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Rolfe, John Carew 1859-1943

Works: 345 works in 1,440 publications in 3 languages and 16,409 library holdings
Genres: History  Poetry  Biography  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Military history  Portraits  Miscellanea  Historical poetry 
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 )

129 editions published between 1913 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 2,499 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 )

106 editions published between 1831 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,690 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 )

85 editions published between 1935 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 1,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Attic nights of Aulus Gellius by Aulus Gellius( Book )

118 editions published between 1927 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aulus Gellius (c. 123-170 CE) offers in Attic Nights (Gellius began to write these pieces during stays in Athens) a collection of short chapters about notable events, words and questions of literary style, lives of historical figures, legal points, and philosophical issues that served as instructive light reading for cultivated Romans
Cicero and his influence by John Carew Rolfe( Book )

25 editions published between 1920 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quintus Curtius: History of Alexander by Quintus Curtius Rufus( Book )

59 editions published between 1946 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,349 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 (41-54 CE), 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--the narrative begins with events in 333 BCE--and there is material missing from books V, VI, and X. One of his main sources is Cleitarchus who, about 300 BCE, 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 moralise. His history is one of the five extant works on which historians rely for the career of Alexander the Great
De iure belli libri tres by Alberico Gentili( Book )

33 editions published between 1933 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 584 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 )

32 editions published between 1929 and 1966 in 3 languages and held by 566 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 )

13 editions published between 1931 and 1967 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornelius Nepos by Cornelius Nepos( Book )

29 editions published between 1929 and 2015 in English and Latin and held by 462 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 men, namely the portion containing lives of non-Roman generals (all Greek 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' use of many good sources. -- JACKET
Lucius Annaeus Florus, Epitome of Roman history. Cornelius Nepos by Lucius Annaeus Florus( Book )

9 editions published between 1929 and 1966 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war with Catiline ; The war with Jugurtha by Sallust( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Latin and held by 376 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
Odes and epodes by Horace( Book )

21 editions published between 1901 and 1968 in English and Latin and held by 209 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."--Jacket
Historical essays by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay( Book )

9 editions published between 1888 and 1990 in English and held by 146 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 )

10 editions published between 1901 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucius Annaeus Florus, Epitome of Roman history by Lucius Annaeus Florus( Book )

14 editions published between 1929 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works by Horace( Book )

16 editions published between 1901 and 1963 in Latin and English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sermones et epistulae by Horace( Book )

6 editions published between 1901 and 1976 in Latin and English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A junior Latin book : with notes, exercises, and vocabulary by John Carew Rolfe( Book )

8 editions published between 1898 and 1912 in English and Latin and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Carew Rolfe, John 1859-1943

John Carew Rolfe American classical scholar

Rolfe, J. C.

Rolfe. J. C 1859-1943

Rolfe, J. C. (John Carew), 1859-1943

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Rolfe, John C. 1859-1943

Rolfe, John C. (John Carew), 1859-1943

SallustAmmianus MarcellinusThe Attic nights of Aulus GelliusQuintus Curtius: History of AlexanderDe iure belli libri tresCornelius NeposLucius Annaeus Florus, Epitome of Roman history