European Scholar

BUTCHER, Samuel Henry

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  • Date of Birth: 1850-04-16
  • Born City: Dublin
  • Born State/Country: Ireland
  • Parents: Samuel, Bishop of Meath, & Mary Leahy B.
  • Date of Death: 1910-12-29
  • Death City: London
  • Death State/Country: England
  • Married: Rose Julia Trench, 1876
  • Education:

    Marlborough; A.B. Trinity College, Cambridge, 1873

  • Professional Experience:

    Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge, 1874-5; fellow & tutor, University College, Oxford, 1875-82; prof. Greek, Edinburgh, 1882-1904; Member of Parliament (Cambridge), 1906-10; pres., British Academy, 1910.

  • Publications:

    The Odyssey of Homer (trans. with Andrew Lang) (1879); Demosthenes (1881); “The Geometrical Problem of the Meno (86e-87a),” JP 17 (1888) 219-25; Some Aspects of the Greek Genius (1891; rev. ed., 1893); Aristotle’s Theory of Poetry and Fine Art (1894; rev. eds, 1897, 1902,1907,1911; repr. New York, 1951); Demosthenis Orationes (ed.), 2 vols. Oxford Classical Text, (1903, 1907); Harvard Lectures on Greek Subjects (1904; repr. as Harvard Lectures on the Originality of Greece (1911; 1920)).

  • Sources:

    A.W. Mair, BBJ 34 (1911) 137; ------- CI 6 (1911) 265-6; A.W. Verrall, PBA 4 (1909-10) 393-9; ------ CR 25 (1911) 1-6..

  • Author: Ward Briggs