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Record 1614

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Macaulay's marginalia in his copy of Plato's Euthydemus]: "There is hardly any comedy, in any language, more diverting than this dialogue. It is not only richly humorous. The characters are most happily sustained and discriminated. The contrast between the youthful petulance of Ctesippus and the sly, sarcastic mock humility of Socrates is admirable."
Century: 1800-1849, 1850-1899
Date: Between 1800 and 1859
Country: n/a
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:Thomas Babington Macaulay
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 25 Oct 1800
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Historian and critic
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Plato
Title: Euthydemus
Genre: Classics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: The edition published in Frankfort, 1602, with a parallel Latin translation by Marsilius Ficinus
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1614  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
  Editor: George Otto Trevelyan
  Title: The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1978
  Vol: 2
  Page: 434
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Babington Macaulay, George Otto Trevelyan (ed.), The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay (Oxford, 1978), 2, p. 434, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1614, accessed: 01 October 2022

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