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By R. C. Jebb

ISBN-10: 0511707878

ISBN-13: 9780511707872

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First released in 1882, it is a biography of the English clergyman, student and classicist, Richard Bentley (1662-1742). Born in West Yorkshire, informed at Wakefield Grammar tuition and later at St John's university in Cambridge, Bentley grew to become essentially the most revered textual critics of his day. between scholars of the Greek New testomony, he's remembered because the first individual to outline a plan for developing the total of the textual content at once from the unique files. Bentley turned a favourite and arguable determine in the course of his time as grasp of Trinity collage, Cambridge. His mood and his contemptuous therapy of his colleagues resulted in numerous makes an attempt to safe his elimination and embroiled him in controversy and feuding for the subsequent 30 years. regardless of all this, Bentley persevered his classical examine and released books which are studied to this present day.

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First released in 1882, it is a biography of the English clergyman, student and classicist, Richard Bentley (1662-1742). Born in West Yorkshire, informed at Wakefield Grammar university and later at St John's collage in Cambridge, Bentley grew to become essentially the most revered textual critics of his day. between scholars of the Greek New testomony, he's remembered because the first individual to outline a plan for developing the complete of the textual content without delay from the unique files.

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In this year he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. In 1695 he became a Chaplain in ordinary to the King. Hitherto he had resided with Bishop Stillingfleet: but early in 1696 he took possession of the rooms in St James's Palace which were assigned to the Royal Librarian. One of his letters to Evelyn—whom he had been helping to revise his Numismata, a ' Discourse on Medals, ancient and modern'—discloses an amusing incident. Bentley's lodgings at St James's were next the Earl of Marlborough's.

Bentley (incidentally correcting a grammarian) demon- 14 BENTLEY. [CHAP. strates that they can have belonged only to The Cretans. H e then turns to the Greek verses themselves. Grotius had given a Latin version of them, in the same metre. This metre was the anapasstic—one which had been frequently used by the scholars of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, both in translations and in original poems. Bentley points out that one of its most essential laws had been ignored, not only by Grotius, but by the modern Latinists generally, including Joseph Scaliger.

Bentley, with Sherburn's leave, sent the newly-found tract to Graevius, who published it in 1694, with a dedication to Bentley. This circumstance afterwards brought on Bentley the absurd charge of having intercepted an honour due to Sherburn. Graevius was rejoiced to open a correspondence with the author of the Letter to Mill, which he had warmly admired. The professor's son had lately died, leaving an unpublished edition of the Greek poet J. E. » 34 BENTLEY. [CHAP. Callimachus, which Graevius was now preparing to edit.

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