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Thomas Gaisford

(1779—1855) classical scholar and dean of Christ Church, Oxford


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(1779–1855), Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, from 1831. Educated at Christ Church, he became Regius Professor of Greek in 1812. In 1829 he offered the bishopric of Oxford on the death of C. Lloyd, but refused it. His reputation rests chiefly on his contributions to the study of the Greek classics (e.g. Hephaestion, Herodotus, Stobaeus). In the field of Patristics, he prepared critical editions of Eusebius of Caesarea's Praeparatio (1843) and Demonstratio Evangelica (1852), as well as of the Byzantine lexicographer Suidas (1834).

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