James Bailey (classical scholar)

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James Bailey (died 1864) was an English classical scholar and schoolmaster.

Life[edit]

He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. He graduated B.A. 1814, M.A. 1823, and obtained the Browne medals for Greek ode and epigrams, and the members' prizes in 1815 and 1816.[1] He was for many years master of the Perse Grammar School, Cambridge, from which he retired on a pension.

In 1850 he received a further pension of £100 per annum from the queen, on the recommendation of Bishops Edward Maltby and John Kaye. Bailey died in London, 13 February 1864.

Works[edit]

Besides contributions to the Classical Journal, Bailey published:

  • 'An Annotated Edition of Dalzel's Analecta Græca Minora' (1835) (edition of work by Andrew Dalzel).
  • 'Passages from the Greek Comic Poets,' which had been translated into English by Richard Cumberland, Francis Fawkes, and Francis Wrangham, with notes (1840);
  • a work on the 'Origin and Nature of Hieroglyphics and the Greek inscription on the Rosetta Stone' (1816).

He is best known for his edition of 'Forcellini's Latin Dictionary,' 2 vols. (1826), in which he translated the Italian explanations into English, incorporated the appendices of Egidio Forcellini with the main work, and added an Auctarium of his own.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Bailey, James (BLY808J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
Attribution

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain"Bailey, James". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.