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Long, George 1800-1879

Works: 323 works in 1,492 publications in 3 languages and 19,654 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Fantasy fiction  Biography  Sources  Didactic poetry, Latin  History  Records and correspondence  World atlases  Maps 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, Illuminator, tra
Classifications: B580, 188
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Philosophy of Antoninus by George Long( )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius( Book )

144 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reflective and solitary work was written by one of the best of the "good" Roman emperors, Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 121-180), during the course of his military campaigns against barbarian hordes who were threatening the borders of his empire. His Meditations are among the noblest expressions of the principles of Stoic philosophy, which stressed the virtues of reason, thoughtful deliberation, and moderation as guides to right conduct in an uncertain world
Lucretius: On the nature of things ; and, The Discourses of Epictetus ; and, The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

25 editions published between 1952 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With no earlier English version to guide her, she shows extraordinary skill in reading a very difficult text, much obscured by corruptions and indifferent annotation
The Apology, Phaedo, and Crito of Plato by Plato( Book )

33 editions published between 1909 and 2012 in English and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of Epictetus by Epictetus( Book )

94 editions published between 1877 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The teaching of Epictetus, briefly expressed, is, that man ought to be thankful to God for all things, and always content with that which happens, for what God chooses is better than what men can choose (iv. c. 7). The Discourses of Epictetus with the Encheiridion and Fragments were translated into English by the learned lady Mrs. Elizabeth Carter; who is said to have lived to the age of eighty-nine. The fourth edition (1807) contains the translator's last additions and alterations. There is an Introduction to this translation which contains a summary view of the Stoic philosophy for the purpose of explaining Epictetus; and also there are notes to the translation. The editor of this fourth edition says that "the Introduction and notes of the Christian translator of Epictetus are, in the estimation of most readers, not the least valuable parts of the work:" and he adds "this was also the opinion of the late Archbishop Seeker, who though he thought very highly of the Philosophy of Epictetus, considered the Introduction and notes as admirably calculated to prevent any mistake concerning it, as well as to amend and instruct the world." The Introduction is certainly useful, though it is not free from errors. I do not think that the notes are valuable. I have used some of them without any remarks; and I have used others and made some remarks on them where I thought that Mrs. Carter was mistaken in her opinion of the original text, or on other matters. The translation of Mrs. Carter is good; and perhaps no Englishman at that time would have made a better translation. I intended at first to revise Mrs. Carter's translation, and to correct any errors that I might discover. I had revised about half of it, when I found that I was not satisfied with my work; and I was advised by a learned friend to translate the whole myself. This was rather a great undertaking for an old man, who is now past seventy-six. I have however done the work with great care, and as well as I could. I have always compared my translation with the Latin version and with Mrs. Carter's; and I think that this is the best way of avoiding errors such as any translator may make. A man who has not attempted to translate a Greek or Latin author does not know the difficulty of the undertaking. That which may appear plain when he reads often becomes very difficult when he tries to express it in another language. It is true that Epictetus is generally intelligible; but the style or manner of the author, or we may say of Arrian, who attempted to produce what he heard, is sometimes made obscure by the continual use of questions and answers to them, and for other reasons"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
The Enchiridion, or Handbook : With a Selection from the Discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus( )

7 editions published between 1888 and 2013 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<I>The Enchiridion, or Handbook</i> was written by a student of Epictetus in the 2nd century. It is a short guide to ethical living, and its focus is more practical than the metaphysical treatises of earlier Greek philosophers. It assumes that ""some things are up to us and some are not up to us,"" and instructs the reader how to deal well with what life brings. It remained an important handbook for Christians and pagans alike for many centuries
The Stoic and Epicurean philosophers : the complete extant writings of Epicurus, Epictetus, Lucretius, Marcus Aurelius by Whitney J Oates( Book )

8 editions published between 1940 and 1956 in English and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Dust Jacket: In the writings of Epicurus, Epictetus, Lucretius and Marcus Aurelius, Greek and Roman philosophy comes into its fullest flowering. The advocates of the principles of virtue and pleasure are brought together into a single inexpensive volume for the first time; hitherto their works were obtainable only in separate, expensive editions. The four thinkers here represented have been brilliantly translated by Cyril Bailey, H.A.J. Munro, P.E. Matheson and George Long. In addition, Cleanthes' famous poem Hymn to Zeus and Matthew Arnold's Essay on Marcus Aurelius are included
To Green Angel Tower by Tad Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evil minions of the undead Sithi Storm King prepare for the culmination of their dark sorceries and King Elias is drawn into their nightmarish world, Prince Josua's allies struggle to rally their forces at the Stone of Farewell. But time is running out as the League of the Scroll try to reclaim the secret of magic they have forgotten
The thoughts of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus by Marcus Aurelius( Book )

98 editions published between 1862 and 2014 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chanur's legacy : a novel of compact space by C. J Cherryh( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hilfy had been crew on THE PRIDE OF CHANUR when her Aunt Pyanfar, captain of the THE PRIDE, gave shelter and protection to the human Tully, shattering the equilibrium of Meetpoint Station and disrupting the complex power balances which existed between the seven races of the Compact. Tully was the sole surviving member of an expedition sent by his own race, a race previously unknown in Compact space, and his presence added a dangerous and potentially deadly element to the intricate interspecies rivalries of Meetpoint. For the information this fugitive held--the potential of a trade contract with a new species--could be the ruin or glory of any of the worlds in Compact space. Pyanfar's actions pitched her crew into the center of a galactic maelstrom which imperiled the peace of the Compact itself. But in the end she won a treasure beyond measuring--the trade contract with Earth
The thoughts of Marcus Aurelius by Marcus Aurelius( )

17 editions published between 1894 and 2012 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition to the acclaim he garnered as a military leader and as Roman Emperor in the years 161 to 180, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus is regarded as one of the key figures in the philosophical school of thought known as Stoicism. This collection of essays and aphorisms offers a comprehensive introduction to Marcus Aurelius' unique take on life and leadership
On the nature of things by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

12 editions published between 1952 and 1990 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This great poem stands with Virgil's Aeneid as one of the vital and enduring achievements of Latin literature ... Based on the tenets of Epicurean philosophy, On the Nature of Things asserts that matter is composed of an infinite number of small particles; that even the soul, like the body, is made up of these atoms and dissolves painlessly after death; that there is no afterlife and therefore no cause for fear; and that the universe operates without the aid or attention of gods."--Page 4 of cover
The meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus by Marcus Aurelius( Book )

45 editions published between 1874 and 2013 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Translated from the Greek as a collaborative effort by Francis Hutcheson (1694-1746) and the classicist James Moor (1712-1779), The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus became a highly influential work in the philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment. In their translation and notes to the text, Hutcheson and Moor celebrate the Stoic ideal of an orderly universe governed by a benevolent God. The translation and notes also shed light on Hutcheson's other writings: above all, perhaps, on his conception of "true religion" as a religion of virtue, benevolence, and public spirit for an enlightened age." "Hutcheson contrasts the divisive sectarianism exhibited by Christians in Scotland and elsewhere with Marcus's recommendations of serenity and resignation to the will of the Creator. In light of the warmth of feeling Hutcheson expresses in his remarks, it is not surprising that he took pains to conceal his role (and Moor's) in the composition of the introductory "Life of the Emperor" and in the notes." "The edition of The Meditations that is reproduced here was published in 1742. It is the first of five editions published by Robert Foulis and is the only Foulis edition of the English translation published during Hutcheson's lifetime. In this new Liberty Fund edition, editors Moore and Silverthorne clarify the respective contributions of Hutcheson and Moor and identify persons and occurrences that appear in the text. The editors also explain Hutcheson and Moor's motivation in undertaking the translation and discuss the challenge Hutcheson faced in translating the technical Stoic vocabulary used by Marcus."--Jacket
Meditations of Marcus Aurelius by Marcus Aurelius( Book )

34 editions published between 1897 and 2006 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcus Annius Verus was born in Rome, A.D. 121, and assumed the name of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, by which he is known to history, on his adoption by the Emperor T. Aurelius Antoninus. M. Aurelius was educated by the orator Fronto, but turned aside from rhetoric to the study of the Stoic philosophy, of which he was the last distinguished representative. The "Meditations," which he wrote in Greek, are among the most noteworthy expressions of this system, and exhibit it favorably on its practical side. The "Meditations" picture with faithfulness the mind and character of this noblest of the Emperors. Simple in style and sincere in tone, they record for all time the height reached by pagan aspiration in its effort to solve the problem of conduct; and the essential agreement of his practice with his teaching proved that "Even in a palace life may be led well."
The folklore calendar by George Long( Book )

31 editions published between 1930 and 1996 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Among the many facets of local history attracting increasing attention at the moment are the old customs, peculiar to one village or town, which have lapsed since the Second World War. In the 1920s George Long perceived that these customs were in danger of dying out through lack of interest, and so he did his best to publicise them and ensure that they continued. This book was one of the results of his work-- a month by month calendar describing exactly what happened at scores of festivals"--Book jacket
The Apology, Phaedo, and Crito of Plato by Platón( Book )

7 editions published between 1909 and 2001 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three dialogues that epitomize the Socratic question-and-answer style turned philosophy, with the inevitable conclusion of his death in the Apology
An atlas of classical geography by William Hughes( )

31 editions published between 1856 and 1895 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucretius: The way things are ; The discourses of Epictetus ; The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius ; Plotinus: The six Enneads by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De rerum natura (The Way Things Are) is a 1st century BC didactic poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius with the goal of explaining Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience. Lucretius presents the principles of atomism; the nature of the mind and soul; explanations of sensation and thought; the development of the world and its phenomena; and explains a variety of celestial and terrestrial phenomena. The universe described in the poem operates according to these physical principles, guided by fortuna, ""chance, "" and not the divine intervention of the traditional Ro
The decline of the Roman Republic by George Long( Book )

12 editions published between 1864 and 2016 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speeches by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

35 editions published between 1851 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CICEREO (Marcus Tullius, 3rd Jan. 106-7th Dec. 43 B.C.), Roman lawyer, orator and politician (and even philosopher), of whom we know more than of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era which saw the rise, dictatorship, and death of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic. In his political speeches especially and in his correspondence we see the excitement, tension and intrigue of politics and the part he played in the turmoil of the time. Of about 106 Speeches, delivered before the Roman people or the Senate if they were political, before jurors if judicial, 58 survive (a few of them incompletely). In A.D. 1345 Petrarch discovered copies of a collection of more than 900 Letters of which more than 800 were written by Cicero and nearly 100 by others to him. These afford a revelation of the man and all the more striking because they were not written for publication. Six Rhetorical works survive and another in fragments. Philosophical works include seven extant major compositions and a number of others; and some lost. There is also poetry, some original, some as translations from the Greek
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The Enchiridion, or Handbook : With a Selection from the Discourses of Epictetus
The Apology, Phaedo, and Crito of PlatoHandbook of EpictetusThe Enchiridion, or Handbook : With a Selection from the Discourses of EpictetusTo Green Angel TowerOn the nature of thingsMeditations of Marcus AureliusThe folklore calendarLucretius: The way things are ; The discourses of Epictetus ; The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius ; Plotinus: The six Enneads
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George Long Brits rechtshistoricus (1800-1879)

George Long englischer Klassischer Philologe

George Long English classical scholar

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