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Bayfield, M. A. (Matthew Albert) 1852-1922

Overview
Works: 83 works in 400 publications in 3 languages and 2,523 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Drama  Epic poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epic poetry, Greek  Fiction  Tragedies (Drama)  Textbooks  Juvenile works  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, Author of introduction, ed
Classifications: PA4025.A2, 883.01
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Most widely held works about M. A Bayfield
 
Most widely held works by M. A Bayfield
A study of Shakespeare's versification by M. A Bayfield( Book )

48 editions published between 1920 and 2009 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Reverend Matthew Albert Bayfield (1852-1922) published this study at the end of his life after a long career as classical scholar, editor of Greek tragedies and headmaster of several public schools. He gives an account of the structure and characteristic features of Shakespeare's dramatic verse and argues that it has been fundamentally misunderstood by other scholars. In particular, he analyses the use of contractions or abbreviations found in the Folio and Quartos and continued in the editions of his own time. He weighs up which of the contractions familiar from many editions were actually Shakespeare's, and what that reveals about how Shakespeare might have intended his prose and verse to be spoken. Bayfield's many appendices evaluating the metre of specific lines and his detailed linguistic analysis remain thought-provoking for modern editors and scholars of Shakespeare
Collected studies in Greek and Latin scholarship by A. W Verrall( Book )

16 editions published between 1913 and 1967 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad by Homer( Book )

43 editions published between 1895 and 1962 in 3 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic war story, the Iliad centers on Achilles, Helen, Hector, and other heroes of Greek myth and history in the 10th and final year of the Greek siege of Troy
Collected literary essays, classical and modern by A. W Verrall( Book )

15 editions published between 1913 and 2011 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The measures of the poets : a new system of English prosody by M. A Bayfield( Book )

19 editions published between 1919 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Antigone of Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )

19 editions published between 1901 and 1968 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad by Homer( Book )

17 editions published between 1898 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Fitzgerald's prizewinning translation of Homer's battle epic has become a classic in its own right: a standard against which all other versions are compared
The Alcestis of Euripides by Euripides( Book )

21 editions published between 1890 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medea by Euripides( Book )

27 editions published between 1892 and 1966 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first full-scale edition in English, with introduction, text, apparatus criticus and commentary, of a play by Seneca: the last edition of any kind appeared over sixty years ago. It's purpose is primarily to elucidate Seneca's play, but also to make the edition useful to students of English and French literature by showing some of its links with the work of later playwrights. Seneca's influence on European literature is well attested, and the Medea is particularly interesting, as it was preceded by Euripides' version and followed by many plays on the subject in England, France, and Germany, derived more or less closely from Seneca's. --pubisher description
The 'Seven against Thebes' of Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )

15 editions published between 1888 and 1939 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ion by Euripides( Book )

9 editions published between 1891 and 1924 in Greek, Ancient and Undetermined and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Euripides' late plays, Ion tells the story of Kreousa, queen of Athens, and her son by the god Apollo. Apollo raped Kreousa; she secretly abandoned their child, assuming thereafter that the god had allowed him to die. Ion, however, is saved to become a ward of Apollo's temple at Delphi. In the play, Kreousa and her husband Xouthos go to Delphi to seek a remedy for their childlessness; Apollo, speaking through his oracle, gives Ion to Xouthos as a son, enraging the apparently still childless Kreousa. Mother tries to kill son, son traps mother at an altar and is about to do her violence; just then, Apollo's priestess appears to reveal the birth tokens that permit Kreousa to recognize and embrace the child she thought she had lost forever. Ion must accept Apollo's duplicity along with his benevolence toward his son. Disturbing riptides of thought and feeling run just below the often shimmering surface of this masterpiece of Euripidean melodrama. Despite Ion's "happy ending," the concatenation of mistaken identities, failed intrigues, and misdirected violence enacts a gripping and serious drama. Euripides leaves the audience to come to terms with the shifting relations of god and mortals in his complex and equivocal interpretation of myth
The Medea of Euripides; with notes, appendices and vocabulary by Euripides( Book )

7 editions published between 1902 and 1966 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Electra of Sophokles. With introduction, notes, and appendices by Sophocles( Book )

2 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sixth book of the Iliad : edited with notes, introduction, and vocabulary by Homer( Book )

5 editions published between 1893 and 1963 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophokleous Ēlektra = The Elektra of Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )

10 editions published between 1901 and 1933 in 3 languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alcestis by Euripides( Book )

9 editions published between 1902 and 1960 in 3 languages and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Euripides' Alcestic - perhaps the most anthologized Attic drama - is an ideal test for students reading their first play in the original Greek. Literary commentaries and language aids in most editions are too advanced or too elementary for intermediate students of the language, but in this new student edition, C.A.E. Luschnig and H.M. Roisman remedy such deficiencies." "The introductory section of this edition provides historical and literary perspective; the commentary explains points of grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, as well as elucidating background features such as dramatic conventions and mythology; and a discussion section introduces the controversies surrounding this most elusive drama. In their presentation, Luschnig and Roisman have initiated a new method for introducing students to current scholarship." "This edition also includes a glossary, an index, a bibliography, and grammatical reviews designed specifically for students of Greek language and culture in their second year of university study or third year of high school"--Jacket
The twenty-fourth book of the Iliad by Homer( Book )

5 editions published between 1894 and 1905 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ion of Euripides by Euripides( Book )

11 editions published between 1889 and 1891 in 3 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Alcestis of Euripides, with introduction, notes, appendices, and vocabulary by Euripides( Book )

5 editions published between 1894 and 1940 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophokleous Antigone; the Antigone of Sophokles by Sophocles( Book )

3 editions published in 1902 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A study of Shakespeare's versification
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Bayfield, M. A.

Bayfield, Matthew Albert.

Bayfield, Matthew Albert 1852-1922

Bayfield, Matthiew Albert 1852-1922

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Collected literary essays, classical and modern