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Halliday, W. R. (William Reginald) 1886-1966

Overview
Works: 84 works in 291 publications in 5 languages and 5,616 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PA4025.H8, 883.01
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Greek and Roman folklore by W. R Halliday( Book )
19 editions published between 1924 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The pagan background of early Christianity by W. R Halliday( Book )
22 editions published between 1825 and 1988 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The growth of the city state; lectures on Greek and Roman history by W. R Halliday( Book )
20 editions published between 1923 and 2001 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Greek divination; a study of its methods and principles by W. R Halliday( Book )
28 editions published between 1913 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lectures on the history of Roman religion from Numa to Augustus by W. R Halliday( Book )
20 editions published between 1922 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The growth of the city state: lectures on Greek and Roman history. First series by W. R Halliday( Book )
10 editions published between 1923 and 1973 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Indo-European folk-tales and Greek legend by W. R Halliday( Book )
18 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Homeric hymns by Homer( Book )
24 editions published between 1904 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Homeric Hymns have survived for two and a half millennia because of their captivating stories, beautiful language, and religious significance. Well before the advent of writing in Greece, they were performed by traveling bards at religious events, competitions, banquets, and festivals. Thirty-four poems that invoke and celebrate the gods of ancient Greece, the Homeric Hymns raise questions that humanity still struggles with-questions about our place among others and in the world. "Homeric" because they were composed in the same meter, dialect, and style as Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, these "hymns" were created to be sung aloud. In this superb translation by Diane Rayor, which deftly combines accuracy and poetry, the ancient music of the hymns comes alive for the modern reader. Here is the birth of Apollo, god of prophecy, healing, and music and founder of Delphi, the most famous oracular shrine in ancient Greece. Here is Zeus, inflicting upon Aphrodite her own mighty power to cause gods to mate with humans, and here is Demeter rescuing her daughter Persephone from the underworld and initiating the rites of the Eleusinian Mysteries. With her introduction and notes, Rayor places the hymns in their historical and aesthetic context, providing all the information needed to read, interpret, and fully appreciate these literary windows on an ancient world. As introductions to the Greek gods, entrancing stories, exquisite poetry, and early literary records of key religious rituals and sites, The Homeric Hymns should be read by any student of mythology, classical literature, ancient religion, women in antiquity, or the Greek language."--
The Greek questions of Plutarch with a new translation & commentary by Plutarchus( Book )
20 editions published between 1928 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A short treatise of hunting, 1591 by Thomas Cokayne( Book )
5 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Folklore studies, ancient and modern by W. R Halliday( Book )
10 editions published between 1924 and 1971 in English and Russian and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern Greek in Asia Minor; a study of the dialects of Siĺli, Cappadocia and Phárasa, with grammar, texts, translations and glossary by R. M Dawkins( Book )
13 editions published in 1916 in 3 languages and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The growth of the city state : lectures on Greek and Roman history by W. R Halliday( Book )
4 editions published in 1923 in Undetermined and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Homeric Hymns. Edited by T.W. Allen ... W.R. Halliday ... and E.E. Sikes ... Second edition by Homer( Book )
3 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Homeric Hymns; Edited by T.W. Allen, W.R. Halliday and E.E. Sikes by Homer( Book )
1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The religion and mythology of the Greeks by W. R Halliday( Book )
2 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mithraism by W. R Halliday( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
More rhymes by W. R Halliday( Book )
1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'The Superstitious Man' of Theophrastus by W. R Halliday( Book )
2 editions published between 1921 and 1930 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Growth of the city state lectures on Greek and Roman history by W. R Halliday( )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Halliday, W. R.
Halliday, W. R. 1886-1966
Halliday, W. R. (William Reginald)
Halliday, W. R. (William Reginald), 1886-1966
Halliday, William R.
Halliday, William Reginald 1886-1966
Halliday, William Reginald 1886-1966 Sir
Halliday, William Reginald, Sir, 1886-1966.
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