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Leaf, Walter 1852-1927

Works: 272 works in 736 publications in 5 languages and 7,645 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epic poetry, Greek  History  Biography 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, ed, tra, Correspondent
Classifications: PA4025.A1, 883.1
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Most widely held works by Walter Leaf
The complete works of Homer; the Iliad and the Odyssey by Homer( Book )

12 editions published between 1929 and 1950 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

31 editions published between 1912 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 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 D©œrpfeld 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
Schliemann's discoveries of the ancient world by Karl Schuchardt( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 432 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)
Homer and history by Walter Leaf( Book )

17 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banking by Walter Leaf( Book )

50 editions published between 1926 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published in 1892 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little poems from the Greek by Walter Leaf( Book )

13 editions published between 1922 and 1923 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published in 1923 in 4 languages and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homeri Ilias by Homerus( Book )

8 editions published in 1895 in 4 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1895 and 2011 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad by Homerus( Book )

7 editions published between 1900 and 1952 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Leaf, 1852-1927; some chapters of autobiography by Walter Leaf( Book )

7 editions published in 1932 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Leaf, Walter 1852-1927

Walter Leaf Banker and classical scholar

A modern priestess of Isis