Boston, MA 02215, United States
Boston University where Herbert Golder received a Bachelor of Arts degree.
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Yale University where Herbert Golder received a Master of Arts degree in 1977, a Master of Philosophy degree in 1979 and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1984.
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The University of Oxford where Herbert Golder studied.
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Herbert Golder attends the "My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?" photocall at the Palazzo del Casino during the 66th Venice Film Festival on September 5, 2009 in Venice, Italy.
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Herbert Golder, Julie Dansker and Werner Herzog attend the "Meeting Gorbachev" screening during the2019 Tribeca Film Festival at Village East Cinema on April 26, 2019 in New York City.
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Boston University professor Herb Golder (left) talking with German filmmaker Werner Herzog at the Coolidge Corner Theatre.
Herbert Golder studied at Boston University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in 1975. He also attended Yale University and received a Master of Arts degree in 1977 and a Master of Philosophy degree in 1979. Golder studied at the University of Oxford from 1981 to 1982. In 1984, he received a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Yale University.
Herbert Golder started his career as an instructor in classics at Yale University in 1977. He held this post until 1980. In 1982, he became an assistant professor of classics at Syracuse University. He also served as a visiting assistant professor at Emory University from 1984 to 1985. In 1985, Golder left Syracuse University and took up a post of an assistant professor of classics and adjunct professor of comparative literature at Emory University. He left this post in 1987 and one year later he became an assistant professor at Boston University. In 1993, Golder was appointed an associate professor of classics and in 2004 he became a professor of classics. Golder also served as a senior visitor at Manchester College and a visiting scholar at New College.
Herbert Golder also worked in film, most notably in collaboration with legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog on ten films. He was the author of the television play The Bacchae. Besides, he was the author of the introduction and notes for the book Unmodern Observations. Golder was the co-writer of such films as My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? and Invincible. He appeared as a commentator for an episode of the cable television series Mysteries of the Ancient World.
Quotations: "My work tends to explore man at the extreme limits of his condition, because it is there, under extreme pressure, that he reveals, as a chemical compound, his essential elements. Greek tragedy brought this truth home to me more nakedly than anything else, and so I have spent much of my life there, reading it, translating it, teaching it, studying it. The evolution of film was a natural consequence of being a student of the Greeks but coming to consciousness in the twentieth century. If Sophocles were alive today, he would, I have no doubt, have been a filmmaker, working in our own most powerful myth-making mode, a medium that is, like Greek tragedy, in its essence, a light stabbing through the darkness."
Herbert Golder is a member of the Modern Language Association, Council of Editors of Learned Journals, Society for Classical Studies and the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers.