Bentley by R. C. Jebb

By R. C. Jebb

First released in 1882, this can be a biography of the English clergyman, pupil and classicist, Richard Bentley (1662-1742). Born in West Yorkshire, knowledgeable at Wakefield Grammar tuition and later at St John's collage in Cambridge, Bentley turned probably 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 grew to become a admired and debatable determine in the course of his time as grasp of Trinity collage, Cambridge. His mood and his contemptuous therapy of his colleagues resulted in a number of makes an attempt to safe his elimination and embroiled him in controversy and feuding for the subsequent 30 years. regardless of all this, Bentley persisted his classical examine and released books which are studied to this present day.

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They mention the cypress as 'native' to Crete. This leads Bentley to discuss and amend passages in Pliny's Natural History, in the History of Plants by Theophrastus, and in the geographical work of Solinus. Elsewhere Malelas refers to the lost Meleager of Euripides. J EAKLY LIFE. THE LETTER TO MILL. 15 Hesychius, Bentley takes occasion to show at length the principal causes of error in that lexicon. This is one of the most striking parts of the Letter. Then, in numerous places, he restores proper names which Malelas had defaced.

Returning to the fragment of The Cretans in Porphyry, which Grotius had handled amiss, Bentley corrects it,—with certainty in some points, with rashness in others, but everywhere brilliantly. Nor has ho done with the verses yet. They mention the cypress as 'native' to Crete. This leads Bentley to discuss and amend passages in Pliny's Natural History, in the History of Plants by Theophrastus, and in the geographical work of Solinus. Elsewhere Malelas refers to the lost Meleager of Euripides. J EAKLY LIFE.

Now, Athenians, when I was informed that you resented the removal of your artist, and were incensed with me, I felt surprise; and for the present I am unable to credit the report. If you censure me on the ground that I did not torment him by a more cruel mode of death, I reply that no mode more cruel has yet occurred to me; if, on the other hand, you blame me for having punished him at all, then your city, which glories in its humanity, courts the charge of extreme barbarity. The bull was the work of one Athenian, or of all: but this will be decided by your disposition towards me If you consider the case dispassionately, you will perceive that I act involuntarily; and that, if Providence decrees that I must suffer, my lot will be unmerited.

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