1713 in literature

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The year 1713 in literature involved some significant events.

Events[edit]

  • March 12 - Richard Steele and Joseph Addison found The Guardian; in the same year, Steele founds another short-lived periodical, The Englishman.
  • April 14 - First performance, in London, of Addison's libertarian play Cato, a Tragedy, which will be influential on both sides of the Atlantic.[1]
  • First printing of Vitsentzos Kornaros's early 17th century Cretan romantic epic poem Erotokritos (Ἐρωτόκριτος), in Venice.
  • Alexander Pope announces that he is to begin a definitive translation of the works of Homer.

New books[edit]

New drama[edit]

Poetry[edit]

See also 1713 in poetry

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Litto, Fredric M. (1966). "Addison's Cato in the Colonies". William and Mary Quarterly 23: 431–449. JSTOR 1919239. 
  2. ^ Hughes, John; Mr Pope (MCCCLX). Letters of Abelard and Heloise. London: James Rivington and J Fletcher, P Davey and B Law, T Lowdes and T Caslon.  Check date values in: |date= (help)