Richard John Cunliffe Biography

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Richard John Cunliffe Biography

Post by jeidsath » Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:32 pm

Does anyone know anything about Richard John Cunliffe's biography? I'm having trouble discovering anything about him beyond his publication list and the fact that he had a daughter, Mary Cunliffe.
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Post by Scribo » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:51 pm

Nothing in any of the dictionaries of classicists?
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Re: Richard John Cunliffe Biography

Post by jeidsath » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:24 pm

Apparently not. A librarian at Berkeley checked for me.
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Re: Richard John Cunliffe Biography

Post by naturalphilosopher » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:22 pm

A google scholar search turns up nothing. I'd expect that one of the classical studies journals would have run an obituary for him.

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Re: Richard John Cunliffe Biography

Post by Dante » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:52 am

just the blurb on the back of my copy:

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Re: Richard John Cunliffe Biography

Post by Hylander » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:56 am

It's a κτημα ες αει.

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Re: Richard John Cunliffe Biography

Post by jeidsath » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:21 am

Yes, the above blurb is almost all that I have got.

Here he is in 1904.
Application and testimonials of Richard John Cunliffe, M.A., LL.B., for Additional Examinership for Degrees in Arts and Law, in Jurisprudence, Public and Private International Law, and Constitutional Law and History.
In 1916 he applied for (but did not get) the Glasgow Chair of Conveyancing. His application was under the name "John Richard Cunliffe" and exists at GUL Sp Coll Mu21-a.3.

He published "A new Shakespearean dictionary" in 1910. And then Blackie's Compact Etymological Dictionary in 1920. I think that this later on become Blackie's Compact Dictionary of Current English" in the 1960s. The Homeric Lexicon was published in 1924. He published a supplement on Homeric Proper and Place Names in 1931.

Unfortunately I don't know the date of his birth or death, except that it was before 1963 when his Lexicon was reprinted.
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Re: Richard John Cunliffe Biography

Post by mwh » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:47 am

"translations being useless"

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