Item 133 - J. Enoch Powell: "A collation of Thucydides MS. t (Taur.)"

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Add. MS c/133


J. Enoch Powell: "A collation of Thucydides MS. t (Taur.)"


  • 1934-1935 (Creation)

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1 vol. with 10 sheets and 1 card laid in loose

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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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One of 48 notebooks, Add.MS.c.113-150, used for Powell's edition of Thucydides published in 1942. Collation of Taurinensis (B.III.20). Accompanied by a postcard and a letter from Gino Tamburini of the Biblioteca Nazionale di Torino to Powell dated Dec. 1933 and July 1934.

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See also other classical papers of John Enoch Powell, Add.Ms.b.90-96, and Add.Ms.c.113-116, 118-151, 244, all of which are linked from the collection level record linked below.

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