Lectures and notes by James Moor, Professor of Greek at Glasgow University. Edit




  • 1749-1765. (Creation)


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    v + 145 folios. Quarto.



  • Scope and Contents

    The principal contents are:

    (i) A lecture on ‘Tabula’ by `Cebes`, delivered to the Glasgow Literary Society on 1 March, 1754, and printed in ‘Essays’, pages 33-123. There is a short gap (corresponding to pages 39-40) between folios 2 and 3. (Folios 1-20.)

    (ii) A lecture on historical composition, delivered to the Glasgow Literary Society on 6 February, 1752, and printed in ‘Essays’, pages 125-178. The beginning (corresponding to pages 127-132) is missing. (Folios 21-31.)

    (iii) `Some remarks on Mr Warburton`s edition [1751] of Mr Pope`s works`, in which Moor criticizes Warburton`s claims to be a critic. (Folios 37-49.)

    (iv) A prayer. (Folios 50-51.)

    (v) `Adversaria`, consisting of notes on Greek etymology and syntax, and on various Greek authors, mainly Homer, Pindar, Plato, Lysias, and Demosthenes. The latter are largely exegetical and elementary. Dates from 1749 to 1765 are given. (Folios 52-145.)

  • Related Materials

    See also Adv.MS.23.6.18: Notes on various Greek and Latin authors and on Greek language by James Moor.

  • Bibliography

    Moor, James. ‘Essays’ (Glasgow, 1759).

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1925, by the Faculty of Advocates to the nation on the foundation of the National Library of Scotland.