Pechorin, Vladimir Sergeevich( Russian Jesuit priest, Hellenist)
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Biography Pechorin, Vladimir Sergeevich
Born in 1808. He graduated from the course at St. Petersburg University, was sent abroad to get ready for a professorship. In 1836, Mr.. took the chair of Greek literature at Moscow University. According to Ure. Samarin, lectures Pecherin differed perfect novelty and artistic perfection. Buslaev remembers Pecherin explaining to students of Homer and Sophocles, expertly translated their poems beautiful literary style. The then state of things Pecherin depressed, he decided to leave Russia. For this need the money. Pechorin began to give lessons, has reduced its costs to the bare necessities, avoid friendly gatherings, and finally went off, notifying the trustee in writing that will not come back to Russia. Abroad Pecherin some time was a tutor, and later became a monk of the Jesuit order, and very enthusiastic. In the early 50-ies Pecherin was a priest in England. From his correspondence with Herzen (cm. op. Herzen t. IX) shows how he valued the interests of the Catholic Church. Assuming, . that Russia intended to build only the "material power", . "material science", . that she was given an inheritance only "material world", . Pecherin exclaims: "We, . believers in the immortality of the soul and in the future world, . What we care about in this civilization of the present moment? Russia will never be me to have his subjects ",
. Pechorin, however, continued to love their homeland and keep in touch with some of our compatriots, for example, with Professor Nikitenko, who frequently mentions him in his "Diary". In his youth Pecherin studied literature, writing about Sophocles (in "Son of the Fatherland"), writing and translating poetry. His poem: "Triumph of Death", "Polycrates of Samos, and others were seen. Probably the last period of his life is a poem: "Away, . of demon radiant ", . interesting to describe his mood ( "celestial dreams of earthly life, I gave, . and the heavy cross, I exile voluntarily podyal; under my wreath of thorns, . the sweat pale face, . deed difficult and harsh, I will commit to the end "),
. Living in Ireland, Pecherin zealously fought with Protestantism. During the Crimean campaign in British newspapers reported that the Irish put on trial reverend falher Vladimir Petcherin, native a Russian, for publicly burning an area of the Protestant Bible. He died, apparently in the early 80-ies. See. Gershenzon "In. S. P. "(" Scientific Word ", 1904, 10), his" process in. S. P. "(" Scientific Word ", 1905, 5). E. T.