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Cuffe [Cuff], Henry

Paul E. J. Hammer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; UK Politics; Education; Classical Studies. 1778 words.

Cuffe [Cuff], Henry (1562/3–1601), classical scholar and secretary to the earl of Essex, is believed to have been the youngest son of Robert Cuffe, of Donyatt, Somerset. The senior branch...

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demagogue

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Politics.

Like democracy, the idea of a demagogue has its roots in the ambiguous Greek word demos meaning ‘the people’, but in the sense of either ‘the population’ or ‘the mob’. Thus a demagogue was,...

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Douglas, Frederick Sylvester North

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Education; Classical Studies. 5 words.

See Douglas, Sylvester, Baron Glenbervie

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Drummond, Sir William, of Logiealmond

Muriel E. Chamberlain.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; Education; Classical Studies. 910 words.

Drummond, Sir William, of Logiealmond (1770?–1828), classical scholar and diplomatist, was the eldest son of John Drummond, the laird of Logiealmond, and his wife, Lady Catherine Murray,...

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Hofmeyr, Jan Frederik Hendrik

Christopher Saunders.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Politics; Education; Classical Studies. 1594 words.

Hofmeyr, Jan Frederik Hendrik (1894–1948), classical scholar and politician in South Africa, was born in Cape Town on 20 March 1894, the younger son of Andries Brink Hofmeyr (1851–1897), a...

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Macdonald, Sir George

A. O. Curle.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Political Institutions; Education; Classical Studies. 996 words.

Macdonald, Sir George (1862–1940), classical scholar and civil servant, was born at Elgin on 30 January 1862, the third son of James Macdonald, a master at Elgin Academy and an antiquary,...

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Murray, (George) Gilbert Aimé

Christopher Stray.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Education; Classical Studies. 6371 words.

Murray, (George) Gilbert Aimé (1866–1957), classical scholar and internationalist, was born in Sydney, Australia, on 2 January 1866, the second son of Sir Terence Aubrey Murray (1810–1873)...

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North, Frederick, fifth earl of Guilford

M. C. Curthoys.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Classical Studies; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 2478 words.

North, Frederick, fifth earl of Guilford (1766–1827), colonial governor and philhellene, was born on 7 February 1766, the youngest of the three surviving sons of Frederick North, second...

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Plato

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — Philosophy — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Classical Studies.

ancient Greek philosopher; born ca.429 b.c., died 347.

He was, along with Aristotle, one of the pillars

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political theory

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Politics.

Critical, systematic reflection about power in its public and private forms, particularly about the claims of government to possess legitimacy and authority; and, more generally, such...

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