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Godwin, John 1955-

Overview
Works: 46 works in 160 publications in 4 languages and 2,424 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Didactic poetry, Latin  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Didactic poetry  History  Epistolary poetry  Love poetry  Academic theses  Concordances 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Annotator, Other, wac, Commentator, Commentator for written text, Contributor
Classifications: PA6483.E5, 871.01
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Most widely held works by John Godwin
Reading Catullus by John Godwin( )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of all the Roman poets, Catullus is the most accessible for the modern reader. His poems range from the sublimely beautiful to the scatologically disgusting, from the world of heroic epic poetry to the dirt of the Roman streets. This book, which assumes no prior knowledge of the poet or of Roman poetry in general, explores Catullus in all his many guises
The way things are: the De rerum natura of Titus Lucretius Carus by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once we understand this, we free ourselves of superstitious fears, becoming as human and as godlike as we can be. The poem, then, is about the universe and how human beings ought to live in it. Epicurean physics and morality converge
Lucretius De rerum natura IV by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and Latin and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Wilmington and the North Carolina way : portrait of a community in the era of civil rights protest by John Godwin( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucretius by John Godwin( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman poet Lucretius, who lived in the first century BC, composed an epic poem, De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of the Universe), whose avowed purpose was to change the way we live our lives, to abandon our fear of the gods and of death, and to see what real happiness is and how to obtain it. The poem explains the atomic nature of the world and our own place in it, as well as human life in all its facets. Here John Godwin explains Lucretius' poem in its Roman context, assessing the literary and philosophical value of the poems and arguing the merits of the poet's claim to change our lives
Poems 61-68 by Gaius Valerius Catullus( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shorter poems by Gaius Valerius Catullus( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and Latin and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De rerum natura VI by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and Latin and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian HIV/AIDS legal guide by John Godwin( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satires by Juvenal( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and Latin and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Juvenal's fourth book of Satires consists of three poems which are all concerned with contentment in various forms. These poems use enormous humour and wit to puncture the pretensions of the foolish and the wicked, urging an acceptance of our lives and a more positive stance towards life and death by mockery of the pompous and comic description of the rich and famous. The Introduction places Juvenal in the history of Satire and also explores the style of the poems as well as the degree to which they can be read as in any sense documents of real life. The text is accompanied by a literal English translation and the commentary is keyed to important words in the translation and aims to be accessible to readers with little or no Latin. It seeks to explain both the factual background to the poems and also the literary qualities which make this poetry exciting and moving to a modern audience."
De rerum natura IV by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the De rerum natura by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Latin and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lucretius offers his readers a complete guide to happiness and a total tour of the universe. Even a few selections from his poetry reveal the radical freethinker at his very best. This book draws on the latest research into the text and interpretation of Lucretius. It is aimed at the sixth-former or undergraduate who seeks a helpful introduction to the poem; little background knowledge of Latin literature is assumed. The commentary elucidates both the poetic artistry and the philosophical content of the De Rerum Natura."--BOOK JACKET
Catullus : the shorter poems by Gaius Valerius Catullus( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metamorphoses III : a selection: 511-733 by Ovid( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Latin and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metamorphoses III : an extract : 511-733 by Ovid( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Latin and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metamorphoses is an epic poem but is very different from what we expect in an epic. Original, inventive and charming, the poem tells the stories of myths featuring transformations, from the creation of the universe to the death and deification of Julius Caesar. Book III concentrates on the House of Thebes, and this selection details the story of Pentheus and his tragic end after refusing to acknowledge the god Bacchus. This edition contains the Latin text as well as in-depth commentary notes which provide language support, explanation of difficult words and phrases, and analysis of literary fe
Heroides : a selection : VI: 1-100 & 127-164, X: 1-76 & 119-150 by Ovid( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in Latin and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die operative behandlung der hämorrhoiden by John Godwin( )

4 editions published in 1971 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems 61-68 /Catullus ; edited with introduction, translation and commentary by John Godwin by Gaius Valerius Catullus( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HIV & AIDS : youth work & the law( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catullus: Poems 61-68 by John Godwin( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Godwin, J. 1955-

Godwin, J. (John), 1955-

Godwin, John

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