Porson
biographical name Richard 1759-1808 English scholar

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  • Porson —   [ pɔːsn], Richard, britischer klassischer Philologe, * East Ruston (County Norfolk) 25. 12. 1759, ✝ London 25. 9. 1808; 1792 Professor in Cambridge, 1806 Bibliothekar der Royal Institution of Great Britain in London. Porson war nach R. Bentley… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Porson — (spr. Pors n), Richard, geb. 1759 zu East Ruston in Norfolk (England), studirte in Cambridge, wurde daselbst Professor der Griechischen Sprache, ergab sich dem Trunke u. st. 1808. Er gab heraus Hekuba, Orestes, Medea u. Phönissen des Euripides,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Porson — (spr. porß n), Richard, bedeutendster engl. Philolog nach Bentley, geb. 25. Dez. 1759 in East Ruston (Norfolk), gest. 25. Sept. 1808 in London, studierte in Cambridge, ward daselbst Fellow und 1790 Professor der griechischen Sprache, verzichtete …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Porson — (Pohrsn), Richard, der größte engl. Philolog der neuesten Zeit, geb. 1759 zu East Ruston, gest. 1808 als Professor zu Cambridge, besonders um die griech. Grammatik und Metrik verdient, sowie durch eine Ausgabe des Aeschylus, mehrer Tragödien des… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Porson — This unusual name, which is widespread in Yorkshire, is a patronymic surname from two possible sources. Firstly, the surname may be of Anglo Saxon origin, deriving from the Olde English pre 7th Century pea, pawa , a peacock, with the patronymic… …   Surnames reference

  • Porson — /ˈpɔsən/ (say pawsuhn) noun Richard, 1759–1808, English classical scholar, best known for his editions of the works of Aeschylus and Euripides …   Australian English dictionary

  • Porson — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Porson (typeface) — Porson is a typeface in the Greek alphabet based on the handwriting of the English classicist Richard Porson, who, as his biographer writes, excelled ... in writing with neatness and beauty and wrote notes on the margins of books with such… …   Wikipedia

  • Porson's Law — is a metrical law concerning a bridge in Greek iambic trimeters, the most common dialogue meter in Greek tragedy and comedy. In its most general form it states that, in anceps cretic or cretic anceps meters, such as the iambic trimeter, no word… …   Wikipedia

  • Porson, Richard — ▪ English scholar born Dec. 25, 1759, East Ruston, Norfolk, Eng. died Sept. 25, 1808, London       British master of classical scholarship during the 18th century, the most brilliant of the English school that devoted itself to the task of… …   Universalium

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