John Tresidder Sheppard
He was a lecturer in classics at King's College of Cambridge University from 1908–1933 and was provost from 1933–1954. During the Second World War he performed intelligence work, for which he was appointed MBE; he was knighted in 1950 for his services to Greek. During his long career he translated many famous Greek classics, and published several books on the subject, including The Pattern of the Iliad, Greek Tragedy, and Aeschylus & Sophocles: Their Work and Influence.
- Hodges, S, (1981), God's Gift: A Living History of Dulwich College, pages 88, (Heinemann: London)
- Costello, John (1998). The Mask of Treachery. Collins. p. 359. ISBN 0-00-217536-3.
Cambridge boasted the flamboyant homosexual John Tresidder Sheppard of King's…
- Annan, Noel (2001). The Dons: Mentors, Eccentrics and Geniuses. University of Chicago Press. p. 115. ISBN 0-226-02108-4.
Sheppard, when a young fellow…went about proclaiming his infatuation with various handsome young men and tried to convince Lytton Strachey that to fall for a philistine was not necessarily evidence of a bad state of mind.
- Tamagne, Florence (2004). A history of homosexuality in Europe: Berlin, London, Paris, 1919–1939. Algora Publishing. p. 173. ISBN 0-87586-252-7.
Alan England Brooke
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