The Classical Journal

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 | 344 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 216mm x 20mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 28 February 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 1108058159
  • ISBN 13: 9781108058155
  • 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 34 contains the September and December issues for 1826.

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Table of contents

Part LXVII. Confession of Faith of Cyrillus Lucaris; Various renderings of passages in the New Testament; Philippi de Romanis ode Romae condita; Puerilia; Nugae; Notice of Nugae hebraicae; Vita S. Antonii, Athanasio auctore; Extracts from neglected books; Notice of Plauti comoediae; Biblical criticism; The Masora; Cambridge English prize poem for 1826; Remarks on ancient chronology; Cambridge prize poems for 1826; Necrology; Sallustianarum lectionum symbola; Rare persian romances; On Luther's letters; Notice of Bibliotheca critica nova; Notice of Rose's Ancient Greek Inscriptions; On the pronunciation of Greek; Literary intelligence; To correspondents; For the purposes of education; Part LXVIII. Lectures on Poetry; Ancient horsemanship; Some observations respecting Africa; Nugae; The Masora; Remarks on ancient chronology etc.; A query respecting Absyrtus; Remarks on the apocryphal books of scripture; An inquiry into the credit due to Dionysius of Halicarnassus; The Prometheus of Aeschylus and the Book of Enoch; Notice of Taxatio papalis; On the confession of faith of Cyrillus; Notice of Greek Exercises; Westminster prologue and epilogue for 1826; Notice of Rose's Ancient Greek Inscriptions; Notice of A Compendious Introduction to the Study of the Bible; Verses of Professor Boettiger; Correspondence; Literary intelligence; For the purposes of education.