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Record 1625

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Macaulay's marginalia in his copy of Plato's Protagoras]: "Protagoras seems to deserve the character he gives himself. Nothing can be more courteous and generous than his language. Socrates shows abundance of talent and acuteness in this dialogue; but the more I read of his conversation, the less I wonder at the fierce hatred he provoked. He evidently had an ill-natured pleasure in making men, - particularly men famed for wisdom and eloquence, - look like fools." [the comments continue at some length.]
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: Protagoras
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: 1625  
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: 436
  Additional comments: The marginalia continues for some time after the quotation given.

Citation: Thomas Babington Macaulay, George Otto Trevelyan (ed.), The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay (Oxford, 1978), 2, p. 436, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1625, accessed: 01 October 2022

Additional comments:

 

 

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