A.E. Housman Classical Scholar

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  • Copyright: 2013-12-05
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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A.E. Housman (1859-1936) was a man of many apparent contradictions, most of which remain unresolved 150 years after his birth. At once a deeply emotive lyric poet and a precise and dedicated classical scholar, he achieved fame in both of these diverse disciplines. Although his poetic legacy has received much scholarly analysis, and yet more attention has been devoted to reconstructing his private life, no previous work has focused on Housman the classical scholar; yet it is upon scholarship that Housman most wished to leave his mark.

This timely collection of papers by leading scholars reassesses the breadth and significance of Housman's contribution to classical scholarship in both his published and unpublished writings, and discusses how his mantle has been passed on to later generations of classicists.

Author Biography

Editors: David Butterfield is W.H.D. Rouse Research Fellow, Christ's College, Cambridge, UK. Christopher Stray is Honorary Research Fellow, University of Swansea, and Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Classics, University of London , UK.

Contributors: D.J. Butterfield, Christ's College, Cambridge; E. Courtney, University of Virginia; J. Diggle, Queens' College, Cambridge; S.J. Heyworth, Wadham College, Oxford; N. Hopkinson, Trinity College, Cambridge; E.J. Kenney, Peterhouse, Cambridge; J.H.C. Leach, Pembroke College, Oxford; L. Lehnus, University of Milan; G. Luck, Johns Hopkins University; R.G.M. Nisbet, Corpus Christi College, Oxford; S.P. Oakley, Emmanuel College, Cambridge; M.D. Reeve, Pembroke College, Cambridge; C.A. Stray, Swansea; G.D. Williams, Columbia University.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Introduction - C.A. Stray
Part I. Housman the Scholar
1. Housman and Propertius - S.J. Heyworth
2. Housman’s Manilius - E. Courtney
3. Housman’s Juvenal - R.G.M. Nisbet
4. Housman, Lucan and Fraenkel - S.P. Oakley
5. Housman and Ovid’s Ibis - G.D. Williams
6. Housman on Metre and Prosody - D.J. Butterfield
7. Dust and Fudge: manuscripts in Housman’s generation - M.D. Reeve
Part II. Housman’s Scholarly Environment
8. Housman and R.C. Jebb: intellectual styles and the politics of metre - C.A. Stray

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