than what men can choose (iv. c. 7). The Discourses of Epictetus with the Encheiridion and Fragments were translated into English by the learned lady Mrs. Elizabeth Carter; who is said to have lived to the age of eighty-nine. The fourth edition (1807) contains the translator's last additions and alterations. There is an Introduction to this translation which contains a summary view of the Stoic philosophy for the purpose of explaining Epictetus; and also there are notes to the translation. The editor of this fourth edition says that "the Introduction and notes of the Christian translator of Epictetus are, in the estimation of most readers, not the least valuable parts of the work:" and he adds "this was also the opinion of the late Archbishop Seeker, who though he thought very highly of the Philosophy of Epictetus, considered the Introduction and notes as admirably calculated to prevent any mistake concerning it, as well as to amend and instruct the world." The Introduction is certainly useful, though it is not free from errors. I do not think that the notes are valuable. I have used some of them without any remarks; and I have used others and made some remarks on them where I thought that Mrs. Carter was mistaken in her opinion of the original text, or on other matters. The translation of Mrs. Carter is good; and perhaps no Englishman at that time would have made a better translation. I intended at first to revise Mrs. Carter's translation, and to correct any errors that I might discover. I had revised about half of it, when I found that I was not satisfied with my work; and I was advised by a learned friend to translate the whole myself. This was rather a great undertaking for an old man, who is now past seventy-six. I have however done the work with great care, and as well as I could. I have always compared my translation with the Latin version and with Mrs. Carter's; and I think that this is the best way of avoiding errors such as any translator may make. A man who has not attempted to translate a Greek or Latin author does not know the difficulty of the undertaking. That which may appear plain when he reads often becomes very difficult when he tries to express it in another language. It is true that Epictetus is generally intelligible; but the style or manner of the author, or we may say of Arrian, who attempted to produce what he heard, is sometimes made obscure by the continual use of questions and answers to them, and for other reasons"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Epictetus. The discourses and manual, together with fragments of his writings, tr., with introduction and notes, by P.E. Matheson by Epictetus ( Book )
12 editions published between 1916 and 1938 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The growth of Rome by P. E Matheson ( Book )
9 editions published between 1922 and 1925 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life of Hastings Rashdall, D.D., dean of Carlisle, fellow of the British academy, honorary fellow of New College by P. E Matheson ( Book )
7 editions published between 1928 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Travels of Carl Philipp Moritz in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz ( Book )
2 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Livy, books V, VI, and VII by Livy ( Book )
11 editions published between 1887 and 1904 in English and Latin and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Economic Germany : "German industry considered as a factor making for war" by Henri Hauser ( Book )
7 editions published in 1915 in 3 languages and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Demosthenes. Speech on the crown by Demosthenes ( Book )
4 editions published between 1899 and 1926 in 3 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
National ideals by P. E Matheson ( Book )
16 editions published between 1914 and 1916 in English and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1815-1915, from the Congress of Vienna to the war of 1914 by Charles Seignobos ( Book )
4 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orations against Philip by Demosthenes ( Book )
21 editions published between 1887 and 1955 in 4 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The discourses and manual, together with fragments of his writings by Epictetus ( Book )
6 editions published between 1916 and 1938 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anton Reiser : a psychological novel by Karl Philipp Moritz ( Book )
4 editions published in 1926 in English and Undetermined and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selections by Francis Bacon ( Book )
3 editions published between 1922 and 1948 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
German visitors to England, 1770-1795, and their impressions by P. E Matheson ( Book )
9 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Philippics of Demosthenes by Demosthenes ( Book )
11 editions published between 1895 and 1958 in 3 languages and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Holy Russia and other poems by P. E Matheson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1918 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Francis Bacon: selections by Francis Bacon ( Book )
2 editions published in 1922 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Matheson, P.E. 1859-1946
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