|Died||1745 (aged 55–56)|
Broome translated the Iliad in prose along with others, and was employed by Alexander Pope, whom he excelled as a Greek scholar, in translating the Odyssey, of which he Englished the 2nd, 6th, 8th, 11th, 12th, 16th, 18th, and 23rd books, catching the style of his master so exactly as almost to defy identification, and thus annoying him so as to earn a niche in The Dunciad. He also translated the Odes of Anacreon.
- One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Cousin, John William (1910). "Broome, William". A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature. London: J. M. Dent & Sons. p. 48 – via Wikisource.
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica. 4 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 650. .
- ODNB. Retrieved 16 June 2020.