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Leaf, Walter 1852-1927

Works: 201 works in 808 publications in 4 languages and 7,907 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Epic poetry, Greek  Epic poetry  Fiction  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Scores  Textbooks  Epic fiction  Illustrated works 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, Annotator, Author of introduction, tra, ed, Correspondent
Classifications: PA4025.A2, 883.01
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Most widely held works by Walter Leaf
The Iliad of Homer by Homer( Book )

115 editions published between 1882 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic war story, the Iliad centers on Achilles, Helen, Hector, and other heroes of Greek myth and history in the 10th and final year of the Greek siege of Troy
The Iliad by Homer( Book )

21 editions published between 1891 and 2016 in English and held by 614 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 and the Odyssey by Homer( Book )

10 editions published between 1929 and 1950 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

33 editions published between 1912 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 488 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 Dörpfeld 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
Iliad by Homer( Book )

44 editions published between 1886 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 476 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 in antiquity. The works attributed to Homer include the two oldest and greatest European epic poems, the Odyssey and the Iliad. These have been published in the Loeb Classical Library for three quarters of a century, the Greek text facing a faithful and literate prose translation by A.T. Murray. William F. Wyatt now brings the Loeb's Iliad up to date, with a rendering that retains Murray's admirable style but is written for today's readers
Schliemann's discoveries of the ancient world by Karl Schuchardt( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 416 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 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer and history by Walter Leaf( Book )

20 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 396 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 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banking by Walter Leaf( Book )

48 editions published between 1926 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad of Homer by Homer( Book )

41 editions published between 1880 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Lang, assisted by Walter Leaf and Ernest Myers, has put the old Greek epos into contemporary English prose. This book is annotated with a rare extensive biographical sketch of the author, Andrew Lang, written by Sir Edmund Gosse, CB, a contemporary poet and writer
The Iliad of Homer by Homer( Book )

34 editions published between 1886 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new translation of Homer's Iliad, with introduction, notes, synopsis, and glossary."--Provided by publisher
Little poems from the Greek by Walter Leaf( Book )

15 editions published between 1922 and 2011 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad by Homer( Book )

16 editions published in 1886 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published in 1923 in 3 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Omērou Ilias = Homer Ilias : id est de rebus ad Trojam gestis by Homer( Book )

13 editions published between 1895 and 1962 in 5 languages and held by 84 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 57 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 gift : poems by the great Sufi master by Ḥāfiẓ( Book )

7 editions published between 1898 and 1985 in English and held by 55 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 )

19 editions published between 1886 and 2012 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 49 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
Morning heroes : a symphony for orator, chorus, and orchestra by Arthur Bliss( )

1 edition published in 1930 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Leaf, Walter 1852-1927

Walter Leaf Banker and classical scholar

The IliadBankingA modern priestess of Isis