Edmund Yard Robbins

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Edmund Yard Robbins (born 29 May 1867, Windsor, New Jersey – d. 30 May 1942, Princeton, New Jersey) was an American philosopher.[1] He was Ewing Professor of the Greek Language and Literature at Princeton University. In 1889, he obtained a Bachelors, and in 1890 a master's degree from Princeton. From 1891 to 1894, he furthered his studies at the University of Leipzig. On his return he was as an instructor at Princeton University in Greek. In 1897 he was appointed assistant professor. After his graduation to Doctor of Letters with unpublished work of the Greek orator Isaeus (1901), he was appointed full professor in 1902. In 1910, he succeeded S. Stanhope Orris in the Ewing Professorship. From 1921 to 1922 he was professor at the Annual American School of Classical Studies at Athens. In 1936 he became professor emeritus.

He was a member of the American Philological Association in 1895, and died on 30 May 1942. In his honor in 1949, the Edmund Y. Robbins Fellowships were established in Classics.


  1. ^ "Edmund Yar Robbins '89 dies here last Saturday". Daily Princetonian. Princeton. 1942-06-01. p. 1. Retrieved 6 February 2013.