Edward Berwick

(c. 1754—1824) Church of Ireland clergyman and writer

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(1750–?1820), translator. Born in Co. Down and educated at TCD, he became chaplain to the Earl of Moira, and then vicar of several parishes, among them Leixlip, Co. Dublin. He made the first complete translation of Philostratus' Life of Apollonius of Tyana (1809), and his Lives of Marcus Valerius, Messala Corvinus, and Titus Pompinius Atticus (1812). George Moore maintained that Berwick wrote the best prose to come out of Ireland, and used the Apollonius typeface as the model for the Heinemann edition of his works.

From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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