Robert Yelverton Tyrrell

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Robert Yelverton Tyrrell (January 21, 1844, Ballingarry – September 19, 1914, Dublin) was an Irish classical scholar who was Regius Professor of Greek at Trinity College, Dublin.


He was educated at Trinity College where he subsequently became a fellow in 1868 and professor of Latin in 1871. From 1880 to 1898, he was Regius professor of Greek, and from 1900 to 1904 professor of ancient history. He was a Commissioner of Education for Ireland and one of the original fellows of the British Academy.


Amongst his published works were:

  • "Hesperidum Susurri" (1867), with Thomas J Bellingham Brady and Maxwell Cormac Cullinan+
  • Contributions to "Cottabos", a Trinity College, Dublin, magazine (from 1868)
  • a translation of The Acharnians of Aristophanes into English verse (1883)
  • an edition of Cicero's Letters (7 vols., the later vols. with Dr. Purser, 1879-1900)
  • "Dublin Translations into Greek and Latin Verse", editor (1890)
  • Latin Poetry (1893)
  • Sophocles (1897)
  • Terence (1902)
  • Echoes of Kottabos (with Sir E. Sullivan) (1906)
  • Essays on Greek Literature (1909)[1]