Benjamin Bickley Rogers

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Benjamin Bickley Rogers (11 December 1828 – 22 September 1919) was an English classical scholar.

Rogers was born in Shepton Montague, Somerset in 1828.

He was educated at Highgate School and Wadham College, Oxford,[1] where he became President of the Oxford Union in 1853. He was elected a Fellow of the college in 1852 and was called to the bar in 1856.[1] He gave up a successful legal practice when increasing deafness obliged him to retire.[1]

He then devoted himself exclusively to literature.[1] He translated all the plays of Aristophanes, reproducing the Greek metres in the English version.[1] Some of the comic verses use the metre of the Major-General's song in Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore.

In March 1902 he was elected an Honorary Fellow of Wadham College.[2]

Rogers died in Twickenham on 22 September 1919.[1]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Wikisource Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1922). "Rogers, Benjamin Bickley" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 32 (12th ed.). London & New York. p. 289.
  2. ^ "University intelligence". The Times (36712). London. 11 March 1902. p. 5.