A.E. Housman: Classical Scholar by Christopher Stray,D. J. Butterfield

By Christopher Stray,D. J. Butterfield

A.E. Housman (1859-1936) used to be a guy of many obvious contradictions, so much of which stay unresolved a hundred and fifty years after his start. straight away a deeply emotive lyric poet and an actual and committed classical student, he accomplished popularity in either one of those various disciplines. even supposing his poetic legacy has acquired a lot scholarly research, and but extra awareness has been dedicated to reconstructing his deepest existence, no past paintings has interested in Housman the classical pupil; but it's upon scholarship that Housman such a lot wanted to depart his mark.

This well timed selection of papers via best students reassesses the breadth and value of Housman's contribution to classical scholarship in either his released and unpublished writings, and discusses how his mantle has been handed directly to later generations of classicists.

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