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Gaisford, Thomas

A distinguished classical scholar, born at Ilford, England, in 1779. He studied at Christ Church College, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1804. After publishing an elaborate edition of the Enchiridion of Hephaestion, he was made Public Examiner (1810), and in 1811 Regius Professor of Greek. From 1819 to 1847 he was rector of the parish of Westwell, and from 1831 was Dean of Christ Church. He died in 1855. Among the most valuable of his classical publications are an edition of the Poetae Graeci Minores (1814-20), Suidas, 3 vols. (1834), of the Etymologicum Magnum (1848), of the Scriptores Latini Rei Metricae (1837), of the Paroemiographi Graeci (1836), of Stobaeus (1822), of Herodotus (1824), of Sophocles (1826), and of Eusebius (1852).

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