Papers of Edward Ernest Sikes

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4 volumes of manuscript notes for lectures on Martial, Greek and Latin verse compositions.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in Halstead, Kent in 1867, Sikes entered St John's College in 1886. He graduated in 1889 with a first class in the Classical Tripos, winning the Browne medal for a Latin Ode. He was elected to a Fellowship in 1891 and served his College as tutor (1900-25) and President (1925-37). During the academic year 1926-7 he was at Harvard University as a Visiting Professor.

Sikes translated and edited a number of classical texts, and wrote on Greek and Roman poetry and Lucretius. He was President of the University Philological Society (1920), and, with his brother Francis Henry Sikes, donated a collection of British molluscs to the Natural History Museum, London. He married Mabel Katherine Garrett in 1901.

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Born in Halstead, Kent in 1867, Sikes entered St John's College in 1886. He graduated in 1889 with a first class in the Classical Tripos, winning the Browne medal for a Latin Ode. He was elected to a Fellowship in 1891 and served his College as tutor (1900-25) and President (1925-37). During the academic year 1926-7 he was at Harvard University as a Visiting Professor.

Sikes translated and edited a number of classical texts, and wrote on Greek and Roman poetry and Lucretius. He was President of the University Philological Society (1920), and, with his brother Francis Henry Sikes, donated a collection of British molluscs to the Natural History Museum, London. He married Mabel Katherine Garrett in 1901.

Preferred citation: St John's College Library, Papers of Edward Ernest Sikes

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30 Mar 2006

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