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Richard Porson

M. L. Clarke

Richard Porson

a biographical essay

by M. L. Clarke

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Published by R. West in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Porson, Richard, 1759-1808.,
    • Classicists -- Great Britain -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby M. L. Clarke.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPA85.P6 C5 1977
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 132 p., [3] leaves of plates :
      Number of Pages132
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4548985M
      ISBN 100849204615
      LC Control Number77017339
      OCLC/WorldCa3433416

      *Porson, Richard* (–). Scholar. Of comparatively humble family in Norfolk, Porson's youthful promise was so obvious that means were found to send him to Eton. Further contributions sent him to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was elected to a fellowship. Buy The Devil's Walk: A Poem () by Richard Porson, H W Montagu (Editor) online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 0 edition - starting at. Shop now.

      In , Richard Porson resigned the fellowship he had held at Cambridge for years and moved to humble lodgings in London. But by winter, he was appointed Regius Professor of Greek, and Cambridge was thus able to retain a scholar whose fame was legendary in his own time for both wit and wisdom. The bibulous 18 th-century classics scholar Richard Porson () was born in rural Norfolk, the son of a weaver. He attended the village school until a local nobleman, impressed by the boy’s classical prowess, paid for his education to be continued at Eton.

        Richard Porson () was an eminent classicist whose valuable contributions to classical scholarship were often characterised by his precise emendations and thorough understanding of Greek metre (the rhythmic structure of a verse). A critical edition of Euripides’ four plays (Hecuba, Orestes, Phoenissae and Medea) was one of Porson’s most famous publications. "The Life of Richard Porson, M. A.: Professor of Greek in the University of Cambridge from to (Paperback or Softback). Miracle Maker: The Selected Poems .


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Richard Porson by M. L. Clarke Download PDF EPUB FB2

Richard Porson, (born Dec. 25,East Ruston, Norfolk, Eng.—died Sept. 25,London), British master of classical scholarship during the 18th century, the most brilliant of the English school that devoted itself to the task of freeing Greek texts from corruption introduced through the centuries. His special critical talent lay in his insight into Greek metre and his unusual.

Originally published inthis book contains a biography of Richard Porson, the classical scholar who developed Porson's Law and whose handwriting formed the basis of the Porson typeface.

Clarke details Porson's life and includes samples of Porson's handwriting and personal s: 1. Preview this book» What people are Letters to Mr. Archdeacon Travis in Answer Richard Porson No preview available - Letters to Mr. Archdeacon Travis in Answer Richard Porson No preview available - Common terms and phrases.

The Correspondence of Richard Porson, Formerly Regius Professor of Greek in the University of Cambridge by Richard Porson | 10 Jan Paperback. Preview. Richard Porson (–) holds his position, along with Richard Bentley and A.E.

Housman, in the famous triad of the greatest English classical scholars and critics 1 not only due to his acumen criticum but also because of his firm erudition. Thanks to this new book by P.G. Naiditch we are for the first time in a position to evaluate the material basis of this erudition.

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RICHARD PORSON (), English classical scholar, was born on Christmas Day at East Ruston, near North Walsham, in Norfolk, the eldest son of Huggin Porson, parish clerk.

His mother was the daughter of a shoemaker named Palmer, of the neighbouring village of Bacton. He was sent first to the village school at Bacton, kept by John Woodrow, and afterwards to that of Happisburgh kept by.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Clarke, M.L. (Martin Lowther). Richard Porson. Cambridge [Eng.] University Press, (OCoLC) Lee "The Library of Richard Porson" por P.

Naiditch disponible en Rakuten Kobo. In writing this book three questions chiefly interested me. What books and pamphlets did Richard Porson own.

From whom d Brand: Xlibris US. Read "The Library of Richard Porson" by P. Naiditch available from Rakuten Kobo. In writing this book three questions chiefly interested me. What books and pamphlets did Richard Porson own.

From whom d Brand: Xlibris US. A narrative of the last illness and death of Richard Porson, Professor of Greek in the University of Cambridge () by Adam Clarke The Life of Richard Porson, M. () by John Selby Watson Works by this author published before January 1, are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least years ago.

Richard Porson. 57 likes. Richard Porson was an English classical scholar. He was the discoverer of Porson's Law. The Greek typeface Porson was based on.

His son, Richard Porson Paddison, lived in Virginia and Boston, Massachusetts, and finally returned to the South, taking up residence in North Carolina in Richard P. Paddison moved to Point Caswell in Pender County, N.C., after the Civil War where he operated steamboats on Black and Cape Fear rivers.

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Thank you for your patience. B&N Book Club B&N Classics B&N Collectible Editions B&N Exclusives Books of the Month Boxed Sets Discover Pick of the Month Escape into a Good Book Read Pages: Richard Porson (Decem – Septem ) was an English classical scholar.

Quotes []. To a gentleman, who, at the close of a fierce dispute with Porson, exclaimed, "My opinion of you is most contemptible, Sir"; he retorted, "I never knew an opinion of yours that was not contemptible.".

In writing this book three questions chiefly interested me. What books and pamphlets did Richard Porson own. From whom did he acquire these materials.

What has become of his holdings. Answering the first question was relatively easy. For over two hundred years students have known that, after his death, Porsons library was divided into two unequal parts. Two antique portraits of Professor Richard Porson, an English classical scholar - see below.

One is dated and the other, with facsimile of his signature, is dated The Greek typeface "Porson" is based on his handwriting. Good condition - see scans. These Seller Rating: % positive. Richard Porson Creator in the 18th century of Greek types (d. ), which led to many digitizations known as Porson Greek.

See, for example, GFS Porson Greek, digitized by George Matthiopoulos for the Greek Font Society, which writes: In England, during the 's, Cambridge University Press decided to procure a new set of Greek types. The university's great scholar of Classics, Richard. richard porson The character of Porson exhibits an extraordinary combination of the highest classical learning and critical acumen, with a strong propensity to coarse drollery and convivial excess.

PORSON, RICHARD (–), Greek scholar, was born on 25 Dec. at East Ruston, near North Walsham, Norfolk, where his father, Huggin Porson, was parish clerk; his mother, Anne, was the daughter of a shoemaker named Palmer in the neighbouring village of Bacton.

Richard was the second of four children, having two brothers and a sister.Porson is a typeface in the Greek alphabet based on the handwriting of the English classicist Richard Porson, who, as his biographer writes, "excelled in writing with neatness and beauty" and "wrote notes on the margins of books with such studied accuracy that they rivalled print".

The face was based on Porson's transcription of the Medea. Richard Austin was commissioned by the Cambridge.Full Description:" A Catalogue of Books Selling by Richard Priestley, No.High Holborn reduces your potential stress. The stress you have at work, your personal relationships, or many other problems you face in everyday life, all disappear when you lose yourself in a great story.