James Duport, an English scholar, born in Cambridge in 1606, died July 17, 1679. He received his early education at Westminster school. In 1622 he entered Trinity college, Cambridge, and devoted himself especially to the study of Greek. He graduated in 1627, and was immediately elected fellow. In 1630 he was ordained to the ministry, in 1639 became regius professor of Greek in the university, and in 1641 was made prebendary of Lincoln and archdeacon of Stow. During the commonwealth he was one of the few who were not expelled from the university; but in 1654 he was displaced from his professorship, although he continued his labors as fellow and tutor. On the restoration Duport was appointed king's chaplain. He was made D. D. in 1660, dean of Peterborough in 1664, master of Magdalen college in 1668, and vice chancellor of the university in 1669. Among his numerous publications are a Greek poetical version of the book of Job (1637), also of Proverbs, Ecclesi-astes, and Song of Solomon, with Latin translations (1646); Gnomologia Homeri (1660); translation into Greek of the "Book of Common Prayer" (1665); the Psalms of David in Greek hexameters (1666); and "Lectures on Theophrastus's Characters " (1712).