Elected: 1957
Discipline: Unspecified at this time
Professor Arthur James Beattie FRSE
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Arthur James Beattie, Emeritus Professor of Greek at Edinburgh University, died after a short illness on 20 February 1996, aged 81. He was born in Belize, British Honduras, on 28 June 1914, son of a mahogany buyer, but his family moved to Scotland on the outbreak of war, when his father enlisted in the army. He was brought up Montrose where he attended the local Academy, and he retained a great affection for the town during his life. Going on then to Aberdeen University, he graduated MA with first class honours in Classics in 1935, and proceeded from there to Sidney Sussex College Cambridge, where he gained a first class in both parts of the Classical Tripos examination.