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Balme, David Mowbray (1912–1989), university administrator and classical scholar, was born on 8 September 1912 at Carlisle, eldest of the four children of Harold Balme (1878–1953), a surgeon, and his wife, Hilda Carr (d. 1968). He spent his first ten years in ...

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Henry, Robert Mitchell (1873–1950), classical scholar, was born on 11 February 1873 in Belfast, the eldest of the four sons of the Revd Robert Mitchell Henry (1824–1891), of 61 Botanic View (later University Road), Belfast, and his wife, Kate Anne (1838–1928), eldest daughter of the ...

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Palairet, Elias (1713–1765), classical and biblical philologist, was born in Rotterdam, of a French family which had taken refuge in the Netherlands following the revocation of the edict of Nantes in 1685. He studied at Leiden, where his first published work, the Histoire du patriarche Joseph mise en vers héroïques...

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Porson, Richard (1759–1808), classical scholar, was born on 25 December 1759 in East Ruston, a remote village in Norfolk, about 4 miles from the coast, the third of seven children, four of whom survived to adulthood, of Huggin Porson (d. 1806) and ...

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Richard Porson (1759–1808) by John Hoppner, 1796 © Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge