George Chapman was an English dramatist, translator, and poet. He was a classical scholar whose work shows the influence of Stoicism. Chapman has been identified as the Rival Poet of Shakespeare's sonnets by William Minto, and as an anticipator of the Metaphysical Poets of the 17th century. Chapman is best remembered for his translations of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, and the Homeric Batrachomyomachia.
Life and work
Chapman was born at Hitchin in Hertfordshire. There is conjecture that he studied at Oxford but did not take a degree, though no reliable evidence affirms this. We know very little about Chapman's early life, but Mark Eccles uncovered records that reveal much... more »
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- The Shadow Of Night
- Her Coming
- The Seventeenth Book Of Homer's Odysseys
- Bridal Song
- The Sixth Book Of Homer's Iliads
- A Coronet for his Mistress, Philosophy
- Hero And Leander. The Fifth Sestiad
- Hero And Leander. The Sixth Sestiad
- An Invective Written By Mr. George Chapm...
- An Address To Death
- Hero And Leander. The Third Sestiad
- A Description Of Fever
Quotationsmore quotations »
''Who to himself is law, no law doth need, Offends no law, and is a king indeed.''George Chapman (c. 1559-1634), British dramatist, poet, translator. repr. In Plays and Poems of George Chapman: The Tragedies, ed. Thomas Marc Parrott...
''Pure innovation is more gross than error.''George Chapman (1559-1634), British dramatist, poet, translator. King Henry, in Bussy D'Ambois, act 1, sc. 2, l. 38 (1607).
''For one heat, all know, doth drive out another, One passion doth expel another still.''George Chapman (c. 1559-1634), British dramatist, poet, translator. repr. In Plays and Poems of George Chapman: The Comedies, ed. Thomas Marc Parrott ...
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