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Encyclopedia > William Smith (scholar)

Very Revd. Dr William Smith (1711-1787)

Dean of Chester, Greek and Latin scholar and first translator of the works of Thucydides Bust of Thucydides residing in the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto Thucydides (between 460 and 455 BC–circa 400 BC, Greek Θουκυδίδης, Thoukudídês) was an ancient Greek historian, and the author of the History of the Peloponnesian War, which recounts the 5th century BC war between Sparta and Athens. ...

Smith was born in Worcester in 1711, the son of the rector of St Nicholas' Church. He was sent to RGS Worcester after which he proceeded to New College, Oxford in 1728. He remained here for many years gaining four degrees including DD in 1758. He became headmaster of Brentwood School, Essex, in 1748, before leaving to become vicar of St George's, Liverpool. He left her in 1767 to go to Chester and after a time in Holy trinity became Dean of Chester Cathedral. He remained in this post until his death in 1787. Amongst his greatest achievements was the translation of Thcydides' History of the Peloponnesian War and some of his other works as well as the works of Xenophon including A History of Greece. The city of Worcester (pronounced ) is a city and the county town of Worcestershire in England. ... The Royal Grammar School Worcester (RGS Worcester) is a British independent Public School founded before 1291. ... College name New College Named after Blessed Virgin Mary Established 1379 Sister College Kings College Warden Prof. ... Brentwood School is the name of two notable schools: Brentwood School (Brentwood, England) in Brentwood, Essex, England Brentwood School (Los Angeles) in Los Angeles, California, USA This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Liverpool waterfront by night, as seen from the Wirral. ... Page from tenth-century minuscule manuscript of Thucydides History The History of the Peloponnesian War is an account of the Peloponnesian War in Ancient Greece, fought between the Peloponnesian League (led by Sparta) and the Delian League (led by Athens). ... Xenophon (In Greek , c. ...



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