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 ... more »
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- The Shadow Of Night
- Her Coming
- Bridal Song
- The Seventeenth Book Of Homer's Odysseys
- Hero And Leander. The Fifth Sestiad
- An Invective Written By Mr. George Chapm...
- Hero And Leander. The Sixth Sestiad
- The Sixth Book Of Homer's Iliads
- A Coronet for his Mistress, Philosophy
- Hero And Leander. The Third Sestiad
- Hero And Leander. The Fourth Sestiad
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''The majesty and riches of the mind,George Chapman (1559?-1634), British poet. A Coronet for His Mistress Philosophy (l. 13-14). . . Sonnet, The; an Anthology. Robert M. Bender and C...
But dwell in darkness; for your God is blind.''
''I know an Englishman,George Chapman c. 1559-1634, British dramatist, poet, translator. repr. In Plays and Poems of George Chapman: The Tragedies, ed. Thomas Marc Parrott (...
Being flattered, is a lamb; threatened, a lion.''
''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).
''We have watered our houses in Helicon.''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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