Standard Name: Socrates


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Dedications Florence Nightingale
She dedicated this work to Phainarete , mother of Socrates , who was reputedly a midwife.
Dossey, Barbara Montgomery. Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer. Springhouse Corporation.
Without her knowing it, her proposal followed in the footsteps of that submitted by Elizabeth Cellier in 1687...
Education Anne Carson
Despite her distaste for the survey courses and canonical English poets, AC eventually re-enrolled at the University of Toronto in 1970 , in the classics program. As an undergraduate she was particularly drawn to passionate...
Education Catherine Cookson
Once married, CC set out to educate herself with books from the public library. She read the central canon in English from Shakespeare to the Romantics. She also read philosophy and found Socrates a help...
Family and Intimate relationships Anne Stevenson
Her father, Charles Leslie Stevenson , took a second BA at Cambridge, England, after his marriage, before becoming a graduate student at Harvard, where the family spent six years.
Contemporary Authors, Autobiography Series. Gale Research.
9: 274-5
He was an academic...
Intertextuality and Influence Charlotte Lennox
Euphemia endures by means of good counsel from the sermons of seventeenth-century Jeremy Taylor , and of a friend whom she calls her Socratina or female Socrates . While pregnant with her son Edward she...
Intertextuality and Influence Edith Lyttelton
Its chapters include Symbols and their Use, Mind Pictures, Dreams, and Knowledge of Future Events. The latter contains a discussion of foreknowledge in automatic writing and utterance, using the example of...
Intertextuality and Influence Anna Jane Vardill
AJV translates from Sappho , Anacreon , Alcæus , Theocritus , Horace , and more recent poets: Petrarch and Camoens . She includes several charity poems: the one already published in aid of the Refuge for the Destitute
Leisure and Society Evelyn Sharp
Apart from travelling and hiking together and discussing their respective writing, the couple had in common their pleasure in folk dancing. They were both members of the English Folk Dance Society , founded by Evelyn's...
Literary responses Sappho
Sappho was praised by many of the great names in the classical world: Socrates , Lucian , Plutarch , Aristotle (who, however, wrote, the Mytileans honored Sappho even though she was a woman),
Sappho, and Andrew R. Burn. Lyrics in the Original Greek. Translator Barnstone, Willis, New York University Press.
Literary responses Georgiana Chatterton
William Holman Hunt wrote that her prose was so clear that it seemed more like an original text than a translation.
“The Ferrers of Baddesley Clinton”. Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
The Athenæum reviewer praised this version as being the only selection suitable for a...
Publishing Sarah Fielding
SF published by subscription her last book, a translation of Xenophon 's Memoirs of Socrates , With the Defence of Socrates.
Sabor, Peter, and Sarah Fielding. “Introduction”. The Adventures of David Simple and Volume the Last, University Press of Kentucky, p. vii - xli.
Reception Anna Akhmatova
However, her poetry was publicly denounced in July this year, and in August the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union imposed a ban on the journals Zvezda (The Star) and Leningrad...
Textual Features Hélène Gingold
'Tis not a woman's happiness quite
To be a great man's mate. I do bethink
That poor Xantippe not worse than others was.
History relateth not her griefs, but those of Socrates .
Gingold, Hélène. Abelard and Heloise. Greening.

Textual Features Amy Levy
Xantippe was the wife of Socrates , who is supposed in popular tradition to have been a scold whose obsessive housekeeping contrasted with her husband's deep philosophy. AL sets out to rehabilitate her character in...
Textual Features Rosina Bulwer Lytton, Baroness Lytton
The essays include Samuel Pepys and Francis Bacon , Lord Verulam and Viscount St. Albans, A Curiosity of Literature not Mentioned by Isaac Disraeli and Servants.
Rosina Bulwer Lytton, Baroness Lytton,. Shells from the Sands of Time. Bickers and Son, http://U of Toronto.
The first, despite its title, is...


18 November 1477: Having set up a printing shop in Westminster...

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18 November 1477

Having set up a printing shop in Westminster the previous year, William Caxton published The Dictes and Sayings of the Philosophers; the earliest dated book printed in England.


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