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Frederic de Forest Allen

Frederic de Forest Allen (1844–1897) was an American classical scholar.

Frederic de Forest Allen
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Born25 May 1844 Edit this on Wikidata
Oberlin Edit this on Wikidata
Died4 August 1897 Edit this on Wikidata (aged 53)
Cambridge Edit this on Wikidata
Alma mater


Early lifeEdit

Frederick Forest Allen was born in 1844 in Oberlin, Ohio. He graduated at Oberlin College in 1863.[1]

Allen taught Greek and Latin at the University of Tennessee from 1866 to 1868.[1] He attended the University of Leipzig in Germany from 1868 to 1870, where his thesis supervisor was Georg Curtius.[1] He earned his Ph.D. there with his thesis De Dialecto Locrensium.[2]


Allen was Professor of Foreign Languages at the University of Cincinnati, and at Yale College. He held the chair of classical philology at Harvard for the last seventeen years of his life.[3]


He died in 1897 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.[3]


  • Remnants of Early Latin, (1880)
  • A revision of Hadley's Greek Grammar, (second edition, 1886)
  • Greek Versification in Inscriptions (1888)
  • Æschylus: The Prometheus Bound and the Fragments of the Prometheus Unbound (1897)

External sourcesEdit


  1. ^ a b c Becker, Anja (November 2008). "Southern Academic Ambitions Meet German Scholarship: The Leipzig Networks of Vanderbilt University's James H. Kirkland in the Late Nineteenth Century". The Journal of Southern History. 74 (4): 861. JSTOR 27650317.
  2. ^ edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1906). The New International Encyclopaedia. Dodd, Mead and company. p. 367.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  3. ^ a b "DEATH LIST OF A DAY.; Frederick De Forest Allen". The New York Times. August 6, 1897. Retrieved 6 January 2009.