Synopses & Reviews
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 and philosophy, 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 in the 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.
"The sheer range of Murray's activities is well served by this collection.... the volume remains thematically coherent, imaginatively and sympathetically presenting Murray's many-faceted legacy."--Anna Vaninskaya, The Classical Review
About the Author
Christopher Stray is Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Classics, University of Wales Swansea.