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1922 Encyclopædia Britannica/Verrall, Arthur Woollgar

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VERRALL, ARTHUR WOOLLGAR (1851-1912), English classical scholar, was born at Brighton Feb. 5 1851. He was the son of a solicitor, and was educated at Wellington and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated as second classic in 1873, becoming fellow and tutor of his college. He published editions of many classical plays, especially the Medea, Agamemnon and Choephoroe. In 1895 appeared Euripides the Rationalist, followed in 1905 and 1910 by editions of most of Euripides' plays. He was an original critic, with views of his own, often expounded in the Classical Review and other journals. In February 1911 he was appointed to fill the new King Edward VII. professorship of Literature at Cambridge, which had been endowed by Sir Harold Harmsworth, later Viscount Rothermere. He died at Cambridge June 18 1912.