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Porson, Richard 1759-1808

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Works: 476 works in 1,094 publications in 7 languages and 5,925 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews  Anecdotes  Dictionaries  Poetry  Humor  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Catalogs 
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 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripidis tragoediae priores quatuor by Euripides( Book )

29 editions published between 1802 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 119 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
Hecuba by Euripides( Book )

51 editions published between 1797 and 1851 in 7 languages and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the three great war plays contained in this volume Euripides subjects the sufferings of Troy's survivors to a harrowing examination. The horrific brutality which both women and children undergo evokes a response of unparalleled intensity in the playwright whom Aristotle called the most tragic of poets. Yet the new battle-ground of the aftermath of war is one in which the women of Troy evince an overwhelming greatness of spirit. We weep for the aged Hecuba in her name play and in the Trojan Women, yet we respond with an at times appalled admiration to her resilience amid unrelieved suffering. And in her name play Andromache, the slave-concubine of her husband's killer, endures her existence in the victor's country with a stoic nobility
Adversaria : notae et emendationes in poetas Graecos by Richard Porson( Book )

19 editions published between 1812 and 1982 in 5 languages and held by 88 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
Ricardi Porsoni Notæ in Aristophanem by Richard Porson( Book )

27 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 )

8 editions published in 1790 in English and held by 82 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

Phōtiou tou patriarchou Lexeōn synagōgē by Photius( Book )

14 editions published between 1822 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Phoenissae of Euripides by Euripides( Book )

39 editions published between 1799 and 1848 in 5 languages and held by 64 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 )

4 editions published in 1867 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medea by Euripides( Book )

27 editions published between 1801 and 1858 in 5 languages and held by 55 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
Eloisa en dishabille: being a new version of that lady's celebrated epistle to Abelard by Lounger( Book )

9 editions published between 1784 and 1822 in English and held by 50 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 )

10 editions published between 1824 and 1825 in 3 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aeschyli Tragoediae : cum incerti poetae Prometheo by Aeschylus( Book )

16 editions published between 1827 and 1853 in 3 languages and held by 32 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
The Devil's walk : a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( Book )

9 editions published between 1830 and 1832 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectiones Platonicae e membranis Bodleianis by Thomas Gaisford( Book )

3 editions published in 1820 in Greek, Ancient and Latin and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 19 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 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lexeōn synagōge by Photius( Book )

2 editions published in 1822 in Greek, Modern and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seminario di studi su Richard Porson : Università degli studi di Salerno, 5-6 dicembre 2008 by Seminario di studi su Richard Porson( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Italian 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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Adversaria : notae et emendationes in poetas GraecosPhōtiou tou patriarchou Lexeōn synagōgēThe library of Richard Porson