CERL Thesaurus

Porson, Richard

Record IDcnp01440580
Biographical Data1759 - 1808
Place of BirthEast Ruston, GB
Place of DeathLondres
Last Edit2019-05-03

General Note

Classical scholar. Born East Ruston, Norfolk 1759. Well educated at home by his parents, then attended free school aged 9. Tutored by John Norris aged 11, then entered Eton 1774-8. Entered Trinity Coll., Cambridge 1778 as a pensioner, elected to a fellowship 1785. Moved to London 1792. Regius Professor of Greek at Cambridge, 1792. Principal Librarian of the London Institution, 1806. Died London, 1808. Reputed as a formidable critic, published many critical works on classics as well as political works. Also reputed for his excessive drinking. Trinity Coll., Cambridge, possesses about 274 of his books, almost all of which contain short notes or memoranda written by him in the margins or on blank leaves.
Brit. klass. Philologe
A aussi écrit en latin
Philologue. - A été professeur de grec à l'Université de Cambridge, GB

More Information

Further Biographical Data1759-1808
Intellectual ResponsibilityAuteur
Primary Language(s)English
ActivityPersonen zu Sprache (11.2p) (sswd)
Personen zu Literaturgeschichte (Schriftsteller) (12.2p) (sswd)
Geographic NoteDE (iso3166)
GB (iso3166)
NationalityUnited Kingdom

Place of Activity

Place of BirthEast Ruston, GB (1759)
Lieu de naissance
Place of DeathLondres (1808)
Lieu de mort


HeadingPorson, Richard
used in: The University of Aberdeen Library
Porson, Richard
used in: Personal Names Authority File (PND), Germany; British Library: English Short Title Catalogue - AACR2 Heading, London (United Kingdom); British Library: English Short Title Catalogue - GK Heading, London (United Kingdom); Common Library Network (GBV), Göttingen (Germany)
Porson, Richard
used in: Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris
Porson, Richard
used in: Biblioteka Narodowa, Warszawa
Variant NamePorson, R.
Porson, R., Richard
Porson, Ric.
Porson, Ricardus
Porsonius, Ricardus
Porsonus, Ricardus
Porsonus, Richardus


Found inProv. Reg. Notes (DNB). — LOC. — DNB. — GK55. — DNB. — NUC. — PND, B 1986. — BN Cat. gén.. — DNB. — Ricardi Porsoni Adversaria, 1812. — Euripidis tragoediae. T. 1 / ed. Ricardus Porson. - Lipsiae, 1802.. — NUKAT. — KAlfBN
Imprint SourcesAdversaria, Notae et emendationes in poetas Graecos. - 1814
Adversaria. - 1812
Aeschylus: Tragoediae. - 1827
Annotata ad Pausaniam. - 1820
Euripides: Hecuba, Phoenissae, Orestes, Medea. - 1817 - 1818
Euripides: Phoenissae. - 1822
Letters to Mr. Archdeacon Travis in answer. - 1790
T088597: his Letters to Mr. Archdeacon Travis, 1790 tp=By R. Porson
The Correspondance of Rich. Porson. - 1867
Tracts and Miscellaneous Criticisms. - 1815

Same As

Wikidata description set


Other Formats

You may also download this records in one of the following formats
JSON (new format)
YAML (new format)