ISO Scans of Richard Porson's Greek Handwriting

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savarez
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ISO Scans of Richard Porson's Greek Handwriting

Post by savarez » Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:23 am

http://www.greekfontsociety.gr/pages/en ... s19th.html

The Porson Greek font is based on the handwriting of the 18th Century Greek scholar, Richard Porson. From what I have been able to gather, Porson transcribed a handwritten portion of Medea, which was the genesis of this font.

However, after many hours of web crawling, I have been unable to find any scans or images of Porson's actual handwriting, so I humbly turn to the Greek aficionados on this site in the hope that someone will have images or scans of Porson's handwritten transcriptions.

Thanks in advance!

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Post by cb » Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:01 am

hi, here is an e.g. taken from a book called "Surviving Greek Tragedy" by Garland 2004 (remove spaces):

www . freewebs . com / mhninaeide / porson1 . JPG

this is a photo; if you need a scan for better quality let me know, cheers :)

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Post by savarez » Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:29 pm

Wow!!! That's amazing! My handwriting is abysmal by comparison. I would love to have a higher resolution scan if it is not too much trouble for you! I've sent you my e-mail in a PM.

Thank you for taking the time to post this amazing image!

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Post by cb » Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:34 am

hi, here is the best res i can do (remove spaces):

www . freewebs . com / mhninaeide / porson1 . PDF

cheers :)

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Post by savarez » Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:15 pm

Thank you very much. I've been looking to improve my greek handwriting, and having an exemplar like this is a wonderful find.

I appreciate your taking the time to dig through your references to locate this!

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