Louis Claude Purser (1854 - 1932):
Academic and translator
Louis Purser was born in Dungarvan, County Waterford and was educated at Middleton, Portora School, Enniskillen and Trinity College, Dublin, where he was appointed a fellow in 1881. He was appointed Professor of Latin from 1898 to 1904 and received honorary degrees from Glasgow, Durham and Oxford. He was Vice-President of the Royal Irish Academy and a Fellow of the British Academy. He translated many works and collaborated with R. Y. Tyrrell in publishing Cicero's Correspondence in seven volumes.
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