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Fitch, John G.

Overview
Works: 115 works in 285 publications in 3 languages and 6,874 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Academic theses  Genealogy  History  Software 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Composer
Classifications: PA6666.A1, 872.01
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Most widely held works by John G Fitch
Seneca by John G Fitch( )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seneca was a man of many facets: statesman, dramatist, philosopher, prose stylist. His life was marked by extremes of fortune - extremes that are reflected in much of his writing, and in the vicissitudes of his reputation in later centuries. This volume brings together some outstanding essays written about him over the past four decades, and illustrates the diversity of approaches by which modern critics have attempted to understand this multifaceted figure. Just as Seneca's writings often reflect his times, so current critical approaches often reflect issues in contemporary thought and society
Annaeana tragica : notes on the text of Seneca's tragedies by John G Fitch( )

18 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is a companion to the author's new Loeb edition of Seneca's tragedies (vol. 1, 2002; vol. 2, 2004). It offers reasons for his editorial choices, and explains his interpretations of the text as reflected in his translation. Hercules Oetanus and Octavia, now generally regarded as imitations of Senecan drama, are both included." "The volume is intended to be read alongside Otto Zwierlein's Kritische Kommentar, published in 1986. In the intervening years there has been much new work pertaining to Seneca's text, including full-scale editions with commentary on individual plays, such as Keulen's Troades, Tochterle's Oedipus and Ferri's Octavia. Annaeana Tragica seeks to supplement and advance Zwierlein's work in the light of this new material. An appendix reviews the scholarly controversy concerning the anapaestic odes of these plays, and offers fresh evidence relevant to the issue." "Its readership will include academic libraries, specialists and graduate students working on Seneca, Latin philology, and the transmission of texts."--BOOK JACKET
Seneca's Hercules furens : a critical text with introduction and commentary by Senèque( Book )

29 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John G. Fitch's new Latin text of Seneca's play, Hercules Furens, is based on a collation of the chief manuscripts, including the Paris manuscript T
Hercules ; Trojan women ; Phoenician women ; Medea ; Phaedra by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and Latin and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seneca is a figure of first importance in both Roman politics and literature: a leading adviser to Nero who attempted to restrain the emperor's megalomania; a prolific moral philosopher; and the author of verse tragedies that strongly influenced Shakespeare and other Renaissance dramatists. Here is the first of a new two-volume edition of Seneca's tragedies." "Seneca's plots are based on mythical episodes, in keeping with classical tradition. But the political realities of imperial Rome are also reflected here, in an obsessive concern with power and dominion over others. Seneca's plays depict gigantic passions and intense interactions in an appropriately forceful rhetoric. Their perspective is much bleaker and more tragic than that of his prose writings. In this new translation John Fitch conveys the force of Seneca's dramatic language and the lyric quality of his choral odes."--Jacket
Oedipus ; Agamemnon ; Thyestes ; Hercules on Oeta ; Octavia by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seneca is a figure of first importance in both Roman politics and literature: a leading adviser to Nero who attempted to restrain the emperor's megalomania; a prolific moral philosopher; and the author of verse tragedies that strongly influenced Shakespeare and other Renaissance dramatists. This volume completes the Loeb Classical Library's new two-volume edition of Seneca's tragedies. -- Jacket. Seneca's plots are based on mythical episodes, in keeping with classical tradition. But the political realities of imperial Rome are also reflected here, in an obsessive concern with power and dominion over others. Seneca's plays depict gigantic passions and intense interactions in an appropriately forceful rhetoric. Their perspective is much bleaker than that of his prose writing. In this new translation John Fitch conveys the force of Seneca's dramatic language and the lyric quality of his choral odes
Oedipus ; Agamemnon ; Thyestes ; Hercules on Oeta ; Octavia by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and Latin and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seneca is a figure of first importance in both Roman politics and literature: a leading adviser to Nero who attempted to restrain the emperor's megalomania; a prolific moral philosopher; and the author of verse tragedies that strongly influenced Shakespeare and other Renaissance dramatists. Seneca's plays depict intense passions and interactions in rhetoric that is equally strong. Their perspective is much bleaker than that adopted in his prose writings. His plots are based on mythical episodes, in keeping with classical tradition. But the political realities of imperial Rome are also reflected in an obsessive concern with power and dominion over others. The Octavia is our sole surviving example of a Roman historical play; set at Nero's court, it was probably written by an admirer of Seneca as statesman and dramatist. John G. Fitch has thoroughly revised his two-volume edition of Seneca's Tragedies to take account of the textual and interpretive scholarship that has appeared since its initial publication. His translation conveys the force of Seneca's dramatic language and the lyric quality of his choral odes."--
Tragedies by Lucio Anneo Séneca( )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and Latin and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seneca is a figure of first importance in both Roman politics and literature: a leading adviser to Nero who attempted to restrain the emperor's megalomania; a prolific moral philosopher; and the author of verse tragedies that strongly influenced Shakespeare and other Renaissance dramatists. Here is the first of a new two-volume edition of Seneca's tragedies." "Seneca's plots are based on mythical episodes, in keeping with classical tradition. But the political realities of imperial Rome are also reflected here, in an obsessive concern with power and dominion over others. Seneca's plays depict gigantic passions and intense interactions in an appropriately forceful rhetoric. Their perspective is much bleaker and more tragic than that of his prose writings. In this new translation John Fitch conveys the force of Seneca's dramatic language and the lyric quality of his choral odes."--
Seneca's anapaests : metre, colometry, text, and artistry in the anapaests of Seneca's tragedies by John G Fitch( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetry of knowledge and the 'two cultures' by John G Fitch( )

12 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book argues that poetry is compatible with systematic knowledge including science, and indeed inherent in it; it also discusses particular poems that engage with such knowledge, including those of Lucretius, Vergil, and Vita Sackville-West. The book argues that there are substantial similarities between knowledge-making and poetry-making, for example in their being shaped by language, including metaphor, and in their seeking unity in the world, under the impulse of eros and pleasure. The book also discusses some of the obstacles to a ‘poetry of knowledge’, including scientific objectivism, the Kantian tradition in philosophy, and the separation of the ‘two cultures’ in our academic and intellectual institutions. The book is designed to be accessible to all those interested in the issue of the ‘two cultures’, or in the role of poetry and of science in contemporary culture."--
Seneca by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seneca is a figure of first importance in both Roman politics and literature: a leading adviser to Nero who attempted to restrain the emperor's megalomania; a prolific moral philosopher; and the author of verse tragedies that strongly influenced Shakespeare and other Renaissance dramatists. Here is the first of a new two-volume edition of Seneca's tragedies." "Seneca's plots are based on mythical episodes, in keeping with classical tradition. But the political realities of imperial Rome are also reflected here, in an obsessive concern with power and dominion over others. Seneca's plays depict gigantic passions and intense interactions in an appropriately forceful rhetoric. Their perspective is much bleaker and more tragic than that of his prose writings. In this new translation John Fitch conveys the force of Seneca's dramatic language and the lyric quality of his choral odes."--Jacket
The work of farming (Opus agriculturae) ; and, Poem on grafting by Rutilius Taurus Aemilianus Palladius( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Tragedies] by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seneca is a figure of first importance in both Roman politics and literature: a leading adviser to Nero who attempted to restrain the emperor's megalomania; a prolific moral philosopher; and the author of verse tragedies that strongly influenced Shakespeare and other Renaissance dramatists. Here is the first of a new two-volume edition of Seneca's tragedies." "Seneca's plots are based on mythical episodes, in keeping with classical tradition. But the political realities of imperial Rome are also reflected here, in an obsessive concern with power and dominion over others. Seneca's plays depict gigantic passions and intense interactions in an appropriately forceful rhetoric. Their perspective is much bleaker and more tragic than that of his prose writings. In this new translation John Fitch conveys the force of Seneca's dramatic language and the lyric quality of his choral odes."--Jacket
Trojan women by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in Latin and English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juno, wife of Jove (Jupiter) is jealous of Alcmene, mother of Hercules by Jove, and has been persecuting Hercules by imposing labours on him, through her intermediary, the tyrant Eurystheus. The final labour, which Hercules has just completed, was the bringing up of Cereberus, the three-headed watchdog of the Underworld, up to the world above. To do this, Hercules has achieved the astonishing feat, never before accomplished, of returning from the realm of Death. Juno has now decided that since labours cannot break Hercules, she will turn his own strength against him, by driving him mad when he returns to his home town of Thebes. In his madness, he will commit atrocities that will preclude his ascension into Heaven, which Juno is determined to prevent. This classic story is Ranjit Bolt's translation of Seneca's poetic tale, which reveals the passion for rhetoric that was to have such a strong influence on Elizabethan drama and particularly on Marlowe and the young Shakespeare
Genealogy of the Fitch family in North America by John G Fitch( Book )

8 editions published between 1886 and 1982 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rev. James Fitch (1622-1702) was born at Bocking, Essex, England, and immigrated to America in 1638. He married twice and was the father of fourteen children, born 1649-1683. He is buried at Lebanon, Connecticut. Descendants listed lived in Connecticut, New York, Ohio, and elsewhere. Record especially lists descendants of Thaddeus Fitch (1761-1816) of Vernon, Connecticut. Record chiefly follows male lines
Character in Senecan tragedy by John G Fitch( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seneca : Oedipus by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in Latin and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seneca's 'Oedipus' is a work of exceptional historical and dramatic interest. It is the only surviving ancient Roman play on one of the most important myths of European intellectual history. This book elucidates the text dramatically as well as philologically, and locates it firmly in its historical and theatrical context
Hercules ; Trojan women ; Phoenician women ; Medea ; Phaedra by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and Latin and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Tragedies]. Agamemnon ; Thyestes ; Hercules on Oeta ; Octavia by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annaeana tragica : notes on the text of Seneca's tragedies by John G Fitch( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oedipus ; Agamemnon ; Thyestes ; Hercules on Oeta ; Octavia by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in Latin and English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Seneca
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Annaeana tragica : notes on the text of Seneca's tragediesSeneca's Hercules furens : a critical text with introduction and commentaryHercules ; Trojan women ; Phoenician women ; Medea ; PhaedraOedipus ; Agamemnon ; Thyestes ; Hercules on Oeta ; OctaviaOedipus ; Agamemnon ; Thyestes ; Hercules on Oeta ; OctaviaTragediesSeneca's anapaests : metre, colometry, text, and artistry in the anapaests of Seneca's tragediesSeneca
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Fitch, John Gordon

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