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

Works: 403 works in 1,530 publications in 7 languages and 22,218 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  History  Humor  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Epic poetry, Greek  Didactic poetry, Latin  Sacred books 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Narrator
Classifications: PA6156, 883.01
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De rerum natura by Titus Lucretius Carus ( Book )
104 editions published between 1924 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 2,070 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
Great dialogues by Plato ( Book )
30 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Written in the form of debates, these dialogues discuss the ideal state, education, justice, and the philosopher king
Petronius by Petronius Arbiter ( Book )
104 editions published between 1913 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,827 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
The Iliad, the story of Achillês by Homer ( Book )
31 editions published between 1938 and 1999 in English and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Homer's classical account of the war between the Greeks and the Trojans from Agamemnon's visit by the priest Chryses to the burial of Hektor
The Odyssey : the story of Odysseus by Homer ( Book )
41 editions published between 1937 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The wanderings of the Greek hero, Ulysses, on his way home
Dionysiaca by Nonnus ( Book )
47 editions published between 1940 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 1,211 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
St. Augustine's confessions by Augustine ( Book )
39 editions published between 1908 and 2006 in English and Latin and held by 1,202 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
The march up country : a translation of Xenophon's Anabasis by Xenophon ( Book )
28 editions published between 1947 and 1995 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gods, heroes and men of ancient Greece by W. H. D Rouse ( Book )
26 editions published between 1934 and 2001 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wonderful versions of exciting mythological stories
Shakespeare's Ovid, being Arthur Golding's translation of the Metamorphoses by Ovid ( Book )
15 editions published between 1904 and 2010 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Apocolocyntosis the pumpkinification of Claudius by Lucius Annaeus Seneca ( )
3 editions published between 1920 and 2012 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The moral discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus ( Book )
16 editions published between 1910 and 1957 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stoic philosophy flourished in Rome about 3 centuries before Christ
Greek votive offerings : an essay in the history of Greek religion by W. H. D Rouse ( Book )
39 editions published between 1902 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Odyssey by Homer ( )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
So much has been written about Homer that the legendary blind bard might just as well himself be included among the great pantheon of Greek gods about whom he wrote so well. The Odyssey is concerned with Odysseus' difficulties in returning home after the Trojan War, which was won by the Greeks. It is unquestionably one of the great epic masterpieces of Western literature and a storehouse of Greek folklore and myth. With its wise and always magnificent hero and its romantic theme, The Odyssey has established itself as perhaps the greatest adventure story of all time
On translating Homer by Matthew Arnold ( Book )
18 editions published between 1861 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 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."
The story of Odysseus by Homer ( Book )
27 editions published between 1937 and 1953 in English and Undetermined and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Illustrated edition, September 1938 "
Śikshā-samuccaya; a compendium of Buddhist doctrine by Śāntideva ( Book )
23 editions published between 1922 and 2006 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Jātaka; or, Stories of the Buddha's former births by Jataka ( Book )
22 editions published between 1913 and 2004 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Iliad by Homer ( )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 230 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."--Publisher's web site
Homer by W. H. D Rouse ( Book )
16 editions published between 1939 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Denham Rouse, William Henry 1863-1950
Rouse, W. H.
Rouse, W. H. 1863-1950
Rouse, W. H. D.
Rouse, W. H. D. 1863-1950
Rouse, W. H. D. (William Henry Denham), 1863-1950
Rouse, William H. 1863-1950
Rouse, William Henry Denham, 1863-1950