A Second-Century Satirist; or Dialogues and Stories from Lucian of Samosata (trans.) (Philadelphia, 1901); "Lucian and His Translators," Sewanee Review 27 (1919) 17-31.
W. D. Sheldon spent his career, aside from Civil War military service with the 27th Connecticut Volunteers, as a teacher and administrator in secondary schools and colleges. He was a pioneer in Colorado education, effectively beginning the teaching, and the teaching of classics, at Colorado College. At 61 he published a substantial translation of the works of Lucian, whom (in a later article reviewing his and other translations) he likened to Mark Twain.
Girard Coll. official hist.; WhAm 4:855; Yale alumni records.