John Antony Cramer
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John Antony Cramer

John Antony Cramer
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John Cramer (1834)
Born1793
Died(1848-08-24)24 August 1848
NationalityBritish
EducationWestminster School
Alma materChrist Church, Oxford
OccupationHistorian
TitleRegius Professor of Modern History
Term1842-1848
PredecessorThomas Arnold
SuccessorHenry Halford Vaughan

John Antony Cramer (1793 - 24 August 1848), English classical scholar and geographer, was born at Mitlödi in Switzerland.

Life

He was educated at Westminster and Christ Church, Oxford. He resided in Oxford till 1844, during which time he held many important offices, being public orator, principal of New Inn Hall (1831-1847) (which he rebuilt at his own expense in 1833), and Regius Professor of Modern History from 1842 until 1848. In 1844 he was appointed to the deanery of Carlisle Cathedral, which he held until his death at Scarborough on 24 August 1848.

Works

His works include:

  • A Dissertation on the Passage of Hannibal over the Alps, published with his cousin, Henry Lewis Wickham[1] (2nd ed., 1828).
  • geographical and historical descriptions of Ancient Italy (1826)
  • Ancient Greece (1828)
  • Asia Minor (1832)
  • Travels of Nicander Nucius of Corcyra traveller of the 16th century in England (1841)
  • Catenae Graecorum Patrum in Novum Testamentum (1838-1844)
  • Anecdota Graeca e codd. manuscriptis bibliothecarum oxoniensium (4 vols, 1835-1837)[2]
  • Anecdota Graeca (from the manuscripts of the royal library in Paris, 4 vols, 1839-1841).[3]

Notes

  1. ^ "Cramer, John Antony" . Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885-1900. pp. 4-5.
  2. ^ vol. 1 (1835) ' (e cod. Oxon. bibl. Novi Colleg. 298, saec. XIV ex.); vol. 2 (1835) ? ?, pp. 1-165; ?, 167-281; ? , 283-330; ? . ?, 331-426; ? (sic) ? , 427-469 (e cod. Barocc. 50; one of the sources of this treatise was the section on ? of Orus' ? ); ? ? (sic), 470-473; ?, 473-475; , 475-487; ?, 487; Untitled glossary, 488-500; Index glossarum, 501-522; vol. 4 (1837) pp. 170-218 Excerpta varia: Anonym. Grammaticalia Excerpt. e Cod. Barocc. 194 fol. 109. r; pp. 308-39 Excerpta varia. Exc. e Cod. Mus. Brit. Add. 5118; pp. 411-25 Cod. Barocc. 116. Chart. Saec. XIV. Excerpt. e Schol. Choerobosc. in Theodos. Can. f. 63
  3. ^ vol. 4 (Oxford 1841), pp. 239-244 ? ? by Timothy of Gaza (a Greek grammarian active in the reign of Anastasius, i.e. 491-518).

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