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Rolfe, John Carew 1859-1943

Works: 313 works in 1,331 publications in 4 languages and 15,980 library holdings
Genres: History  Poetry  Biography  Historical poetry  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Military history  Romances  Portraits 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, tra, Correspondent, Other
Classifications: PA6156, 878
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Most widely held works about John Carew Rolfe
Most widely held works by John Carew Rolfe
Suetonius by Suetonius( Book )
134 editions published between 1913 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The translation of the Lives of the Caesars is based upon the text of Maximilian Ihm, Leipzig, 1907 (editio minor, 1908) with some slight changes in punctuation, capitalization, and orthography, to conform more nearly with English and American usage. Where Ihm does not offer a readable text, conjectures have been admitted and mentioned in the footnotes, and in a few other cases a different reading from his has been adopted. The aim has been a translation, rather than the easier task of a paraphrase. The version of Philemon Holland (London, 1606) cannot be surpassed in style and spirit, and it is more accurate than any other English translation. An attempt has been made to compete with it in the only possible way, namely in greater fidelity to a better text than was available in his day, and in a nearer approach to the manner of Suetonius. The text and interpretation of Suetonius offer many difficulties, all of which have received careful consideration; but it is hardly to be hoped that the results have been satisfactory in all cases ... To the Lives of the Caesars have been added those extracts from the Lives of Illustrious Men which afford a continuous text and are generally regarded to be authentic." Preface
Sallust by Sallust( Book )
103 editions published between 1831 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,700 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
Ammianus Marcellinus by Ammianus Marcellinus( Book )
86 editions published between 1935 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 1,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Attic nights of Aulus Gellius by Aulus Gellius( Book )
110 editions published between 1927 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quintus Curtius: History of Alexander by Quintus Curtius Rufus( Book )
60 editions published between 1946 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,370 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 (AD 41-54), 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 - our narrative begins with events in 333 BC - and there is material missing from books V, VI, and X. One of his main sources is Cleitarchus who, about 300 BC, 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 moralize. His history is one of the five extant works on which we rely for the career of Alexander the Great. -- jacket
Cicero and his influence by John Carew Rolfe( Book )
21 editions published between 1920 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De iure belli libri tres by Alberico Gentili( Book )
28 editions published between 1933 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Obra clássica da literatura humanista sobre a guerra, permanecendo atual face aos posicionamentos do autor - rejeição ao fundamentalismo religioso e ideológico, realismo político-jurídico e eclética moderação argumentativa
Epitome of Roman history by Lucius Annaeus Florus( Book )
28 editions published between 1929 and 1966 in 3 languages and held by 573 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 )
12 editions published between 1931 and 1967 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lucius Annaeus Florus, Epitome of Roman history. Cornelius Nepos by Lucius Annaeus Florus( Book )
23 editions published between 1929 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Edition bilingue latin-français
Cornelius Nepos by Cornelius Nepos( Book )
30 editions published between 1929 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 463 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
The war with Catiline ; The war with Jugurtha by Sallust( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and Latin and held by 363 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
Lays of ancient Rome, with Irvy and the Armada by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay( Book )
9 editions published between 1888 and 1990 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lay is a ballad intended to be sung or recited. With the Lays of Ancient Rome, eminent Victorian Thomas Babington Macaulay beautifully composed an account of the beginnings of the great empire of antiquity. The Lays have inspired, enthralled, and educated generations of British readers, selling hundreds of thousands of copies since being published in 1842. The episodes from Roman history included here played a large role in stirring national pride in England during the late 19th and early 20th centuries
Q. Horati Flacci sermones et epistulae by Horace( Book )
9 editions published between 1901 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Suetonius by Suetonius( Book )
38 editions published between 1914 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Horace, Odes and epodes by Horace( Book )
7 editions published between 1934 and 1968 in Latin and English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of recent articles provides convenient access to some of the best recent writing on Horace's Odes and Epodes. Formalist, structuralist, and historicizing approaches alike offer insight into this complex poet, who reinvented lyric at the transition from the Republic to the Augustan principate. Several classic studies in French, German, and Italian are here translated into English for the first time. A thread linking many of the pieces is therecurring debate over the performance of Horace's Odes. Fiction? Literal reality? A figurative appropriation of Greek tradition within the b
Sermones et epistulae by Horace( Book )
6 editions published between 1901 and 1976 in Latin and English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Odes and epodes by Horace( Book )
14 editions published between 1901 and 1965 in English and Latin and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The poetry of Horace (born 65 BC) is richly varied, its focus moving between public and private concerns, urban and rural settings, Stoic and Epicurean thought. This new Loeb Classical Library edition of the great Roman poet's Odes and Epodes boasts a faithful and fluid translation and reflects current scholarship." "Horace took pride in being the first Roman to write a body of lyric poetry. For models he turned to Greek lyric, especially to the poetry of Alcaeus, Sappho, and Pindar; but his poems are set in a Roman context. His four books of odes cover a wide range of moods and topics. Some are public poems, upholding the traditional values of courage, loyalty, and piety; and there are hymns to gods. But most of the odes are on private themes: chiding or advising friends; speaking about love and amorous situations, often amusingly. Horace's seventeen epodes, which he called iambi, were also an innovation for Roman literature. Like the odes they were inspired by a Greek model: the seventh century iambic poetry of Archilochus. Love and political concerns are frequent themes; the tone is only occasionally aggressive. "In his language he is triumphantly adventurous," Quintilian said of Horace; Niall Rudd's new translation reflects his different voices."--BOOK JACKET
Cornelii Nepotis Vitae; the Lives of Cornelius Nepos by Cornelius Nepos( Book )
10 editions published between 1894 and 1948 in Latin and English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complete works by Horace( Book )
12 editions published between 1901 and 1963 in Latin and English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Carew Rolfe, John 1859-1943
Rolfe, J. C.
Rolfe. J. C 1859-1943
Rolfe, J. C. (John Carew), 1859-1943
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English (499)
Latin (216)
Multiple languages (17)
Italian (1)