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Sellar, W. Y. (William Young) 1825-1890

Overview
Works: 45 works in 327 publications in 3 languages and 4,057 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Elegies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PA6047, 873
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Most widely held works about W. Y Sellar
 
Most widely held works by W. Y Sellar
The Roman poets of the Augustan age: Virgil by W. Y Sellar( Book )

60 editions published between 1877 and 2012 in English and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work by William Young Sellar (1825-1890) was first published in 1877, when Sellar was well established as Professor of Humanity at the University of Edinburgh. It is a companion volume to his equally acclaimed Roman Poets of the Republic and the later continuation Horace and the Elegaic Poets, all three of which remain of value to scholars today. The book's ten chapters give an overview of the Augustan Age and Virgil's life and work in context (chapters 1-3), then moving to the Eclogues (chapter 4) and the Georgics (chapters 5-7), before devoting the remaining chapters to the Aeneid. A detailed table of contents allows the reader to navigate between analysis of the historical context, Virgil's literary forms and motives, and general literary interpretation. This work is both a meticulous work of scholarship, and, as the affectionate dedication shows, a tribute to the author's passion for his subject
The Roman poets of the Republic by W. Y Sellar( Book )

92 editions published between 1863 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Young Sellar (1825-1890) was a scholar of Latin poetry. First published in 1880, this is a lively account of poetry in the Roman Republic, which was acclaimed as the purest art form of its time. Exploring the work of a range of poets, from Andronicus, Lucilius and others in the second century BCE, through to Lucretius and Catullus in the first century BCE, Sellar shows how poems were characterised by political, religious, and social factors, as well as by the personalities of the poets themselves. Looking at genres from tragedy to comedy to satire, he also considers the role of Greek literature in the shaping of Latin poetry, and how the poets influenced each other's work. The second edition of a volume originally published in 1863, this version features an updated account of the poems of Lucilius and Catullus, and two new chapters on Roman comedy
The Roman poets of the Augustan age: Horace and the elegiac poets by W. Y Sellar( Book )

98 editions published between 1824 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the Roman poets from the Augustan age
Portraits of friends by John Campbell Shairp( Book )

2 editions published in 1889 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theories of classical teaching. Lecture delivered in opening the third Humanity class ... Nov. 8, 1867 by W. Y Sellar( Book )

4 editions published in 1867 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extracts from Martial : prepared for the use of the humanity classes in the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow by Martial( Book )

5 editions published between 1884 and 1895 in Latin and English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman poets of the Augustan age: Virgil : Virgil by W. Y Sellar( Book )

8 editions published between 1877 and 1965 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil by W. Y Sellar( Book )

9 editions published between 1877 and 1965 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arts faculties in Scottish universities : an address delivered to the graduates in arts in the University of Edinburgh, on Wednesday, April 21, 1875 by W. Y Sellar( Book )

1 edition published in 1875 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horace and the elegiac poets by W. Y Sellar( Book )

5 editions published between 1891 and 1965 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introductory lecture on the study of Greek by W.Y. Sellar, M.A. Professor of Greek in the United College of St. Leonard and St. Salvator, St. Andrews by W. Y Sellar( Book )

1 edition published in 1860 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age by W.Y. Sellar, M.A. Professor of Humanity in the University of Edinburgh formerly fellow of Oriel College, Oxford Virgil by W. Y Sellar( Book )

1 edition published in 1877 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age. Horace and the Elegiac Poets ... With a memoir of the author by A. Lang. [Edited by W.P. Ker.] Second edition by W. Y Sellar( Book )

3 editions published in 1899 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Testimonials in favour of William Young Sellar, M.A., Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, candidate for the vacant chair of Greek in the University of Edinburgh( Book )

2 editions published between 1851 and 1852 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age : Horace and the Elegiac Poets by W. Y Sellar( )

1 edition published in 1892 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Young Sellar (1825-1890) was a classical scholar who specialised in the study of Roman poetry. After graduating from Balliol College, Oxford, in 1843 he held assistant professorships in various universities before being appointed Professor of Humanities at Edinburgh University in 1863, a post which he held until his death. This volume, first published posthumously in 1891, discusses the forms and development of Roman poetry in the reign of Augustus (43 BCE-14 CE); it was intended as a companion to his 1877 book on Virgil, also reissued in this series. Sellar provides a detailed discussion of Horace's many literary styles in their historical context, discusses the development of Roman elegy from early Greek forms, and analyses the works of Ovid in detail. Sellar's meticulous interpretations led to this volume becoming the standard authority on the development of Roman poetry in the early Roman Empire
The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age. Virgil ... Third edition by W. Y Sellar( Book )

2 editions published in 1897 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arts Faculties in the Scottish Universities. An address, etc by W. Y Sellar( Book )

1 edition published in 1875 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Characteristics of Thucydides by W. Y Sellar( )

1 edition published in 1857 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portraits fo friends. With a sketch of principal Shairp by John Campbell Shairp( Book )

3 editions published in 1889 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theories of classical teaching by W. Y Sellar( Book )

1 edition published in 1867 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age : Horace and the Elegiac Poets
Alternative Names
Sellar, W. Y.

Sellar, W. Y. 1825-1890

Sellar, William Young 1825-1890

William Young Sellar British academic

William Young Sellar Brits klassiek filoloog (1825-1890)

William Young Sellar schottischer Altphilologe

Young Sellar, William 1825-1890

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English (295)

Latin (4)

French (1)

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The Roman poets of the RepublicThe Roman poets of the Augustan age: Horace and the elegiac poetsThe Roman Poets of the Augustan Age : Horace and the Elegiac Poets