For modern views of Alexander see Thirlwall, History of Greece; Niebuhr, Lectures on Ancient History (Eng.
6; Thirlwall c. xi., pp. 72-74; and Grote).
Hare assisted Thirlwall, afterwards bishop of St David's, in the translation of the 1st and 2nd volumes of Niebuhr's History of Rome (1828 and 1832), and published a Vindication of Niebuhr's History in 1829.
His chief works were a Commentary on the Book of Psalms (2 vols., 1864-1868) and a life of Bishop Thirlwall (1877-1878).
2 The other, the Rev. John Kenrick, he described as a man so learned as to be placed by Dean Stanley " in the same line with Blomfield and Thirlwall," 3 and as " so far above the level of either vanity or dogmatism, that cynicism itself could not think of them in his presence."
See Thirlwall, History of Greece, vol.
CONNOP THIRLWALL (1797-1875), English bishop and historian, was born at Stepney, London, on the 11th of January 17 9 7.
Thirlwall now joined with Hare in translating Niebuhr's History of Rome; the first volume appeared in 1828.
On Hare's departure from Cambridge in 1832, Thirlwall became assistant college tutor, which led him to take a memorable share in the great controversy upon the admission of Dissenters which arose in 1834.
Thirlwall replied by pointing out that no provision for theological instruction wa,s in fact made by the colleges except compulsory attendance at chapel, and that this was mischievous.
The scale was enlarged, but Thirlwall always felt cramped.
A noble letter from Thirlwall to Grote, and Grote's generous reply, are published in the life of the latter.
John Sterling pronounced Thirlwall "a writer as great as Thucydides and Tacitus, and with far more knowledge than they."
In 1840 Thirlwall was raised to the see of St David's.
As scholar, critic and ecclesiastical statesman Thirlwall stands very high.
Grote and C. Thirlwall, T.
- Connop Thirlwall, bishop of St David's (d.
3; Thirlwall, History of Greece, ch.
Educated at first by his mother, George Grote was sent to the Sevenoaks grammar school (1800-1804) and afterwards to Charterhouse (1804-1810), where he studied under Dr Raine in company with Connop Thirlwall, George and Horace Waddington and Henry Havelock.
67; Plutarch, Demetrius, 31.52, Pyrrhus, 12; Appian, Syriaca, 62; Thirlwall, History of Greece, vol.