Samuel Butcher (classicist)
Samuel Henry Butcher was born in Dublin to Samuel Butcher, Bishop of Meath. John Butcher, 1st Baron Danesfort was his younger brother. He became an eminent classical scholar and, in his final years, an English politician. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge between 1869 and 1873 where he was Senior Classic and Chancellor's medalist. Elected fellow of Trinity in 1874, he left the college on his marriage, in 1876, to the daughter of Archbishop Trench. From 1876 to 1882 he was a fellow of University College, Oxford, and from 1882 to 1903 he became Professor of Greek at Edinburgh University. He was President of the British Academy, 1909-1910.
His many publications included, in collaboration with Andrew Lang, a prose translation of Homer's Odyssey which appeared in 1879 and the OCT edition of Demosthenes, Orationes, vol. I (Or. 1-19, Oxford, 1903), II.i (Or. 20-26, Oxford, 1907).
He died in London on 29 December 1910, and was interred at the Dean Cemetery in Edinburgh. His grave has a pale granite Celtic cross and is located near the northern path of the north section in the original cemetery.
- Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783-2002: Biographical Index (PDF) I. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. Retrieved 25 November 2011.
- "Butcher, Samuel Henry (BTCR869SH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- Works related to Samuel Butcher at Wikisource
- Works by Samuel Butcher at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about Samuel Butcher at Internet Archive
- Archival material relating to Samuel Butcher listed at the UK National Archives
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|Member of Parliament for Cambridge University
1906 – 1910
With: John Frederick Peel Rawlinson
Sir Joseph Larmor
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