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Rouse, W. H. D. (William Henry Denham) 1863-1950

Works: 586 works in 1,887 publications in 6 languages and 23,321 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Epic poetry, Greek  Epic poetry  Fiction  Biography  History  Sources  Study guides  Didactic poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, tra, Contributor, Narrator
Classifications: PA4025.A5, 883.01
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Most widely held works by W. H. D Rouse
Petronius by Petronius Arbiter( Book )

170 editions published between 1913 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Apocolocyntosis 'Pumpkinification' (instead of deification) is probably by SENECA the wealthy philosopher and courtier (c. 4 B.C.-A.D. 65). It is a medley of prose and verse and a political satire on the Emperor Claudius written soon after he died in A.D. 54 and was deified
Great dialogues by Plato( Book )

39 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Republic and other great dialogues by the immortal Greek philosopher Plato, masterpieces that form part of the most important single body of writing in the history of philosophy, are here translated in a modern version. Beauty, Love, Immortality, Knowledge and justice are discussed in these dialogues which magnificently express the glowing spirit of Platonic philosophy
St. Augustine's Confessions by Augustine( Book )

46 editions published between 1908 and 2006 in English and Latin and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AUGUSTINUS (A.D. 354-430), son of a pagan Patricius of Tagaste in North Africa and his Christian wife Monica, while studying in Africa to become a rhetorician, plunged into a turmoil of philosophical and psychological doubts in search of truth, joining for a time the Manichaean society. He became a teacher of grammar at Tagaste, and lived much under the influence of his mother and his friend Alypius. About 383 he went to Rome and soon after to Milan as a teacher of rhetoric, being now attracted by the philosophy of the Sceptics and of the Neo-Platonists. His studies of Pauls letters with Alypius and the preaching of Bishop Ambrose led in 386 to his rejection of all sensual habits and to his famous conversion from mixed beliefs to Christianity. After a year in Rome again and his mothers death he returned to Tagaste and there founded a religious community. In 395 or 396 he became Bishop of Hippo, and was henceforth engrossed in duties, writing and controversy. He died at Hippo during the successful siege by the Vandals. From his large output the Loeb Classical Library offers that great autobiography the Confessions which reveal Gods action in man; On the City of God which unfolds Gods action in the progress of the worlds history, and propounds the superiority of Christian beliefs over Pagan in adversity; and some of the Letters which are important for the study of ecclesiastical history and Augustines relations with other theologians
Dionysiaca by Nonnus( Book )

49 editions published between 1940 and 1984 in 4 languages and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nonnos of Panopolis in Egypt, who lived in the fifth century of our era, composed the last great epic poem of antiquity. The Dionysiaca, in 48 books, has for its chief theme the expedition of Dionysus against the Indians; but the poet contrives to include all the adventures of the god (as well as much other mythological lore) in a narrative which begins with chaos in heaven and ends with the apotheosis of Ariadne's crown. The wild ecstasy inspired by the god is certainly reflected in the poet's style, which is baroque, extravagant, and unrestrained. It seems that Nonnos was in later years converted to Christianity, for in marked contrast to the Dionysiaca, a poem dealing unreservedly with classical myths completely redolent of a pagan outlook, there is extant and ascribed to him a hexameter paraphrase of St. John's Gospel
The Odyssey of Homer by Homer( Book )

28 editions published between 1937 and 1999 in English and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wanderings of the Greek hero, Ulysses, on his way home
The Iliad by Homer( Book )

33 editions published between 1938 and 1999 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells in prose translation the events of the war between Greece and the city of Troy, focusing on Achilles' quarrel with Agamemnon
Gods, heroes and men of ancient Greece by W. H. D Rouse( Book )

30 editions published between 1934 and 2001 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wonderful versions of exciting mythological stories
De rerum natura by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

34 editions published between 1924 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LUCRETIUS (Titus Lucretius Carus) lived from c. 99-c. 55 B.C., but the details of his career are unknown. He is the author of the great didactic poem in hexameters, De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things). In six books compounded of solid reasoning, brilliant imagination, and noble poetry, he expounds the scientific theories of the Greek philosopher Epicurus, with the aim of dispelling fear of the gods and fear of death and so enabling man to attain peace of mind and happiness. In Book 1 he establishes the general principles of the atomic system, refutes the views of rival physicists, and proves the infinity of the universe and of its two ultimate constituents, matter and void. In Book 2 he explains atomic movement, the variety of atomic shapes, and argues that the atoms lack colour, sensation, and other secondary qualities. In Book 3 he expounds the nature and composition of mind and spirit, proves their mortality, and argues that there is nothing to fear in death. Book 4 explains the nature of sensation and thought, and ends with an impressive account of sexual love. Book 5 describes the nature and formation of our world, astronomical phenomena, the beginnings of life on earth, and the development of civilization. In Book 6 the poet explains various atmospheric and terrestrial phenomena, including thunder, lightning, earthquakes, volcanoes, the magnet, and plagues. The whole work presents the age-long problem of religion and science; and throughout the interest is maintained by the importance of the subject, and the fervour and poetry of the author
The Iliad by Homer( )

28 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad can justly be called the world's greatest war epic. The terrible and long-drawn-out siege of Troy remains one of the classic campaigns, the heroism and treachery of its combatants unmatched in song and story. Driven by fierce passions and loyalties, men and gods battle to a devastating conclusion. The Odyssey chronicles the many trials and adventures Odysseus must pass through on his long journey home from the Trojan wars to his beloved wife. Though the stormy god of the ocean has sworn vengeance against him, and witches and sirens try to lure him off course, Odysseus is clever and has the brilliant goddess Athena on his side. --publisher
The march up country : a translation of Xenophon's Anabasis by Xenophon( Book )

15 editions published between 1958 and 1995 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's Ovid, being Arthur Golding's translation of the Metamorphoses by Ovid( Book )

29 editions published between 1904 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moral discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus( Book )

17 editions published between 1910 and 1957 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek votive offerings : an essay in the history of Greek religion by W. H. D Rouse( Book )

49 editions published between 1902 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De rerum natura by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

3 editions published in 1937 in Latin and English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On translating Homer by Matthew Arnold( Book )

19 editions published between 1861 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this 1861 collection of the lectures he delivered at Oxford the previous year, Arnold finds fault with contemporary translations of Homer by Pope, Chapman, Newman, and others, setting forth his own criteria for successful translation, among which is the adoption of hexameter verse, as well as respect for Homer's cardinal virtues and his grand style."
Great dialogues of Plato : complete text of The republic, the apology, Crito, Phaedo, Ion, Meno, Symposium by Plato( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation of the complete texts of "The Republic," "The Apology," "Crito," "Phaido," "Ion," "Meno," and "Symposium" reveals the genius of Plato as he struggled with education, justice, the "philosopher king," and utopian visions of society
Śikshā-samuccaya; a compendium of Buddhist doctrine by Śāntideva( Book )

31 editions published between 1922 and 2015 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Training Anthology--or Siksa-samuccaya--is a collection of quotations from Buddhist sutras with commentary by the eighth-century North Indian master Santideva. This annotated translation includes a detailed analysis of the philosophy of the Training Anthology and an introduction to Santideva's cultural and religious contexts
De rerum natura by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

14 editions published between 1924 and 1953 in 3 languages and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucretius lived ca. 99-ca. 55 BCE, but the details of his career are unknown. In his didactic poem De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things) he expounds Epicurean philosophy so as to dispel fear of the gods and death, and promote spiritual tranquility
The Jātaka; or, Stories of the Buddha's former births by Jataka( Book )

28 editions published between 1895 and 2004 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apocolocyntosis : (The pumpkinification of Claudius) by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

4 editions published between 1920 and 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lucius Annaeus Seneca, also known as Seneca, or Seneca the Younger, was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman and dramatist, who also acted as a tutor and adviser to emperor Nero. Attributed to Seneca is this political satire on the Roman emperor Claudius, Apocolocyntosis or The Pumpkinification of Claudius . The title, meaning "Pumpkinification" or "Gourdification" is a play upon "apotheosis", the process of recognizing a dead Roman emperor
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Denham Rouse, William Henry 1863-1950

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Rouse, W. H. 1863-1950

Rouse, W. H. D.

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Rouse, William H. 1863-1950

Rouse, William H. D. 1863-1950

Rouse, William Henry Denham 1863-1950

Rouse, William Henry Denham 1863-1956

William Henry Denham Rouse

Great dialoguesSt. Augustine's ConfessionsDionysiacaThe Odyssey of HomerThe IliadGods, heroes and men of ancient GreeceDe rerum naturaThe Iliad