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The Classical Journal

Paperback Cambridge Library Collection - Classics

Edited by Abraham John Valpy, Edited by Edmund Henry Barker

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 626 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 216mm x 35mm | 790g
  • Publication date: 28 February 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 110805790X
  • ISBN 13: 9781108057905
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

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A precursor of modern academic journals, this quarterly periodical, published between 1810 and 1829 and now reissued in forty volumes, was founded and edited by Abraham John Valpy (1787-1854). Educated at Pembroke College, Oxford, Valpy established himself in London as an editor and publisher, primarily of classical texts. Edmund Henry Barker (1788-1839), who had studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, became a contributor and then co-editor of this journal, which fuelled a scholarly feud with the editors of the Museum criticum (1813-26), a rival periodical (also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection). Although its coverage overlapped with that of its competitor, the Classical Journal also included general literary and antiquarian articles as well as Oxford and Cambridge prize poems and examination papers. It remains a valuable resource, illuminating the development of nineteenth-century classical scholarship and academic journals. Volume 9 contains the March and June issues for 1814.

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Table of contents

Part XVII. A Defence of Public Schools; Oratio de constitutione tragoediarum; In Carmina Epodica Euripidea commentarius; Catalogus praelectionum Gottingae; Epithets in poetical composition; Bibliographical inaccuracy; Adversaria literaria; Notice of 'Morhofii liber de pura dictione latina'; Biblical criticism; Euripidis Supplices; Inquiry into the causes of the diversity of human characters; Latin poem; Remarks on the Greek Fathers; Remarks on the Miscellaneous Observations on Authors, Ancient and Modern; Tacitus illustrated and emended; Mors Nelsoni; Remarks on Strabo; On Mr Blomfield's derivation of the word 'ipoun'; Remarks on some points of resemblance between the English and Italian languages; Etymological disquisitions; Illustration of St Gregory's epitaph on St Basil; Latin inscription; Critical remarks on the Hippolytus Stephanephorus; Biblical and classical criticism; Classical connexions; Suetonius collatus cum MSto Dunelmensi; Biblical criticism; Egyptian etymology; Loci quidam Luciani; Conjectura in locum dialogi de causis corruptae eloquentiae; Casimir and Burns; Classical criticism; An answer to a late book written against Dr Bentley; Dr Parr's inscription for Sir John Moore's monument; Poicilographia graeca; Biblical criticism; Porson's collation of the Harleian manuscript of the Odyssey; Marathonian antiquities; Bishop Pearson's minor tracts; The language of flowers, fruits, etc.; Biblical synonyma; On the conformity of the Greek, Latin, and Sanskrita languages; Notice of a new edition of Schleusner's Greek Lexicon; Literary intelligence; Notes to correspondents; Part XVIII. Remarks on the Miscellaneous Observations on Authors, Ancient and Modern; Biblical criticism; On the diacritical points; Inscription on a tablet to the memory of Dr J. Jowett, of Cambridge; Bibliography; Inquiry relative to Nestoris Novariensis vocabula; Biblical criticism; Bishop Pearson's minor tracts; Horace explained by Euripides; Account of the literary labours of Professor Porson; In Carmina Epodica Euripidea commentarius; Biblical criticism; Richardi Bentleii oratiuncula; Classical criticism; On the Attic months; Observations on Milton's Latin poetry; Tentamen de poetis Romanis elegiacis; An answer to a late book; An inquiry into the versification of Homer; List of Hebrew grammars; Suetonius collatus cum MSto Dunelmensi; Integrity of the Hebrew text; Classical criticism; Poicilographia graeca; Bibliographical intelligence; Notes to correspondents; Supplement to Part XVIII. Observations on the Geography of Susiana; Sophocles corrected and explained; Notice of Teubner's Tractatus philologico-exegeticus; Notice of Diodori Siculi bibliothecae historicae libri qui supersunt; Greek translation; Notice of Vetus Testamentum Graecum; Biblical criticism; On the Greek article; Biblical criticism; Herodotus amended; Collatio Codicis Harleiani 5674; Notice of Aulus Persius Flaccus; Cambridge tripos papers for 1808 and 1814; Bentley defended from a charge of plagiarism; Notice of Robinson Crusoeus; Momi miscellanea subseciva; On the conformity of the Greek, Latin, and Sanskrita languages; Hebrew criticism; Notice of Chronological Retrospect; Latin poem; Manuscripts; Concerning Egyptian idols; Conjectura de Heyschio Milesio; Adversaria literaria; Remarks on Topography of the Plain of Troy; Journey to Persia.