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Record 20853

Reading Experience:

'Somewhat later [than his discovery of Lempriere at 8] another chance discovery which may well have been formative was J.E. Bode's "Ballads from Herodotus", in which the Greek stories were Victorianized in stirring Macaulayesque verse.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: From: 26 Mar 1867
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Fockbury
county: Worcestershire
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:Alfred Edward Housman
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 26 Mar 1859
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: solicitor's son, later poet
Religion: later atheist
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: J.E Bode
Title: Ballads from Herodotus
Genre: Classics, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20853  
Source - Print  
  Author: Norman Page
  Editor: n/a
  Title: A.E. Housman. A Critical Biography
  Place of Publication: Basingstoke
  Date of Publication: 1996
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 19
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Norman Page, A.E. Housman. A Critical Biography (Basingstoke, 1996), p. 19,, accessed: 07 December 2023

Additional comments:



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