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Walsh, P. G. (Patrick Gerard)

Works: 222 works in 796 publications in 5 languages and 14,923 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humor  Poetry  Music‡vTexts  Drama  Satire  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Commentator
Classifications: PA6209.M3, 878
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Most widely held works by P. G Walsh
Livy: his historical aims and methods by P. G Walsh( Book )

66 editions published between 1961 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman novel. The 'Satyricon' of Petronius and the 'Metamorphoses' of Apuleius by P. G Walsh( Book )

32 editions published between 1970 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The Satyricon' of Petronius and the 'Metamorphoses' (or 'The Golden Ass') of Apuleius are the only novels written at Rome before AD 200 to have survived. The genre is the comic romance, the literature of relaxation in the ancient world. This study defines the genre and sets it in the context of other forms of fiction of the period. It shows that both Petronius and Apuleius introduced important innovations into the traditional comic romance. A critical study of 'The Satyricon' is included, with a separate chapter on Trimalchio's feast, a central comic episode of the book. 'The Golden Ass' is similarly examined, again with special analysis of its centre piece, the story of Cupid and Psyche. The book assesses the later influence of the two novels on the mainstream of European picaresque fiction."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Letters of St. Paulinus of Nola by Paulinus( Book )

14 editions published between 1966 and 1978 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The golden ass by Apuleius( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Golden Ass by Apuleius is a unique, entertaining, and thoroughly readable Latin novel - the only work of fiction in Latin to have survived in entirety from antiquity. It tells the story of the hero Lucius, whose curiosity and fascination for sex and magic results in his transformation into an ass. After suffering a series of trials and humiliations, he is ultimately transformed back into human shape by the kindness of the Goddess Isis. Simultaneously a blend of romantic adventure, fable, and religious testament, the Golden Ass is one of the truly seminal books of European Literature, of intrinsic interest as a novel in its own right, and one of the earliest examples of the picaresque. It includes as its famous centrepiece the myth of Cupid and Psyche, the search of the human soul for union with the divine, and has been the inspiration for numerous creative works of literature and art since the Renaissance." "This new translation is at once faithful to the meaning of the Latin, whilst reproducing all the exuberant gaiety of the original."--Jacket
The Satyricon by Petronius Arbiter( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Satyricon is the most celebrated work of fiction to have survived from the ancient world. It can be described as the first realistic novel, the father of the picaresque genre. It recounts the sleazy progress of a pair of literate scholars as they wander through the cites of the southern Mediterranean, encountering en route type-figures whom the author wishes to satirize - a teacher in higher education, a libidinous priest, a vulgar freedman turned millionaire, a manic poet, a superstitious sea-captain, a femme fatale. The novel has fascinated the literary world of Europe ever since, evoking praise for its elegant and hilarious description of the underside of Roman society, but also condemnation for some of its lubricous subjects; most recently it formed the subject of Fellini's controversial film
The consolation of philosophy by Boethius( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boethius composed the De Consolatione Philosophiae in the sixth century A.D. whilst awaiting death under torture. He had been condemned on a charge of treason which he protested was manifestly unjust. Though a convinced Christian, in detailing the true end of life which is the soul's knowledge of God, he consoled himself not with Christian precepts but with the tenets of Greek philosophy. This work dominated the intellectual world of the Middle Ages; writers as diverse as Thomas Aquinas, Jean de Meun, and Dante were inspired by it. In England it was rendered into Old English by Alfred the Great, into Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer, and later Queen Elizabeth I made her own translation
The nature of the gods by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cicero's philosophical works are now exciting renewed interest and more generous appreciation, in part because he provides vital evidence of the views of the (largely lost) Greek philosophers of the Hellenistic age, and partly because of the light he casts on the intellectual life of first-century Rome. Hellenistic philosophy has in recent years attracted growing interest from academic philosophers in Europe and in North America. The Nature of the Gods is a document of central significance in this area, for it presents a detailed account of the theologies of the Epicureans and of the Stoics, together with the critical objections to these doctrines raised by the Academic school. When these Greek theories of deity are translated into the Roman context, a fascinating clash of ideologies results."--Jacket
Cassiodorus, Explanation of the Psalms by Cassiodorus( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book XXXVIII = Liber XXXVIII by Livy( Book )

35 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Livy by P. G Walsh( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On obligations by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On Obligations, composed by Cicero in late 44 B.C. following the assassination of Julius Caesar, recommends ideals of conduct to the young Roman who aspires to a political career. It explores the apparent tensions between honourable conduct and expediency in public life. The principles of honourable behaviour are based on the Stoic virtues of wisdom, justice, magnanimity, and propriety. The analysis of expediency explores the right and the wrong ways of attaining political leadership, and Cicero's conclusion is that the intrinsically useful is always identical with the honourable." "This treatise has played a seminal role in the formation of ethical values in western Christendom. It was adopted by the fourth-century Christian humanists, notably Ambrose, and became transmuted into the moral code of the high Middle Ages. Thereafter, in the Renaissance from the time of Petrarch, and in the Age of Enlightenment that followed, it was given central prominence in discussion of the government of states. On Obligations is of perennial concern in the establishment of basic principles of political and social life."--Jacket
Love lyrics from the Carmina Burana by P. G Walsh( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and Latin and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Carmina Burana is the finest surviving collection of medieval Latin lyrics, especially love lyrics. These poems - many of them composed to be sung - are mostly the work of teachers and students in the schools of the twelfth century. They vary in subject and style, and in addition to love lyrics, they include drinking songs, religious poems, pastoral lyrics, and satires of church and government. This anthology contains sixty love lyrics from the Carmina Burana in the original Latin, with prose translations and commentaries by noted Latinist P.G. Walsh. In his commentaries, Walsh explains postclassical aspects of morphology, spelling, vocabulary, and syntax and provides a well-informed analysis of literary antecedents and techniques. The book will be valuable for Latin students and in courses in medieval literature and history, comparative literature, and English literature
Titi Livi Ab urbe condita libri XXVIII-XXX by Livy( Book )

45 editions published between 1971 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divine providence & human suffering by James Walsh( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andreas Capellanus on love by Andreas( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Titi Livi Ab Urbe condita by Livy( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in Latin and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete letters by Pliny( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the introduction to his new translation, P.G. Walsh examines the background to these often intimate and enthralling letters."--Jacket
George Buchanan tragedies by George Buchanan( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and Latin and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected letters by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and Latin and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cicero lived through some of the most turbulent years in the history of Rome and witnessed first-hand the overthrow of the republic and its replacement by the tyranny of Pompey, Caesar, Mark Antony, and Octavian. One of Rome's most memorable and keenly observant writers, his letters to friends and family are an astonishingly detailed record of daily life and politics in Rome. Here is the largest one-volume selection of Cicero's letters currently available, documenting Cicero's tumultuous career and providing a month-by-month record of the final collapse of the Roman senatorial government. Covering the years 68-43 BC, the letters illuminate events from the high point of Cicero's consulship of 63, through the humiliation of his exile and subsequent subjection to the dynasts, to the assassination of Caesar in 44, and Cicero's brief hour of glory in leading senatorial resistance to the tyranny of Mark Antony. In P. G. Walsh's lively new translation, Cicero's correspondence brings to life once more all the intrigue, excitement, and danger of ancient Rome. - Publisher
The history of English affairs by William( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and Latin and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Patrick G. Walsh British classical philologist

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Walsh, Peter (Peter Gerard)

Letters of St. Paulinus of NolaThe golden assThe SatyriconThe consolation of philosophyThe nature of the godsCassiodorus, Explanation of the PsalmsBook XXXVIII = Liber XXXVIIIOn obligations