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Leaf, Walter 1852-1927

Overview
Works: 156 works in 730 publications in 5 languages and 7,621 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Epic poetry  Epic poetry, Greek  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Study guides  Illustrated works  Fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, tra, ed, Correspondent
Classifications: PA4025.A2, 883.01
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Most widely held works by Walter Leaf
The Iliad by Homer( Book )

225 editions published between 1880 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,622 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 )

69 editions published between 1882 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Fitzgerald's prizewinning translation of Homer's battle epic has become a classic in its own right: a standard against which all other versions are compared
The complete works of Homer; the Iliad and the Odyssey by Homer( Book )

6 editions published between 1929 and 1950 in English and held by 611 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 428 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 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer and history by Walter Leaf( Book )

17 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banking by Walter Leaf( Book )

53 editions published between 1926 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published in 1892 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little poems from the Greek by Walter Leaf( Book )

14 editions published between 1922 and 2011 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published in 1923 in 3 languages and held by 136 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 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1898 and 1985 in English and held by 56 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
The Iliad by Homer( Book )

1 edition published in 1914 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most importantly, this edition makes available for the first time in paperback Pope's notes in their entirety, enabling us to observe one poetic genius illuminate the work of another
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 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Odyssey of Homer by Homer( Book )

3 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complete translation of the Greek poem recounting the experience of Odysseus during his return from the Trojan War
Homērou Ilias. The Iliad of Homer by Homer( Book )

4 editions published in 1908 in Greek, Ancient and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iliad by Homer( Book )

13 editions published between 1900 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 'red Macmillan' Iliad in the edition of W. Leaf, which had served since the 1880s, was replaced in 1978 and 1984 by the two-volume edition of M.M. Willcock. Coverage of twelve books in each volume demands concise introduction and commentary, but Willcock is not omissive. He includes, for example, mention of significant aspects of Homeric diction more fully in the early lines of each book, in order that the student may begin on any particular one; and the tight compass does not prevent him engaging in, or referring to, problems of composition or text addressed by scholars more advanced than the sixth-formers and undergraduates for whom the edition is primarily intended
Iliad by Homer( Book )

9 editions published between 1902 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is a new Loeb Classical Library edition of Homer's stirring heroic account of the Trojan war and its passions. The eloquent and dramatic epic poem captures the terrible anger of Achilles, "the best of the Achaeans," over a grave insult to his personal honor and relates its tragic result: a chain of consequences that prove devastating for the Greek forces besieging Troy, for noble Trojans, and for Achilles himself. The poet gives us compelling characterizations of his protagonists as well as a remarkable study of the heroic code of antiquity. -- Harvard University Press
The twenty-fourth book of the Iliad by Homer( Book )

5 editions published between 1894 and 1905 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Leaf, Walter 1852-1927

Walter Leaf Banker and classical scholar

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