The New Student's Reference Work/Merivale, Charles

Mer′ivale, Charles, an English divine and historian, was born in Devonshire in 1808; and died on Dec. 27, 1893. He was educated at Cambridge, where he became both fellow and tutor. He was the preacher for the university from 1838 to 1850, and delivered lectures there in 1861 and in 1864. In 1869 he was appointed dean of Ely. His chief works are Fall of the Roman Republic and History of the Romans under the Empire. He has also written a General History of Rome, Early Church History and Contrast between Pagan and Christian Society, and translated Homer's Iliad. See his Autobiography.