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Rolfe, John Carew 1859-1943

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Works: 569 works in 2,192 publications in 4 languages and 18,860 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Sources  Bibliographies  Manuscripts  Epistolary poetry  Poetry  Satirical literature  Concordances  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree, htt, Correspondent
Classifications: PA6156, 878
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Quintus Curtius : [History of Alexander] by Quintus Curtius Rufus( Book )

77 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quintus Curtius was apparently a rhetorician who lived in the first century of the Roman empire and, early in the reign of Claudius (41-54 CE), wrote a history of Alexander the Great in 10 books in clear and picturesque style for Latin readers. The first two books have not survived--the narrative begins with events in 333 BCE--and there is material missing from books V, VI, and X. One of his main sources is Cleitarchus who, about 300 BCE, had made Alexander's career a matter of marvellous adventure. Curtius is not a critical historian; and in his desire to entertain and to stress the personality of Alexander, he elaborates effective scenes, omits much that is important for history, and does not worry about chronology. But he does not invent things, except speeches and letters inserted into the narrative by traditional habit. 'I copy more than I believe', he says. Three features of his story are narrative of exciting experiences, development of a hero's character, and a disposition to moralise. His history is one of the five extant works on which historians rely for the career of Alexander the Great
Cicero and his influence by John Carew Rolfe( Book )

31 editions published between 1900 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Attic nights of Aulus Gellius by Aulus Gellius( Book )

106 editions published between 1927 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aulus Gellius (c. 123-170 CE) offers in Attic Nights (Gellius began to write these pieces during stays in Athens) a collection of short chapters about notable events, words and questions of literary style, lives of historical figures, legal points, and philosophical issues that served as instructive light reading for cultivated Romans. Aulus Gellius (ca. 123-170 CE) is known almost wholly from his Noctes Atticae, Attic Nights, so called because it was begun during the nights of an Attic winter. The work collects in twenty books (of Book VIII only the index is extant) interesting notes covering philosophy, history, biography, all sorts of antiquities, points of law, literary criticism, and lexicographic matters, explanations of old words and questions of grammar. The work is valuable because of its many excerpts from other authors whose works are lost; and because of its evidence for people's manners and occupations. Some at least of the dramatic settings may be genuine occasions. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Attic Nights is in three volumes
Suetonius by Suetonius( Book )

43 editions published between 1914 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enriched by anecdotes, gossip, and details of character and personal appearance, Lives of the Caesars by Suetonius (born c. 70 CE) is a valuable and colorful source of information about the first twelve Roman emperors, Roman imperial politics, and Roman imperial society. Part of Suetonius' Lives of Illustrious Men (of letters) also survives
Suetonius by Suetonius( Book )

55 editions published between 1913 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ammianus Marcellinus by Ammiano Marcellino( Book )

67 editions published between 1935 and 1986 in English and Latin and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornelius Nepos by Cornelius Nepos( Book )

39 editions published between 1929 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornelius Nepos was born in Cisalpine Gaul but lived in Rome and was a friend of Cicero, Atticus, and Catullus. Most of his writings, which included poems, moral examples from history, a chronological sketch of general history, a geographical work, Lives of Cato the Elder and Cicero, and other biographies, are lost. Extant is a portion of his 'De Viris Illustribus': (i) part of his parallel lives of Roman and non-Roman famous men, namely the portion containing lives of non-Roman generals (all Greeks except three) and a chapter on kings; and (ii) two lives from the class of historians. The lives are short popular biographies of various kinds, written in a usually plain readable style, of value today because of Nepos's use of many good sources
Catiline's war ; The Jugurthine war ; Histories by Sallust( Book )

21 editions published between 1831 and 2013 in English and Latin and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The earliest Roman historian with complete works to his name, Sallust (86-c. 35 B.C.) was a senator of the Roman Republic and younger contemporary of Cicero, Pompey and Julius Caesar. His Catilino's War tells of the conspiracy in 63 B.C. led by L. Sergius Catilino, who plotted to assassinate numerous senators and take control of the government, but was thwarted by Cicero. Sallust's vivid account of Roman public life shows a Republic in decline, prey to moral corruption and internal strife. In The Jugurthine War he describes Rome's fight in Africa against the king of the Numidians from 111 to 105 B.C., and provides a damning picture of the Roman aristocracy. Also included in this volume are the major surviving extracts from Sallust's now fragmentary Histories, depicting Rome after the death in 78 B.C. of the dictator Sulla." "A. J. Woodman's translation retains the individualism of the original Latin, while his introduction discusses Sallust's life and political career and his approach lo writing history. This edition includes chronologies, further reading, an index, maps and extensive notes."--Jacket
Ammianus Marcellinus by Ammianus Marcellinus( Book )

18 editions published between 1935 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experiences at Kotzebue sound and Nome
De iure belli libri tres by Alberico Gentili( Book )

17 editions published between 1933 and 1995 in Latin and English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the John Holmes Library collection
The war with Catiline ; The war with Jugurtha by Sallust( Book )

25 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in English and Latin and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sallust, Gaius Sallustius Crispus (86-35 BCE), a Sabine from Amiternum, acted against Cicero and Milo as tribune in 52, joined Caesar after being expelled from the Senate in 50, was restored to the senate by Caesar and took part in his African campaign as praetor in 46, and was then appointed governor of New Africa (Numidia). Upon his return to Rome he narrowly escaped conviction for malfeasance in office, retired from public life, and took up historiography. Sallust's two extant monographs take as their theme the moral and political decline of Rome, one on the conspiracy of Catiline and the other on the war with Jugurtha. Although Sallust is decidedly unsubtle and partisan in analyzing people and events, his works are important and significantly influenced later historians, notably Tacitus. Taking Thucydides as his model but building on Roman stylistic and rhetorical traditions, Sallust achieved a distinctive style, concentrated and arresting; lively characterizations, especially in the speeches; and skill at using particular episodes to illustrate large general themes"--Publisher website
Epitome of Roman history by Lucius Annaeus Florus( Book )

35 editions published between 1929 and 1966 in 4 languages and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Florius, born apparently in Africa, lived in Spain and in Rome in Hadrian's time. He wrote, in brief pointed rhetorical style, a summary of Roman history (especially wars) in two books in order to show the greatness and decline of Roman morals. It was perhaps planned to reach his own times, but the extant work ends with Augustus' reign (30 BC-AD 14). This Epitome is a useful rapid sketch of Roman military history. -- jacket
Classical studies in honor of John C. Rolfe( Book )

17 editions published between 1931 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Attic nights of Aulus Gellius by Aulus Gellius( Book )

35 editions published between 1927 and 2002 in English and Latin and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suetonius : with an English translation by Suetonius( Book )

18 editions published between 1914 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sallust by Sallust( Book )

56 editions published between 1920 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though biased, Sallust's extant work is valuable. It shows lively characterisation (in speeches after Thucydides' manner) and attempts to explain the meaning of events. The work on Catiline has been called a study in social pathology. Sallust's style anticipates that of the early Empire. -- Jacket
Sallust by Sallust( Book )

39 editions published between 1920 and 1985 in English and Latin and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucius Annaeus Florus. Epitome of Roman history by Lucius Annaeus Florus( Book )

10 editions published between 1929 and 1966 in 3 languages and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucius Annaeus Florus, Epitome of Roman history. Cornelius Nepos by Lucius Annaeus Florus( Book )

16 editions published between 1929 and 1966 in English and Latin and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Q. Horati Flacci sermones et epistulae by Horace( Book )

13 editions published between 1901 and 1976 in Latin and English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Quintus Curtius : [History of Alexander]
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The Attic nights of Aulus GelliusSuetoniusSuetoniusAmmianus MarcellinusCornelius NeposCatiline's war ; The Jugurthine war ; HistoriesAmmianus MarcellinusDe iure belli libri tres
Alternative Names
Carew Rolfe, John 1859-1943

John Carew Rolfe American classical scholar

John Carew Rolfe Amerikaans klassiek filoloog (1859-1943)

John Carew Rolfe US-amerikanischer Klassischer Philologe und Übersetzer

Rolfe, J. C.

Rolfe. J. C 1859-1943

Rolfe, J. C. (John Carew)

Rolfe, J. C. (John Carew), 1859-1943

Rolfe, John C.

Rolfe, John C. 1859-1943

Rolfe, John C. (John Carew), 1859-1943

Rolfe, John Carew

Rolfe, John Carew, 1859-

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