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Gilbert Murray

  

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Gilbert Murray : unknown

Thursday 21 January 1915: 'I went to the London Library [...] Here I read Gilbert Murray on Immortality, got a book for L[eonard]. & so home, missing my train, & reading the Letter to Arbuthnot on Hammersmith Station.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Virginia Woolf      Print: Book

  

Gilbert Murray : Rise of the Greek Epic, The

'Gilbert Murray & his work was the subject for the evening & a paper was read by H.M. Wallis. This afforded an interesting & useful introduction to the evening's subject & it was followed by several readings from his work. Mrs Rawlings read from 'The Rise of the Greek Epic' & H.M. Wallis later also read from the same book. Miss Marriage also read some extracts from one of his volumes of translations'.

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Henry Marriage Wallis      Print: Book

  

Gilbert Murray : Rise of the Greek Epic, The

'Gilbert Murray & his work was the subject for the evening & a paper was read by H.M. Wallis. This afforded an interesting & useful introduction to the evening's subject & it was followed by several readings from his work. Mrs Rawlings read from 'The Rise of the Greek Epic' & H.M. Wallis later also read from the same book. Miss Marriage also read some extracts from one of his volumes of translations'.

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Helen Rawlings      Print: Book

  

Gilbert Murray : [translations]

'Gilbert Murray & his work was the subject for the evening & a paper was read by H.M. Wallis. This afforded an interesting & useful introduction to the evening's subject & it was followed by several readings from his work. Mrs Rawlings read from 'The Rise of the Greek Epic' & H.M. Wallis later also read from the same book. Miss Marriage also read some extracts from one of his volumes of translations'.

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Elizabeth Marriage      Print: Book

  

Gilbert Murray : [Introduction to his translation of Euripidesí Alcestis]

'A Meeting held at 30 Northcourt Avenue 19/10/29 Miss E. C. Stevens in the chair

1. Minutes of last time read and approved


[...]

5 F E Pollard then introduced "The Alcestis" of Euripides by reading from Gilbert Murray's introduction of his translation of the play, Which was read in parts after refreshments the parts being taken as follows
Apollo S.A. Reynolds
Thanatos C. I. Evans
Elders C. E Stansfield & Miss Brain
Choros T. C. Elliott
Handmaid Mrs Pollard
Admetus F. E. Pollard
Alcestis Mrs Elliott
Little Boy Mrs Pollard
Heracles H. R. Smith
Phaeres [sic] Geo Burrow
Servant S. A. Reynolds'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Francis Pollard      Print: Book

  

Gilbert Murray : [English verse translations of Greek plays]

'I'm still in hospital but I've made a very rapid cure (I was pretty bad when I came) and I hope they will let me go back to Basrah in a day or two. I've been quite extraordinarily comfortable and the kindness of everyone is past belief. It really was very pleasant to find oneself here with all the trouble of looking after one's own self lifted off one's shoulders. I've done little or nothing but eat and sleep and read novels, of which I found plenty here. Oh yes and I've read all Gilbert Murray's translation of Greek plays — glorious they are — which I also found,[...].'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Gertrude Bell      Print: Book

  

Gilbert Murray : A History of Ancient Greek Literature (Short Histories of the Literatures of the World, v.1. Series edited by Edmund Gosse)

'There is also a "Greek Literature" by Gilbert Murray, the bad verse-translator, which I have read with dire anger, as he degrades Homer from a poet into a "question" and prefers that snivelling metaphysician Euripides to Aeschylus.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Clive Staples Lewis      Print: Book

  

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