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Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Boise, James Robinson

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BOISE, JAMES ROBINSON, an American educator, born in Blandford, Mass., Jan. 27, 1815; was graduated at Brown University, in 1840; and served there as tutor of Latin and Greek and as Professor of Greek till 1850. In 1862, he became Professor of the Greek Language and Literature in the University of Michigan; in 1868, was called to the same chair in the University of Chicago; and, in 1877, became Professor of New Testament Interpretation in the Baptist Union Theological Seminary. On the establishment of the new University of Chicago, he was made Professor-Emeritus of New Testament Greek. He published several classical text books, including editions with original notes of Xenophon's “Anabasis” and the first six books of Homer's “Iliad,” besides “Notes” on the Epistles to the Galatians, Romans, etc. He died in Chicago, Feb. 9, 1895.