Professor Alexander William Mair (9 June 1875–13 November 1928) was a 20th century Scottish scholar who was Professor of Greek at the University of Edinburgh. He was an authority on the works of the Greek poet Hesiod.
He was born in Edinburgh on 9 June 1875 the son of Rev Alexander Mair of the United Presbyterian Church. The family lived at 7 Abbotsford Park in the Morningside district. He studied Classics at the University of Cambridge.
After his death, his position at the University was filled by Sir Arthur Wallace Pickard-Cambridge.
He married Elizabeth Mackay Bisset (1882-1950). Together they had 13 children including: Gilbert Mair (the oldest), Gwen, Eileen, Enid, Colin, Hugh (died in infancy) Katharine (1908-1998) and the rugby player Norman Mair (the youngest).
- Hesiod: The Poems and Fragments (1908)
- Callimachus and Lycophron (1921)
- Poems by Alexander william Mair (1929)
- Works and Days
- Fragments and the Shield of Herakles
- Fragments and Theogony
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