Gaisford, Thomas
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British classical philologist and theologian. Born Iford Manor, Wiltshire, 22. 12. 1779, died Oxford 2. 6. 1855. Attended Hyde Abbey School, Winchester; from 1797 studies at Christ Church College, Oxford. Graduated 1804; 1831 doctorate in theology, Oxford. From 1812, Regius Prof. of Greek at Oxford; from 1831 dean of Christ Church College.


G. came from a wealthy family, and he studied at Christ Church College, Oxford, from 1797 to 1804, his teachers including Cyril Jackson. He then bec…

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Stephan, U. C. A., “Gaisford, Thomas”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 20 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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