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

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Works: 100 works in 416 publications in 3 languages and 2,582 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Tragedies (Drama)  Textbooks  Bibliography  History  Records and correspondence  Epic poetry, Greek 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, ed, Author of introduction
Classifications: PA4414.A7, 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 )

50 editions published between 1920 and 2015 in English and held by 373 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 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antigone by Sophocles( Book )

26 editions published between 1901 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1959 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is a new Loeb Classical Library edition of Homer's stirring heroic account of the Trojan war and its passions. The eloquent and dramatic epic poem captures the terrible anger of Achilles, "the best of the Achaeans," over a grave insult to his personal honor and relates its tragic result: a chain of consequences that prove devastating for the Greek forces besieging Troy, for noble Trojans, and for Achilles himself. The poet gives us compelling characterizations of his protagonists as well as a remarkable study of the heroic code in antiquity. The works attributed to Homer include the two oldest and greatest European epic poems, the Odyssey and the Iliad. These have been published in the Loeb Classical Library for three quarters of a century, the Greek text facing a faithful and literate prose translation by A.T. Murray. William F. Wyatt now brings the Loeb's Iliad up to date, with a rendering that retains Murray's admirable style but is written for today's readers
The Alcestis of Euripides by Euripides( Book )

22 editions published between 1890 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad of Homer, edited with general and grammatical introductions, notes, and appendices by Homer( Book )

8 editions published in 1895 in 3 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medea by Euripides( Book )

28 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 73 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."
Ion by Euripides( Book )

11 editions published between 1889 and 1924 in 3 languages and held by 50 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 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

The Iliad of Homer by Homer( Book )

3 editions published in 1898 in 3 languages and held by 31 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
Alcestis by Euripides( Book )

10 editions published between 1902 and 1960 in 3 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides was the key figure in transforming the familiar figures of Greek mythology from awe-inspiring but remote heroes into recognizable, fallible human beings. His characters, all superbly eloquent, draw on fierce contemporary debates about the nature of justice, politics and religion. His women are perhaps the most sympathetically and powerfully presented in ancient literature
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

Homērou Ilias. The Iliad of Homer by Homer( Book )

5 editions published in 1908 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 21 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

 
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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