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Headlam, Walter George 1866-1908

Overview
Works: 67 works in 279 publications in 4 languages and 2,299 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Study guides  Records and correspondence  Illustrations 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, Other, Commentator for written text, ed, jt., Annotator
Classifications: PA3825, 882.01
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Most widely held works about Walter George Headlam
 
Most widely held works by Walter George Headlam
The Mimes and fragments by Herodas( Book )

46 editions published between 1922 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oresteia of Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )

31 editions published between 1938 and 1966 in 4 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oresteia -- Agamemnon, Choephori, and The Eumenides -- depicts the downfall of the house of Atreus: after King Agamemnon is murdered by Clytemnestra, their son, Orestes, is commanded by Apollo to avenge the crime by killing his mother, and he does so, bringing on himself the wrath of the Furies and the judgment of Athens. Together, the three plays are one of the major achievements of Greek antiquity. - Publisher
The fragments of Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )

31 editions published between 1917 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Agamemnon of Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )

21 editions published between 1910 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation
The plays of Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )

13 editions published between 1900 and 1909 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aeschylus is the oldest of the three great Greek tragedians. Born probably in 525 or 524 BC, he lived through the end of tyranny at Athens and the restitution of democracy. He took part in the battle of Marathon in 490 and probably also in the battle of Salamis in 480, the subject of his Persians. During his life he made at least two visits to Sicily, and died there at Gela in 456 or 455." "This book deals with Aeschylus' six extant plays in the chronological order of their first production: Persians, the earliest Greek tragedy that has come down to us, Seven against Thebes, Suppliants, and three plays of the Oresteia trilogy: Agamemnon, Libation Bearers and Eumenides. It also contains an essay on Prometheus Bound, now generally thought not to be by Aeschylus, but accepted as his in antiquity." "The book is intended primarily as an introduction to the dramatist for A-level students of Classical Civilization and Ancient History at school and in the first two years of university courses. It is also suitable for students of other disciplines and the non-specialist reader."--BOOK JACKET
A book of Greek verse by Walter George Headlam( Book )

9 editions published in 1907 in English and Undetermined and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On editing Aeschylus: a criticism by Walter George Headlam( Book )

16 editions published between 1891 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is an early publication (1891) by the highly regarded classical scholar and poet Walter George Headlam (1866-1908). Headlam, who taught at King's College, Cambridge, was deeply interested in textual criticism and dedicated much of his short life to translating and interpreting the works of Aeschylus, and even thirty years after his untimely death his notes formed the basis for an influential edition of the Oresteia. Although Headlam's subtitle does not name the target of his 'criticism', this book is in fact an impassioned attack on the style and method of editing employed by A.W. Verrall in Seven Against Thebes in 1887, and Agamemnon in 1889. Headlam condemns Verrall's 'rationalist' methods which in his view 'required outspoken criticism'. The young Headlam painstakingly dissects Verrall's work on Aeschylus, pointing out the errors, inconsistencies and shortcomings of the texts and proposing his own editorial methods. Also reissued in this volume is Verrall's riposte: On Editing Aeschylus: A Reply, of 1892"--P. [4] of cover
Fifty poems of Meleager by Meleager( Book )

2 editions published in 1890 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restorations of Menander by Walter George Headlam( Book )

6 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agamemnon by Aeschylus( Book )

7 editions published between 1904 and 1925 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agamemnon makes a powerful impact on most audiences, even if they are unacquainted with the techniques of Aeschylean tragedy. Its subject is the human condition in its widest aspect
The fragments of Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )

3 editions published between 1917 and 1967 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fragments of Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )

3 editions published between 1917 and 1963 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fragments of Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )

2 editions published between 1917 and 1963 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herodas : the Mimes and fragments by Walter George Headlam( Book )

2 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Eumenides by Aeschylus( Book )

2 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Eumenides, the concluding drama in Aeschylus' sole surviving trilogy, the Oresteia, is not only one of the most admired Greek tragedies, but also one of the most controversial and contested, both to specialist scholars and public intellectuals. It stands at the crux of the controversies over the relationship between the fledgling democracy of Athens and the dramas it produced during the City Dionysia, and over the representation of women in the theatre and their implied status in Athenian society. The Eumenides enacts the trial of Agamemnon's son Orestes, who had been ordered under the threat of punishment by the god Apollo to murder his mother Clytemnestra, who had earlier killed Agamemnon.In the Eumenides, Orestes, hounded by the Eumenides (Furies), travels first to Delphi to obtain ritual purgation of his mother's blood, and then, at Apollo's urging, to Athens to seek the help of Athena, who then decides herself that an impartial jury of Athenians should decide the matter. Aeschylus thus presents a drama that shows a growing awareness of the importance of free will in Athenian thought through the mythologized institution of the first jury trial
Walter Headlam, his letters and poems by Walter George Headlam( Book )

4 editions published in 1910 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragments; edited with additional notes from the papers of Sir R.C. Jebb and W.G. Headlam by A.C. Pearson by Sophocles( Book )

2 editions published in 1917 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Fragments of Sophocles( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fragments of Sophocles( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fragments of Sophocles( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Headlam, W.

Headlam, W. 1866-1908

Headlam, W. G.

Headlam, Walter.

Headlam Walter 1866-1908

Headlam, Walter G.

Headlam, Walter George 1866-1908

Walter George Headlam British classical scholar and poet

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The fragments of SophoclesThe Agamemnon of AeschylusOn editing Aeschylus: a criticismHerodas : the Mimes and fragmentsThe Fragments of Sophocles