The New Student's Reference Work/Tyler, William Seymour
Tyler, William Seymour, an American scholar, was born at Hartford, Penn., Sept. 2, 1810. The gift of a Greek grammar by a young minister started the boy on his career as a scholar and teacher. He graduated at Amherst College, and studied theology, but accepted the professorship of Latin and Greek in Amherst College in 1836. Besides his work in the college for more than 50 years, where he became celebrated as a teacher of languages, he is well-known from his editions of Greek authors, as The Germania and Agricola of Tacitus, Plato's Apology and Crito and Demosthenes' De Corona; and from The Theology of the Greek Poets and The History of Amherst College.