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Humphries, Rolfe

Overview
Works: 177 works in 493 publications in 1 language and 17,878 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Epic poetry  Epigrams  Love poetry  Epic poetry, Latin  Elegies (Poetry)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Personal correspondence 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, tra
Classifications: PA6522.M2, 873.01
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Metamorphoses by Publius Ovidius Naso( Book )

44 editions published between 1955 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ovid is, after Homer, the single most important source for classical mythology. The Metamorphoses, which he wrote over the six-year period leading up to his exile from Rome in 8 a.d., is the primary source for over two hundred classical legends that survived to the twenty-first century. Many of the most familiar classical myths, including the stories of Apollo and Daphne and Pyramus and Thisbe, come directly from Ovid. The Metamorphoses is a twelve-thousand-line poem, written in dactylic hexameters and arranged loosely in chronological order from the beginning of the universe's creation to the Augustan Rome of Ovid's own time. The major theme of the Metamorphoses, as the title suggests, is metamorphosis, or change. Throughout the fifteen books making up the Metamorphoses, the idea of change is pervasive. Gods are continually transforming their own selves and shapes, as well as the shapes and beings of humans. The theme of power is also ever-present in Ovid's work. The gods as depicted by the Roman poets are wrathful, vengeful, capricious creatures who are forever turning their powers against weaker mortals and half-mortals, especially females. Ovid's own situation as a poet who was exiled because of Augustus's capriciousness is thought by many to be reflected in his depictions of the relationships between the gods and humans."--Http://www.enotes.com/metamorphoses-of-ovid (Jan. 24, 2011.)
American poetry : the twentieth century( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
The Aeneid of Virgil by Publio Virgilio Marón( Book )

13 editions published between 1951 and 2020 in English and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil's epic poem in verse translation describing the fall of Troy
The way things are: the De rerum natura of Titus Lucretius Carus by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

10 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verse translation of Lucretius's epic Latin poem explaining the universe, within the framework of Epicurean philosophy
Satires by Juvenal( Book )

5 editions published between 1958 and 1972 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Juvenal, whose work dates from the early second century A.D., is commonly considered to be the greatest Roman satirical poet. Addressing Roman society, his sixteen satires are notable for their bitter, ironic humor; power of invective, grim epigrams; sympathy with the poor; and narrow pessimism. Juvenal greatly influenced later satirists, most notably, Samuel Johnson. This new translation of the Satires vividly conveys Juvenal's gift for evoking a wealth of imagery with a few, economical phrases. With an introduction and notes outlining background information and explaining contemporary allusions, this new translation is fully accessible to the modern reader."--Publisher's information
Collected poems of Rolfe Humphries by Rolfe Humphries( Book )

16 editions published between 1965 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes "Green armor on green ground", 36 poems in Welsh meters, "Poems collected and new", a selection of more than 200 poems, and 26 new poems
The loves ; The art of beauty ; The remedies for love ; and the art of love by Publius Ovidius Naso( Book )

8 editions published between 1953 and 1973 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parallel latin & English texts
The gypsy ballads by Federico García Lorca( Book )

5 editions published between 1953 and 1972 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballads of the Spanish gypsies
Coat on a stick : late poems by Rolfe Humphries( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aragon, poet of the French resistance by Aragon( Book )

2 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metamorphoses : the new, annotated edition by Ovid( )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venus Tells Adonis the Story of Atalanta -- The Fate of Adonis -- BOOK ELEVEN -- The Death of Orpheus -- The Story of Midas -- Midas Never Learns -- The Building of the Walls of Troy -- The Story of Thetis -- Ceyx Tells the Story of Daedalion -- The Story of Peleus' Cattle -- The Quest of Ceyx -- The Story of Aesacus and Hesperia -- BOOK TWELVE -- The Invasion of Troy -- Nestor Tells the Story of Caeneus -- Story of the Battle with the Centaurs -- Nestor Is Asked Why He Omitted Hercules -- BOOK THIRTEEN -- The Argument between Ajax and Ulysses -- After the Fall -- The Sacrifice of Polyxena -- The Discovery of Polydorus -- The Story of Memnon -- The Pilgrimage of Aeneas -- The Story of Anius' Daughters -- The Pilgrimage Resumed -- The Story of Galatea -- The Song of Polyphemus -- The Transformation of Acis -- The Story of Glaucus -- BOOK FOURTEEN -- The Story of Glaucus Continued -- The Pilgrimage of Aeneas Resumed -- Achaemenides Tells His Story -- The Story of Picus -- The Pilgrimage of Aeneas Resumed -- The Narrative of Diomedes -- The Return of Venulus -- The Deification of Aeneas -- Legendary History of Rome -- Pomona and Vertumnus -- The Story of Iphis and Anaxarete -- More Early Roman History -- BOOK FIFTEEN -- The Succession of Numa -- The Teachings of Pythagoras -- The Returnof Numa -- The Story of Hippolytus -- The Story of Cipus -- TheStory of Aesculapius -- The Deification of Caesar -- The Epilogue -- Commentary by J.D. Reed -- Expanded Glossary and Index -- Back Cover
New poems by American poets( )

in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine thorny thickets; selected poems by Rolfe Humphries( Book )

6 editions published between 1969 and 1986 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected epigrams by Martial( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1987 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite his enduring popularity, Martial has recently suffered from serious critical neglect. The present work is the first edition of selections from Martial to be published for decades, and the first ever to include a fully representative selection of the oeuvre of the poet, who has often been criticised, unfairly, the authors argue, for obscenity and flattery of the Emperor Domitian. The epigrams included in the selection are organised under various heads, e.g. Martial and poetry, sexual mores, satirical pieces. A very full introduction deals with such topics as the prejudices and predilections of his audience which conditioned Martial's choice of subject matter, Martial's language, the structure and style of the epigrams, the epigrammatic tradition and Martial's creative engagement with it. The detailed commentary is suitable for use with undergraduates and is distinguished by its focus on social history as well as literary interpretation
Lucretius: The way things are ; The discourses of Epictetus ; The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius ; Plotinus: The six Enneads by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New poems by American poets by Rolfe Humphries( Book )

29 editions published between 1953 and 1976 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pause to wonder by Marjorie Fischer( Book )

11 editions published between 1944 and 1947 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of the marvelous mysterious and strange
Green armor on green ground; poems in the twenty-four official Welsh meters and some, in free meters, on Welsh themes by Rolfe Humphries( Book )

5 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aeneid of Virgil : a verse translation by Publius Vergilius Maro( Book )

11 editions published between 1944 and 1987 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This epic poem, written by Virgil between 29 and 19 BC, tells the story of Aeneas, a Trojan who travelled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. It tells the story of Aeneas's wanderings from Troy to Italy, and of the Trojans' ultimately victorious war upon the Latins, under whose name Aeneas and his Trojan followers are destined to be subsumed
Poems: collected and new by Rolfe Humphries( Book )

11 editions published between 1954 and 1973 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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American poetry : the twentieth century
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American poetry : the twentieth centuryThe Aeneid of VirgilThe way things are: the De rerum natura of Titus Lucretius CarusSatiresThe loves ; The art of beauty ; The remedies for love ; and the art of loveMetamorphoses : the new, annotated editionLucretius: The way things are ; The discourses of Epictetus ; The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius ; Plotinus: The six EnneadsThe Aeneid of Virgil : a verse translation
Alternative Names
Humphries, George R.

Humphries, George R. 1894-1969

Humphries, George Rolfe.

Humphries, George Rolfe 1894-1969

Humphries, Rolfe

Rolfe Humphries American writer

Rolfe Humphries Amerikaans dichter (1894-1969)

Rolfe Humphries escriptor estatunidenc

Rolfe Humphries escritor estadounidense

Rolfe Humphries latinista, poeta, insegnante e traduttore statunitense

Rolfe Humphries poeta merikano

Rolfe Humphries United States of America karimba ŋun nyɛ doo

Rolfe Humphries US-amerikanischer Autor, Übersetzer und Lehrer

Rolfe Humphries yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

رولف هومفريس

Languages
English (227)