Latin Dictionary

Author: C. T. Lewis
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0198642016
Release Date: 1963-03-26
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This comprehensive dictionary is a popular and reliable reference work for Classics and Latin scholars; it includes citations from ancient literature, etymological information, and an orthographical index of words with variant spellings.

An Elementary Latin Dictionary

Author: Charlton T Lewis
Publisher: Martino Fine Books
ISBN: 1614274932
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

2013 Reprint of 1915 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. In 1890 Charlton T. Lewis published a heavily abridged version of Lewis and Short's "A Latin Dictionary: Founded on Andrews' Edition of Freund's Latin Dictionary" entitled "An Elementary Latin Dictionary." Sometimes called the "Elementary Lewis," it is still in print today, and remains a useful reference for students. It remains a standard reference work for medievalists, renaissance specialists, and early modernists, as the dictionary covers Late and Medieval Latin, if somewhat inconsistently.

Biographical Dictionary of North American Classicists

Author: Ward W. Briggs
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313245606
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

While European scholarship in the Classics has a long and established tradition, very little has been written on the history of classical scholarship in North America. This book provides a starting point for defining the history of North American Classics scholarship. The volume contains some 600 biographical profiles of figures who significantly influenced Classical scholarship in the United States and Canada.

On Duties

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9781501706523
Release Date: 2016-08-12
Genre: Literary Criticism

Benjamin Patrick Newton's translation of Cicero’s On Duties is the most complete edition of a text that has been considered a source of moral authority throughout classical, medieval, and modern times. Marcus Tullius Cicero was a preeminent Roman statesman, orator, and philosopher who introduced philosophy into Rome, and through Rome, into Christendom and the modern world. On Duties was championed by important thinkers including Thomas Aquinas, Montesquieu, and Voltaire, and it was one of the earliest books printed on the Gutenberg press. The true significance of On Duties lies in its examination of several fundamental problems of political philosophy, the most important being the possible conflict between the honorable and the useful. The honorable encompasses the virtues of human beings, which include justice and concern for the common good. The useful refers to the needs of living beings, which includes certain necessities and concern for private good. Only by understanding the possible conflict between these two sides of human nature, Cicero declares, may we understand our duties to our community and to ourselves. This new edition of On Duties aims to provide readers who cannot read Latin but wish to study the book with a literal yet elegant translation. It features an introduction, outline, footnotes, interpretative essay, glossary, and indexes, making Cicero’s thought accessible to a general audience.

A Research Guide to the Ancient World

Author: John M. Weeks
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442237407
Release Date: 2014-11-25
Genre: History

The archaeological study of the ancient world has become increasingly popular in recent years. A Research Guide to the Ancient World: Print and Electronic Sources, is a partially annotated bibliography. The study of the ancient world is usually, although not exclusively, considered a branch of the humanities, including archaeology, art history, languages, literature, philosophy, and related cultural disciplines which consider the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean world, and adjacent Egypt and southwestern Asia. Chronologically the ancient world would extend from the beginning of the Bronze Age of ancient Greece (ca. 1000 BCE) to the fall of the Western Roman Empire (ca. 500 CE). This book will close the traditional subject gap between the humanities (Classical World; Egyptology) and the social sciences (anthropological archaeology; Near East) in the study of the ancient world. This book is uniquely the only bibliographic resource available for such holistic coverage. The volume consists of 17 chapters and seven appendixes, arranged according to the traditional types of library research materials (bibliographies, dictionaries, atlases, etc.). The appendixes are mostly subject specific, including graduate programs in ancient studies, reports from significant archaeological sites, numismatics, and paleography and writing systems. These extensive author and subject indexes help facilitate ease of use.

The Poems of Andrew Marvell

Author: Andrew Marvell
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 1405832835
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Literary Criticism

Little known as a poet in his own time, Andrew Marvell (1621 - 78) was a patriotic politician and champion of religious toleration during the Restoration. Although long celebrated for the great love lyric, "To His Coy Mistress," the last century has seen his wider reputation as a poet grow significantly, as readers have acclaimed not only his technical excellence, but the appeal of his verse to such themes as poetry and politics, alternative sexualities and the criticism of violent persecution. Nigel Smith presents an authoritative text of Marvell's poetry, accompanied by extensive annotations giving an unprecedented record of literary, philosophical and theological analogues and allusions. Local points of interpretation are addressed - using the many hundreds of publications devoted to Marvell's life and works - and Marvell's canon is re-appraised: some poems considered dubious hitherto are added, and others excluded. In a headnote to each poem, the reader will find the fullest accounts yet published of matters of dating, sources, publication, historical context, and critical reception. The first complete, annotated edition of Andrew Marvell's verse for thirty years, this is an indispensable guide to the study of Marvell's poetry This revised edition contains new information available since the original publication: newly recovered versions of some poems, further details of historical context and updated translations of all the Latin poems. It remains the first point of reference for scholar, student and general reader alike. Nigel Smith is a Professor of English at Princeton University. He is the author of "Perfection Proclaimed: Language and Literature in English Radical Religion, 1640-1660 "(OUP, 1989) and "Literature and Revolution in ""England"," 1640-1660 "(Yale UP, 1994).

Dreaming across Languages and Cultures

Author: Laurence Kwok Pun Wong
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443868280
Release Date: 2014-10-02
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Dreaming across Languages and Cultures: A Study of the Literary Translations of the Hong lou meng (also called The Dream of the Red Chamber, Red Chamber Dream, or The Story of the Stone) is a groundbreaking monograph in translation studies. Integrating theory with practice, it examines, analyses, compares, and evaluates 14 versions of the greatest Chinese novel in five major European languages, namely, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. In this study, translation, linguistic, literary, and semiotic theories, as well as the author’s own experience of translating Dante and Shakespeare, are drawn on. Though primarily aimed at scholars specializing in translation and in Hong lou meng studies, the book also introduces students of Chinese literature, comparative literature, and cultural studies to new interdisciplinary perspectives. By illustrating salient points with lively and interesting examples, too, it enables the non-specialist to see the fascinating intricacies of language and translation, as well as the complex relationship between translation and culture. In view of its new approach to a new topic, of its many impressive insights, and, above all, of the amazing depth and breadth of its investigation, Dreaming across Languages and Cultures is truly monumental.

A Primer of Botanical Latin with Vocabulary

Author: Emma Short
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107328860
Release Date: 2013-03-21
Genre: Science

Latin is one of two acceptable languages for describing new plants, and taxonomists must be able to translate earlier texts in Latin. Providing a simple explanation of Latin grammar along with an in-depth vocabulary, this is an indispensable guide for systematic botanists worldwide. All relevant parts of speech are discussed, with accompanying examples as well as worked exercises for translating diagnoses and descriptions to and from Latin. Guidelines for forming specific epithets are also included. The authors cross-reference their grammar to Stearn's Botanical Latin and to articles in the International Code of Nomenclature for Algae, Fungi and Plants. The comprehensive vocabulary is enhanced with terms from recent glossaries for non-flowering plants – lichens, mosses, algae, fungi and ferns – making this an ideal resource for anyone looking to hone their understanding of Latin grammar and to translate botanical texts from the past 300 years.

Where Theory and Practice Meet

Author: Laurence Wong
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443899123
Release Date: 2016-08-17
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Where Theory and Practice Meet is a collection of nineteen papers in translation studies. Unlike many similar books published in recent decades, which are mostly non-translation-oriented, veering to issues with little or no relevance to translation, this book focuses on the translation process, on theory formulation with reference to actual translation, on getting to grips with translation problems, and on explaining translation in language which can be understood by the general reader. Perceptive and wide-ranging, the book covers language pairs that include Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Latin, and Classical Greek, and discusses, among other things, translations of Dante’s La Divina Commedia; translations of Shakespeare’s Hamlet; Goethe’s “Prometheus” as a case of untranslatability; the challenge of translating Garcilaso de la Vega’s “Primera Égloga” into Chinese; John Minford’s translation of martial arts fiction; and Lin Shu’s translation of Alexandre Dumas’s La Dame aux camélias.