John Dewar Denniston

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John Dewar Denniston (born March 4, 1887 in Bareilly , British India , † May 2, 1949 in Church Stretton , South Shropshire ) was a British classical scholar .

Denniston earned an MA and a D. Litt. in Oxford . In 1913 he found a job as a tutorial fellow at Hertford College , which he held until his death. He was also a tutor in Greek at Christ Church , Oxford. For five years he edited the classical scholarly journal The Classical Quarterly . He was a fellow of the British Academy and carried the OBE ( Order of the British Empire ).

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List of publications in: John D. Denniston, Lo stile della prosa greca. A cura di E. Renna, con una Premessa di M. Gigante , Bari 1993, pp. 247-254.

  • Greek Literary Criticism. London 1924; Reprinted in New York 1973.
  • Cicero, Philippics I and II. Ed. with Introd. and Notes. Oxford 1926, reprinted Bristol 1982.
  • The Greek Particles. Oxford 1934; second edition 1952, revised by Kenneth J. Dover .
  • Euripides, Electra. Ed. with a Comm. Oxford 1939, reprinted 1987.
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary. Ed. by M. Cary, John D. Denniston, JW Duff, Arthur Darby Nock , WD Ross , HH Scullard. Oxford 1949; second edition 1970, ed. by NGL Hammond and HH Scullard.
  • Some Oxford Composition. Oxford 1949.
  • Greek Prose Style. Ed. by Hugh Lloyd-Jones . Oxford 1952, reprinted Westport, Connecticut 1979.
    • Italian translation: Lo stile della prosa greca. A cura di E. Renna, con una Premessa di Marcello Gigante , Bari 1993.
  • Aeschylus, Agamemnon. Ed. with an Introd. and Comm. by JDD and Denys Page , Oxford 1957; Reprinted Oxford 1986.


  • Cecil Maurice Bowra : John Dewar Denniston (1887-1949) . In: Proceedings of the British Academy 35, 1949, 219-232.
  • A. da Costa Ramalho, Humanitas ns 1, 1952, xlix-l.
  • A. da Costa Ramalho: A obra Póstuma do Doutor John Dewar Denniston. In: Humanitas ns 6-7, 1957-1958, 212-213.
  • Marcello Gigante, Premessa, in: Lo stile della prosa greca. A cura di E. Renna, Bari 1993, pp. VII-XVII.

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