Robert Scott (philologist)
Robert Scott (26 January 1811 – 2 December 1887) was an English academic philologist, clergyman, and a Fellow (later Master) of Balliol College, Oxford. He served as Dean Ireland's Professor of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture at Oxford from 1861 to 1870, and as Dean of Rochester from 1870 until his death in 1887.
He is best known as the co-editor (with his colleague Henry George Liddell) of A Greek-English Lexicon, the standard dictionary of the classical Greek language. According to the 1925 edition of the Lexicon, the project was originally proposed to Scott by the London bookseller and publisher David Alphonso Talboys; it was published by the Oxford University Press.
- "Scott, Robert (1811-1877)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
- Lexicon text at Perseus project - includes basic biographical information about Scott from the 1925 edition of the Lexicon
- Biographical index to Benjamin Jowett papers - brief biography of Scott
- Balliol College Portraits Collection - includes a portrait of Scott
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