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Professor of Greek (Glasgow)

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The Professorship of Greek is a chair at the University of Glasgow. Following a bequest by Douglas MacDowell, the chair was renamed the MacDowell Professor of Greek in his honour.

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HisotryEdit

Under the Nova Erectio of King James VI of Scotland the teaching of Greek at the University of Glasgow in Scotland was the responsibility of the Regents (university teachers).[1] From 1581 one of the Regents was sometimes given the title Professor of Greek.[2] The Professorship was more formally established in 1704.[3]

Following the retirement of Douglas MacDowell in 2001, the University opted to allow the Chair of Greek to lapse. However, upon his death the university received a bequest from him of over £2 million. The money was used to re-establish the chair, with the first incumbent of the Macdowell Chair in Greek appointed in 2012.[4]

List of Professors of GreekEdit

The following have held the post:

Professor of Greek

MacDowell Professor of Greek

  • Jan Stenger (2012-present) [6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Teaching at the University to 1914". The University of Glasgow Story. University of Glasgow. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  2. ^ Moss, Michael; Rankin, Moira; Richmond, Lesley. "Who, What and Where: The History and Constitution of the University of Glasgow". University of Glasgow. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  3. ^ "Professorships: Greek (MacDowell Chair)". The University of Glasgow Story. University of Glasgow. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  4. ^ "University of Glasgow revives Chair of Greek with £2.4m bequest". University of Glasgow. 17 January 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Biography of Douglas Maurice MacDowell". The University of Glasgow Story. University of Glasgow. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Staff profile: Jan Stenger". University of Glasgow. Retrieved 6 April 2018.