The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Gildersleeve, Basil Lanneau

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GILDERSLEEVE, Basil Lanneau, American classical scholar: b. Charleston, S. C, 23 Oct. 1831. He was graduated at Princeton in 1849 and studied in Germany for several years. He was professor of Greek at the University of Virginia from 1856 to 1876, when he was appointed professor of Greek at Johns Hopkins University. He founded and edited the American Journal of Philology and published among other works ‘A Latin Grammar’ (1867, 1894, 1899); ‘Satires of Persius Flaccus’ (1875); ‘Justin Martyr’ (1875); ‘Odes of Pindar’ (1885); ‘Essays and Studies’ (1890); ‘Hellas and Heiperia’ (1909); and, with C. W. E. Miller, ‘Syntax of Classical Greek from Homer to Demosthenes’ (New York, Part I in 1900 and Part II in 1911).