Chandler, Richard, Dd

Chandler, Richard, D.D.

an English divine and antiquary, was born in 1738 at Elson, in Hampshire, and. was educated at Winchester school and Queen's College, Oxford. His first work consisted of fragments from the minor Greek poets, with notes, in 1759; and in 1763 he published a fine edition of the Arundelian marbles, Marmora Oxoniensia, with a Latin translation. The same year Chandler, together with Revett, the architect, and Pars, the painter, was sent by the Dilettanti Society to explore the antiquities of Ionia and Greece. They returned to England in 1766, and, as a result of their joint investigations, they produced the two magnificent folios of Ionian antiquities, in 1769. Chandler also edited a valuable collection of inscriptions, entitled Inscriptiones Antiquae Plereque Nondum Edites (Oxford, 1774). In 1775 he published his Travels in Asia Minor; in 1776, his Travels in Greece; and in 1800, his History of Ilium. After his return from Greece he obtained several Church preferments. He died in England in 1810. See Encyclop. Brit. (9th ed.)

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