Iliad

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Iliad

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"Speaking of Homer, whom he venerated as the prince of poets, Johnson remarked that the advice given to Diomed by his father, when he sent him to the Trojan war, was the noblest exhortation that could be instanced in any heathen writer, and comprised in a single line: [Greek characters; "Be ever best and o"ertop other men"; ""Iliad"" vi] which, if I recollect well, is translated by Dr. Clarke thus: [italics] semper appetere prestantissima, et omnibus aliis antecellere [end italics]". [account by Dr Maxwell, an Irish London priest friend of Dr Johnson]

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Originally published 1791

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Accessed on 2019/09/15 18:39:34

Related place
England
Related people
Johnson, Samuel
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Life of Johnson
Related place
England
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Iliad

Reading experience
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Evidence

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Originally published 1791

How to cite this record

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission. Please ensure the following credit accompanies it:

Life of Johnson
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/78157
Accessed on 2019/09/15 18:39:34

Related place
England
Related people
Johnson, Samuel
Related text or manuscript
Life of Johnson
Related place
England
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 [Greek characters; "Be ever best and o"ertop other men"; ""Iliad"" vi]

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