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Leaf, Walter 1852-1927

Works: 193 works in 804 publications in 4 languages and 7,895 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Epic poetry  Epic poetry, Greek  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Study guides  Juvenile works  Fiction  Scores  Conference papers and proceedings  Literature 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Annotator, ed, tra, Correspondent
Classifications: PA4025.A2, 883.01
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Most widely held works by Walter Leaf
The Iliad by Homer( Book )

241 editions published between 1880 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,642 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 )

3 editions published between 1935 and 1950 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad by Homer( Book )

54 editions published between 1882 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 511 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
Troy; a study in Homeric geography by Walter Leaf( Book )

32 editions published between 1912 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 494 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
Schliemann's discoveries of the ancient world by Karl Schuchardt( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 419 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

Banking by Walter Leaf( Book )

56 editions published between 1926 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 306 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 291 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 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad by Homer( Book )

18 editions published between 1886 and 1900 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published in 1923 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 131 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 57 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 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
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

The Iliad of Homer by Homer( Book )

1 edition published in 1914 in English and held by 41 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 37 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
Iliad by Homer( Book )

12 editions published between 1900 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 22 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
The 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 proves 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
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Leaf, Walter 1852-1927

Walter Leaf Banker and classical scholar

BankingA modern priestess of Isis