Notes by William Mure, classical scholar. Edit


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  • 1816-1854, or before. (Creation)


  • 230 Leaves (Whole)



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  • Arrangement

    230 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows: (i) An early draft of volume III, chapter 7, part ii, 'Writing for literary purposes', of ‘Critical history of the language and literature of Ancient Greece’ by William Mure (folio 1);

    (ii) 'Essay on the Greek tragedy', endorsed in pencil, Edinburgh 1816 (folio 40);

    (iii) Notes, imperfect at the beginning, on the Etruscans (folio 58);

    (iv) 'On the present state and prospects of Egyptian archaeology', circa 1832 (folio 76);

    (v) 'Some occasional observations in the reading of Tacitus' (folio 97);

    (vi) Notes of the contents of Cicero, 'De divinatione' and 'De natura deorum', Augustine, 'De civitate Dei', and Cicero, 'Tusculanae disputations' (folio 101; folio 112 should stand after folio 120);

    (vii) Notes on Virgil, 'Aeneid', endorsed 1835 (folio 121), and on Homer (folio 135);

    (viii) Excerpts from modern works on the digamma (folio 173), and a draft of the introduction to a paper in Latin on it by Mure (folio 192);

    (ix) Notes on Greek travel and topography (folio 194);

    (x) Manuscript of the introduction to volume I of the second edition of ‘Critical History’ by William Mure (London, 1854) (folio 219).

  • Bibliography

    Mure, William. - ‘Critical history of the language and literature of Ancient Greece’ (London, 1850). - ‘Critical history of the language and literature of Ancient Greece’, 2nd edition (London, 1854).