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

Overview
Works: 97 works in 402 publications in 3 languages and 2,559 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epic poetry, Greek  Fiction  Epic poetry  Tragedies (Drama)  Textbooks  Bibliography  History 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, ed, Author of introduction
Classifications: PA3973, 882.01
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Most widely held works about M. A Bayfield
 
Most widely held works by M. A Bayfield
Collected studies in Greek and Latin scholarship by A. W Verrall( Book )

13 editions published between 1913 and 1967 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected literary essays, classical and modern by A. W Verrall( Book )

13 editions published between 1913 and 2011 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Shakespeare's versification, with an inquiry into the trustworthiness of the early texts, an examination of the 1616 folio of Ben Jonson's Works, and appendices, including a rev. text of Antony and Cleopatra by M. A Bayfield( Book )

31 editions published between 1920 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1919 and 2013 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Shakespeare's versification by M. A Bayfield( Book )

11 editions published between 1920 and 2009 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Antigone of Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )

28 editions published between 1901 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iliad by Homer( Book )

18 editions published between 1895 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the Greek siege of Troy and the war that ensued
Euripides' Alcestis by Ted Hughes( Book )

24 editions published between 1890 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 113 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 Iliad of Homer, edited with general and grammatical introductions, notes, and appendices by Homer( Book )

15 editions published in 1895 in 4 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medea by Euripides( Book )

29 editions published between 1892 and 1966 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Euripides was one of the most popular and controversial of all the Greek tragedians, and his plays are marked by an independence of thought, ingenious dramatic devices, and a subtle variety of register and mood." "Medea is a story of betrayal and vengeance, and one which gives an excellent example of the prominence and complexity that Euripides gave to his female characters. Medea, wife of Jason, is incensed that her husband would leave her to make a political marriage after the many sacrifices she has made for him. In her wrath, she murders both his new bride and their own children, thus taking her revenge. This new translation does full justice to the lyricism of Euripides' original work, while a new introduction provides a guide to the play, complete with interesting details about the traditions and social issues that influenced Euripides' world."--Jacket
Seven against Thebes by Aeschylus( Book )

20 editions published between 1888 and 1939 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 67 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 )

7 editions published between 1891 and 1924 in Greek, Ancient and held by 46 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 )

6 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 )

8 editions published between 1893 and 1963 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad of Homer by Homer( Book )

8 editions published in 1898 in 3 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic tale of love and betrayal, war and hope The Iliad is the first of two legendary ancient poems attributed to the Greek bard Homer. Typically dated between the 8th and 7th centuries BC it is believed by many to be the earliest extant piece of European literature. The poem deals with the exploits of Agamemnon, Odysseus, Achilles, Ajax and their comrades in the final year of their siege of the city of Troy
Elektra by Sophocles( Book )

9 editions published between 1901 and 1933 in 3 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dynamic and necessary new translation of Sophocles' chilling tragedy of hatred, revenge, and murder</ Orestes, the son of King Agamemnon, returns to his homeland to take revenge on his mother, Klytemnestra, and her lover, aegisthus, for killing his father in cold blood. Elektra has long awaited her brother's return, bitter and contemptuous of their mother's moral justification for slaughtering Agamemnon, who had sacrificed the life of another daughter, Iphigenia, so the Greek army could sail to Troy. Elektra helps Orestes and his friend Pylades execute an ingenious plan, continuing a bloody cycle that destroys the lives of their enemies and will forever haunt their own. </ Robert Bagg's new translation, modern in idiom while faithful to the original, conveys the complex range of emotion experienced by grieving family members who expect vengeance to set them free. This is Sophocles for a new generation. <
Homērou Ilias. The Iliad of Homer by Homer( Book )

4 editions published in 1908 in Greek, Ancient and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad of Homer by Homer( Book )

6 editions published between 1924 and 1952 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alcestis by Euripides( Book )

6 editions published between 1902 and 1960 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alcestis is one of Euripides' richest and most brilliant - as well as most controversial - plays. The woman who died to save her husband has proved to have a hold on the imagination almost as strong as the man who killed his father and married his mother. But, apart from D.J. Conacher's student text, no annotated edition in English has appeared for more than fifty years. The present work is designed to aid close reading and to serve as an introduction to the serious study of the play in its various aspects. The introduction covers the background to the story in myth and folktale, its treatment by other writers from antiquity to the present, the critical reception of Euripides' play, and its textual transmission and metres. The notes are designed in particular to help readers who have been learning Greek for a relatively short time. More advanced matter, such as discussion of textual problems, is placed in square brackets at the end of the note."--Jacket
 
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Collected literary essays, classical and modern
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Bayfield, M. A.

Bayfield, Matthew Albert.

Bayfield, Matthew Albert 1852-1922

Bayfield, Matthiew Albert 1852-1922

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A study of Shakespeare's versification, with an inquiry into the trustworthiness of the early texts, an examination of the 1616 folio of Ben Jonson's Works, and appendices, including a rev. text of Antony and CleopatraA study of Shakespeare's versification