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Gummere, Richard M. (Richard Mott) 1883-1969

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Works: 235 works in 604 publications in 5 languages and 6,021 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Personal correspondence  History  Academic theses  Software 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, tra
Classifications: BJ214.S4, 188
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Letters from a Stoic : Epistulae morales ad Lucilium by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

115 editions published between 1917 and 2021 in 5 languages and held by 1,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Along with the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, Seneca's Letters from a Stoic is one of the major texts of Roman Stoic philosophy. Themes include the rational order of the universe, how to lead a simple life, the effects and benefits of misfortune, and the necessity of facing mortality"--
Seneca : the philosopher and his modern message by Richard M Gummere( Book )

42 editions published between 1922 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American colonial mind and the classical tradition : essays in comparative culture by Richard M Gummere( Book )

27 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven wise men of colonial America by Richard M Gummere( Book )

21 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and German and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard M. Gummere, writing with characteristic warmth and humor, explores the attitudes toward the classics of seven prominent colonial Americans--Hugh Jones, Robert Calef, Michael Wigglesworth, Samuel Davies, Henry Melhior Muhlenberg, Benjamin Rush, and Thomas Paine. A companion volume to the author's The American Colonial Mind and the Classical Tradition, this book provides separate, absorbing biographies of these "seven wise men." Each of them was essentially pragmatic and judged the value of the classics not only on the basis of their intrinsic worth but also for their relevance to contemporary problems. Hugh Jones--who advocated a practical training for the youth of Colonial Virginia--and Benjamin Rush questioned particularly the value of the classics as a requisite part of the school curriculum, although granting their importance for college admission and professional careers. Thomas Paine, openly skeptical about the wisdom of studying Greek and Latin in the original, scattered references in translation throughout his writings, so that he often seems to be "a classicist malgré lui." Higglesworth, Davies, and Muhlenberg regarded the ancient languages as aids to the understanding of Christian theology and as basic preparation for both the minister and the layman. Wigglesworth, at home in both ancient and modern literature, peppered his sermons with Latin quotations, but took care to keep his interpolations strictly subservient to the Gospel. Some academicians and religious leaders adapted or even misinterpreted the classics in order to find in them support for various moralistic positions. Robert Calef opposed this disingenuousness and debated vigorously with Cotton Mather the evils of the Salem witch trial convictions, whose virtue Mather sought to prove by citing classical myths and legends. Calef raised a seemingly lone voice in his plea for a Christian policy of forbearance and understanding
Seneca by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( )

in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, born at Corduba (Cordova) C.5 or 4 B.C. of a noble and wealthy family, spent an ailing childhood and youth at Rome in an aunt's care. He was victim of life-long neurosis but became famous in rhetoric, philosophy, money-making, and imperial service. After some disgrace during Claudius' reign he became tutor and then, in A.D. 54, advising minister to Nero, some of whose worst misdeed he did not prevent. Involved (innocently?) in a conspiracy, he killed himself by order in A.D. 65. Wealthy, he preached indifference to wealth; evader of pain and death, he preached scorn of both; and there were other contrasts between practice and principle
On benefits by Sénèque( Book )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BCE 65 CE) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, dramatist, statesman, and advisor to the emperor Nero, all during the Silver Age of Latin literature. The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca is a fresh and compelling series of new English-language translations of his works in eight accessible volumes. Edited by world-renowned classicists Elizabeth Asmis, Shadi Bartsch, and Martha C. Nussbaum, this engaging collection restores Seneca whose works have been highly praised by modern authors from Desiderius Erasmus to Ralph Waldo Emerson to his rightful place among the classical writers most widely studied in the humanities. On Benefits, written between 56 and 64 CE, is a treatise addressed to Seneca s close friend Aebutius Liberalis. The longest of Seneca s works dealing with a single subject how to give and receive benefits and how to express gratitude appropriately On Benefits is the only complete work on what we now call gift exchange to survive from antiquity. Benefits were of great personal significance to Seneca, who remarked in one of his later letters that philosophy teaches, above all else, to owe and repay benefits well. -- Amazon.com
Latin: fourth year by Harry Edwin Burton( Book )

2 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ad Lucilium epistulae morales : in three volumes by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

22 editions published between 1925 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arcades ambo by Richard M Gummere( )

3 editions published in 1904 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SENECA'S LETTERS FROM A STOIC by Lucius Annaeus Seneca (author)( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Along with the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, Seneca's Letters from a Stoic is one of the major texts of Roman Stoic philosophy. Themes include the rational order of the universe, how to lead a simple life, the effects and benefits of misfortune, and the necessity of facing mortality"--
Epistles by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ad Lucilium epistulae morales by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

15 editions published between 1917 and 1967 in 4 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ad Lucilium epistulae morales : in three volumes by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

14 editions published between 1920 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Junior Latin : book one- by John Evans Forsythe( Book )

3 editions published in 1917 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seneca ad Lucilium Epistulae Morales : with an English translation by Richard M. Gummere( Book )

4 editions published between 1925 and 1967 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epistles by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Latin and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seneca in ten volumes by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ad Lucilium epistulae morales by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

10 editions published between 1917 and 1961 in 3 languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seneca [in ten volumes] by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

1 edition published in 1920 in Latin and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seneca [in ten volumes] by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

2 editions published in 1925 in Latin and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Letters from a Stoic : Epistulae morales ad Lucilium Ad Lucilium epistulae morales
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Seneca : the philosopher and his modern messageSenecaAd Lucilium epistulae morales : in three volumesEpistlesAd Lucilium epistulae moralesAd Lucilium epistulae morales : in three volumesEpistlesSeneca [in ten volumes]
Alternative Names
Gummere, R. M. 1883-1969

Gummere, Richard M.

Gummere, Richard M. (Richard Mott), 1883-

Gummere, Richard Mott.

Gummere, Richard Mott 1883-

Gummere, Richard Mott 1883-1969

Gummere, Richard Mott b. 1883

Mott Gummere, Richard 1883-1969

Richard Mott Gummere American classical philologist and educator

Richard Mott Gummere Amerikaans klassiek filoloog (1883-1969)

Richard Mott Gummere filólogu clásicu estauxunidense (1883–1969)

Richard Mott Gummere US-amerikanischer Klassischer Philologe und Hochschullehrer

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