WorldCat Identities

Melville, A. D.

Overview
Works: 22 works in 143 publications in 5 languages and 4,510 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Love poetry  Elegies (Poetry)  Epic poetry, Latin  Fiction  Epic poetry  Erotic poetry  Fables  Epigrams  History 
Roles: Translator, Other, tra, Editor, Author
Classifications: PA6522.M2, 873.01
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Most widely held works by A. D Melville
Metamorphoses by Publius Ovidius Naso( )

50 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 2,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern, unacademic idiom of this translation of 'Metamorphoses' opens the way to a fresh understanding of Ovid's unique and elusive vision of reality
Sorrows of an exile by Ovid( )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Affirmation. Both directly and, as befitted the Roman Callimachus, allusively, Ovid repeatedly asserts, often with a wit and irony that borders on defiance, his conviction of the injustice of his sentence and of the pre-eminence of the eternal values of poetry over the ephemeral dictates of an earthly power. These elegies are throughout informed by Ovid's awareness of a continuing pride in his poetic identity and mission. In technical skill and inventiveness, they rank
The loves ; The art of beauty ; The remedies for love ; and the art of love by Publius Ovidius Naso( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parallel latin & English texts
The Thebaid : seven against Thebes by P. Papinius Statius( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Thebaid of Publius Papinius Statius is an epic poem in twelve books, completed in about A.D. 90. It has been thought by many to stand second only to Virgil among Latin narrative poems." "Its theme is the war between Eteocles and Polynices, sons of Oedipus, for the throne of Thebes. Rich in incident and always dramatic in tone, it unfolds a panorama of human ambition and violence, triumph and catastrophe. Though remaining within the Homeric and Virgilian tradition, it achieves its own power and vitality in thought, language, and description." "Held in high esteem and widely imitated in the middle ages and the Renaissance, the Thebaid of Statius is not only a masterpiece of poetry but a compelling story, at times horrifying, noble, and pathetic, of humankind bound by the power of Fate."--Jacket
Ovid, the love poems by Ovid( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translations of Ovid's love poems
The love poems by Ovid( Book )

29 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Melville's translations match the elegance of Ovid's Latin. In this volume he has included the version of the Art of Love by Moore, published more than 50 years ago
Sorrows of an exile : Tristia by Ovid( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and Italian and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In AD 8 Ovid's brilliant career was abruptly blasted when the Emperor Augustus banished him, for reasons never satisfactorily explained, to Tomis (Constanta) on the Black Sea. The five books of Tristia (Sorrows) express his reaction to this savage and, as he clearly regarded it, unjust sentence. Their title belies them. Though their ostensible theme is the misery and loneliness of exile, their real message, if they are read with the care they deserve, is one of affirmation. Both directly and, as befitted the Roman Callimachus, allusively, Ovid repeatedly asserts, often with a wit and irony that borders on defiance, his conviction of the injustice of his sentence and of the pre-eminence of the eternal values of poetry over the ephemeral dictates of an earthly power. These elegies are throughout informed by Ovid's awareness of a continuing pride in his poetic identity and mission. In technical skill and inventiveness, they rank with the Art of Love or the Fasti. This is poetry as accomplished as anything he had written in happier days and demands no less critical respect." "For this new translation of Ovid's poems, all of which are in elegiacs, Alan Melville has used the same system of rhyming stanzas that he evolved so successfully for Ovid's Love Poems. Here again he has reproduced the virtuosity, elegance, and wit of the original, and presents a collection of poems in which the reader will find continual interest and pleasure."--Jacket
Statius Thebaid by Stace( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thebaid by Statius( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Métamorphoses by Publius Ovidius Naso( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mytical stories of miraculous transformatios
Thebaid by P. Papinius Statius( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statius Thebaid by Publius Papinius Statius( Book )

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

Thebaid by P. Papinius Statius( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Statius Thebaid by P. Papinius Statius( Book )

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

Amores by Ovid( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Alan Melville's accomplished translations match the elegance of Ovid's Latin. In this volume he has included the version of the 'Art of Love' by Moore, published more than 50 years ago
Metamorphoses (Oxford world's classics) by A. D Melville( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

ThebaidPublius by P. Papinius Statius( Book )

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

La chute d'Icare by Ovide( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Les métamorphoses by Publius Ovidius Naso( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Agenda( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Sorrows of an exileThe Thebaid : seven against ThebesOvid, the love poemsThe love poemsSorrows of an exile : TristiaStatius ThebaidThebaidStatius Thebaid
Alternative Names
A. D. Melville, 1912-

Melville, A. D.

Melville, Alan David, 1912-

Languages
English (133)

French (1)

Italian (1)

Latin (1)

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