DR Shackleton Bailey

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David Roy Shackleton Bailey (born December 10, 1917 in Lancaster , † November 28, 2005 in Ann Arbor ) was a British Latinist .

After attending the Lancaster Royal Grammar School, of which his father was the principal, "Shack", as he was called by his friends, studied classical studies at the University of Cambridge . During the war he worked in the military service in Bletchley Park , which dealt successfully with the deciphering of the German communications traffic, before returning to Cambridge University, first as a lecturer in Ancient Tibetan, then in Classical Studies at Jesus College and since 1964 at his old college, Gonville and Caius . Since 1968 Shackleton Bailey taught at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. In 1975 he became a professor at Harvard University and received the Pope Chair in Latin Philology there in 1982. Since 1977 he was an elected member of the American Philosophical Society . In 1979 he was accepted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences . After his retirement in 1988, he returned to the University of Michigan.

Shackleton Bailey is best known for his critical editions of numerous Latin writers (including Horace , Lucan and Martial ). At the center of his scientific activity was Cicero , especially his letters, which Shackleton Bailey presented in a comprehensive annotated edition in ten volumes.

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  1. ^ Member History: DR Shackleton Bailey. American Philosophical Society, accessed April 16, 2018 .