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Kenney, E. J.

Works: 158 works in 794 publications in 8 languages and 10,760 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Didactic poetry, Latin  Epic poetry, Latin  Romance fiction  Mythological fiction  Fantasy fiction  Epic poetry 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Commentator, Publishing director, Annotator, ed, Honoree, Arranger, Redactor, Contributor
Classifications: PA6522.M2, 873.01
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Most widely held works about E. J Kenney
Most widely held works by E. J Kenney
Metamorphoses by Publius Ovidius Naso( )

40 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ovid's masterpiece, spanning from the creation of the world to the apotheosis of Julius Caesar, tells numerous legends sharing the theme of change in shape, often tales of humans who are transformed into animals, plants, or heavenly bodies in various encounters with the gods
Latin literature( Book )

29 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a comprehensive, critical survey of the literature of Rome. Looks at various forms of Roman literature, including drama, satire, poetry, prose, and oratory. Discusses figures such as Lucretius, Cicero, Virgil, Horace, and Ovid
Sorrows of an exile by Ovid( )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Find continual interest and pleasure
The classical text : aspects of editing in the age of the printed book by E. J Kenney( Book )

21 editions published between 1974 and 1995 in English and Italian and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ovidiana Graeca : fragments of a Byzantine version of Ovid's amatory works by Ovid( )

14 editions published in 1965 in 5 languages and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latin and Greek texts on opposite pages
Cupid & Psyche by Apuleius( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Apuleius' story of Cupid and Psyche, the relationship of the human Soul with divine Love, is one of the great allegories of world literature. It forms an integral part of and profoundly illuminates the message of his novel Metamorphoses or The Golden Ass, which relates the adventures of a young man and his spiritual fall and redemption. To enrich and deepen his basic plot, the origins of which are obscure, Apuleius has combined poetic sources, Platonic philosophy and popular iconography in an unprecedented tour de force of literary creation. This edition sensitively elucidates the subtle art with which this transformation has been accomplished, and comprehensively illustrates both Apuleius' inventive handling of his various models and sources and the exuberant and idiosyncratic Latinity with forms the vehicle for it. It places in a fresh light the results of recent work on the ancient Novel and on Apuleius himself, and offers a stimulating, occasionally provocative, reading of his much-discussed text. The Latin is accompanied by a facing English translation, making the edition more accessible to students of comparative literature as well as to classicists." --Back cover
Lucretius by E. J Kenney( Book )

13 editions published between 1900 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book gathers together eighteen of the most important and influential scholarly articles of the last 60-70 years (three of which are translated into English here for the first time) on the De Rerum Natura of Lucretius. The authors explore Lucretius' poetic and argumentative technique from a variety of perspectives: topics covered include imagery, analogy, and word-play; intertextual relations with Homer, Empedocles, Callimachus, Ennius, and other poetic and philosophical predecessors; and ways in which the poem reflects and responds to the values and ideology of contemporary Roman society. The problematic proem and conclusion of the poem are also a focus of attention."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Amores ; Medicamina faciei femineae ; Ars amatoria ; Remedia amoris by Ovid( Book )

45 editions published between 1961 and 1995 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since it first appeared in 1961, this has been the standard critical edition of Ovid's love poems. For this new edition, the text has been thoroughly revised to take account of published scholarship and the further thoughts of the editor. Conjectures have been admitted to both text and apparatus criticus more freely than in the first edition. Punctuation has been improved, spelling has been normalized and the long poems have been paragraphed. The apparatus criticus now incorporates the readings of the important Berlin manuscript Hamilton 471 and such other readings formerly reported in the appendix of minor variants (now omitted) as are of critical significance; it has also been streamlined by the omission of explanatory material more conveniently accessible in commentaries
De rerum natura by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

75 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third book of Lucretius' great poem on the workings of the universe is devoted entirely to expounding the implications of Epicurus' dictum that death does not matter, 'is nothing to us'. The soul is not immortal: it no more exists after the dissolution of the body than it had done before its birth. Only if this fact is accepted can men rid themselves of irrational fears and achieve the state of ataraxia, freedom from mental disturbance, on which the Epicurean definition of pleasure was based. To present this case Lucretius deploys the full range of poetic and rhetorical registers, soberly prohibitive, artfully decorative or passionately emotive as best suits his argument, reinforcing it with vivid and compelling imagery. This new edition has been completely revised, with a considerably enlarged Commentary and a new supplementary introduction taking account of the great amount of new scholarship of the last forty years
The golden ass, or, Metamorphoses by Apuleius( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucius, a young man whose fascination with witchcraft leads him to believe he can be transformed into a bird, instead becomes a donkey. Whirled off by robbers, he embarks on a series of adventures and misadventures. Confronted eventually with the prospect of a stage performance where he is supposed to demonstrate his sexual prowess with a woman, he is overwhelmed by a religious vision and is finally initiated into the cult of the goddess Isis. It has been long disputed whether Apuleius meant this last-minute conversion seriously or as a final comic surprise and the challenge of interpretation continues to keep readers fascinated by this work. Apuleius' Golden Ass is the most continuously and accessibly amusing book that has come down to us from classical antiquity
Appendix Vergiliana by Publius Vergilius Maro( Book )

5 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in Latin and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of poems alleged to have been composed by Vergilius in his youth
Heroides, XVI-XXI by Ovid( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the nature of things by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once we understand this, we free ourselves of superstitious fears, becoming as human and as godlike as we can be. The poem, then, is about the universe and how human beings ought to live in it. Epicurean physics and morality converge
P. Ovidi Nasonis Amores ; Medicamina faciei femineae ; Ars amatoria ; Remedia amoris by Publio Ovidio Nasón( Book )

76 editions published between 1882 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betrifft die Handschriften Codd. 478, 505 und 519 der Burgerbibliothek Bern (Rez. in: Scriptorium 18(1964), S. 155)
Amores. Medicamina faciei femineae by Ovid( Book )

4 editions published between 1961 and 1994 in Latin and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amor, roma : love & Latin literature ; eleven essays (and one poem) by former research students ; presented to E.J. Kenney on his seventy-fifth birthday by Susanna Morton Braund( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of classical literature by P. E Easterling( Book )

33 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature provides a comprehensive, critical survey of the literature of Greece and Rome from Homer till the Fall of Rome. This is the only modern work of this scope; it embodies the very considerable advances made by recent classical scholarship, and reflects too the increasing sophistication and vigour of critical work on ancient literature. The literature is presented throughout in the context of the culture and the social and hisotircal processes of which it is an integral part. The overall aim is to offer an authoritative work of reference and appraisal for one of the world's greatest continuous literary traditions. The work is divided into two volumes, each with a similar and broadly chronological structure. Among the special features are important introductory chapters by the General Editors on 'Books and Readers', discussing the conditions under which literature was written and read in antiquity. There are also extensive Appendices or Authors and Works giving detailed factual information in a convenient form. Technical annotation is otherwise kept to a minimum, and all quotations in foreign languages are translated
The Cambridge history of classical literature by University of Cambridge( Book )

32 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a comprehensive, critical survey of the literature of Greece and Rome from Homer till the Fall of Rome
A bibliography of Lucretius by Cosmo Alexander Gordon( Book )

12 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ploughman's lunch = Moretum : a poem ascribed to Virgil by Virgil( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in 3 languages and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Cupid & Psyche
Latin literatureSorrows of an exileCupid & PsycheDe rerum naturaThe golden ass, or, MetamorphosesAppendix VergilianaHeroides, XVI-XXIOn the nature of things
Alternative Names
Edward J. Kenney britischer Klassischer Philologe

Edward J. Kenney Brits klassiek filoloog

Edward John Kenney

Kenney, E. J.

Kenney, E. J. 1924-

Kenney, E. J. 1924-2019

Kenney, E. J. (Edward John)

Kenney, Edward J.

Kenney, Edward J. 1924-

Kenney, Edward John.

Kenney, Edward John 1924-

Kenney, Edward John 1924-2019

Кенни, Эдуард Джон

ادوارد ج. كينى عالم لجوى كلاسيكى من المملكه المتحده