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Basore, John W. (John William) 1870-

Overview
Works: 154 works in 455 publications in 6 languages and 2,795 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Essays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses  History  Personal correspondence  Software 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, tra
Classifications: PA6156.S4, 876.01
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Most widely held works about John W Basore
 
Most widely held works by John W Basore
Moral essays by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

85 editions published between 1928 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Moral Essays, Seneca (c. 4-65 CE) expresses his Stoic philosophy on providence, steadfastness, anger, forgiveness, consolation, the happy life, leisure, tranquility, the brevity of life, and gift-giving
Seneca by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( )

in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, born at Corduba (Cordova) C.5 or 4 B.C. of a noble and wealthy family, spent an ailing childhood and youth at Rome in an aunt's care. He was victim of life-long neurosis but became famous in rhetoric, philosophy, money-making, and imperial service. After some disgrace during Claudius' reign he became tutor and then, in A.D. 54, advising minister to Nero, some of whose worst misdeed he did not prevent. Involved (innocently?) in a conspiracy, he killed himself by order in A.D. 65. Wealthy, he preached indifference to wealth; evader of pain and death, he preached scorn of both; and there were other contrasts between practice and principle
A book of Latin poetry : selections from Naevius to the hymn-writers by John W Basore( Book )

8 editions published between 1925 and 1947 in English and Latin and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scholia on hypokrisis in the Commentary of Donatus by John W Basore( Book )

15 editions published between 1908 and 2016 in English and Latin and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral essays by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

26 editions published between 1928 and 2006 in English and Latin and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral essays : in three volumes by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

21 editions published between 1928 and 1963 in 3 languages and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral essays by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

22 editions published between 1928 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This third volume of Seneca's moral essays addresses the ethical nature of benefits in the context of social exchanges
Moral essays : in three volumes by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

20 editions published between 1932 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elegy, epigram, and satire; a supplement to Latin poetry by John W Basore( Book )

2 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral essays. With an English translation by John W. Basore by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( )

5 editions published between 1928 and 1935 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral essays by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

15 editions published between 1928 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, born at Corduba (Cordova) ca. 4 BCE, of a prominent and wealthy family, spent an ailing childhood and youth at Rome in an aunt's care. He became famous in rhetoric, philosophy, money-making, and imperial service. After some disgrace during Claudius' reign he became tutor and then, in 54 CE, advising minister to Nero, some of whose worst misdeeds he did not prevent. Involved (innocently?) in a conspiracy, he killed himself by order in 65. Wealthy, he preached indifference to wealth; evader of pain and death, he preached scorn of both; and there were other contrasts between practice and principle. We have Seneca's philosophical or moral essays (ten of them traditionally called Dialogues)--on providence, steadfastness, the happy life, anger, leisure, tranquility, the brevity of life, gift-giving, forgiveness-- and treatises on natural phenomena. Also extant are 124 epistles, in which he writes in a relaxed style about moral and ethical questions, relating them to personal experiences; a skit on the official deification of Claudius, Apocolocyntosis (in Loeb number 15) ; and nine rhetorical tragedies on ancient Greek themes. Many epistles and all his speeches are lost. His moral essays are collected in Volumes I-III of the Loeb Classical Library's ten-volume edition of Seneca. These moral essays are a combination of his thoughts and ideas written as a letter to his friend Lucilius. The surviving corpus of Seneca's Moral Essays are his earliest works, yet they contain many of his fully developed Stoic ideals. All the essays are generally short, with the exception of Seneca's treatise On Anger ; and they are all moral exhortations written in a direct manner and in a style both convincing and charming. The contents of these Essays left their mark upon the writings of the Latin Church Fathers, of which many would have enjoyed seeing Seneca sainted; and they preceded the later burst of Plutarch's voluminous corpus of Moral Essays by just over a century and probably provided the great writer with an excellent model despite the disparity of language with Seneca. In this first volume the treatises included are (1) De Providentia = On Providence (2) De Constantia = On Firmness (3) De Ira = On Anger (4) and De Clementia = On Mercy, which is addressed to the emperor Nero who Seneca tutored and ended up becoming one of his closest advisors and some argue he actually ran the empire for awhile. Nero eventually turned on him and Seneca was forced to commit suicide in 65 CE. These volumes are an important source for Roman Stoicism and they are recommended for students as a primer for the later philosophic finishes that they are destined to face
Seneca. Moral essays ; 2 by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

5 editions published between 1932 and 2006 in English and Latin and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seneca in ten volumes by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

5 editions published between 1935 and 1989 in English and Latin and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral essays by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

13 editions published between 1932 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seneca in ten volumes by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seneca : in ten volumes by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1994 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seneca in ten volumes by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

3 editions published between 1965 and 1979 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Basore, J. W. 1870-

Basore, J. W. 1870-1959

Basore, J. W. (John William), 1870-

Basore, John W.

Basore, John W. b. 1870

Basore, John W. (John William), b. 1870

Basore, John William 1870-

Basore, John William 1870-1959

John William Basore American translator

Scriptor:John William Basore

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