Peter Giles (philologist)
Peter Giles was born at Strichen, Aberdeenshire, on 20 October 1860 and, after graduating from the University of Aberdeen, went up to Cambridge University as a scholar of Gonville and Caius College in 1882. He was placed in the first class in both parts of the Classical Tripos and in the second class in history.
After attending the lectures of Karl Brugmann at Freiburg and Leipzig, Giles brought the ideas of the Neo-grammarians to England in his only publication, A Short Manual of Comparative Philology for Classical Students, published in 1895 and subsequently translated into German.
- "Giles, Peter (GLS882P)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- Works by or about Peter Giles at Internet Archive
- Works written by or about Peter Giles at Wikisource
- Portrait of Peter Giles
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