The New International Encyclopædia/Sellar, William Young
SEL′LAR, William Young (1825-90). A Latinist, born in Sutherlandshire, Scotland, and educated at Glasgow University and Balliol College, Oxford. In 1851 he was appointed assistant to the professor of Latin in Glasgow, and in 1853 he went to Saint Andrews as assistant to the professor of Greek, whom he succeeded six years later. In 1863 he was made professor of Latin in the University of Edinburgh, a position which he held till his death. Professor Sellar wrote Roman Poets of the Republic (1863; 2d ed. 1881), Roman Poets of the Augustan Age (1877), and Horace and the Elegiac Poets, ed. by W. P. Ker (1892). The three books are learned and brilliant.