Switch to English Switch to French

The Open University  |   Study at the OU  |   About the OU  |   Research at the OU  |   Search the OU

Listen to this page  |   Accessibility

the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers
  RED International Logo

RED Australia logo


RED Canada logo
RED Netherlands logo
RED New Zealand logo

Record Number: 1928


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Byron to John Cam Hobhouse, 5 March 1811: 'I have begun an Imitation of the "De Arte Poetica" of Horace [became his Hints from Horace] ... The Horace I found in the convent where I have sojourned some months.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Mar 1811 and 5 Mar 1811

Country:

Greece

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Athens
specific address: "The Convent"

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

George Gordon Lord Byron

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

22 Jan 1788

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Agnostic

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Greece

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Horace

Title:

De Arte Poetica

Genre:

Classics, Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

1928

Source:

Print

Author:

George Gordon Lord Byron

Editor:

Leslie A. Marchand

Title:

Byron's Letters and Journals

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1973

Vol:

2

Page:

37-38

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1973), 2, p. 37-38, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1928, accessed: 02 March 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
Green Turtle Web Design