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"ROBERT YELVERTON TYRRELL (1844-1914), Irish classical scholar, was born at Ballingarry, co. Tipperary, Jan. 21 1844He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he subsequently became a fellow in 1868 and professor of Latin in 1871. From 1880 to 1898 he was Regius professor of Greek at Dublin, and from 1900 to 1904 professor of ancient history. He was a Commissioner of Education for Ireland and one of the original fellows of the British Academy. Amongst his published works were an edition of Cicero's Letters (7 vols., the later vols. with Dr. Purser, 1879-1900); Latin Poetry (1893); Sophocles (1897); Terence (1902), and Essays on Greek Literature (1909). He died in Dublin Sept. 19 1914.

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