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classical scholar


from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a student of ancient Greek and Latin


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  • In a celebrated pamphlet Rights of the British Colonies Asserted and Proved, James Otis, a classical scholar educated at Harvard and the former advocate general of Massachusetts, declared that the tax was unconstitutional and invalid and “absolutely irreconcileable” with the “rights of the colonists as British subjects and as men.”

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • Jane Harrison, a classical scholar eager to use anthropological material, produced a somewhat similar theory of the emergence of the concept of a deity


  • “For the Neo-Platonist,” according to classical scholar Charles Boer, “the soul does not want to be in the body, and melancholy is its cry for escape.”

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • Sir Edward Sullivan writes me that when Oscar matriculated at Trinity he was already “a thoroughly good classical scholar of a brilliant type,” and he goes on to give an invaluable snap-shot of him at this time; a likeness, in fact, the chief features of which grew more and more characteristic as the years went on.

    Oscar Wilde


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