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Record Number: 9494


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'There had been a time when [...] [Gabriel Harvey] had been a pure Ciceronian [...] He had then come across the "Ciceronianus" of Sambucus -- that had led him to the "Ciceronianus"of Ramus [...] He now read Caesar, Varro, Sallust, Livy, Pliny and Columella, and found merits in all.'

Century:

1500-1599

Date:

unknown

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:

Gabriel Harvey

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1545

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

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:

Pliny

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Classics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9494

Source:

Print

Author:

Gabriel Harvey

Editor:

G. C. Moore Smith

Title:

Gabriel Harvey's Marginalia

Place of Publication:

Stratford-Upon-Avon

Date of Publication:

1913

Vol:

n/a

Page:

14

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Gabriel Harvey, G. C. Moore Smith (ed.), Gabriel Harvey's Marginalia (Stratford-Upon-Avon, 1913), p. 14, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9494, accessed: 27 March 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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