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William Smith (1813–1893)

Smith, William. A distinguished English classical scholar and compiler of classical dictionaries; born at Enfield, 1813; died in London, Oct. 7, 1893. He was of great learning, and his works were very influential in the guidance and extension of scholarship. They include: ‘Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities’ (1840–42); ‘Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology’ (1843–49); ‘Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography’ (1853–57); ‘Dictionary of the Bible’ (1860–63); ‘Dictionary of Christian Antiquities’ (1875–80); ‘Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects, and Doctrines, during the First Eight Centuries’ (1877–87), with Dr. Wace. He also published Greek and Latin textbooks, dictionaries, and manuals, besides editing editions of Gibbon, Hume, Hallam, and other historians.