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Gildersleeve, Basil Lanneau
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GILDERSLEEVE, gĭl'dẽr-slēv, Basil Lanneau (1831—). A distinguished American classical scholar, born at Charleston, S. C. He graduated from Princeton in 1849, and then studied in Germany at the Universities of Berlin, Bonn, and Göttingen, receiving the degree of Ph.D. from the last place in 1853. Upon his return to the United States he was called to be professor of Greek in the University of Virginia, a position which he held from 1856 to 1876. He was also professor of Latin, 1861-66. In 1876 he was appointed to the professorship of Greek at Johns Hopkins University, which position he continues to hold at the present time. He has been the editor of the American Journal of Philology since its establishment, in 1880, and by his own writings has made valuable contributions to the syntax of Greek and Latin and to the history of Greek literature. On his seventieth birthday some of his former pupils, most of them professors in universities, published a collection of their Studies, an octavo volume of more than 500 pages (Baltimore, 1902). He has published numerous works: A Latin Grammar (1867. 1894, 1899); Persius (1875); Justin Martyr (1877); Pindar (1885); Essays and Studies (1890); Greek Syntax, part i. (1900). He received the degree of LL.D. from William and Mary (1869) and Harvard (1896); D.C.L., University of the South (1884); L.H.D., Yale (1891), Princeton (1899).