See also:English classical
See also:scholar, was
See also:born at Poulton,
See also:Lancashire, on the 4th of
See also:November 1800, and educated at Macclesfield grammar-school and Trinity
See also:College, Cambridge . He was Craven university scholar in 1821 (bracketed with
See also:Lord Macaulay and
See also:Malden), wrangler and
See also:senior chancellor's medallist in 1822 and became a
See also:fellow of Trinity in 1823 . In 1824 he was elected
See also:professor of
See also:languages in the new university of Virginia at
See also:Charlottesville, U.S.A., but after four years returned to England as the first Greek professor at the newly founded university of
See also:London . In 1842 he succeeded T . H .
See also:Key as professor of Latin at University College; in 1846–1849 he was reader in
See also:jurisprudence and
See also:law in the
See also:Temple, and finally (1849–187r) classical lecturer at
See also:Brighton College . Subsequently he lived in retirement at Portfield,
See also:Chichester, in
See also:receipt (from 1873) of a Civil
See also:List pension of £loo a
See also:year obtained for him by Gladstone . He was one of the founders (1830), and for twenty years an officer, of the Royal
See also:Geographical Society; an active member of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, for which he edited the quarterly Journal of
See also:Education (1831-1835) as well as many of its text-books; the editor (at first with
See also:Charles Knight, afterwards alone) of the
See also:Penny Cyclopaedia and of Knight's
See also:Dictionary; and a member of the Society for Central Education instituted in London in 1837 . He contributed the
See also:Roman law articles to
See also:Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, and wrote also for the
See also:companion dictionaries of Biography and Geography . He is remembered, however, mainly as the editor of the Bibliotheca Classica series—the first serious attempt to produce scholarly
See also:editions of classical texts with English commentaries—to which he contributed the edition of
See also:Cicero's Orations 0851–1862) . He died on the loth of
See also:August 1879 . Among his other
See also:works are:
See also:Summary of
See also:Herodotus (1829); editions of Herodotus (183o–1833) and
See also:Anabasis (1831) ; revised editions of J .
A . Macleane'sJuvenal and
See also:Persius (1867) and Horace (1869); the Civil
See also:Wars of Rome; a
See also:translation with notes of thirteen of Plutarch's Lives (1844–1848) ;
See also:translations of the Thoughts of
See also:Marcus Aurelius (1862) and the Discourses of
See also:Epictetus (1877); Decline of the Roman Republic (1864–1874), 5 vols . See H . J .
See also:Matthews, " In Memoriam," reprinted from the Brighton College
See also:Magazine, 1879 .
LONG ISLAND CITY
JOHN DAVIS LONG (1838– )
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