BADHAM, CHARLES (1813-1884), English classical scholar, was born at Ludlow, in Shropshire, England. His father, Charles Badham, translator of Juvenal and an excellent classical scholar, was regius professor of physic at Glasgow; his mother was a cousin of Thomas Campbell, the poet. When about seven years old, Badham was sent to Switzerland, where he became a pupil of Pestalozzi. He was educated at Eton and Oxford, afterwards travelling in Italy to study ancient manuscripts, in particular those of the Vatican library. It was here that he began a life-long friendship with G. C. Cobet. He was headmaster at Louth and then at Edgbaston, and in 1866 went to Australia to be professor of classics and logic at Sydney university. Dr. Badham's classical attainments were recognized by the most famous European critics.
Badham published editions of Euripides, Helena and Iphigenia in Tauris (1851) , Ion (185 1) ; Plato's Philebus (1855, 1878) , Laches and Euthydemus (1865) , Phaedrus (1851) , Symposium (1866) and De Platonis Epistolis (1866). He also contributed to Mnemosyne (Cobet's journal) and other classical periodicals. His Adhortatio ad Discipulos Academiae Sydniensis (1869) contains a number of emendations of Thucydides and other classical authors. He also published an article on "The Text of Shakespere" in Cambridge Essays (1856) ; Criticism applied to Shakespere (1846) ; Thoughts on Classical and Commercial Education (1864) . A collected edition of his Speeches and Lectures delivered in Australia (Sydney, 189o) contains a memoir by Thomas Butler.