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

Overview
Works: 176 works in 724 publications in 6 languages and 4,101 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy plays  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humor  Poetry  Juvenile works  Study guides  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Dictionaries 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Translator, Annotator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PA3877, 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 )

51 editions published between 1889 and 1966 in 3 languages and held by 337 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 )

58 editions published between 1879 and 1965 in 5 languages and held by 317 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 )

62 editions published between 1884 and 1963 in 4 languages and held by 298 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
Four plays by Aristophanes( Book )

10 editions published between 1907 and 1951 in English and Undetermined and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether his target is the war between the sexes or his fellow playwright Euripides, Aristophanes is the most important Greek comic dramatist'and one of the greatest comic playwrights of all time. His writing'at once bawdy and delicate'brilliantly fuses serious political satire with pyrotechnical bombast, establishing the tradition of comedy as high art. His messages are as timely and relevant today as they were in ancient Greece, and his plays still provoke laughter'and thought. This volume features four celebrated masterpieces: Lysistrata, The Frogs, A Parliament of Women and Plutus (Wealth), all translated by the distinguished poet and translator Paul Roche
Selected fragments of Roman poetry : from the earliest times of the republic to the Augustan age by W. Walter Merry( Book )

19 editions published between 1891 and 1898 in English and Latin and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected fragments of Roman poetry
The Acharnians by Aristophanes( Book )

37 editions published between 1880 and 1933 in 4 languages and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A farcical comedy about war and peace
Homer's Odyssey by Homer( Book )

25 editions published in 1886 in 3 languages and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knights by Aristophanes( Book )

27 editions published between 1887 and 1905 in 3 languages and held by 175 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 )

31 editions published between 1878 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wasps by Aristophanes( Book )

21 editions published between 1893 and 1898 in 3 languages and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A farce dealing with the antics of the Athenian jurors
Homer. Odyssey, books I-XII by Homer( Book )

14 editions published between 1876 and 1928 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Aristophanes( Book )

4 editions published in 1900 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odyssey by Homer( Book )

9 editions published between 1870 and 1964 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odyssey, Books I-XII by Homer( Book )

4 editions published between 1887 and 1889 in 3 languages and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1875 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odyssey, books XIII-XXIV by Homer( Book )

6 editions published between 1888 and 1899 in 3 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Acharnians; with introduction, notes, and a dialectical glossary by Aristophanes( Book )

10 editions published between 1880 and 1893 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odyssey : books I-XII by Homer( Book )

9 editions published between 1870 and 1955 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1871 and 1923 in English and held by 29 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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