Thomas Ethelbert Page

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Thomas Ethelbert Page, CH (27 March 1850 – 1 April 1936) was a British classicist.

Early life[edit]

Page was born at Lincoln, England in 1850, the son of a banker. He attended Lincoln Grammar School, Shrewsbury School, and St John's College, Cambridge, where he ranked second in Classics in 1873.[1]


After his graduation, Page worked as a sixth-form master at Charterhouse School until 1910. After his retirement, he was appointed as the first editor of the Loeb Classical Library. During his career, he was offered the headships of Harrow and Shrewsbury, as well as the Kennedy Professor of Latin at Cambridge, all of which he turned down.[1]

Page received the LittD from Manchester University in 1913 and was made an honorary Fellow of St John's College in 1931. He was appointed a Companion of Honour in the 1934 New Year Honours "for services to scholarship and letters".[2]

He married Delamotte Caroline Eugenie in 1875; they had two daughters.[1] He died at his home in Godalming in 1936.


  1. ^ a b c Rudd, Niall. "Page, Thomas Ethelbert (1850–1936)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/35352.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  2. ^ "No. 34010". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1 January 1934. p. 14.

Further reading[edit]

Niall Rudd: T. E. Page: Schoolmaster Extraordinary. Bristol, 1981.

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