JEBB, Sir Rteumto CLAvEmlotTsE (1841—). An eminent Scottish classical scholar. Ile was horn at Dundee, Scotland, and educated at Saint Columba's College, Dublin, the Charterhouse School, London, and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated with the highest honors in 1862. In 1871 he became governor of Charter house School, and in 1872 was appointed classi cal examiner in the University of London, and tutor of Trinity College. Three years later he was called to the chair of Greek in the University of Glas;:!ow, and in 1889 was made regius pro fessor of Greek in the University of Cambridge. Jobli was instrumental in establishing in 1886 the British School of Classical Studies at Athens. Ile has been president of the Society for the Pro motion of Hellenistic Studies since 1891, and since the same year has been member of Pa•lia ment from the University of Cambridge. In 1900 be was knighted. Ile has received honorary de gm•s from the universities of Edinburgh. Cam
bridge, Bologtm, and Harvard: in 1878, in recog nition of his high attainments and his earnest advocacy of the teaching of modern Greek, be was presented with the gold cross of the Order of the Saviour by the King of Greece. His numer ous works are all distinguished by great scholar ship and brilliant style. Among them the most important are: The Characters of Thropbrastus (1870) : A ttic Orators (2 vols., 2d ed. 1893); Richard Bentley (English Men of Letters Series, ; Bonier (ISS7) ; A Complete Edition of Sophocles with critical notes, commentary, and translation (S vols., Cambridge, 1883-1903) and many other monographs on philological subjects. Jo 1892 he was Turnbull lecturer at Johns Hop kins University. The lectures there delivered were published under the title Time Growth and Influence of Classical Greek Poetry (1893).