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John Lempriere

(c. 1765—1824) classical scholar


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(c.1765–1824) Schoolmaster and classical scholar, educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge. As a young man he wrote the entertaining and influential Bibliotheca Classica, or A Classical Dictionary Containing a Full Account of All the Proper Names Mentioned in Antient Authors (1788), which has frequently been enlarged and revised and is still in use.

From The Oxford Companion to English Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.


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