The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Davidson, Thomas

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DAVIDSON, Thomas, Scottish philosopher and writer: b. Aberdeenshire, 25 Oct. 1840; d. Montreal, 14 Sept. 1900. He came to the United States in 1867, and was subsequently professor of classics in the Saint Louis High School. In 1875 he settled in Cambridge, Mass. Later he traveled in Greece and Italy. Included in his publications are ‘A Short Account of the Niobe Group’ (1874); ‘The Place of Art in Education’ (1886); 'Giordano Bruno' (1886); a ‘Hand-Book to Dante’ (1887); ‘Prolegomena to Tennyson's “In Memoriam” ’; ‘Aristotle and Ancient and Modern Educational Ideals’; ‘The Education of the Greek People and Its Influence on Civilzation.’