Henry Nettleship

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Henry Nettleship (born May 5, 1839 in Kettering , † July 10, 1893 ) was an English classical philologist .

Henry Nettleship

He was educated at Lancing College , Durham and Charterhouse School , and eventually attended Corpus Christi College , Oxford . In 1861 he was elected a fellow of Lincoln College , which he left when he married in 1870. In 1868 he became an assistant master at Harrow , but returned to Oxford in 1873, where he was elected a Fellow of Corpus Christi College. In 1878 he followed Edwin Palmer as professor of Latin ; he performed this task until his death.

Nettleship was interested in Virgil and devoted much of his work to the poet. After John Conington's death in 1869, he accompanied his Virgil edition through printing and oversaw the other editions of the work. In 1875 he started a new Latin lexicon for Clarendon Press , but the project required more effort than he could afford, so that in 1887 he published only a few results of twelve years of work in the book Contributions to Latin Lexicography .

In conjunction with John Edwin Sandys , Nettleship published an abridged and revised translation of Oskar Seyffert's Lexicon of Classical Antiquities ( Dictionary of Classical Antiquities , 1884). To the volume Essays on the Endowment of Research , Nettleship contributed the article "The Present Relations between Classical Research and Classical Education in England", in which he referred to the great value of the professorial lectures in Germany.

In research he was a follower of Mark Pattison , whose essays he published in 1889 with Clarendon Press. In Lectures and Essays on Subjects connected with Latin Literature and Scholarship , Nettleship published some of his work a second time (after review). A second series on this, published by F. Haverfield in 1895, contains a biography written by M. Nettleship.

Obituaries to Nettleship appeared in The Times (July 11, 1893); Classical Review (October 1893) and Oxford Magazine (October 18, 1893).

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