John Henry Wright
John Henry Wright (1852 – 1908) was an American classical scholar born at Urumiah (Rezaieh), Persia. In 1887, he became a professor of Greek at Harvard University. Some of Wright’s most notable works are A History of All Nations from the Earliest Times (1905), a 24–volume history of the world; the translations Masterpieces of Greek literature (1902); and The Origin of Plato's Cave (1906). He was active in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philological Association, and similar organisations. From 1889 to 1906 he co-edited the Classical Review (later Classical Quarterly) and from 1897 to 1906 he was chief editor of the American Journal of Archaeology. In 1893 Wright met the Swami Vivekananda, who greatly influenced him.