George Chapman (1559 – 12 May 1634 / Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England)
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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- A Coronet for his Mistress, Philosophy
- An Invective Written By Mr. George Chapm...
- Bridal Song
- Her Coming
- Hero And Leander. The Fifth Sestiad
- Hero And Leander. The Fourth Sestiad
- Hero And Leander. The Sixth Sestiad
- Hero And Leander. The Third Sestiad
- The Seventeenth Book Of Homer's Odysseys
- The Shadow Of Night
- The Sixth Book Of Homer's Iliads
Quotationsmore quotations »
''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).