John Antony Cramer

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John Antony Cramer (1793 – 24 August 1848), English classical scholar and geographer, was born at Mitlödi in Switzerland.

He was educated at Westminster and Christ Church, Oxford. He resided in Oxford till 1844, during which time he held many important offices, being public orator, principal of New Inn Hall (which he rebuilt at his own expense), and Regius Professor of Modern History from 1842 until 1848. In 1844 he was appointed to the deanery of Carlisle Cathedral, which he held until his death at Scarborough on 24 August 1848.

His works are of considerable importance:
  • A Dissertation on the Passage of Hannibal over the Alps, published anonymously with HL Wickham (2nd ed., 1828), a scholarlike work of first-rate ability
  • geographical and historical descriptions of Ancient Italy (1826)
  • Ancient Greece (1828)
  • Asia Minor (1832)
  • Travels of Nicander Nucius of Corcyra traveller of the 16th century in England (1841)
  • Catenae Graecorum Patrum in Novum Testamentum (1838–1844)
  • Anecdota Graeca e codd. manuscriptis bibliothecarum oxoniensium (4 vols, 1835-1837)vol. 1 (1835) Ὁμήρου Ἐπιμερισμοὶ κατ' ἀλφάβητον (e cod. Oxon. bibl. Novi Colleg. 298, saec. XIV ex.); vol. 2 (1835) Θεογνώστου Κανόνες, pp. 1-165; Χοιροβοσκοῦ Ὀρθογραφία, 167-281; Περὶ ποσότητος, 283-330; Ἐπιμερισμοὶ κατὰ στοιχεῖον. Γραφικά, 331-426; Ἐκλογαὶ διαφόρων λέξεων......
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