TUCKER, Thomas George

TUCKER, Thomas George. Burnham, Buckinghamshire 29.3.1859 — Stope Cove, Devon 24.1.1946. British Classical Scholar in Australia. Professor in Melbourne. Son of Charles Tucker, agent, and Elizabeth Rolfe. Educated in Lancaster, studies at Cambridge (St. John’s College). M.A. 1885. From 1883 Professor of Classics and English at the new Auckland University College in New Zealand, but already from 1885 Professor of Classical Philology at Melbourne, emeritus 1919. D.Litt. 1890 Cambridge. Married 1882 Annie Mary Muckalt (d. 1933), two daughters and one son, and 1934 Anne Hamilton (d. 1941).

Publications: Works and articles on classical philology, Greek tet editions.

Introduction to the Natural History of Language. 1908.

Notes on Indo-European Etymologies, Preliminary to a Full Discusion of I.-E. Roots and Their Formation. 38 p. n.d. (with etymologies criticized by Kent in Language 7, 1931).

Sources: K.J. McKay, Austr. Dict. Biogr. 1990 (online) with photo; Wikipedia.

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