Robert Drew Hicks

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Robert Drew Hicks (1850 – 8 March 1929) was a classical scholar, and a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

He was born in 1850, was educated at Bristol Grammar School,[1] and entered Trinity College, Cambridge in 1868.[2] Graduating BA in 1874, he became a fellow of Trinity in 1876.[3] He was college lecturer in Classics from 1884 to 1900.[1] He married Bertha Mary Heath in 1896, who herself held an MA in Classics from the University of London.[2] His brother-in-law was Sir Thomas Heath.[1] Between 1898 and 1900 Robert Hicks became blind, but he nevertheless produced most of his major works after this time, aided by his wife.[2]

His writings include:[1]

He is buried at the Parish of the Ascension Burial Ground in Cambridge.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Times, Saturday, Mar 09, 1929; p. 14 - Wikisource-logo.svg Obituary. Mr. R. D. Hicks. A Blind Aristotelian Scholar.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Herbert S. Long, Preface to the 1972 reprint of Diogenes Laërtius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers, I. Loeb Classical Library
  3. "Hicks, Robert Drew (HKS870RD)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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