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Porson, Richard 1759-1808

Overview
Works: 432 works in 1,006 publications in 8 languages and 5,219 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  Mythological plays  Interviews  Anecdotes  Biography  Dictionaries  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Attributed name, Translator, cnm, Former owner, Honoree
Classifications: PA3973, 882.1
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Ricardi Porsoni adversaria by Richard Porson( Book )

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

Phōtiou tou patriarchou Lexeōn synagōgē by Photius( Book )

26 editions published between 1822 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 98 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 )

19 editions published between 1790 and 2005 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1812 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 93 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
Hecuba by Euripides( Book )

40 editions published between 1797 and 1851 in 7 languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Troy has fallen to the Greeks, and Hecuba, its beloved queen, is widowed and enslaved. She mourns her great city and the death of her husband, but when fresh horrors emerge, her grief turns to rage and a lust for revenge. 'Hecuba' premiered at the Donmar Warehouse, London in September 2004
Euripidis tragoediae priores quatuor by Euripides( Book )

15 editions published between 1826 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recollections of the table-talk of Samuel Rogers. ; To which is added Porsoniana by Samuel Rogers( Book )

5 editions published in 1856 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ricardi Porsoni Notæ in Aristophanem by Richard Porson( Book )

22 editions published in 1820 in 4 languages and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracts and miscellaneous criticisms of the late Richard Porson, esq., Regius Greek professor in the University of Cambridge by Richard Porson( Book )

22 editions published between 1815 and 1982 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of Richard Porson, M.A. formerly regius professor of Greek in the University of Cambridge by Richard Porson( Book )

2 editions published in 1867 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medea by Euripides( Book )

29 editions published between 1801 and 1858 in 6 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Euripides was one of the most popular and controversial of all the Greek tragedians, and his plays are marked by an independence of thought, ingenious dramatic devices, and a subtle variety of register and mood." "Medea is a story of betrayal and vengeance, and one which gives an excellent example of the prominence and complexity that Euripides gave to his female characters. Medea, wife of Jason, is incensed that her husband would leave her to make a political marriage after the many sacrifices she has made for him. In her wrath, she murders both his new bride and their own children, thus taking her revenge. This new translation does full justice to the lyricism of Euripides' original work, while a new introduction provides a guide to the play, complete with interesting details about the traditions and social issues that influenced Euripides' world."--Jacket
Phoenissae by Euripides( Book )

30 editions published between 1799 and 1848 in 5 languages and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides' Orestes by Werner Biehl( Book )

15 editions published between 1798 and 1848 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1801 and 1822 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

12 editions published between 1808 and 1824 in 3 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )

14 editions published between 1827 and 1853 in 3 languages and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aeschylus (ca. 525-456 BCE), the dramatist who made Athenian tragedy one of the world's great art forms, witnessed the establishment of democracy at Athens and fought against the Persians at Marathon. He won the tragic prize at the City Dionysia thirteen times between ca. 499 and 458, and in his later years was probably victorious almost every time he put on a production, though Sophocles beat him at least once
The Orestes of Euripides by Euripides( Book )

10 editions published between 1830 and 1845 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Devil's walk : a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( Book )

7 editions published between 1830 and 1832 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ricardi Porsoni notae in Aristophanem : quibus Plutum comoediam partim ex ejusdem recensione, partim e manuscriptis emendatam et variis lectionibus instructam praemisit by Richard Porson( Book )

6 editions published in 1820 in 3 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hecuba ; Orestes ; Phoe︠n︡ician virgins ; and Medea of Euripides : literally translated into English prose by Euripides( Book )

8 editions published between 1820 and 1837 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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 filologo inglese

Порсон, Ричард

Ричард Порсън

ריצ'רד פורסון

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Adversaria : notae et emendationes in poetas GraecosEuripidis tragoediae priores quatuorThe library of Richard Porson