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Mynors, R. A. B. (Roger Aubrey Baskerville) 1903-1989

Overview
Works: 352 works in 1,364 publications in 5 languages and 26,317 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Georgics  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Church history  Personal correspondence  Didactic poetry  Sayings  Biographies  Eulogies 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Contributor, Author, Other, Author of introduction, Collector, Publishing director, Honoree, Redactor
Classifications: PA6807.G4, 873.01
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Most widely held works by R. A. B Mynors
The correspondence of Erasmus : letters 1252 to 1355 : 1522 to 1523 by Desiderius Erasmus( )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected works of Erasmus by Desiderius Erasmus( )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'A knowledge of proverbs contributes to a number of things,' wrote Erasmus in his Introduction to the Adages, 'but to four especially: philosophy, persuasiveness, grace and charm in speaking, and the understanding of the best authors...' This volume contains the second 500 of the more than 4000 adages gathered and commented on by Erasmus, sometimes in a few lines and sometimes in full-scale essays. The notes identify the classical sources and indicate how Erasmus' reading and thinking developed over the quarter-century spanned by the eight revisions of the original work. Many of the proverbs cited by Erasmus are still in our common stock of speech
Adages by Desiderius Erasmus( )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of Erasmus : letters 993 to 1121 ; 1519 to 1520 by Desiderius Erasmus( )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adages : iv iii 1 to v ii 51 by Desiderius Erasmus( )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erasmus' Adagia has been called 'one of the world's biggest bedside books, ' and certainly the more than 4000 proverbs and maxims gathered and commented on by Erasmus, sometimes in a few lines and sometimes in full-scale essays, have great appeal for both scholar and educated layman. The aim of the Adages was to recapture, in this handy portmanteau form, the outlook and way of life of the classical world through its customs, legends, and social institutions, and to put within reach of a modern public the accumulated wisdom of the past. Each adage is traced in the works of as many authors as Erasmus had to hand; always an authority is given (usually several) and often a close reference providing chapter and verse. The commentaries in the Adages give a forthright and often eloquent expression of Erasmus' opinions on the world of his day, dovetailing with his satirical works on the one hand and his popular evangelical writings on the other. Many, if not most, of the proverbs cited by Erasmus are still in our common stock of speech today. The Collected Works of Erasmus is providing the first complete translation of Erasmus' Adagia. This volume contains the initial 300 adages with notes that identify the classical sources and indicate how Erasmus' reading and thinking developed over the quarter-century spanned by the eight revisions of the original work
The correspondence of Erasmus : letters 1122 to 1251 ; 1520 to 1521 by Desiderius Erasmus( )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exchange of letters between Juan de Vergara and Diego López Zúñiga which bears on the controversy then raging between Erasmus and Zúñiga is included as an appendix to this volume
Collected works of Erasmus by Desiderius Erasmus( )

20 editions published between 1975 and 1991 in English and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the months following, covered in this volume of the CWE, from August 1516 to June 1517, the active exchange of letters that began with volume 3 continued, giving a vivid impression of the impact of Erasmus' great achievement upon his contemporaries
The correspondence of Erasmus by Desiderius Erasmus( )

20 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are one hundred and fifty-one letters from this period, more than survive from the whole of the first forty years of his life. They range in character from hasty personal notes to extended formal treatises, and they appear with remarkable regularity
The correspondence of Erasmus by Desiderius Erasmus( )

18 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in English and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume covers the first ten months of Eramus' residence at Louvain. He lived during this time in the College of the Lily, his position presitgious and secure. he was a member of the theological faculty, yet free of regular academic duties and entitled to receive a regular income mroe than adequate to his modest needs. His predominant task in the course of these months was the re-editing of the New Testament, which he considered his magnum opus: through his work on the New Testament the use he made of his tiem and talent would be judged by God and man alike. There are frequent references in the letters to the long and arduous hours devoted to the annotation of these volumes. As a release from the drudgery of annotation eh tried his hand at paraphrases of the gospels, gave Ratio verae theologiae its final form, and allowed himself a little time in the company of classical authors who refreshed his mind and refurbished his style.As never before, Erasmus' name counted now among the educated and powerful of teh age, and he was overwhelmed with invitations from every corner of Europe. He was developing influential friends across Europe, and in Germany especially he gained enthusiastic admirers who expected him to join in the defence of Johann Reuchlin and made certain that he became promptly acquainted with the Ninety-five Theses of Luther whose name Erasmus at first still had trouble remembering.This volume is of particular interest because more than half the letters derive from the Deventer Letter-book, into which Erasmus had his amaneunses copy incoming and outgoing letters, among them many which were truly private rather than composed with a mind to subsequent publication. As a result we become intimately acquainted with the daily life of Erasmus and his friends, with the domestic pleasures and annoyances, private worries and hopes that made up and continue to make up the substance of human existance
The correspondence of Erasmus by Desiderius Erasmus( )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the letters 1523-4, Erasmus' mounting anger at the authors of these attacks goes hand in hand with his slowly formed decision to publish a book against Luther on free will
Bede's ecclesiastical history of the English people by Beda( Book )

56 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People, completed in 731, is a masterpiece of historical writing. Bede's clear narrative, his scrupulous sifting of evidence and his vigorous pursuit of information from many sources written and oral are all features which commend themselves to modern readers. The work was read in every part of Europe throughout the Middle Ages, and today it still remains the best-known text to have survived from Anglo-Saxon England. From its pages we learn the stories of Edwin and Oswald, Cuthbert and Caedmon, and many more which have become an indelible part of English national consciousness. The present edition, first published in 1969, is recognized as standard and authoritative: its text is based on all the important early witnesses (including, for the first time, the 'Leningrad Bede'), and the Introduction contains Sir Roger Mynors's classic account of the work's complex manuscript transmission. A number of printer's errors has now been corrected, and marginal cross-references to discussion in J. M. Wallace-Hadrill Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People (Oxford Medieval Texts, 1988) have been added
The correspondence of Erasmus by Desiderius Erasmus( )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adages by Desiderius Erasmus( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmina by Gaius Valerius Catullus( Book )

87 editions published between 1914 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Catullus is a companion of lovers and of those whom love has disappointed. He is also a satirical and epigrammatic writer who savagely consoles with laughter. Carmina captures in English both the mordant, scathing wit and also the concise tenderness, the famous love for reluctant Lesbia who is made present in these new versions. A range of English metres and rhymes evokes the many modes and moods of this most engaging, erotic and influential of Latin poets. Of Len Krisak's translations of Horace, Frederic Raphael writes, '[He] enables us both to enjoy a fresh voice and to hear (and see), very distinctly, what lies behind and within his unintimidated rescripts'. Again in Carmina Krisak works his precise magic."
Virgil's Georgics by Publius Vergilius Maro( Book )

34 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Virgil's Georgics, by common consent one of the great poems of Western literature, purports to be a didactic poem on agriculture, but its true subject is man and his place in nature and society. It is also a landmark in the use of the natural world as material for literature, and in the history of man's attitude to his environment. The poem is of special interest because Virgil brings to bear his own sympathetic understanding as well as his wide reading in Greek and Latin literature. This definitive commentary by the late Sir Roger Mynors presents the poet's meaning in such away as to bring about a fuller understanding and enjoyment of the poetry, and should be an invaluable companion for all serious students of Latin literature."--Jacket
The correspondence of Erasmus by Desiderius Erasmus( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary and educational writings by Desiderius Erasmus( Book )

in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of Erasmus : Letters 1252-1355 (1522-1523) by Desiderius Erasmus( )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A special feature of this volume is the first fully annotated translation of Erasmus' Catalogues Iucubrationum (Ep 1341 A), an extremely important document for the study of Erasmus' life and works and of the controversies they aroused
The singer of the Eclogues : a study of Virgilian pastoral, with a new translation of the Eclogues by Paul J Alpers( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes parallel Latin text and English translation of Virgil's 'Eclogues
XII panegyrici Latini. by Pliny( Book )

41 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The correspondence of Erasmus
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Collected works of ErasmusAdagesThe correspondence of Erasmus : letters 993 to 1121 ; 1519 to 1520Adages : iv iii 1 to v ii 51The correspondence of Erasmus : letters 1122 to 1251 ; 1520 to 1521Collected works of ErasmusThe correspondence of ErasmusThe correspondence of Erasmus
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Baskerville Mynors, Roger Aubrey 1903-1989

Mynors, R. A. B.

Mynors, R.A.B. 1903-1989

Mynors, R. A. B. (Roger Aubrey Baskerville), Sir, 1903-

Mynors, R.A.B. Sir 1903-1989

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Mynors, Roger A.B. 1903-1989

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Mynors, Roger Aubrey Baskerville 1903-1989 Sir

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R. A. B. Mynors

Roger A.B. Mynors

Roger A. B. Mynors britischer Klassischer Philologe

Roger Mynors Brits klassiek filoloog (1903-1989)

Roger Mynors filologo classico britannico

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