Jowett, Benjamin
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British Hellenist and theologian. Born London 15. 4. 1817, died Headley Park (Hampshire) 1. 10. 1893. School in London; studied at Balliol College, Oxford. From 1838 fellow there, from 1842 tutor. 1842 ordination as deacon in the Anglican Church; 1845 ordination as priest. From 1855 Regius Prof. of Greek at Oxford. Master of Balliol College from 1870.

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J. learned Latin and Greek at school and continued his studies at Balliol College with great success from 1836. At the time, the college …

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Stephan, U. C. A., “Jowett, Benjamin”, 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 18 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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