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Leaf, Walter 1852-1927

Overview
Works: 578 works in 914 publications in 4 languages and 8,098 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epic poetry  Biographies  History  Fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Annotator, tra, ed, 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 )

8 editions published between 1935 and 1950 in English and held by 608 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 538 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
Schliemann's discoveries of the ancient world by Karl Schuchardt( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 413 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 )

20 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 409 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
The Iliad by Homer( Book )

1 edition published in 1930 in English and held by 405 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 complete works of Homer : the Iliad by Homer( Book )

2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published in 1892 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banking by Walter Leaf( Book )

43 editions published between 1926 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad of Homer by Homer( Book )

1 edition published in 1929 in English and held by 240 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 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad by Homer( Book )

in Greek, Ancient and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

The Iliad of Homer by Homer( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the more famous English versions of Homer's Iliad, Andrew Lang collaborated with Ernest Myers and Walter Leaf for this prose translation. It is well known for its charming archaic style. The Iliad is an epic ancient Greek poem set during the Trojan War and tells the tale of the arguments between King Agamemnon and the Hero Achilles
The Iliad by Homer( Book )

6 editions published between 1960 and 1971 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad by Homer( Book )

1 edition published in 1886 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad of Homer by Homer( Book )

1 edition published in 1883 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1895 and 2011 in English and held by 87 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 by Homer( Book )

1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad of Homer by Homer( Book )

1 edition published in 1892 in English and held by 70 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
 
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Leaf, Walter 1852-1927

Walter Leaf Banker and classical scholar

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