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Thomas Ruddiman

Ruddiman, Thomas (1674–1757). Grammarian, born in Banffshire, and ed. at King’s College, Aberdeen, obtained a position in the Advocates’ Library in Edinburgh, of which in 1730 he became Librarian. In 1714 he published his Rudiments of the Latin Tongue, which was for long the recognised Latin grammar in the schools of Scotland. He was made printer to the University in 1728. R., who was one of the greatest of Scottish Latinists, produced an ed. of the works of George Buchanan, and an ed. of Livy said to be “immaculate.” He also reprinted, with notes, Gavin Douglas’s version of the Æneid.

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