Robert Yelverton Tyrrell

Robert Yelverton Tyrrell, FBA (January 21, 1844 – September 19, 1914) was an Irish classical scholar who was Regius Professor of Greek at Trinity College, Dublin.


He was educated at Trinity College where he subsequently became a fellow in 1868 and professor of Latin in 1871. From 1880 to 1898, he was Regius professor of Greek, 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. He was a first cousin to the disgraced modernist writer and excommunicated Catholic priest George Tyrrell SJ.[1]


Amongst his published works were:


  1. Stanford, W.B. (1978). "Robert Yelverton Tyrrell". Hermathena. No. 125 (Winter 1978): 7–21.
  2. Jebb, R. C. (1871). "Tyrrell's Bacchae". The Dark Blue: 651–656.
  3. Robert Yelverton Tyrrell, Essays on Greek Literature, MacMillan and Company, London (1909)


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