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Porson, Richard 1759-1808

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Works: 511 works in 1,169 publications in 7 languages and 6,239 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews  Anecdotes  Poetry  Dictionaries  Humor  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Attributed name, Translator, cnm, Former owner, Annotator, Honoree
Classifications: PA3973, 882.01
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Ricardi Porsoni adversaria by Richard Porson( Book )
32 editions published between 1812 and 1814 in Latin and English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Euripidis tragoediae priores quatuor by Euripides( Book )
31 editions published between 1802 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 125 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 )
6 editions published in 1856 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Adversaria : notae et emendationes in poetas Graecos by Richard Porson( Book )
19 editions published between 1812 and 1982 in 5 languages and held by 89 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 )
28 editions published in 1820 in 5 languages and held by 87 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 libraries worldwide
Phōtiou tou patriarchou Lexeōn synagōgē by Photius( Book )
18 editions published between 1822 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 71 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
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 libraries worldwide
Orestes by Euripides( Book )
22 editions published between 1798 and 1848 in 4 languages and held by 41 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
Eloisa en dishabille: being a new version of that lady's celebrated epistle to Abelard by Lounger( Book )
5 editions published between 1801 and 1822 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Euripidis Hecuba by Euripides( Book )
19 editions published between 1802 and 1848 in 3 languages and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Hecuba by Euripides( Book )
22 editions published between 1807 and 1851 in 7 languages and held by 35 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
The Devil's walk : a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( Book )
10 editions published between 1830 and 1832 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Lectiones Platonicae e membranis Bodleianis by Thomas Gaisford( Book )
3 editions published in 1820 in Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and Latin and held by 20 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 20 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 libraries worldwide
Hecuba by Euripides( Book )
6 editions published between 1802 and 1847 in 3 languages and held by 17 libraries worldwide
The library of Richard Porson by P. G Naiditch( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 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 libraries worldwide
 
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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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