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Leaf, Walter 1852-1927

Overview
Works: 282 works in 957 publications in 5 languages and 8,320 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Epic poetry  Epic poetry, Greek  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Novels  Illustrated works  Historical fiction  Biographies 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Annotator, tra, ed, Correspondent
Classifications: PA4025.A2, 883.01
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Most widely held works by Walter Leaf
The Iliad by Homer( Book )

200 editions published between 1882 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 2,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stirring story of the Trojan war and the rage of Achilles. A timeless, powerful poem conveys the horror and the heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as the tale moves to its terrifying, tragic conclusion
The Iliad by Homer( Book )

92 editions published between 1880 and 1971 in 4 languages and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer's classical account of the war between the Greeks and the Trojans from Agamemnon's visit by the priest Chryses to the burial of Hektor
The complete works of Homer; the Iliad and the Odyssey by Homer( Book )

7 editions published between 1935 and 1950 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Troy; a study in Homeric geography by Walter Leaf( Book )

34 editions published between 1912 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Walter Leaf (1852-1927), banker, classicist and alpinist, held various positions as chairman of the Westminster Bank, founder of the London Chamber of Commerce and president of the Hellenic Society, reflecting his wide-ranging professional and scholarly interests. Leaf was educated at Harrow School and Trinity College, Cambridge, of which he became a fellow in 1875. As a scholar, Leaf was concerned with uncovering the physical reality of the classical world, and in this 1912 work he 'aims at testing the tradition of the Trojan War by comparing the text of Homer with the natural conditions described, or more often implicitly assumed, in the Iliad'. This book draws on the archaeological work of Schliemann and Doerpfeld at Troy, but also on Leaf's own expert knowledge of the Iliad (of which his two-volume edition is also reissued in this series), thereby providing a thorough exploration of the historical geography of the Troad." - COPAC
Homer and history by Walter Leaf( Book )

21 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The European war prevented the delivery of the lectures, which were to have been given at Northwestern University in or about January, 1915." - COPAC
Schliemann's discoveries of the ancient world by Karl Schuchardt( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, which was written under Schliemann's supervision and was published shortly after his death, the dazzling accumulation of Schliemann's many findings has been systemized by Dr. Schuchhardt. He also updates them, as Schliemann uncovered so much and was a tireless worker that he sometimes did not know precisely what he had found. After a short description of Schliemann's life, Dr. Schuchhardt gives detailed accounts of Schliemann's discoveries at Troy, Tiryns, and Mycenae. The great treasures found at Troy and Mycenae are thoroughly described, as well as Schliemann's experimental method of unearthing them. All of these findings are illustrated by hundreds of illustrations, diagrams and maps. -- Book jacket (inside flap)
The complete works of Homer : the Iliad by Homer( Book )

2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to the Iliad, for English readers by Walter Leaf( Book )

13 editions published in 1892 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banking by Walter Leaf( Book )

39 editions published between 1926 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little poems from the Greek by Walter Leaf( Book )

15 editions published between 1922 and 2011 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strabo on the Troad; book XIII, cap. I by Walter Leaf( Book )

17 editions published in 1923 in 5 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad by Homer( Book )

5 editions published between 1960 and 1971 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern priestess of Isis by Vsevolod Sergeevich Solovʹev( Book )

14 editions published between 1895 and 2011 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book by the Russian novelist Vsevolod Sergeyevich Solovyov (1849-1903), translated and abridged by Walter Leaf (1852-1927) and published in 1895, reflects on the life of Madame Helena Blavatsky (1831-1891), co-founder of the theosophy movement in the United States. Originally published over eight months in literary magazine Russy Vyestnik ('Russian Messenger'), the book considers the controversy that engulfed Blavatsky in her final years over displays of her 'phenomena'. Solovyov was living in Paris in 1884 and researching spiritualist literature when he met Blavatsky (whose work was known in Russia), but he became disillusioned with both her and her movement. Leaf, a classical scholar and fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, undertook the translation for the Council of the Society for Psychical Research, which had investigated Blavatsky's work. This account now provides a window on to the life of one of Europe's most controversial nineteenth-century spiritual leaders
The Iliad of Homer, edited with general and grammatical introductions, notes, and appendices by Homer( Book )

8 editions published between 1924 and 1965 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad of Homer, done into English prose by Homer( Book )

12 editions published between 1882 and 1961 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gift : poems by the great Sufi master by Ḥāfiẓ( Book )

6 editions published in 1898 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than any other Persian poet, it is perhaps Hafiz who accesses the mystical, healing dimensions of poetry. With this collection of 250 of Hafiz's most intimate poems, translator Ladinsky has succeeded in capturing the essence of one of Islam's greatest poetic and religious voices. Each line imparts the qualities of this spiritual teacher: an audacious love that empowers lives, profound knowledge, wild generosity, and a sweet, playful genius unparalleled in world literature.--From publisher description
Morning heroes : a symphony for orator, chorus, and orchestra by Arthur Bliss( )

1 edition published in 1930 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sixth book of the Iliad : edited with notes, introduction, and vocabulary by Homer( Book )

5 editions published between 1893 and 1963 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer, the Iliad by Walter Leaf( )

5 editions published between 1902 and 2010 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Leaf (1852-1927) was a banker and classicist, whose various positions as chairman of the Westminster Bank, founder of the London Chamber of Commerce and president of the Hellenic Society reflected his wide-ranging professional and scholarly interests. Leaf was educated at Harrow School and won a scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1870. He became senior classic in 1874 and was elected to a fellowship the following year. As a scholar Leaf was concerned with uncovering the physical reality of the classical world, a stance which set him apart from Jane Harrison and the Cambridge Ritual School. Leaf's The Iliad, with introduction and notes, first appeared in two volumes (1886-1888), and was regarded for several decades as the best English edition of Homer's epic poem. Volume 2 of the 1902 edition comprises Leaf's preface, an introduction to books 13-24 of the poem, and the annotated text
Homer, the Iliad by Walter Leaf( )

5 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Leaf (1852-1927) was a banker and classicist, whose various positions as chairman of the Westminster Bank, founder of the London Chamber of Commerce and president of the Hellenic Society reflected his wide-ranging professional and scholarly interests. Leaf was educated at Harrow School and won a scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1870. He became senior classic in 1874 and was elected to a fellowship the following year. As a scholar Leaf was concerned with uncovering the physical reality of the classical world, a stance which set him apart from Jane Harrison and the Cambridge Ritual School. Leaf's The Iliad, with introduction and notes, first appeared in two volumes (1886-1888), and was regarded for several decades as the best English edition of Homer's epic poem. Volume 1 of the 1900 edition comprises Leaf's preface, an introduction to books 1-12 of the poem, and the annotated text
 
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Leaf, Walter

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Walter Leaf Banker and classical scholar

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