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Record Number: 22681


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

MS notes in vols. I and II, including some copied from Lord Macaulay's copy of the text. Dates of reading include: "May 28 1917 Welcombe The most interesting military story I ever read, as told by the hero of it. If Pharsalia had gone the other way the Kaiser and the Czar would now be called "Pompey". An anonymous piece has the MS note: "This is far and away the worst Latin I have ever read of the great Ciceronian age of prose. The text is mortally corrupt; but besides that, the style is detestable. And yet I read it with interest." In this Sir George echoes Macaulay's comment on the same piece: "It is dreadfully corrupt."

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

28 May 1917

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Stratford upon Avon
county: Warwickshire
specific address: Welcombe

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:

n/a

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:

Julius Caesar

Title:

Opera omnia

Genre:

Classics, History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London: Valpy, 1819 (4v. Delphin classics)

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

22681

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

MS note in book cited below,

Citation:

MS note in book cited below, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22681, accessed: 20 January 2022


Additional Comments:

I have not transcribed all the MS notes in this book.

   
   
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