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Nixon, Paul 1882-1956

Overview
Works: 91 works in 361 publications in 3 languages and 3,566 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epigrams  Drama  Comedy plays 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: PN1441, 870.8
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Most widely held works about Paul Nixon
 
Most widely held works by Paul Nixon
Plautus by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

51 editions published between 1916 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PLAUTUS (Titus Maccius), born about 245 B.C. at Sarsinia in Umbria, came to Rome, engaged in work connected with the stage, lost his money in commerce, became for a time a baker's help, and for the rest of his life composed comedies. After his death in 184 B.C. 130 plays were ascribed to him, but at last only 21 were accepted as genuine; and in fact 21 (one being incomplete have survived. The basis of all is a free translation from comedies by such writers as Menander, Diphilus, and Philemon. So we have Greek manners of Athens c. 225-185 B.C. with Greek places, people, and customs, and a distinctive plot, for popular amusement in a Latin city whose own 'culture' was not yet developed and whose manners were more severe. But to make his plays 'live' for his audience, Plautus included many Roman details, especially concerning slavery, military affairs, and law, with some invention of his own, especially in management of metres. The resulting mixture is lively, genial and humorous, with good dialogue and vivid style. There are plays of intrigue alone (Bacchides, Mostellaria, Pseudolus); of intrigue with a recognition-theme (Captivi, Poenulus, Curculio); plays which develop character (Auluaria, Miles Gloriosus); others which turn on mistaken identity (accidental as in the Menaechmi imitated by Shakespeare in his 'Comedy of Errors'; caused on purpose as in Amphitruo); plays of domestic life (Mercator, Casina, both unpleasant; Trinummus, Stichus, both pleasant). We are told that Plautus' plays were under St. Jerome's pillow as he slept: They were certainly favourites of Luther
Martial and the modern epigram by Paul Nixon( Book )

26 editions published between 1925 and 1968 in English and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Roman wit; epigrams of Martial rendered into English by Paul Nixon by Martial( Book )

5 editions published in 1911 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plautus by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plautus in five volumes by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

28 editions published between 1916 and 1988 in English and Latin and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plautus : in five volumes by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

17 editions published between 1938 and 1984 in 4 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The merchant ; The braggart warrior ; The haunted house ; The Persian by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

18 editions published between 1924 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The little Carthaginian ; Pseudolus ; The rope by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

13 editions published between 1932 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Plautus by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casina ; The casket comedy ; Curculio ; Epidicus ; The two Menaechmuses by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

11 editions published between 1917 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stichus ; Three-dollar day ; Truculentus ; The tale of a traveling-bag ; Fragments by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

21 editions published between 1916 and 1966 in English and Latin and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The rollicking comedies of Plautus, who brilliantly adapted Greek plays for Roman audiences c. 205–184 bce, are the earliest Latin works to survive complete and are cornerstones of the European theatrical tradition from Shakespeare and Molière to modern times. This fifth volume of a new Loeb edition of all twenty-one of Plautus’s extant comedies presents Stichus, Three-Dollar Day, Truculentus, The Tale of a Traveling-Bag, and fragments with freshly edited texts, lively modern translations, introductions, and ample explanatory notes."--Publisher description
Amphitryon ; The comedy of asses ; The pot of gold ; The two Bacchises ; The captives by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

12 editions published between 1916 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plautus : in five volumes by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

2 editions published between 1932 and 1959 in Latin and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plautus by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

in Latin and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plautus : in five volumes by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

1 edition published in 1918 in Latin and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plautus : in five volumes by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

1 edition published in 1916 in Latin and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plautus : in five volumes by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

1 edition published in 1924 in Latin and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plautus by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

6 editions published between 1917 and 1965 in English and Multiple languages and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plautus, with an English translation by Paul Nixon by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

4 editions published in 1916 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amphitryo, Asinaria, Aulularia, Bacchides, Captivi Amphitryon, the Comedy of Asses, the Pot of Gold, the Two Bacchises, the Captives by Titus Maccius, 254 BC-184 BC Plautus( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Plautus in five volumesCasina ; The casket comedy ; Curculio ; Epidicus ; The two MenaechmusesPlautus : in five volumesPlautus
Alternative Names
Paul Nixon American classical philologist

Paul Nixon US-amerikanischer Klassischer Philologe

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Plautus in five volumesPlautus : in five volumesThe merchant ; The braggart warrior ; The haunted house ; The PersianThe little Carthaginian ; Pseudolus ; The ropeCasina ; The casket comedy ; Curculio ; Epidicus ; The two MenaechmusesAmphitryon ; The comedy of asses ; The pot of gold ; The two Bacchises ; The captivesPlautus : in five volumesPlautus : in five volumes