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Record 22599

Reading Experience:

Copious MS notes, incl.: "The Midas was the first oration of Demosthenes which Macaulay gave me, as a schoolboy, to read ...The marks on the outer margin are copied from his Dindorf edition." MS dates of reading: April 13 1917 and Jan 16 1923. "Finished --- on the 30th Jan 1923 - the day on which a more exulted culprit than Midias was brought to account. How these masterpieces grow upon one's appreciation at each reading! I am now just halfway between 84 and 85; - nearly 70 years since I read the Midias for the first time." P.125: "Macaulay gave the the Meidias to read while I was at Harrow. His choice of books which he lent me while at school is significant. The Meidias, the Gorgias, the Plutus of Aristophanes, Quintus Curtius, Dialogues of the Dead of Lucian. When I was preparing for the Gregory Scholarship examination he gave me Juvenal with a translation on the opposite side."
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1917 and 1923
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: Cambo
Wallington Hall
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: in Midiam
Genre: Classics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Cambridge: University P., 1906
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 22599  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: MS notes in book cited below,

Citation: MS notes in book cited below,, accessed: 29 May 2024

Additional comments:

I have not transcribed all the notes in this book



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