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Robert Drew Hicks

Robert Drew Hicks (1850 – 8 March 1929) was a classical scholar, and a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

He was born in 1850, was educated at Bristol Grammar School,[1] and entered Trinity College, Cambridge in 1868.[2] Graduating BA in 1874, he became a fellow of Trinity in 1876.[3] He was college lecturer in Classics from 1884 to 1900.[1] He married Bertha Mary Heath in 1896, who herself held an MA in Classics from the University of London.[2] His brother-in-law was Sir Thomas Heath.[1] Between 1898 and 1900 Robert Hicks became blind, but he nevertheless produced most of his major works after this time, aided by his wife.[2]

His writings include:[1]

He is buried at the Parish of the Ascension Burial Ground in Cambridge.


  1. ^ a b c d The Times, Saturday, Mar 09, 1929; p. 14 - Obituary. Mr. R. D. Hicks. A Blind Aristotelian Scholar.
  2. ^ a b c Herbert S. Long, Preface to the 1972 reprint of Diogenes Laërtius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers, I. Loeb Classical Library
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