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Merry, W. Walter (William Walter) 1835-1918

Overview
Works: 177 works in 676 publications in 6 languages and 3,944 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Study guides  History  Epic poetry  Epic poetry, Greek  Humor  Fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, ed
Classifications: PA4025.A5, 882
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Most widely held works about W. Walter Merry
 
Most widely held works by W. Walter Merry
The birds by Aristophanes( Book )

34 editions published between 1889 and 1966 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tired of the unending wittering of Athenian lawmen, Euelpides and Peithetairos flee the city with their trusty feathered companions. However, their hoped-for exile begins with getting lost, and the play opens with them crowing and pecking at one another with all the fury of the most terminally bird-brained democrat. Which is when they meet 'his Hoopoeness', the once king Tereus, whom they convince to take them up to a new city, high above the base and grounded demos, burying the age-old animosity between birds and men and, ultimately, challenging the mighty Zeus for the top spot in the sky. The play is full of the most bawdy of Aristophanes' jokes, and is rife with the exasperated cynicism typical of the early satirist of the earliest democracy
The clouds by Aristophanes( Book )

50 editions published between 1879 and 1965 in 6 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Catholic University of America Speech and Drama Department presents Aristophanes' "The Clouds," translated by William Arrowsmith, directed by Leo Brady, choral interpretation by Josephine McGarry Callan, setting and lighting by James D. Waring, costumes by Joseph Lewis
The frogs by Aristophanes( Book )

54 editions published between 1884 and 1963 in 4 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among extant Greek comedies, the Frogs is unique for the light it throws on classical Greek attitudes to tragedy and to literature in general. It merits a much more extensive commentary than it has so far received, for the establishment of the text itself has rested for over a century on collations which were inadequate and inaccurate. At the same time, its most problematic passages have been the subject, in recent years, of more scholarly articles than those of any other Greek play
Homer. Odyssey, books I-XII by Homer( Book )

44 editions published between 1870 and 1932 in 3 languages and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four plays by Aristophanes( Book )

9 editions published between 1907 and 1951 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected fragments of Roman poetry : from the earliest times of the republic to the Augustan age by W. Walter Merry( Book )

17 editions published between 1891 and 1898 in 3 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected fragments of Roman poetry
The Odyssey of Homer by Homer( Book )

28 editions published between 1870 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complete translation of the Greek poem recounting the experience of Odysseus during his return from the Trojan War
The Acharnians by Aristophanes( Book )

45 editions published between 1880 and 1933 in 4 languages and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A farcical comedy about war and peace
Knights by Aristophanes( Book )

23 editions published between 1887 and 1905 in 3 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Knights' is a satire on the social and political life of classical Athens during the Peloponnesian War, focusing on Paphlagonian, a comic monstrosity responsible for almost everything that's wrong with the world, and under the guise of whom Aristophanes was targeting the pro-war populist Cleon, who had previously brought a slander prosecution against the playwright. The play relies heavily on allegory and won first prize at the Lenaia festival when it was produced in 424 BC
Odyssey : books XIII-XXIV by Homer( Book )

30 editions published between 1878 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wasps by Aristophanes( Book )

15 editions published between 1893 and 1898 in 3 languages and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A farce dealing with the antics of the Athenian jurors
Selections by Herodotus( Book )

12 editions published between 1880 and 1927 in 3 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristophanes Peace by S. Douglas Olson( Book )

3 editions published in 1900 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odyssey by Homer( Book )

9 editions published between 1870 and 1964 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer. Odyssey, books I-XII by Homer( Book )

9 editions published between 1871 and 1923 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Specimens of Greek dialects : being a fourth Greek reader, with introductions and notes by W. Walter Merry( Book )

5 editions published in 1875 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer : Odyssey, books I-XII, XIII-XXIV by Homer( Book )

5 editions published between 1892 and 1899 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odyssey, books XIII-XXIV by Homer( Book )

3 editions published in 1888 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orationes tvm Creweianae tvm gratvlatioriae in Theatro Sheldoniano plervmque habitae by W. Walter Merry( Book )

2 editions published in 1909 in Latin and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Frogs; with introd. and notes by W.W. Merry by Aristophanes( Book )

6 editions published between 1884 and 1963 in 3 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Merry, W. W.

Merry, W. W. 1835-1918

Merry, W. W. (William Walter), 1835-1918

Merry, W. Walter 1835-1918

Merry, William W. 1835-1918

Merry, William Walter.

Merry, William Walter 1835-1918

William Walter Merry English classical scholar, clergyman, and educator

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