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William Mure

Mure, William (1799–1860). Scholar, laird of Caldwell, Ayrshire, ed. at Westminster, Edinburgh, and Bonn, sat in Parliament for Renfrewshire 1846–55. He was a sound classical scholar, and published A Critical History of the Language and Literature of Ancient Greece (5 vols., 1850–57). He held the view that the Iliad and Odyssey are now substantially as they were originally composed. M. was Lord Rector of Glasgow University 1847–48.

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