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Rediscovering E. R. Dodds – Scholarship, Education, Poetry, and the Paranormal - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Rediscovering E. R. Dodds: Scholarship, Education, Poetry, and the Paranormal

Christopher Stray, Christopher Pelling, and Stephen Harrison


This book offers an assessment of a remarkable classical scholar, who was also a poet with extensive links to twentieth-century English and Irish literary culture, the friend of Auden and MacNeice. Dodds was born in Northern Ireland, but made his name as Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford University from 1936 to 1960, succeeding Gilbert Murray. Before this he taught at Reading and Birmingham, was active in the Association of University Teachers, or AUT (of which he became president), and brought an outsider's perspective to the comfortable and introspective world of Oxford. His famous book Th ... More

Keywords: German education, Second World War, British literary culture, Greek tragedy, classical scholar, Auden, MacNeice, Oxford University, Association of University of Teachers, AUT

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198777366
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198777366.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Stray, editor
Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Classics, Ancient History, and Egyptology, Swansea University

Christopher Pelling, editor
Emeritus Regius Professor of Greek, University of Oxford

Stephen Harrison, editor
Professor of Latin Literature and Fellow and Tutor in Classics at Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford

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