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Golding, Arthur 1536-1606

Works: 340 works in 1,221 publications in 2 languages and 20,332 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Sources  Drama  Epic poetry, Latin  Literature  Sermons  Miscellanea  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Commentaries 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Lyricist, Other
Classifications: PA6522.M2, 873.01
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Most widely held works by Arthur Golding
Metamorphoses : the Arthur Golding translation, 1567 by Ovid( Book )

13 editions published between 1965 and 2000 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Dust Jacket: Arthur Golding's translation of the Metamorphoses is "the most beautiful book in the language"--So Ezra Pound has been assuring us for half a century. It is certainly true that from the time of its publication in 1567 until a decade after the death of Shakespeare it was the English Ovid: one of the most popular and influential books during the greatest period of our literature. Four hundred years later, it still has more verve and gusto, is more plain fun to read, than any other version in English. The two hundred and fifty stories of the Metamorphoses-some only a few lines long, some several hundred-involve the theme of transformation. They show us men and women-as a reward, as a punishment, as an escape-becoming animal or vegetable or mineral, or in a few cases even decorations in outer space. There are many tones, from the homely sweetness of Philemon and Baucis to the frenzy of Myrrha's incestuous love for her father; from the little idyll of Pan and Syrinx to the rape and cannibalism of Philomela's tragedy-of which T.S. Eliot has made a key symbol in The Waste Land. Moving at breathless speed, thanks largely to "dissolves" not unlike those of surrealist cinema, the episodes range from the very beginning of the world to a famous political assassination of the poet's own day. This edition makes available for the first time in an inexpensive modern edition the complete text of Golding's 1567 original. For the first time too we have the long-needed and long-desired footnotes on unfamiliar words, together with an identifying index of names and places. By way of introduction, Mr. Nims has written a lively and informative study of the Metamorphoses and its history, of Ovid's artistry as poet and Golding's as translator, and indeed of the whole problem of translating poetry, so much discussed today in and outside the universities
Shakespeare's Ovid, being Arthur Golding's translation of the Metamorphoses by Ovid( Book )

35 editions published between 1904 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sermons of Master Iohn Caluin, vpon the booke of Iob. Translated out of French by Arthur Golding by Jean Calvin( )

19 editions published between 1574 and 1584 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little book of Christian questions and responses in which the principal headings of the Christian religion are briefly set forth by Théodore de Bèze( )

25 editions published between 1572 and 1586 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The xv. bookes of P. Ouidius Naso, entituled, Metamorphosis. : a worke very pleasant and delectable. Translated out of Latin into English meeter, by Arthur Golding gentleman by Ovid( )

18 editions published between 1584 and 1593 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham sacrifiant by Théodore de Bèze( Book )

50 editions published between 1577 and 2010 in English and French and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The. xv. bookes of P. Ouidius Naso, entytuled Metamorphosis by Ovid( )

15 editions published between 1567 and 1977 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On benefits by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( )

22 editions published between 1578 and 1974 in English and held by 320 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. --
The benefit of Christ's death : or, The glorious riches of God's free grace, which every true believer receives by Jesus Christ and Him crucified, originally written in Italian by Benedetto( )

13 editions published between 1633 and 1638 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The metamorphoses of Ovid by Ovid( Book )

20 editions published between 1587 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This translation of Ovid was acclaimed by Ezra Pound as "the most beautiful book in the language (my opinion and I suspect it was Shakespeare's)." Ovid's deliciously witty and poignant epic starts with the creation of the world and brings together a series of ingeniously linked myths and legends in which men and women are transformed - often by love - into flowers, trees, stones, and stars. Golding's robustly vernacular version was the first major English translation and decisively influenced Shakespeare, Spenser, and the character of English Renaissance writing."--Jacket
The benefit that Christians receiue by Iesus Christ crucified by Aonio Paleario( )

4 editions published in 1580 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The abridgement of the historyes of Trogus Pompeius by Marcus Junianus Justinus( )

5 editions published in 1578 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Psalmes of Dauid and others. / With M. Iohn Caluins Commentaries by Jean Calvin( )

17 editions published between 1571 and 1977 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A worke concerning the trunesse of Christian religion : against, atheists, Epicures, Paynims, Iewes, Mahumetists, and other infidels. by Philippe de Mornay( )

12 editions published in 1617 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Postill, or, Exposition of the Gospels that are usually red in the churches of God, vpon the Sundayes and feast dayes of Saincts by Niels Hemmingsen( )

10 editions published between 1569 and 1577 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Metamorphoses : the Arthur Golding translation, 1567
The metamorphoses of Ovid
Alternative Names
Arthur Golding englischer Übersetzer

Arthur Golding English linguist and translator

Arthur Golding taalkundige uit Engeland (-)

Arthur Golding taalkundige uit Engeland (1536-1606)

Golding, A.

Goldinge, Arthur

Goldinge, Arthur 1536-1605

Goldinge Arthur 1536-1606

Goldyng, Arthur

Goldyng, Arthur 1536-1605

Goldyng Arthur 1536-1606


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French (1)