John Pentland Mahaffy
 

 

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John Pentland Mahaffy 1839-1919

Born near Vevay in Switzerland. He was Professor of Ancient History 1869-1899 and Provost of Trinity 1914-1919 and first President of the Irish Georgian Society. He was well-known as a wit and raconteur. Gogarty described him as the “finest talker in Europe”. He also befriended the young Oscar Wilde. His works include The Principles of the Art of Conversation, Kant’s Critical Philosophy for English Readers, Social Life in Greece from Homer to Menander, The Silver Age of the Greek World and An Epoch of Irish History. He is buried in County Dublin.

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