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Henderson, John 1948-

Overview
Works: 67 works in 297 publications in 5 languages and 10,904 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Biography  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about John Henderson
 
Most widely held works by John Henderson
Classics : a very short introduction by Mary Beard( )

36 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Very Short Introductions offer stimulating, accessible introductions to a wide variety of subjects, demonstrating the finest contemporary thinking about their central problems and issues
Asinaria : the one about the asses by Titus Maccius Plautus( )

12 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new edition of Plautus' rumbustious comedy provides the complete original Latin text, witty scholarly commentary, and an English translation that both complements and explicates Plautus' original style. John Henderson reveals this play as a key to Roman social relations centered on many kinds of slavery: to sex, money, and family structure; to masculinity and social standing; to senility and partying; and to jokes, lies, and idiocy. The translation remains faithful to Plautus' syllabic style for reading aloud, as well as to his humorous colloquialisms and wordplay, providing readers with a comfortable affinity to Plautus himself
Morals and villas in Seneca's Letters : places to dwell by John Henderson( )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil and Horace come in for rough handling, as the Latin moralist wrests ethical practice and writing away from Greek gurus and texts, and into critical thinking within a Roman context. Here is powerful teaching on metaphor and translation, on self-transformation and cultural tradition."--Jacket
The Roman book of gardening by John Henderson( )

13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together a vivid selection of texts on Roman horticulture, celebrating herb and vegetable gardening in verse and prose spanning five centuries. In an anthology of new translations by John Henderson, Virgil's Georgics stand alongside neglected works by Columella, Pliny and Palladius, bringing to life the techniques and obstacles, delights and exasperations of the Roman gardener. For all the cultural differences, modern gardening enthusiasts will recognize much of the familiar heaving and chopping that the writers describe but may be surprised at other aspects of horticulture that have changed significantly over the centuries. This is a contribution to our understanding of gardening history, Roman culture and Latin literature.--From publisher description
Classical art : from Greece to Rome by Mary Beard( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stunning masterpieces of Ancient Greece and Rome are fundamental to the story of art in Western culture and to the origins of art history. The expanding Greek world of Alexander the Great had an enormous impact on the Mediterranean superpower of Rome. Generals, rulers, and artists seized, imitated, and re-thought the stunning legacy of Greek painting and sculpture, culminating in the greatest art-collector the world had ever seen: the Roman emperor Hadrian. This exciting new look at Classical art starts with the excavation of the buried city of Pompeii, and investigates the grandiose monuments of ancient tyrants, and the sensual beauty of Apollo and Venus. Concluding with that most influential invention of all, the human portrait, it highlights the re-discovery of Classical art in the modern world, from the treasure hunts of Renaissance Rome to scientific retrieval of artworks in the twenty-first century
Writing down Rome : satire, comedy, and other offences in Latin poetry by John Henderson( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays, gathered and revised for Writing Down Rome, celebrate the energetic self-mockery that powers much of Roman poetry. They range widely over comedy, lyric, bucolic, and, in particular, the Roman speciality of satire. The papers explore particular plays of Plautus and Terence; Catullus kissing; one visceral and one red-neck poem from Horace; a Virgilian mockery of an Eclogue; the gendering of Satire and its different flavours in Horace, Persius, and Juvenal. They include notorious japes and jeux, for this lusty book matches the spirit of the Roman penchant for self-satirizing denigration with wicked writing of its own."--BOOK JACKET
Fighting for Rome : poets and Caesars, history, and civil war by John Henderson( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The medieval world of Isidore of Seville : truth from words by John Henderson( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Telling tales on Caesar : Roman stories from Phaedrus by Phaedrus( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Latin and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cameos showcase Tiberius in private and Augustus in court, with Pompey the Great on campaign and Phaedrus himself struggling against prejudice and persecution, and tales feature all sorts - a toadying slave, wicked servant, vain musician, effeminate soldier, sexy poet, and rogue quack. These forgotten tales tell short and clear Roman parables of power and powerlessness. Humorous and acute, they explain, and protest at, the Caesars, and they sit perfectly among Aesop's sadistic lions, murderous wolves, and apes in purple."--Jacket
Aesop's human zoo : Roman stories about our bodies by Phaedrus( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Figuring out Roman nobility : Juvenal's eighth Satire by John Henderson( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Roman life : Rutilius Gallicus on paper & in stone by John Henderson( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Latin and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pliny's statue : the Letters, self-portraiture & classical art by John Henderson( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Henderson gives a re-reading of Pliny's Letters, a basic text of the Latin literary canon. Full Latin texts with new translations are given for the key texts studied."--Jacket
"Oxford Reds" : classic commentaries on Latin classics : R.G Austin on Cicero and Virgil, C.J. Fordyce on Catullus, R.G. and R.G.M. Nisbet on Cicero by John Henderson( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Oxford Reds' explores the series of classic commentaries on the most important Latin texts published by Oxford University Press between 1933 and 1976. The book uncovers the individual & often surprising stories behind these publications, & brings out the personalities & negotiations that shaped them
Juvenal's Mayor the professor who lived on 2 [superscript] D. a day by John Henderson( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The triumph of art at Thorvaldsens Museum : 'Løve' in Copenhagen by John Henderson( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and Danish and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil, Aeneid 11 (Pallas & Camilla) 1-224, 498-521, 532-96, 648-89, 725-835 : Latin text, study aids with vocabulary, and commentary by Virgil( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A dead boy (Pallas) and the death of a girl (Camilla) loom over the opening and the closing part of the eleventh book of the Aeneid. Following the savage slaughter in Aeneid 10, the book opens in a mournful mood as the warring parties revisit yesterday’s killing fields to attend to their dead. One casualty in particular commands attention: Aeneas’ protégé Pallas, killed and despoiled by Turnus in the previous book. His death plunges his father Evander and his surrogate father Aeneas into heart-rending despair – and helps set up the foundational act of sacrificial brutality that caps the poem, when Aeneas seeks to avenge Pallas by slaying Turnus in wrathful fury. Turnus’ departure from the living is prefigured by that of his ally Camilla, a maiden schooled in the martial arts, who sets the mold for warrior princesses such as Xena and Wonder Woman. In the final third of Aeneid 11, she wreaks havoc not just on the battlefield but on gender stereotypes and the conventions of the epic genre, before she too succumbs to a premature death. In the portions of the book selected for discussion here, Virgil offers some of his most emotive (and disturbing) meditations on the tragic nature of human existence – but also knows how to lighten the mood with a bit of drag. This course book offers the original Latin text, vocabulary aids, study questions, and an extensive commentary. Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, Ingo Gildenhard’s volume will be of particular interest to students of Latin studying for A-Level or on undergraduate courses. It extends beyond detailed linguistic analysis to encourage critical engagement with Virgil’s poetry and the most recent scholarly thought."--Publisher's website
Mayor's Juvenal "Thirteen satires" by Juvenal( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and Latin and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classics : a very short introduction by Mary Beard( Recording )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authors Mary Beard and John Henderson explore today's culture and how it relates to its original roots through politics, medicine, architecture, language, and literature
 
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Morals and villas in Seneca's Letters : places to dwell
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Asinaria : the one about the assesMorals and villas in Seneca's Letters : places to dwellThe Roman book of gardeningClassical art : from Greece to RomeWriting down Rome : satire, comedy, and other offences in Latin poetryFighting for Rome : poets and Caesars, history, and civil warThe medieval world of Isidore of Seville : truth from wordsTelling tales on Caesar : Roman stories from Phaedrus
Alternative Names
Graham Wilmot Henderson, J. 1948-

Graham Wilmot Henderson, John 1948-

Henderson, J. 1948-

Henderson, J. G. 1948-

Henderson, J. G. W. 1948-

Henderson, John G. 1948-

Henderson, John G. W. 1948-

Henderson, John G. W. (John Graham Wilmot), 1948-

Henderson, John Graham 1948-

Henderson, John Graham W. 1948-

Henderson, John Graham Wilmot 1948-

J. G. W. Henderson académico británico

John Graham Wilmot Henderson britischer Klassischer Philologe

John Henderson

John Henderson Brits klassiek filoloog

Wilmot Henderson, J. 1948-

Wilmot Henderson, J. G. 1948-

Wilmot Henderson, John 1948-

Wilmot Henderson, John G. 1948-

Wilmot Henderson, John Graham 1948-

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