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Cesarotti Melchior

Cesarotti Melchior (1730-1808), an Italian poet, who, born at Padua, became professor of rhetoric at the university there, and at the age of 38 professor of Greek and Hebrew. For his services in the French cause he was pensioned and made a Knight of the Iron Cross by Napoleon I. He is chiefly known as the translator of Homer and Ossian. Among his other works are a Course of Greek Literature, an essay on the Philosophy of Language, and one on the Philosophy of Taste.