WorldCat Identities

Nixon, Paul 1882-1956

Overview
Works: 138 works in 397 publications in 4 languages and 3,600 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epigrams  Drama 
Roles: Translator, Author
Classifications: PN1441, 870.8
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Most widely held works about Paul Nixon
 
Most widely held works by Paul Nixon
Plautus by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

67 editions published between 1916 and 1966 in 5 languages and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PLAUTUS (Titus Maccius), born about 245 B.C. at Sarsinia in Umbria, came to Rome, engaged in work connected with the stage, lost his money in commerce, became for a time a baker's help, and for the rest of his life composed comedies. After his death in 184 B.C. 130 plays were ascribed to him, but at last only 21 were accepted as genuine; and in fact 21 (one being incomplete have survived. The basis of all is a free translation from comedies by such writers as Menander, Diphilus, and Philemon. So we have Greek manners of Athens c. 225-185 B.C. with Greek places, people, and customs, and a distinctive plot, for popular amusement in a Latin city whose own 'culture' was not yet developed and whose manners were more severe. But to make his plays 'live' for his audience, Plautus included many Roman details, especially concerning slavery, military affairs, and law, with some invention of his own, especially in management of metres. The resulting mixture is lively, genial and humorous, with good dialogue and vivid style. There are plays of intrigue alone (Bacchides, Mostellaria, Pseudolus); of intrigue with a recognition-theme (Captivi, Poenulus, Curculio); plays which develop character (Auluaria, Miles Gloriosus); others which turn on mistaken identity (accidental as in the Menaechmi imitated by Shakespeare in his 'Comedy of Errors'; caused on purpose as in Amphitruo); plays of domestic life (Mercator, Casina, both unpleasant; Trinummus, Stichus, both pleasant). We are told that Plautus' plays were under St. Jerome's pillow as he slept: They were certainly favourites of Luther
Martial and the modern epigram by Paul Nixon( Book )

28 editions published between 1925 and 1968 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plautus : with an English translation by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

12 editions published between 1932 and 1965 in English and Latin and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plautus by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

7 editions published between 1968 and 1984 in English and Latin and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The rollicking comedies of Plautus, who brilliantly adapted Greek plays for Roman audiences ca. 205-184 BCE, are the earliest Latin works to survive complete and are cornerstones of the European theatrical tradition from Shakespeare and Molière to modern times. Accompanying the plays is a detailed introduction to Plautus's œuvre as a whole, discussing his techniques of translation and adaptation, his use of Roman humor, stage conventions, language and meter, and his impact on the Greco-Roman comedic theater and beyond."--Publisher's description
A Roman wit; epigrams of Martial rendered into English by Paul Nixon by Martial( Book )

2 editions published in 1911 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plautus by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

8 editions published between 1952 and 1960 in 3 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The rollicking comedies of Plautus, who brilliantly adapted Greek plays for Roman audiences ca. 205-184 BCE, are the earliest Latin works to survive complete and are cornerstones of the European theatrical tradition from Shakespeare and Molière to modern times. Accompanying the plays is a detailed introduction to Plautus's œuvre as a whole, discussing his techniques of translation and adaptation, his use of Roman humor, stage conventions, language and meter, and his impact on the Greco-Roman comedic theater and beyond."--Publisher's description
Plautus by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

10 editions published between 1916 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comedies of Plautus, who brilliantly adapted Greek plays for Roman audiences c. 205-184 BCE, are the earliest Latin works to survive complete and cornerstones of the European theatrical tradition from Shakespeare and Molière to modern times. Twenty-one of his plays are extant
Plautus : with an English traslation by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amphitryo, Asinaria, Aulularia, Bacchides, Captivi Amphitryon, the Comedy of Asses, the Pot of Gold, the Two Bacchises, the Captives by Titus Maccius Plautus( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The merchant ; The braggart warrior ; The haunted house ; The Persian by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

11 editions published between 1924 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The little Carthaginian ; Pseudolus ; The rope by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

10 editions published between 1932 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Plautus, with an English translation by Paul Nixon by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

5 editions published in 1916 in English and Latin and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plautus : in 5 volumes by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

6 editions published between 1932 and 1980 in Latin and English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casina ; The casket comedy ; Curculo ; Epidicus ; The two menaechmuses by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plautus : in five volumes by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

3 editions published between 1916 and 1956 in Latin and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casina ; The casket comedy ; Curculio ; Epidicus ; The two menaechmuses by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

7 editions published between 1917 and 1965 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plautus : in 5 volumes by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

4 editions published between 1963 and 1980 in Latin and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plautus : in five volumes by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

2 editions published in 1938 in Latin and English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plautus : in five volumes by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

2 editions published between 1924 and 1963 in Latin and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plautus : in five volumes by T. Maccius Plautus( Book )

2 editions published in 1932 in Latin and English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The merchant ; The braggart warrior ; The haunted house ; The Persian Plautus : in 5 volumes Plautus : in five volumes
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Plautus : with an English translationPlautusPlautusPlautusPlautus : with an English traslationThe merchant ; The braggart warrior ; The haunted house ; The PersianThe little Carthaginian ; Pseudolus ; The ropePlautus : in 5 volumes
Alternative Names
Nixon, Paul, 1882-

Paul Nixon American classical philologist

Paul Nixon Amerikaans universitair docent (1882-1956)

Paul Nixon US-amerikanischer Klassischer Philologe

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