T. C. W. Stinton was a highly respected classical scholar who died in 1985. He was a Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford, for over thirty years and devoted his life to teaching, inspiring his pupils with his own passionate love for the classics. As well as generously encouraging the work and publications of others, he also spent much time himself in researching and writing, concentrating mainly on Greek tragedy. This volume presents twenty-six of Tom Stinton's essays and reviews, mainly on Greek tragedy, covering his work from 1960 until his death in 1985. The papers include `Euripides and the Judgement of Paris', `The Scope and Limits of Allusion in Greek Tragedy', `The Apotheosis of Heracles from the Pyre', and `Greek Tragic Texts and the Limits of Conservatism'. Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones, formerly Regius Professor of Greek in the University of Oxford, has written a foreword especially for this collection.
`The book is a storehouse of learned commentary.' Malcolm Heath, The Classical Review. 'Stinton's conclusions do not always convince; given the nature of the subject, that goes without saying. But his arguments always demand serious attention, and that must be counted a major achievement.' Times Literary Supplement `These papers display clearly that `unusual determination to get as near as possible to the truth' to which Hugh Lloyd-Jones pays tribute in the forward... We are indebted to the Oxford Press for making this collection available'. Malcolm Heath, The Classical Review, vol XLI, no 2, 1991. 'meticulous attention to detail ... The Oxford University Press is to be thanked for bringing together in one weighty volume the unfailingly insightful explorations of such a gently humorous, subtle and sensitive interpreter of Greek tragic texts.' Michael Comber, St. John's College, Oxford, The Journal of Hellenic Studies, Vol. CXII, 1992
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 2nd August 1990
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.2 x 3.7
Weight (kg): 1.07