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Record Number: 22598


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Copious notes and dates of reading, incl. Dec 1918, Sept 1921. Trevelyan transcribes the dates when Macaulay also read Demosthenes (1836, 1837). Several references to the difficulty of the text, e.g.: "All the same, Demosthenes is tough reading: far more difficult to me than Herodotus and Plato, or the ordinary narrative of Thucydides, let alone Xenophon." On p.1: "The Olynthiacs were the first Demosthenes I read, in prefect room at Harrow, about 1853."

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1918 and 1 1921

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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 Otto Trevelyan

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

20 Jul 1838

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

Historian and statesman

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Demosthenes

Title:

Orationes publicae; ed. by G.H. Heslop ... The Olynthiacs

Genre:

Classics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London: Longmans, Green, 1912

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

22598

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

MS notes in book cited below,

Citation:

MS notes in book cited below, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22598, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Probably read at Wallington. I have not transcribed all the notes.

   
   
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