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

Overview
Works: 85 works in 434 publications in 3 languages and 2,600 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Poetry  Tragedies (Drama)  Epic poetry, Greek  Epic poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Fiction  Textbooks  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, Annotator, ed, Author of introduction
Classifications: PA4025.A2, 882.01
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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 )

51 editions published between 1920 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 376 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 literary essays, classical and modern by A. W Verrall( Book )

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

The Iliad by Homer( Book )

37 editions published between 1895 and 1962 in 4 languages and held by 193 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
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 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antigone by Sophocles( Book )

28 editions published between 1901 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a modern interpretation of Sophocles' Antigone and includes explanatory notes on the text and mythological content
The Iliad by Homer( Book )

15 editions published between 1898 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 122 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 )

24 editions published between 1890 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medea by Euripides( Book )

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

Medea is the archetypal wronged women driven to despair. When uncontrollable anger is unleashed, the obsessed mind's capacity for revenge knows no bounds
Electra by Sophocles( Book )

12 editions published between 1901 and 1933 in 3 languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Electra recounts the murders of Clytemnestra and Aegisthus by Clytemnestra's son Orestes, to avenge their murder of his father Agamemnon, commander of the Greeks at Troy, upon his return home. Sophocles' version is presented from the viewpoint of Electra, Orestes' sister, who laments her father, bears witness to her mother's crime, and for years endures her mother's scorn. When Orestes arrives at last, her mood shifts from grief to joy as Orestes carries out the bloody vengeance. Despite her overwhelming passion for just revenge, Electra admits that her own actions are shameful." "Sophocles presents this story as a savage though necessary act of vengeance, vividly depicting Electra's grief, anger, and exultation. This translation equals the original in ferocity of expression and leaves intact the inarticulate cries of suffering and joy that fill the play"--Jacket
Seven against Thebes by Aeschylus( Book )

19 editions published between 1888 and 1939 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of Oedipus's exile, the cursed sons of his incestuous marriage, Eteocles and Polynices, vow to avoid further bloodshed by ruling Thebes in alternate years. However, when Eteocles refuses to step down after the first year of the arrangement, Polynices raises an army led by seven Argive champions to retake Thebes by force. Fearing the invaders, and feeling the fear of his people, Eteocles vows to fight Polynices man to man for the future of the city. Instead, they kill one another in battle beneath the seventh gate of the city, leading directly to the dilemma of their sister, Antigone, and her ultimate demise
Ion by Euripides( Book )

12 editions published between 1889 and 1924 in 3 languages and held by 53 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 40 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 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alcestis by Euripides( Book )

11 editions published between 1902 and 1960 in 4 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Euripides' Alcestis - 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
Homērou Ilias. The Iliad of Homer by Homer( Book )

5 editions published in 1908 in Greek, Ancient and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ion of Euripides by Euripides( Book )

12 editions published between 1889 and 1906 in 3 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 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 9 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