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Courteous Virgil: The Manuscript Translations of an Anonymous Poet, Sir John Harington and Sir William Mure of Rowallan

Sheldon Brammall

in The English Aeneid: Translations of Virgil 1555-1646

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748699087
eISBN:
9781474412384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699087.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Manuscript translations reveal a different side of Virgil’s reception than is apparent in printed texts. Several substantial English translations never entered print in any form during the ... More


Autumnal Serenity

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0037
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The pleasant pattern of David Hume's last years in Edinburgh was customarily varied with country visits during the late summer, to the family home at Ninewells, to William Mure at Caldwell, to Sir ... More


Thomas Tullideph's St Andrews, 1747–1777

Roger L. Emerson

in Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment: Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625963
eISBN:
9780748653652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625963.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses the appointments at St Andrews during Principal Tullideph's regime. It notes that Principal Tullideph became the dominant figure at St Andrews after his appointment as ... More


‘Very fine & Semitic’: Wilde’s Herodotus

Iain Ross

in Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198789260
eISBN:
9780191831119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789260.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Oscar Wilde’s annotations to his undergraduate copy of Herodotus in the light of contemporary debates about the trustworthiness of Herodotus as a historian. It relates Wilde’s ... More


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