James Adam (classicist)
He was educated at the University of Aberdeen and Caius College, Cambridge, where he gained his BA as Senior Classic in 1884 and became a fellow of Emmanuel College in 1888. In 1890, a former student of his, Adele Marion, became his wife and lifelong collaborator. Their daughter, Barbara Frances (1897–1988), was the British sociologist and criminologist, Lady Barbara Wootton, while their son Neil became a noted chemist.
Widely respected even today are his editions and commentaries on Plato's Apology, Crito, Euthyphro, Protagoras, and the Republic.
Editions and commentaries on Plato
- Platonis Apologia Socratis. Cambridge University Press, 1887.
- Platonis Crito. Cambridge University Press, 1888. 2nd edition, 1893.
- Platonis Euthyphro. Cambridge University Press, 1890.
- Platonis Protagoras. Cambridge University Press, 1893 with Adele Marion Adam.
- The Republic of Plato. Cambridge University Press, 1902. 2nd edition edited by D.A. Rees, 1965.
- The Nuptial Number of Plato: its Solution and Significance. 1891.
- The Religious Teachers of Greece: Being Gifford Lectures on Natural Religion Delivered at Aberdeen. Edited and published by A.M. Adam in 1908 from lectures delivered in 1904-06. Includes a memoir by A.M. Adam.
- The Vitality of Platonism, and Other Essays. Edited and published by A.M. Adam in 1911.
- "Adam, James (ADN880J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- Works by or about James Adam at Internet Archive
- Gifford Lecture Series - Authors, includes short bio and a link to view Adam's Religious Teachers of Greece.
- J. Adam & A.M. Adam's Commentary on the Protagoras at Perseus
- Adam's Commentary on the Republic at Perseus
- Plato, James Adam (1902). The Republic of Plato. University Press.
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