Highet, Gilbert
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British-American classical philologist. Born Glasgow 22. 6. 1906, died New York 20. 1. 1978. 1928 MA in classical philology at Univ. of Glasgow. 1932 Bachelor of Arts in Literae Humaniores, i.e. classical philology, philosophy and ancient history, at Balliol College, Oxford. 1933–1937 tutorial fellow at St. John’s College, Oxford. 1936 MA in classics at Univ. of Oxford. From 1938, prof. of Greek and Latin at Columbia Univ., New York; 1950 Anthon Prof. of Latin there. Retired 1972.

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Joho, Tobias, “Highet, Gilbert”, 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 21 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00330>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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