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Porson, Richard 1759-1808

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Works: 476 works in 1,129 publications in 7 languages and 6,093 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  Interviews  Anecdotes  Poetry  Dictionaries  Biography  Humor 
Roles: Author, Editor, Attributed name, Translator, cnm, Former owner, Honoree
Classifications: PA3975.M4, 882.01
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Ricardi Porsoni adversaria by Richard Porson( Book )

31 editions published between 1812 and 1814 in Latin and English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripidis tragoediae priores quatuor by Euripides( Book )

30 editions published between 1802 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Porson (1759-1808) published editions of Euripides' Hecuba (1779), Orestes (1798), The Phoenician Women (1799) and Medea (1801) as individual volumes. They were collected and published together in 1826, some years after Porson's death, as Euripidis Tragoediae Priores Quatuor, edited by James Scholefield (1789-1853). The volume contains Porson's reconstructed Greek text of the four tragedies accompanied by a detailed Latin commentary. The volume is introduced by a Latin preface and a supplement expounding Porson's theories on the metrical rules followed by Attic poets. These theories about metre lay behind many of the choices of readings found in the critical text of each play. Porson's critical texts of the plays influenced generations of scholars, and his commentaries were widely studied, both in Latin and in English translation, for over a century. The volume remains a key work of classical scholarship
Ricardi Porsoni Notæ in Aristophanem by Richard Porson( Book )

27 editions published in 1820 in 5 languages and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters to Mr. Archdeacon Travis, in answer to his defence of the three heavenly witnesses, I John v 7 by Richard Porson( Book )

9 editions published in 1790 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recollections of table-talk of Samuel Rogers by Samuel Rogers( Book )

5 editions published in 1856 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phōtiou tou patriarchou Lexeōn synagōgē by Photius( Book )

15 editions published between 1822 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adversaria : notae et emendationes in poetas Graecos by Richard Porson( Book )

12 editions published between 1812 and 1982 in 4 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edited from Porson's notebooks by two of his Cambridge colleagues, Adversaria was published posthumously in 1812. It includes Porson's prelection (delivered when he was a candidate for the Regius Professorship of Greek) and notes and emendations to his monumental edition of Euripides as well as to editions of other Greek writings. Among his contributions to nineteenth-century classical scholarship was the discovery of a rule relating to the position of words in Greek trimeters which is still known as Porson's law. His scholarly style, which focused on metre and language rather than interpretation, set the standard for classical textual criticism at Cambridge for several decades. One of Porson's legacies was the design of a Greek typeface based on his handwriting, commissioned from Richard Austin by Cambridge University Press. 'Porson Greek' was widely used in British publications for well over a century
The correspondence of Richard Porson, M.A. formerly regius professor of Greek in the University of Cambridge by Richard Porson( Book )

4 editions published in 1867 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Phoenissae of Euripides by Euripides( Book )

29 editions published between 1799 and 1848 in 5 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eloisa en dishabille: being a new version of that lady's celebrated epistle to Abelard by Lounger( Book )

10 editions published between 1784 and 1822 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orestes by Euripides( Book )

21 editions published between 1798 and 1848 in 3 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Produced more frequently on the ancient stage than any other tragedy, Orestes retells with striking innovations the story of the young man who kills his mother to avenge her murder of his father. Though eventually exonerated, Orestes becomes a fugitive from the Furies (avenging spirits) of his mother's blood. On the brink of destruction, he is saved in the end by Apollo, who had commanded the matricide. Powerful and gripping, Orestes sweeps us along with a momentum that starting slowly, builds inevitably to one of the most spectacular climaxes in all Greek tragedy.</sp
Euripidis Hecuba, Orestes, Phoenissae et Medea. Ad fidem manuscriptorum emendatae et brevibus notis emendationum potissimum rationes reddentibus instructae. In usum studiosae iuventutis by Euripides( Book )

13 editions published between 1824 and 1825 in 3 languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripidis Hecuba by Euripides( Book )

18 editions published between 1802 and 1848 in 3 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medea by Euripides( Book )

21 editions published between 1801 and 1858 in 5 languages and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medea is the archetypal wronged women driven to despair. When uncontrollable anger is unleashed, the obsessed mind's capacity for revenge knows no bounds
Aeschylus. by Aeschylus( Book )

18 editions published between 1827 and 1853 in 3 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the seven extant plays of Aeschylus
The march up country : a translation of Xenophon's Anabasis by Xenophon( Book )

9 editions published between 1806 and 1825 in Greek, Ancient and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xenophon (ca. 430 to ca. 354 BCE) was a wealthy Athenian and friend of Socrates. He left Athens in 401 and joined an expedition including ten thousand Greeks led by the Persian governor Cyrus against the Persian king. After the defeat of Cyrus, it fell to Xenophon to lead the Greeks from the gates of Babylon back to the coast through inhospitable lands. Later he wrote the famous vivid account of this 'March Up-Country' (Anabasis); but meanwhile he entered service under the Spartans against the Persian king, married happily, and joined the staff of the Spartan king, Agesilaus. But Athens was at war with Sparta in 394 and so exiled Xenophon. The Spartans gave him an estate near Elis where he lived for years writing and hunting and educating his sons. Reconciled to Sparta, Athens restored Xenophon to honour but he preferred to retire to Corinth. Xenophon's Anabasis is a true story of remarkable adventures. Hellenica, a history of Greek affairs from 411 to 362, begins as a continuation of Thucydides' account. There are four works on Socrates (collected in Volume IV of the Loeb Xenophon edition). In Memorabilia Xenophon adds to Plato's picture of Socrates from a different viewpoint. The Apology is an interesting complement to Plato's account of Socrates' defense at his trial. Xenophon's Symposium portrays a dinner party at which Socrates speaks of love; and Oeconomicus has him giving advice on household management and married life. Cyropaedia, a historical romance on the education of Cyrus (the Elder), reflects Xenophon's ideas about rulers and government; the Loeb edition is in two volumes. We also have his Hiero, a dialogue on government; Agesilaus, in praise of that king; Constitution of Lacedaemon (on the Spartan system); Ways and Means (on the finances of Athens); Manual for a Cavalry Commander; a good manual of Horsemanship; and a lively Hunting with Hounds. The Constitution of the Athenians, though clearly not by Xenophon, is an interesting document on politics at Athens. These eight books are collected in the last of the seven volumes of the Loeb Classical Library edition of Xenophon
The Devil's walk : a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( Book )

10 editions published between 1830 and 1832 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adversaria; notæ et emendationes in poetas Græcos quas ex schedis manuscriptis Porsoni by Richard Porson( Book )

11 editions published between 1812 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edited from Porson's notebooks by two of his Cambridge colleagues, Adversaria was published posthumously in 1812. It includes Porson's prelection (delivered when he was a candidate for the Regius Professorship of Greek) and notes and emendations to his monumental edition of Euripides as well as to editions of other Greek writings. Among his contributions to nineteenth-century classical scholarship was the discovery of a rule relating to the position of words in Greek trimeters which is still known as Porson's law. His scholarly style, which focused on metre and language rather than interpretation, set the standard for classical textual criticism at Cambridge for several decades. One of Porson's legacies was the design of a Greek typeface based on his handwriting, commissioned from Richard Austin by Cambridge University Press. 'Porson Greek' was widely used in British publications for well over a century
Tracts and miscellaneous criticisms of the late Richard Porson, esq by Richard Porson( Book )

9 editions published between 1815 and 2012 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters to Mr. Archdeacon Travis, in answer to his defence of the three heavenly witnesses, I John V.7. By R. Porson by Richard Porson( Book )

14 editions published between 1790 and 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Euripidis tragoediae priores quatuor
Alternative Names
Porson, R.

Porson, R. 1759-1808

Porson, R. (Ricardus), 1759-1808

Porson, Ric.

Porson, Ric 1759-1808

Porson, Ricardus.

Porson Ricardus 1759-1808

Porson, Richard

Porsonius, Ricardus 1759-1808

Porsonus.

Porsonus, Ricardus.

Porsonus Ricardus 1759-1808

Porsonus, Richardus 1759-1808

Richard Porson britischer Klassischer Philologe

Richard Porson Brits filoloog (1759-1808)

Richard Porson Brytyjski filolog klasyczny

Richard Porson filologo inglese

Порсон, Ричард

Ричард Порсън

ריצ'רד פורסון

リチャード・ポーソン

理查·波森

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Phōtiou tou patriarchou Lexeōn synagōgēAdversaria : notae et emendationes in poetas GraecosAdversaria; notæ et emendationes in poetas Græcos quas ex schedis manuscriptis PorsoniThe library of Richard Porson