Shorey, Paul(1857–1934) classicist; born in Davenport, Iowa. After studying in America and Germany, he taught at Bryn Mawr (1885–92) and the University of Chicago (1892–1927), where he was the first professor of Greek. A friend of the great classicist Basil Gildersleeve, he published extensively on Plato and Aristotle, and Greek metrics. He also founded Classical Philology, and gave the University of California Sather Lectures in 1916–17, 1918–19, and 1928–29.
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