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Archibald Young Campbell (1885-1958) was a Scottish poet, classical scholar, and translator of the 1920s and 1930s.


Campbell was born at Blantyre, near Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland in 1885, and received his education at Hamilton Academy [1] and Fettes College, in Edinburgh.

In 1904 he went up to St John's College, Cambridge, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1907.[2] After graduation Campbell worked as a lecturer in Classics at the University of Liverpool and the University of Reading before returning to St. John's College as a fellow. In 1922 he was appointed as Gladstone Professor of Greek at the University of Liverpool, a position he held until his retirement in 1950.[3]

Campbell lived in Cambridge until his death, but taught at the University of Bristol during the academic year of 1954.

Campbell married, and had two daughters and one son.[2]




  • Poems. Cambridge, UK: W. Heffer / London: Simpkin, Marshall, 1912.
  • The Dromedary: Poem (illustrated by John Nash). London: Poetry Bookshop, 1926.[4]
  • Poems. London & New York: Longmans, Green, 1926.


  • Horace: A new interpretation. London: Methuen, 1924.
  • Aeschylus, The Agammemnon. Liverpool, UK: Liverpool University Press / London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1940.
  • Euripides, Helena. Liverpool, UK: 1950.
  • Horace, Odes and Epodes. Liverpool, UK: Liverpool University Press, 1953.

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[5]

Poems by A.Y. CampbellEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. Scottish Secondary Teachers' Association Magazine, February 1950, feature on Hamilton Academy in the article series 'Famous Scottish Schools' listing notable alumni
  2. 2.0 2.1 Janus. "Papers of Archibald Young Campbell". St John's College Library. Retrieved September 4, 2007. 
  3. University Chairs and their Holders Past and Present Retrieved October19, 2010
  4. The Dromedary: Poem by A.Y. Campbell, Web, May 19, 2014.
  5. Search results = au:Archibald Young Campbell, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, May 19, 2014.

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