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Record Number: 9573


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The marginalia [dating from late 1570s-c.1608] on fol.3v [of Lodovico Domenichi, "Facetie, motti et burle, di diversi signori et persone private" (1571)] record Eutrapelus's [i.e Gabriel Harvey's] reading: '"What kinds of unique authors does Eutrapelus read daily? Eunapius, with Tacitus, Philostratus with Julian, Zwinger's "Theatre" with Gandino, Bartas with Rabelais, Theocritus's "Idyll I" with the epitaphs of Bion and Adonis. Three heroic shields (Homer, Hesiod, Virgil) with the "seventh day" of Bartas, Solomon's "Song of Songs" with the Behemoth of Job and the Leviathan"' (translated from Latin).

Century:

1500-1599, 1600-1699

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1575 and 31 Dec 1608

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/academic

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:

Theodore Zwinger

Title:

Theatrum

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9573

Source:

Print

Author:

Virginia F. Stern

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Gabriel Harvey: His Life, Marginalia and Library

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1979

Vol:

n/a

Page:

181

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia F. Stern, Gabriel Harvey: His Life, Marginalia and Library (Oxford, 1979), p. 181, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9573, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

"Eutrapelus" one of various personae adopted by Harvey in private writings.

   
   
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