St John's College W.107

E. C. Clark, Classical Notebook. English and Greek, c.1860.

[Edwin Charles Clark (1835-1917)]: autograph manuscript classical notebook, containing miscellaneous notes, most notably on the plays of Aristophanes. Includes glosses for lines 398-1129 of The Acharnians; lines 2-264 of The Knights; lines 2-1537 of The Wasps; lines 10-1314 of Peace; and lines 2-1501 of The Clouds. Also contains several Greek translations of English verse. At the back of the book are commentaries on Thucydides and Aristotle’s Ethics. Clark was admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1854, graduating B.A. (Senior Classic) in 1858; M.A. 1861; LL.D. 1875. He became Fellow of St John’s College in 1883. Between 1873 and 1913, Clark was Regius Professor of Civil Law.  A handwritten note by E.F. Clark on the inside front board states of the notebook that “its ad hoc compilation will be of little interest, for a glimpse of the delightful side of E.C.C.’s character occurs but rarely.”

Manuscript extra information

275x215 mm. Folio approx. [117] pages, with additional blanks. Paper. Marbled pasteboards; includes bookplate of E.C. Clark on the inside of detached front board, which is secured with a white cloth tie. A section of the first page is missing. Given by E.F. Clark, 2006.