Gilbert Murray Reassessed: Hellenism, Theatre, and International Politics

Paperback | March 4, 2008

EditorChristopher Stray

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This is the first comprehensive account of the life and work of the distinguished scholar and public figure Gilbert Murray (1866-1957). Sixteen contributors survey his childhood, his work in the theatre and in international relations, his Greek scholarship and contributions on religion andphilosophy, his friendships (including those with Bertrand Russell and A. E. Housman), his long commitment to the Home University Library, his radio work, and his involvement with psychic research. The book opens with memoirs by two of his grandchildren. Two biographies of Murray were published inthe 1980s, but the range of his activities makes it impossible for a single person to encompass them all adequately. This book, published 50 years after his death, aims to proved a comprehensive reassessment of a remarkable man.

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This is the first comprehensive account of the life and work of the distinguished scholar and public figure Gilbert Murray (1866-1957). Sixteen contributors survey his childhood, his work in the theatre and in international relations, his Greek scholarship and contributions on religion andphilosophy, his friendships (including those wi...

Christopher Stray is Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Classics, University of Wales Swansea.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.96 inPublished:March 4, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Christopher Stray: Introduction1. Ann Paludan and Alexander Murray: Remembering our grandfather2. Francis West: A broken mirror: Gilbert Murray's reflections of an Australian childhood3. Mark Griffith: Murray on Greek literature: the great/Greek man's burden4. Robert Parker: Gilbert Murray and Greek religion5. Christopher Collard: Murray and Greek texts6. James Morwood: Murray's translations of Greek tragedy7. Fiona Macintosh: From the Court to the National: the theatrical legacy of Gilbert Murray8. Malcolm Davies: Murray and A. E. Housman9. Barbara McManus: `Macte nova virtute, puer!': Gilbert Murray as mentor and friend to J. A. K. Thomson10. William Bruneau: Gilbert Murray, Bertrand Russell, and the theory and practice of politics11. Martin Ceadel: Gilbert Murray and international politics12. Peter Wilson: Retrieving cosmos: Gilbert Murray's thought on international relations13. Julia Stapleton: The classicist as liberal intellectual: Murray and Alfred Zimmern14. Mick Morris: Gilbert Murray at the BBC15. William Bruneau and Russell Wodell: Yours obediently, Gilbert Murray: letters to The Times