GREENOUGH, James Bradstreet

GREENOUGH, James Bradstreet. Portland, Maine 4.5.1833 — 11.10.1901. U.S. Classical Scholar and Linguist interested in Sanskrit. Professor at Harvard. After Boston Latin School graduated in 1856 from Harvard College. Practised law in Marshall, Mich., where married in 1860. In 1864 visited Europe. Taught at Harvard: 1865-73 as Tutor of Latin, 1873-83 as Assistant Professor and from 1883 as Professor of Latin. The works of Bopp and Schleicher made him interested in Sanskrit, and he was the first to teach Sanskrit at Harvard. His study of Latin coniunctive was an important pioneer work.

Publications: Analysis of Latin Subjunctive. 1870; with J. H. Allen: Latin Grammar. 1872.

edited Latin school-authors: Caesar, Cicero, Vergilius, Horatius, Livius, Ovidius, Sallustius.

wrote poems and plays in English and in Latin.

Sources: Dict. of Am. Biography 7; Who Was Who in Am. 1; Wikipedia..

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