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

Overview
Works: 221 works in 733 publications in 6 languages and 4,104 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy plays  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Humor  Juvenile works  Textbooks  Comic books, strips, etc  Study guides 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Translator, Author of introduction, Annotator
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 )

35 editions published between 1889 and 1966 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 319 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
Homer. Odyssey, books I-XII by Homer( Book )

53 editions published between 1870 and 1955 in 3 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clouds by Aristophanes( Book )

59 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 )

53 editions published between 1884 and 1963 in 4 languages and held by 278 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 )

11 editions published between 1907 and 1951 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 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 )

21 editions published between 1891 and 2010 in English and Latin and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected fragments of Roman poetry
Homer's Odyssey by Homer( Book )

20 editions published between 1870 and 1892 in 4 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odyssey : books XIII-XXIV by Homer( Book )

36 editions published between 1878 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knights by Aristophanes( Book )

23 editions published between 1887 and 1905 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 159 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
The wasps by Aristophanes( Book )

17 editions published between 1893 and 1898 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A farce dealing with the antics of the Athenian jurors
The Acharnians by Aristophanes( Book )

31 editions published between 1880 and 1933 in 4 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A farcical comedy about war and peace
Selections by Herodotus( Book )

10 editions published between 1880 and 1927 in 3 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writings of Herodotus, historian, observer, and delightful storyteller, have long been favorites among teachers and students of the Greek language. The selections in this book will provide reading in the second year for the student who has begun his or her Greek with Homer and who presumably has had no acquaintance with Attic Greek. This second Oklahoma edition is enhanced by Megan O. Drinkwater's addition of chapter and section references to the complete works of Herodotus
Aristophanes Peace by Aristophanes( Book )

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

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

9 editions published between 1880 and 1901 in Greek, Ancient and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odyssey by Homer( Book )

6 editions published in 1964 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1875 and 2010 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odyssey, books XIII-XXIV by Homer( Book )

5 editions published between 1888 and 1907 in 3 languages and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer's Odyssey by Homer( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in Greek, Ancient and Multiple languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer's Odyssey by Homer( Book )

3 editions published in 1876 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1899 in English and held by 25 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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