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Jasper Griffin studied at Balliol College between 1956 and 1960 and graduated with a first class Bachelor of Arts degree.
(This book demonstrates how Homeric poetry manages to conf...)
This book demonstrates how Homeric poetry manages to confer significance on persons and actions, interpreting the world and the lives of the people who inhabit it. Taking central themes like characterization, death, and the gods, the author argues that current ideas of the limitations of "oral poetry" are unreal, and that Homer embodies a view of the world both unique and profound.
("The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" stand at the very beginning...)
"The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" stand at the very beginning of Greek literature. Much has been written about their origins and authorship, but Jasper Griffin, although he touches briefly on those questions, is here concerned with the ideas of the poems, which have had such an incalculable influence on the ideas of the West. He shows that each of the two epics has its own coherent and suggestive view of the world and of man's place in it.
(Virgil lived through the fall of the Roman Republic and t...)
Virgil lived through the fall of the Roman Republic and the establishment of the Empire, and in his poems we see a series of attempts, increasingly ambitious in scale and conception, to combine technical brilliance with profound meditations on the nature of imperialism and the relation of the individual and the State.
(In less than fifty-three years, Rome subjected most of th...)
In less than fifty-three years, Rome subjected most of the known world to its rule. This authoritative and compelling work tells the story of the rise of Rome from its origins as a cluster of villages to the foundation of the Roman Empire by Augustus, to its consolidation in the first two centuries CE. It also discusses aspects of the later Empire and its influence on Western civilization, not least of which was the adoption of Christianity.
(This handy guide to The Odyssey will introduce students t...)
This handy guide to The Odyssey will introduce students to a text, which has been fundamental to literature for nearly 3000 years. Readers will be introduced to the world in that the Odyssey was produced, to the text itself and to its origins in oral poetry.
(Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones was Regius Professor of Greek at Oxf...)
Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones was Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford University from 1960 to 1989. He has made important contributions to our knowledge of ancient Greece. In September 1997 a group of former pupils and scholars offered him a set of papers on Sophocles in honor of is seventy-fifth birthday. This volume collects those papers, which give varied approaches to the poet, his work, and his influence.
Jasper Griffin studied at Balliol College between 1956 and 1960 and graduated with a first-class Bachelor of Arts degree. Besides, he was Jackson Fellow at Harvard University from 1960 to 1961 where he undertook research in early Latin poets. Griffin also received a Master of Arts degree from Balliol College in 1963.
Jasper Griffin was Public Orator and Professor of Classical Literature at the University of Oxford from 1992 until 2004. On his return to the University of Oxford, he became Dyson Junior Research Fellow at Balliol College from 1961 to 1963, Tutorial Fellow in Classics between 1963 and 2004, and Senior Fellow during 2000-2004.
Additionally, Griffin is the originator of the word "agostic" used by the organometallic chemist Malcolm Green to describe C-H-M interactions.
Jasper Griffin authored such noted books as "Homer on Life and Death" (1980), "Snobs" (1982), and "Latin Poets and Roman Life" (1985), among others.
He is currently a Professor Emeritus of Classical Literature, University of Oxford.
(Virgil lived through the fall of the Roman Republic and t...)1986
(This book demonstrates how Homeric poetry manages to conf...)1980
(This handy guide to The Odyssey will introduce students t...)1987
(Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones was Regius Professor of Greek at Oxf...)2000
(In less than fifty-three years, Rome subjected most of th...)1986
("The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" stand at the very beginning...)1980
As Jasper Griffin himself describes his political views, he is "conservative in style, liberal in substance."
Jasper Griffin has been a fellow of the British Academy since 1986.
Jasper Griffin married Miriam Tamara Dresler, an academic, in 1960. They have three children - Julia, Miranda, and Tamara.