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Porson, Richard 1759-1808

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Works: 495 works in 1,175 publications in 7 languages and 6,263 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  Interviews  Anecdotes  Biography  Poetry  Dictionaries  Humor 
Roles: Author, Editor, Attributed name, Translator, cnm, Former owner, Annotator, 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 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripidis tragoediae priores quatuor by Euripides( Book )

32 editions published between 1802 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 126 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
Recollections of table-talk of Samuel Rogers by Samuel Rogers( Book )

7 editions published in 1856 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ricardi Porsoni Notæ in Aristophanem by Richard Porson( Book )

28 editions published in 1820 in 5 languages and held by 87 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 )

11 editions published in 1790 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phōtiou tou patriarchou Lexeōn synagōgē by Photius( Book )

21 editions published between 1822 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work, first published in 1822, was edited by Peter Paul Dobree (1782-1825) who had been entrusted with the literary remains of the eminent classical scholar Richard Porson (1759-1808). It contains the text of a ninth-century Greek lexicon compiled by Photius, Patriarch of Constantinople. The lexicon was a tool for Byzantine Greeks studying the works of ancient authors, whose language and vocabulary differed significantly from the day-to-day language spoken in the Byzantine Empire. The lexicon offers the modern scholar a wealth of information regarding ancient works that Photius had access to but are no longer extant. The edition is based on a transcription, made by Porson, of the only remaining manuscript of the lexicon: Codex Galeanus, in Trinity College Library, Cambridge. Volume 2 contains entries for the letters pi to omega. The edition has served as an important source for the study of Byzantine lexicography
Adversaria : notae et emendationes in poetas Graecos by Richard Porson( Book )

12 editions published between 1812 and 1982 in 4 languages and held by 71 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

Medea by Euripides( Book )

27 editions published between 1801 and 1858 in 5 languages and held by 56 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
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 49 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 )

17 editions published between 1808 and 1825 in 3 languages and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripidis Hecuba by Euripides( Book )

20 editions published between 1802 and 1848 in 3 languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aeschylus. by Aeschylus( Book )

19 editions published between 1827 and 1853 in 4 languages and held by 35 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 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

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
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

The library of Richard Porson by P. G Naiditch( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 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 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 PorsonThe library of Richard Porson