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Record 22598

Reading Experience:

Copious notes and dates of reading, incl. Dec 1918, Sept 1921. Trevelyan transcribes the dates when Macaulay also read Demosthenes (1836, 1837). Several references to the difficulty of the text, e.g.: "All the same, Demosthenes is tough reading: far more difficult to me than Herodotus and Plato, or the ordinary narrative of Thucydides, let alone Xenophon." On p.1: "The Olynthiacs were the first Demosthenes I read, in prefect room at Harrow, about 1853."
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1918 and 1 1921
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:George Otto Trevelyan
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 20 Jul 1838
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Historian and statesman
Religion: Christian
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: Demosthenes
Title: Orationes publicae; ed. by G.H. Heslop ... The Olynthiacs
Genre: Classics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London: Longmans, Green, 1912
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 22598  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: MS notes in book cited below,

Citation: MS notes in book cited below,, accessed: 01 June 2023

Additional comments:

Probably read at Wallington. I have not transcribed all the notes.



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