Alexander Adam

Alexander Adam

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Alexander Adam (June 24, 1741 - December 18, 1809) was a Scottish teacher and writer on Roman antiquities. He was born near Forres, in Morayshire. From his earliest years he showed uncommon diligence and perseverance in classical studies, notwithstanding many difficulties and privations. In 1757 he went to Edinburgh, where he studied at the university. His reputation as a classical scholar secured him a post as assistant at Watson's Hospital and the headmastership in 1761. In 1764 he became private tutor to Alexander Kincaid, afterwards Lord Provost of Edinburgh, by whose influence he was appointed in 1768 to the rectorship of the High School on the retirement of Mr Matheson, whose substitute he had been for some time before. From this period he devoted himself entirely to the duties of his office and to the preparation of his numerous works on classical literature. His popularity and success as a teacher are strikingly illustrated by the great increase in the number of his pupils, many of whom subsequently became distinguished men, among them being Walter Scott, Lord Brougham and Francis Jeffrey.show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134959863
  • 9786134959865