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Todd, Robert B.

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Works: 147 works in 339 publications in 5 languages and 7,292 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Nature stories  Action and adventure fiction  History  Adventure stories  Young adult works  Church history  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Director, Illustrator, Scenarist, Other, Film editor, Commentator, Author of introduction, Actor
Classifications: PS3523.O46, 813.52
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Most widely held works by Robert B Todd
Mr. Justice Holmes by Clara Ingram Judson( Book )

2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., describing his early education at dame and Latin schools and Harvard College, his years of military service during the Civil War, his study of law, his work on The Common Law and his years as lawyer and judge in Massachusetts and as justice of the Supreme Court
Alexander of Aphrodisias on stoic physics : a study of the De mixtione with preliminary essays, text, translation and commentary by Robert B Todd( Book )

15 editions published in 1976 in 3 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Aristotle's On the soul by Themistius( Book )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Themistius ran his own philosophical school in Constantinople in the middle of the fourth century A.D. His paraphrases of Aristotle's writings are unlike the elaborate commentaries produced by Alexander of Aphrodisias, or the later Neoplatonists Simplicius and Philoponus. His aim was to provide a clear and independent restatement of Aristotle's text which would be accessible as an elementary exegesis. But he also discusses important philosophical problems, reports and disagrees with other commentaries including the lost commentary of Porphyry, and offers interpretations of Plato. Themistius' paraphrase of Aristotle's On the Soul is his most important and influential work. It is also the first extant commentary on this work of Aristotle to survive from antiquity. A rival to that of Alexander of Aphrodisias, it represents one of the main interpretations of Aristotle's theory of the intellect, which was debated throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It continues to be an important text for the reconstruction of Aristotle's philosophical psychology today
Cleomedes' lectures on astronomy : a translation of The heavens by Cleomedes( Book )

15 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Heavens stands in the tradition of ancient philosophical and astronomical literature from the time of Plato and Aristotle to that of Ptolemy and is an excellent introduction to some basic principles of ancient astronomy. Its technical information includes demonstrations of a geocentric cosmology, measurements of the Earth's circumference and Sun's size, a brief account of planetary motion, descriptions of the Earth and its climatic zones, and accounts of lunar eclipses and phases."--Jacket
Two Greek Aristotelian commentators on the intellect : the De intellectu attributed to Alexander of Aphrodisias, and Themistius' Paraphrase of Aristotle De anima, 3.4-8 by Alexander( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No Aristotelian doctrine had a greater influence on medieval philosophy and theology than that of the agent, or active, intellect. This influence, however, was mediated by a long tradition of exegesis in which the Greek commentaries of later antiquity played a dominant role. The two commentaries presented here were known to have been influential in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The first is a short treatise called the "De intellectu", attributed to Alexander of Aphrodisias; the second a paraphrase of Aristotle's "De anima" (3.4-8) by Themistius, which also includes a major interpretation of "De anima" (3.5), the chapte on the active intellect
Cleomedis Caelestia (Meteōra) by Cleomedes( Book )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caelestia (Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana)
Scenes from a parish( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young, irreverent priest arrives at St. Patrick Parish in Lawrence, Massachusetts, he discovers the unexpected-- boiling ethnic tensions in a changing working -class community
Myths and legends of many lands by Nicola Ann Sissons( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in Undetermined and English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of legends and tales from around the world
On Aristotle Physics 5-8 by Themistius( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Themistius' treatment of Books 5-8 of Aristotle's Physics shows this commentator's capacity to identify, isolate and discuss the core ideas in Aristotle's account of change, his theory of the continuum, and his doctrine of the unmoved mover. His paraphrase offered his ancient students, as it will now offer his modern readers, an opportunity to encounter central features of Aristotle's physical theory, synthesized and epitomized in a manner that has always marked Aristotelian exegesis but was raised to a new level by the innovative method of focused paraphrase pioneered by Themistius. By taking selective but telling account of the earlier Peripatetic tradition (notably Theophrastus and Alexander of Aphrodisias), this commentator creates a framework that can still be profitably used by Aristotelian scholars today."--Jacket
On Aristotle Physics 1-3 by Themistius( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Themistius' paraphrase of Books 1-3 of Aristotle's Physics shows this fourth-century AD commentator offering a characteristically focused recreation of Aristotle's treatment of a variety of topics ranging from his fundamental account of the principles underlying natural change in Book 1 to a challenging general theory of change in the opening chapters of Book 3. In addressing Book 2 Themistius deals with the theory of nature and natural causation, an associated analysis of events that are indirectly caused by chance or coincidence, and the perennially engaging issue of teleology vs. necessitation in nature. Finally, he deals with the concept of the infinite that Aristotle pioneered in the second part of Book 3. While heavily influenced by the content of the commentary on the Physics by Alexander of Aphrodisias, Themistius offers a methodologically innovative reconstruction mostly expressed in Aristotle's voice, more expansive than the original but focused on essentials. He also offers a notable digression on the subsequently influential theory of prime matter. His paraphrase opens a window on the continuing role of Aristotle in philosophical education in late antiquity and is an instructive contrast to the more expansive commentaries of Simplicius and Philoponus who drew heavily on this predecessor. It can also still be profitably consulted by scholars on matters of detailed interpretation and by students as an introductory guide to a major treatise. Robert B. Todd has previously translated for this series Themistius on Aristotle On the Soul, and Themistius on Aristotle Physics 4 and Physics 5-8
The dictionary of British classicists( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Aristotle's "Physics 4" by Themistius( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his Physics 4, Aristotle defines place and time and denies the possibility of vacuum. Themistius, whose commentary is translated in this volume, wrote in the fourth century A.D. The fact that his commentaries are called paraphrases should not be allowed to conceal their importance. Some of his ideas are very original and he was taken seriously by later commentators and used as an authority by Aquinas." "Aristotle denies three-dimensional space and substitutes the idea of a thing's place as its immediate surroundings. Themistius supports Aristotle's denial. However, he reveals that the philosopher-doctor Galen, in the late second century A.D., had argued for the reality of space by imagining a bronze jar whose contents shrink, without any other matter coming in to fill the gap. Themistius complains that this thought experiment begs the question by assuming the very spatial extension, or gap, that Galen wants to prove." "Aristotle's conception of place as surroundings makes it problematic how his outermost sphere, which carries the stars, can have any place, given that it has no surroundings. Themistius suggests various solutions, including treating the inner spheres as surroundings." "Turning to time, Themistius again reveals Galen's objections to Aristotle and defends Aristotle from the charge of giving a circular definition of time. On the other hand, Themistius criticizes Aristotle for saying that there would be no time if there were no soul. Most of these points were debated by later commentators."--BOOK JACKET
Wilderness pioneer: Stephen F. Austin of Texas by Carol Hoff( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of a man who had a great dream for the welfare of his fellowmen, and in working to make that dream come true met adventure and danger, heartache and happiness
The call of the wild by Jack London( Book )

4 editions published between 1958 and 1963 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tale of an heroic part-St. Bernard, part shepherd dog taken from sunny California and thrown into Klondike life as a sled-dog where he becomes the strongest leader
46th Ann Arbor Film Festival : DVD collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the original independent film festival of North America -- established in 1963. The festival serves as a premier showcase for bold, pioneering, art driven films and engages audiences with talented independent filmmakers
Jack of trades by Alice Sankey( Book )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected works of Richard Claverhouse Jebb by R. C Jebb( Book )

in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of British classicists( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shorthand, cryptography, etc.; catalogue of books on shorthand, cryptography, etc. in the library of Robert Todd, esq., Hadley Green, Barnet by Robert B Todd( Book )

2 editions published in 1912 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Themistius: On Aristotle Physics 1-3 by Themistius( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Themistius' treatment of Books 1-3 of Aristotle's Physics presents central features of Aristotle's thought about principles, causation, change and infinity. The tradition of synthesising and epitomising exegesis is here raised to a new level by the innovative method of paraphrase pioneered by Themistius. Taking a selective, but telling, account of the earlier Peripatetic and Presocratic tradition, Themistius creates a framework that can still be profitably used in the study of Aristotle. This volume contains the first English translation of Themistius' commentary, accompanied by a detailed int
 
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Alexander of Aphrodisias on stoic physics : a study of the De mixtione with preliminary essays, text, translation and commentary
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On Aristotle's On the soulCleomedes' lectures on astronomy : a translation of The heavensOn Aristotle Physics 5-8On Aristotle Physics 1-3The dictionary of British classicistsOn Aristotle's "Physics 4"Collected works of Richard Claverhouse JebbDictionary of British classicistsThemistius: On Aristotle Physics 1-3