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'Homerica', a volume of Homeric studies by E. W. B. Nicholson, Written in 1867-1882

MS. Eng. misc. b. 18
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'Homerica', a volume of Homeric studies by E. W. B. Nicholson. The chief items are:

  1. Fols. 3, 34. letters addressed by Thomas L'Estrange in 1867-8 to E. W. B. Nicholson, continuing a literary controversy commenced between the two in Notes and Queries (1867), 3rd ser. xii. pp. 245, 267, etc., and (fol. 8) a dissertation on the Homeric question addressed by Nicholson to L'Estrange about Jan. 1868
  2. Fols. 50, 124. notes and statistics as to variations of rhythm in the Homeric poems
  3. Fol. 64. 'A new line of Homeric research', an unpublished article on metrical tests in Homer
  4. Fol. 74. manuscript, prepared for the press, of the writer's New Homeric researches, part 1, 'on supposed metrical mimicry in the Homeric poems' (Oxford, 1882), and (fol. 89) four sets of proofs of the same

(fols. 151-end are blank)


  • Creation: Written in 1867-1882


170 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • English
  • Greek, Modern (1453-)


MS. Eng. misc. b. 18

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, no. 36075

Related Materials

See also MS. Eng. misc. c. 74, Eng. misc. e. 57, Eng. misc. e. 71. Printed texts of the Iliad (2931. f. 59) and of the Odyssey (2932. f. 40 and 41), used by Mr. Nicholson for the compilation of statistics as to metre and marked by him for that purpose, were similarly bequeathed by him to the Library.

Physical Facet

On paper


16 × 11 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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