Item F3 - Gyges and his ring: a tragedy in five acts, 1910,

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Gyges and his ring: a tragedy in five acts, 1910,


  • 1910 (Creation)

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1 v.; 28 cm.

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Leslie Holdsworth Allen was born 21 June 1879 at Maryborough, Victoria, studied English and classics at the University of Sydney and completed a PhD. at the University of Leipzig in 1907. He held lecturing positions at the University of Sydney and Sydney Teacher's College before becoming Professor of English at the Royal Military College, Duntroon, in 1918. From 1931 to 1951 he was sole lecturer in English and Latin at the Canberra University College, later the ANU. His poetry, which reflects his classical interests, was published in Phaedra and Other Poems (1921), Araby and Other Poems (1924) and Patria (1941). Allen also published a book of children's poetry, Billy-Bubbles (1920); a volume of prose sketches Gods and Wood-things (1913); and translations of three plays by the German dramatist Friedrich Hebbel. He died 5 Jan 1964.

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Translation from the German of Friedrich Hebbel's play 'Gyges and his ring.'
Presented by Allen to Muriel and Harry Warlow-Davies.

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The translation was subsequently published by Allen in 'Three Plays by Friedrich Hebbel' (London: Dent, 1914).

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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