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Record 10975

Reading Experience:

'Have read, since I have been here, about 30 pages in the Bipont edition of "Thucydides", the part, the latter part of the second book, containing the funeral oration by Pericles [comments on text].'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 26 Apr 1808
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: location in dwelling: Houghton House (he is a visitor)
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:William Windham
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 3 May 1750
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: government minister, 1806-1807
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Thucydides
Title: [Two orations]
Genre: Classics
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: Greek
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 10975  
Source - Print  
  Author: William Windham
  Editor: Mrs Henry Baring
  Title: The Diary of the right Hon. William Windham
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1866
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 476
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: William Windham, Mrs Henry Baring (ed.), The Diary of the right Hon. William Windham (London, 1866), p. 476,, accessed: 02 June 2023

Additional comments:



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