Monday, October 05, 2009

Death of Hugh Lloyd-Jones

I am sorry to read of the death of the brilliant classical scholar Hugh Lloyd-Jones earlier today. The Telegraph already has an obituary:

Professor Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones, the former Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford University, who died on October 5 aged 87, was a gatekeeper for a particular style of traditional scholarship and one of the foremost classical scholars of his generation; his imposing output of scholarly works ranged across the fields of Greek epic, lyric, tragedy, comedy, Hellenistic literature, religion, intellectual history – and beyond.

I was lucky to meet Hugh Lloyd-Jones once, in March 2003, when lecturing at Wellesley College, Massachusetts, where he spent his retirement with his wife, the classical scholar Mary Lefkowitz.

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