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(1800-1879), classical scholar: s. James L----; b. Poulton, Lancashire; graduated Trinity College, 1822, B. A., as a wrangler and senior chancellor's medallist; in 1823 he was members' prizeman, and gained a fellow ship over the heads of Macaulay and Malden; chosen professor of ancient languages in the Univ. o` Virginia at Charlottesville, Virginia, 1824; Thomas Jefferson (the President of the United States) was rector and Long was his frequent guest; returned to England after four years and accepted professorship of Greek in the Univ. of London (afterwards Univ. College); became editor of Quarterly Journal of Education, published by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, of whose committee Long was a most active member; one of the founders in 1830 of the Royal Geographical Society and was for many years a member of council, and honorary secretary from 184648; he contributed to geographical papers; he also edited and contributed to the Society's Biographical Dictionary; in 1842 he became professor of Latin in University College; resigned the chair in 1846 and lectured on jurisprudence and civil law in the Inner Tempfe; he wrote all the articles on Roman law for Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquites (1842); established and edited the Bibliotheca Classica, 1851-8; published his admirable translation of Marcus Aurelius with the title, "Thoughts of the Emperor M. Aurelius Antoninus."
Source: Long Family Records