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Stanford, William Bedell

Works: 141 works in 726 publications in 8 languages and 10,092 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Epic poetry  Mythological plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epic poetry, Greek  Comedy plays  Art  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Commentator, Other, Creator, wst, pre
Classifications: PA4025.A5, 883.01
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Most widely held works about William Bedell Stanford
Most widely held works by William Bedell Stanford
The Ulysses theme : a study in the adaptability of a traditional hero by William Bedell Stanford( Book )

80 editions published between 1954 and 1992 in English and held by 1,983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers substance to contemporary reflections on manhood by looking at comradeship, heroism, virtue, wandering, trickery, father-son issues, relations between men and a variety of feminine forms, and the intervention of the Gods. The author surveys the range of responses--from Euripides to Kazantzakis--to Ulysses' ambiguous nature, transforming Homeric studies by focusing on literary and psychological analysis
The Oresteia by Aeschylus( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new translation the strangeness of the original Greek and its enduring human truth come alive in language that is remarkable for its unrelenting poetic intensity, its rich metaphorical texture, and a verbal density that can at times modulate into the simplest expressions. The precise but complicated rhythms of this translation honor the music of the original Greek, bringing into unforgettable English the Aeschylean vision of a world fraught with spiritual and political tensions, a world in which justice is a cosmic balance that inevitably rights itself both by means of and despite the evil deeds of characters who claim to act on justice's behalf."--BOOK JACKET. "The Oresteia by Aeschylus, the only extant trilogy among the Greek tragedies, is one of the great foundational texts of Western culture. Beginning with Agamemnon, which describes Agamemnon's return from the Trojan War and his murder at the hands of his wife, Clytemnestra, and continuing through Orestes' murder of Clytemnestra in Libation Bearers and his acquittal at Athena's court in Eumenides, the trilogy traces the evolution of justice in human society from blood vengeance to the rule of law. The story of the house of Atreus is a tale of incest, adultery, human sacrifice, cannibalism, and political intrigue. It is also a story in which human action is simultaneously willed and determined."
The quest for Ulysses by William Bedell Stanford( Book )

15 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pure Immanence collects the essays of Gilles Deleuze on a complex theme at the heart of his philosophy. In his last piece of writing, included here, Deleuze gives a simple name to this problem: "a life." Newly translated and gathered in one volume for the first time, the essays in Pure Immanence capture Deleuze's persistent search throughout his philosophical work for a new and superior form of empiricism that rethinks the relation of thought to life. "I," writes Deleuze, "have always felt that I am an empiricist, that is, a pluralist.""
Ireland and the classical tradition by William Bedell Stanford( Book )

31 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sound of Greek : studies in the Greek theory and practice of euphony by William Bedell Stanford( Book )

31 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek tragedy and the emotions : an introductory study by William Bedell Stanford( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to Aristotle the main purpose of tragedy is the manipulation of emotions, and yet there are relatively few accessible studies of the precise dynamics of emotion in the Athenian theatre. In Greek Tragedy and the Emotions, first published in 1993, W.B. Stanford reviews the evidence for 'emotionalism' - as the great Attic playwrights presented it, as the actors and choruses expressed it, and as their audiences reacted to it. Sociological aspects of the issue are considered, and the whole range of emotions, not just 'pity and fear', is discussed. The aural, visual and stylistic methods of
The Odyssey by Homer( Book )

93 editions published between 1937 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation of the epic poem retells the story of Odysseus's ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War
The frogs by Aristophanes( Book )

55 editions published between 1958 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among extant Greek comedies, the Frogs is unique for the light it throws on classical Greek attitudes to tragedy and to literature in general. It merits a much more extensive commentary than it has so far received, for the establishment of the text itself has rested for over a century on collations which were inadequate and inaccurate. At the same time, its most problematic passages have been the subject, in recent years, of more scholarly articles than those of any other Greek play
Aias = Ajax by Sophocles( Book )

48 editions published between 1963 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brought boldly to life by Herbert Golder and Richard Pevear's translation and contextualized by Herbert Golder's eloquent introduction, this early Sophoclean tragedy tells the story of the Homeric hero better known as Ajax, who was second only to Achilles among the Greek warriors. In Greek tradition, Aias figures as the archaic warrior who dies in shame after his betrayal by the Greeks. Sophocles turns tradition inside out, portraying Aias' suicide not as a disgrace but as heroism. He endows Aias' suicide with a meaning radically different from previous versions of the Aias myth - Aias is not the hero whom time has passed by, but rather the man who steps beyond time. Most previous versions and interpretations have equivocated over Sophocles' bold vision. This edition of Aias translates precisely that transformation of the hero from the bygone figure to the man who transcends time."--Jacket
Enemies of poetry by William Bedell Stanford( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambiguity in Greek literature; studies in theory and practice by William Bedell Stanford( Book )

25 editions published between 1939 and 1972 in English and Spanish and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek metaphor; studies in theory and practice by William Bedell Stanford( Book )

25 editions published between 1936 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mahaffy: a biography of an Anglo-Irishman by William Bedell Stanford( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aeschylus in his style; a study in language and personality by William Bedell Stanford( Book )

29 editions published between 1942 and 1987 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The travels of Lord Charlemont in Greece & Turkey, 1749 by James Caulfeild Charlemont( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer. Odyssey, books I-XII by Homer( Book )

3 editions published between 1958 and 1996 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odyssey : books XIII-XXIV by Homer( Book )

3 editions published between 1962 and 1996 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards a history of classical influences in Ireland by William Bedell Stanford( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and Irish and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El tema de Ulises by William Bedell Stanford( )

6 editions published in 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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From Archilochus to Pindar: papers on Greek literature of the Archaic Period by John Armstrong Davison( Book )

8 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Bedell Stanford, William

Bedell Stanford, William 1910-1984

Stanford, W.

Stanford, W.B.

Stanford, W. B. 1910-1984

Stanford, W. B. (William Bedell)

Stanford, W. B. (William Bedell), 1910-1984

Stanford, W. Bedell

Stanford, William B.

Stanford, William B. 1910-1984

William Bedell Stanford Brits politicus (1910-1984)

William Bedell Stanford irischer Klassischer Philologe und Politiker

William Bedell Stanford Irish classical scholar and politician

The OresteiaThe OdysseyThe frogsAias = AjaxHomer. Odyssey, books I-XIIOdyssey : books XIII-XXIV