Robert Yelverton Tyrrell
He was educated at Trinity College where he subsequently became a fellow in 1868 and professor of Latin in 1871. From 1880 to 1898, he was Regius professor of Greek, and from 1900 to 1904 professor of ancient history. He was a Commissioner of Education for Ireland and one of the original fellows of the British Academy. He was a first cousin to the disgraced modernist writer and excommunicated Catholic priest George Tyrrell SJ.
Amongst his published works were:
- Hesperidum Susurri (1867), with Thomas J Bellingham Brady and Maxwell Cormac Cullinan+
- Contributions to Cottabos, a Trinity College, Dublin, magazine (from 1868)
- ΕΥΡΙΠΙΔΟΥ ΒΑΚΧΑΙ The Bacchae of Euripides with a revision of the text and a commentary (1871)
- a translation of The Acharnians of Aristophanes into English verse (1883)
- an edition of Cicero's Letters (7 vols., the later vols. with Dr. Purser, 1879-1900)
- "Dublin Translations into Greek and Latin Verse", editor (1890)
- Latin Poetry (1893)
- Sophocles (1897)
- Terence (1902)
- Echoes of Kottabos (with Sir E. Sullivan) (1906)
- Essays on Greek Literature (1909)
- Stanford, W.B. (1978). "Robert Yelverton Tyrrell". Hermathena. No. 125 (Winter 1978): 7–21.
- Jebb, R. C. (1871). "Tyrrell's Bacchae". The Dark Blue: 651–656.
- Robert Yelverton Tyrrell, Essays on Greek Literature, MacMillan and Company, London (1909)
- W. B. Stanford, "Robert Yelverton Tyrrell", Hermathena, No. 125, (Winter 1978), pp. 7-21.