See also:English classical
See also:scholar and
See also:master of Trinity
See also:College, Cambridge, was
See also:born at
See also:York on the 27th of
See also:March 181o . He was privately educated before entering the university . In 1834 he became a
See also:fellow of Trinity, in 1853
See also:professor of Greek (to which a canonry in Ely
See also:Cathedral was then for the first
See also:time attached), and in 1866 master of his college . With the exception of the
See also:year 1836, when he acted as headmaster of a newly established school in
See also:Leicester, his
See also:life was divided between Cambridge and Ely . He died at the master's :
See also:lodge on the 1st of
See also:October 1886 .
See also:Thompson proved a worthy successor to
See also:Whewell; the twenty years of his mastership were years of progress, and he himself took an active
See also:part in the abolition of tests and the reform of university studies and of the college statutes . As a scholar he devoted his
See also:attention almost entirely to
See also:Plato; and his
See also:Phaedrus (1868) and
See also:Gorgias (1871), with especially valuable introductions, still remain the standard English
See also:editions of these two dialogues . He also edited (1856) from the author's
See also:MSS . Lectures on the
See also:History of
See also:Ancient Philosophy by
See also:Butler (1814–1848; lecturer on moral philosophy at Trinity College,
See also:Dublin), the value of which was greatly enhanced by Thompson's notes . See article by J . W .
See also:Clark in
See also:Diet .
Nat . Biog . ; and J . E .Sandys, History of Classical Scholarship (1908), vol. iii .
THOMAS PERONNET THOMPSON (1783-1869)
GRIMUR THOMSEN (182o-1896)
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