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Headlam, Walter George 1866-1908

Overview
Works: 92 works in 338 publications in 4 languages and 2,509 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Mythological plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Verse drama  Records and correspondence  Self-portraits  History  Illustrated works  Study guides 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, Other, Commentator for written text, Commentator, Annotator
Classifications: PA3825, 882.01
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Most widely held works by Walter George Headlam
The Oresteia of Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )

30 editions published between 1938 and 1966 in 4 languages and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oresteia -- Agamemnon, Choephori, and The Eumenides -- depicts the downfall of the house of Atreus: after King Agamemnon is murdered by Clytemnestra, their son, Orestes, is commanded by Apollo to avenge the crime by killing his mother, and he does so, bringing on himself the wrath of the Furies and the judgment of Athens. Together, the three plays are one of the major achievements of Greek antiquity. - Publisher
The Agamemnon of Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )

25 editions published between 1910 and 1925 in 3 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The fragments of Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )

7 editions published in 1917 in Greek, Ancient and Greek, Modern and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays of Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )

11 editions published between 1900 and 1914 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book of Greek verse by Walter George Headlam( Book )

11 editions published between 1907 and 2012 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On editing Aeschylus: a criticism by Walter George Headlam( Book )

17 editions published between 1891 and 2015 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an early publication (1891) by the highly regarded classical scholar and poet Walter George Headlam (1866-1908). Headlam, who taught at King's College, Cambridge, was deeply interested in textual criticism and dedicated much of his short life to translating and interpreting the works of Aeschylus, and even thirty years after his untimely death his notes formed the basis for an influential edition of the Oresteia. Although Headlam's subtitle does not name the target of his 'criticism', this book is in fact an impassioned attack on the style and method of editing employed by A. W. Verrall in Seven Against Thebes in 1887, and Agamemnon in 1889. Headlam condemns Verrall's 'rationalist' methods which in his view 'required outspoken criticism'. The young Headlam painstakingly dissects Verrall's work on Aeschylus, pointing out the errors, inconsistencies and shortcomings of the texts and proposing his own editorial methods
Fifty poems of Meleager by Meleager( Book )

2 editions published in 1890 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restorations of Menander by Walter George Headlam( Book )

7 editions published between 1908 and 2010 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agamemnon by Aeschylus( Book )

9 editions published between 1904 and 1925 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agamemnon makes a powerful impact on most audiences, even if they are unacquainted with the techniques of Aeschylean tragedy. Its subject is the human condition in its widest aspect
The fragments of Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )

4 editions published between 1917 and 2010 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fragments of Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )

4 editions published in 1917 in English and Multiple languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fragments of Sophocles by A. C Pearson( Book )

5 editions published between 1917 and 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Headlam, his letters and poems by Walter George Headlam( Book )

8 editions published between 1910 and 2015 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fragments of Sophocles by A. C Pearson( Book )

4 editions published between 1917 and 2010 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Eumenides by Aeschylus( Book )

2 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sommerstein presents a freshly constituted text, with introduction and commentary, of Eumenides, the climactic play of the only surviving complete Greek tragic trilogy, the Oresteia of Aeschylus. Of all Athenian tragic dramas, Eumenides is most consciously designed to be relevant to the situation of the Athenian state at the time of its performance (458 B.C.) and seems to have contained daring innovations both in technique and in ideas. The introduction and commentary to this edition seek to bring out how Aeschylus shaped to his purpose the legends he inherited, and ended the tragic story of Agamemnon's family in a celebration of Athenian civic unity and justice. The commentary also pays attention to the linguistic, metrical and textual problems to be encountered by the reader
Agamemnon of Aeschylus : with verse translation, introduction and notes by Aeschylus( Book )

5 editions published between 1925 and 2010 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )

4 editions published between 1917 and 1963 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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On editing Aeschylus: a criticism
Alternative Names
Headlam, W.

Headlam, W. 1866-1908

Headlam, W. G.

Headlam, Walter.

Headlam Walter 1866-1908

Headlam, Walter G.

Headlam, Walter George 1866-1908

Walter George Headlam British classical scholar and poet

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On editing Aeschylus: a criticismAgamemnon of Aeschylus : with verse translation, introduction and notes