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Rackham, H. (Harris) 1868-1944

Overview
Works: 412 works in 1,758 publications in 6 languages and 16,112 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Constitution  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Manuscripts  Records and correspondence  History  Software  Miscellanea 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Author of introduction, Other, Arranger, tra, Contributor
Classifications: B430.A5, 170
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Most widely held works by H Rackham
Natural history by Pliny( Book )

300 editions published between 1851 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PLINY, the Elder, Gaius Plinius Secundus (AD 23-79), a Roman of equestrian rank of Transpadane Gaul (N. Italy), was uncle of Pliny the letter writer. He pursued a career partly military in Germany, partly administrative in Gaul and Spain under the emperor Vespasian, and became prefect of the fleet at Misenum. He died in the eruption of Vesuvius when he went to get a closer view and to rescue friends. Tireless worker, reader, and writer, he was author of works now lost; but his great Natural History in 37 books with its vast collection of facts (and alleged facts) survives -- a mine of information despite its uncritical character. The contents of the books are as follows. Book 1: table of contents of the others and of authorities ; 2: mathematical and metrological survey of the universe; 3-6: Geography and ehtnography of the known world; 7: anthropology and physiology of man; 8-11: zoology; 12-19: botany, agriculture, and horticulture; 20-27: plant products as used in medicine; 28-32: medical zoology; 33-37: minerals (and medicine), the fine arts, and gemstones
Nicomachean ethics by Aristotle( Book )

142 editions published between 1147 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly all the works Aristotle (384-322 BCE) prepared for publication are lost; the priceless ones extant are lecture-materials, notes, and memoranda (some are spurious). They can be categorized as practical; logical; physical; metaphysical; on art; other; fragments
The politics by Aristotle( Book )

126 editions published between 1932 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English language translation accompanies the original Greek text of Aristotle's book about the nature of the state, constitutions, revolutions, democracy, and oligarchy
De natura deorum; Academica by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

108 editions published between 1913 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CICEREO (Marcus Tullius, 3rd Jan. 106-7th Dec. 43 B.C.), Roman lawyer, orator and politician (and even philosopher), of whom we know more than of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era which saw the rise, dictatorship, and death of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic. In his political speeches especially and in his correspondence we see the excitement, tension and intrigue of politics and the part he played in the turmoil of the time. Of about 106 Speeches, delivered before the Roman people or the Senate if they were political, before jurors if judicial, 58 survive (a few of them incompletely). In A.D. 1345 Petrarch discovered copies of a collection of more than 900 Letters of which more than 800 were written by Cicero and nearly 100 by others to him. These afford a revelation of the man and all the more striking because they were not written for publication. Six Rhetorical works survive and another in fragments. Philosophical works include seven extant major compositions and a number of others; and some lost. There is also poetry, some original, some as translations from the Greek
On moral ends by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

123 editions published between 1914 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CICEREO was a prodigious letter writer, and happily a splendid treasury of his letters has come down to us. Collected and in part published not long after his death, over 800 of them were rediscovered by Petrarch and other Italian humanists in the fourteenth century. Among classical texts this correspondence is unparalleled: nowhere else do we get such an intimate look at the life of a prominent Roman and his social world, or such a vivid sense of a momentous period in Roman history, years marked by the rise of Julius Caesar and the downfall of the Republic. The 435 letters collected here represent Ciceros correspondence with friends and acquaintances over a period of twenty years, from 62 BC, when Ciceros political career was at its peak, to 43, the year he was put to death by the forces of Octavian and Mark Antony. They range widely in substance and style, from official dispatches and semi-public letters of political importance to casual notes that chat with close friends about travels and projects, domestic pleasures and books, and questions currently debated. This new Loeb Classical Library edition of the Letters to Friends, in three volumes brings together D.R. Shackleton Baileys standard Latin text, now updated, and a revised version of his much admired translation first published by Penguin Books. This authoritative edition complements the new Loeb edition of Ciceros Letters to Atticus, also translated by Shackleton Bailey
The Athenian constitution : the Eudemian ethics ; On virtues and vices by Aristotle( Book )

115 editions published between 1930 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"ARISTOTLE, great Greek Philosopher, researcher, reasoner, and writer, born at Stagirus in 384 B.C., was the son of a medical doctor Nicomachus and Phaestis. He studied uner Plato at Athens and taught there 367-347; spent three years at the court of a former pupil Hermeias in Asia Minor and married Pythias a relation of his; after some time at Mitylene, in 343-2 he was appointed by King Philip of Macedon to be a tutor of his teen-aged son Alexander, and had other pupils. After Philip's death in 336, Aristotle became head of his own school (of 'Peripatetics'), the Lyceum at Athens. Because of anti-Macedonian feeling there after Alexander's death in 323, he withdrew to Chalcis in Euboea and died there in 322. Nearly all the works he prepared for publication are lost, the priceless ones extant being lecture-materials, notes, and memoranda (some are spurious). I Practical. Nicomachean Ethics; Great Ethics (Magna Moralia); Eudemian Ethics; Politics; Economics (on the good of the family); On virtues and Vices; II Logical. Categories; Analytics (Prior and Posterior): Interpretation; Refutations used by Sophists; Topica. III Physical. Twenty six works (some suspedt) including astronomy, generation and destruction, the senses, memory, sleep, dreams, life, facts about animals, etc. IV Metaphysics on being as being. V Art Rhetoric and Poetic. VI Other works including the Constitution of Athens; more works also doubtful authorship. VII Fragments of various works such as dialogues on philosophy and literature; and of treatises on rhetoric, politics and metaphysics. -- Jacket
Problems by Aristotle( Book )

40 editions published between 1926 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cicero. De oratore by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

21 editions published between 1942 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We know more of Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BCE), lawyer, orator, politician and philosopher, than of any other Roman. Besides much else, his work conveys the turmoil of his time, and the part he played in a period that saw the rise and fall of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic
Cicero on oratory and orators by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

15 editions published between 1942 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We know more of Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BCE), lawyer, orator, politician and philosopher, than of any other Roman. Besides much else, his work conveys the turmoil of his time, and the part he played in a period that saw the rise and fall of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic
De oratore by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

4 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotle's Ethics for English readers by Aristotle( Book )

9 editions published between 1943 and 1952 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De oratore [and De fato; Paradoxa stoicorum; De partitione oratoria] by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

11 editions published between 1959 and 1967 in English and Latin and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cicero. De oratore. In two volumes by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CICEREO (Marcus Tullius, 3rd Jan. 106-7th Dec. 43 B.C.), Roman lawyer, orator and politician (and even philosopher), of whom we know more than of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era which saw the rise, dictatorship, and death of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic. In his political speeches especially and in his correspondence we see the excitement, tension and intrigue of politics and the part he played in the turmoil of the time. Of about 106 Speeches, delivered before the Roman people or the Senate if they were political, before jurors if judicial, 58 survive (a few of them incompletely). In A.D. 1345 Petrarch discovered copies of a collection of more than 900 Letters of which more than 800 were written by Cicero and nearly 100 by others to him. These afford a revelation of the man and all the more striking because they were not written for publication. Six Rhetorical works survive and another in fragments. Philosophical works include seven extant major compositions and a number of others; and some lost. There is also poetry, some original, some as translations from the Greek
This way and that, being translations into and out of Greek and Latin verse and prose by H Rackham( Book )

4 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotle by Aristotle( Book )

12 editions published between 1926 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aristotle, great Greek philosopher, researcher, reasoner, and writer, born at Stagirus in 384 BC, was the son a physician. He studied under Plato at Athens and taught there (367-347); subsequently he spent three years at the court of a former pupil, Hermeias, in Asia Minor. After some time at Mitylene, in 343-2 he was appointed by King Philip of Macedon to be tutor of his teen-aged son Alexander. After Philip's death in 336, Aristotle became head of his own school (of Peripatetics), the Lyceum at Athens. Because of anti-Macedonian feeling there after Alexander's death in 323, he withdrew to Chalcis in Euboea, where he died in 322. Nearly all the works Aristotle prepared for publication are lost; the priceless ones extant are lecture-materials, notes, and memoranda (some are spurious). They can be categorized as follows: I Practical: Nicomachean Ethics; Great Ethics (Magna Moralia); Eudemian Ethics; Politics; Economics (on the good of the family); On Virtues and Vices. II Logical: Categories; Analytics (Prior and Posterior); Interpretation; Refutations used by Sophists; Topica. III Physical: Twenty-six works (some suspect) including astronomy, generation and destruction, the senses, memory, sleep, dreams, life, facts about animals, etc. IV Metaphysics: on being as being. V Art: Rhetoric and Poetics. VI Other works including the Constitution of Athens; more works also of doubtful authorship. VII Fragments of various works such as dialogues on philosophy and literature; and of treatises on rhetoric, politics and metaphysics."--Jacket
Problems. Rhetorica ad Alexandrum by Aristotle( Book )

15 editions published between 1937 and 2001 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De oratore by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

28 editions published between 1942 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De oratore by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

in English and Multiple languages and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De oratore. de fato ; paradoxa stoicorum ; de partitione oratoria by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

15 editions published between 1942 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prometheus bound of Aeschylus and the fragments of the Prometheus unbound by Aeschylus( Book )

7 editions published between 1899 and 2013 in Greek, Modern and Greek, Ancient and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Harris Rackham English translator of works by Aristotle and other classical authors

Rackham, H.

Rackham, H. 1868-1944

Rackham, Harris 1868-1944

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Nicomachean ethicsThe politicsDe natura deorum; AcademicaOn moral endsThe Athenian constitution : the Eudemian ethics ; On virtues and vicesProblemsCicero. De oratoreCicero on oratory and orators