LINWOOD, William

LINWOOD, William. Birmingham 1817 — ?.10.1878. Rev. British Classical Scholar. Son of Willim L., a merchant, and Mary Iliffe. After Birmingham grammar school studied Classics and Sanskrit at Oxford (Christ Church) from 1836 (won 1839 Boden Sanskrit Scholarship). B.A. 1839, M.A. 1842. He took orders and taught at Shrewsbury school, then 1850 public examiner at Oxford. As a scholar, he mainly concentrated on Greek philology. He seems to have been an eccentric character.

Publications: Studies on Greek, lexicon to Aeschylus and editions of Sophocles.

Sources: JRAS Proc. 1879, vf.; W[arwick William]W[roth], D.N.B. 33, 1893, 335; Wikipedia.

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