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Rackham, H. (Harris) 1868-1944

Overview
Works: 400 works in 1,820 publications in 6 languages and 16,235 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Constitution  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Manuscripts  Art  History  Software 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, 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 )

375 editions published between 1851 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,375 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 )

140 editions published between 1147 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,848 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 1,788 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 1,620 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 1,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cicero (Marcus Tullius, 106-43 BCE), Roman lawyer, orator, politician and 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 the fourteenth century Petrarch and other Italian humanists discovered manuscripts containing 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 all the more striking because most 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."--Jacket
The Athenian constitution : the Eudemian ethics ; On virtues and vices by Aristotle( Book )

114 editions published between 1930 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,532 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 )

42 editions published between 1926 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problems, the third-longest work in the Aristotelian corpus, contains thirty-eight books covering more than 900 problems about living things, meteorology, ethical and intellectual virtues, parts of the human body, and miscellaneous questions. Although Problems is an accretion of multiple authorship over several centuries, it offers a fascinating technical view of Peripatetic method and thought. Rhetoric to Alexander, which provides practical advice to orators, was likely composed during the period of Aristotleʹs tutorship of Alexander, perhaps by Anaximenes, another of Alexanderʹs tutors. Both Problems and Rhetoric to Alexander replace the earlier Loeb edition by Hett and Rackham, with texts and translations incorporating the latest scholarship. -- Book jacket
Cicero. De oratore by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

21 editions published between 1942 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 811 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 )

14 editions published between 1942 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 341 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 )

12 editions published between 1943 and 1952 in English and held by 174 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 69 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

Problems. Rhetorica ad Alexandrum by Aristotle( Book )

17 editions published between 1937 and 2001 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 60 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
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. de fato ; paradoxa stoicorum ; de partitione oratoria by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

16 editions published between 1942 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De oratore by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

in English and Multiple 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