Peter Giles (philologist)
Peter Giles was born at Strichen, Aberdeenshire on 20 October 1860 and, after graduating at the University of Aberdeen, went up to Cambridge University as a scholar of Gonville and Caius College in 1882. He was placed in the first class in both parts of the Classical Tripos and in the second class in history.
After attending the lectures of Karl Brugmann at Freiburg and Leipzig, Giles brought the ideas of the Neo-grammarians to England in his only publication, A Short Manual of Comparative Philology for Classical Students, published in 1895 and subsequently translated into German.
Peter Giles served as the Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge from 1910 until 1935 and as Vice-Chancellor from 1919-1920.
- "Giles, Peter (GLS882P)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
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