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Porson, Richard 1759-1808

Works: 703 works in 1,525 publications in 7 languages and 6,911 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Academic theses  History  Interviews  Anecdotes  Biographies  Mythological plays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Attributed name, Other, Translator, cnm, Former owner, Creator, Annotator, Honoree, Dedicator
Classifications: PA3973, 882.01
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Letters to Mr. Archdeacon Travis, in answer to his defence of the three heavenly witnesses, I John v 7 by Richard Porson( )

33 editions published between 1790 and 2018 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ricardi Porsoni adversaria by Richard Porson( Book )

33 editions published between 1812 and 1814 in 3 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ricardi Porsoni Notæ in Aristophanem by Richard Porson( Book )

28 editions published in 1820 in 5 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phōtiou tou patriarchou Lexeōn synagōgē by Photius( Book )

20 editions published between 1822 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 126 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
Euripidis tragoediae priores quatuor : ad fidem manuscriptorum emendatae et brevibus notis emendationum potissimum rationes reddentibus instructae by Euripides( Book )

20 editions published between 1802 and 1851 in Greek, Ancient and Latin and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hecuba by Euripides( Book )

46 editions published between 1797 and 1851 in 7 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation of Euripides' play, "Hecuba," in which Hecuba grieves over the loss of a daughter and takes revenge for her fallen son
The devil's walk : a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( Book )

11 editions published between 1830 and 1832 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1856 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracts and miscellaneous criticisms of the late Richard Porson by Richard Porson( Book )

17 editions published between 1815 and 2012 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1812 and 1982 in 4 languages and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medea by Euripides( Book )

24 editions published between 1801 and 1858 in 5 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most powerful and enduring of Greek tragedies, Euripides' masterwork centers on the myth of Jason, leader of the Argonauts, who has won the dragon-guarded treasure of the Golden Fleece with the help of the sorceress Medea? whom he marries and eventually abandons. Authoritative Rex Warner translation
Euripidou Phoinissai = The Phoenissae of Euripides by Euripides( Book )

23 editions published between 1755 and 1848 in 4 languages and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1784 and 1822 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripidis tragoediae priores quatuor by Euripides( Book )

13 editions published between 1826 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 68 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
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 )

19 editions published between 1824 and 1825 in 4 languages and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orestes by Euripides( Book )

18 editions published between 1798 and 1848 in 4 languages and held by 57 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
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 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aeschyli Tragoediae by Aeschylus( Book )

15 editions published between 1827 and 1853 in 4 languages and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classical scholar and philologist Gottfried Hermann (1772-1848), professor of classics at Leipzig, was especially influential in the fields of Greek grammar and poetical metres. He was among the leading scholars who argued that an accurate knowledge of the Greek and Latin languages was crucial for understanding the intellectual life of the ancient world, and should be the chief aim of philology, the study of the development of languages. Only seven of the plays of Aeschylus, the father of Greek tragedy, survive in complete form, and Hermann's was the first critical edition to contain all of them. It was published in Leipzig in two volumes in 1852, four years after his death. Volume 1 contains the texts of all of Aeschylus' tragedies and of Prometheus Bound, of which the authorship is attributed to Aeschylus, and an appendix of notes
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Alternative Names
A. Richard Porson

Porson, R.

Porson, R. 1759-1808

Porson, R. (Ricardus), 1759-1808

Porson, Ric.

Porson, Ric 1759-1808

Porson, Ricard

Porson, Ricardus.

Porson Ricardus 1759-1808

Porson, Richard

Porsonius, Ricardus 1759-1808


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 classico e metricista inglese

Richard Porson filologo inglese

Richard Porson penemu Hukum Porson

Порсон, Ричард

Ричард Порсон

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