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Robert Potter

(b. 1721, Podimore, Yeovilton, Somerset – d. Aug. 9, 1804, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England )

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Robert Potter (1721-1804) was a clergyman who in 1788 became a prebendary of Norwich Cathedral. He was a translator and poet, and published translations of the plays of Aeschylus (1777), Euripides (1781-83) and Sophocles (1788). His practice of using blank verse to translate Greek hexameters and rhyming verse for choruses was widely adopted by other translators. He also published poetry, sermons and political pamphlets.

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