File 244 - J. Enoch Powell: Index slips recording every word in Herodotus, used for A Lexicon to Herodotus

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Add. MS c/244

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J. Enoch Powell: Index slips recording every word in Herodotus, used for A Lexicon to Herodotus

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  • 1912-[1938] (Creation)

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(1912–1998)

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John Enoch Powell was born in 1912, the son of Albert Enoch Powell, a schoolmaster. Powell won a scholarship to King Edward's School in Birmingham and in 1930 entered Trinity College as an Entrance Scholar. In 1933 he graduated with a first class in classics and the next year was elected a Junior Research Fellow at Trinity, and studied the Greek historians Thucydides and Herodotus. In 1938 he became Professor of Greek at the University of Sydney. After serving in WWII, Powell turned his back on an academic career and entered politics, for which he is much better known.

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Gift of J. Enoch Powell.

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Filing slips created by Ludwig Kalpers and Fritz Novak [or Nawak] under the direction of Wolfgang Aly of Freiburg University in the years 1912-14, and obtained by Powell in 1935. Powell states in his preface to his Lexicon, 'the materials from which this book is drawn must retain independent value for those who are interested specially in the forms of the words which Herodotus uses'.

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The classical papers of John Enoch Powell, Add.Ms.b.90-96, and Add.Ms.c.113-151, 244, are described briefly and linked from the collection level record linked below.

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Powell, J. Enoch. A Lexicon to Herodotus. Cambridge University Press, 1938.

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