Robert D. Lamberton

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Robert Drummond Lamberton (born May 26, 1943 in Providence , Rhode Island , USA ) is an American classical philologist and professor of classical philology at Washington University in St. Louis .

Lamberton earned a Bachelor of Arts in Romance studies from Harvard University in 1964 , a Masters in 1970, and a Ph.D. in 1979. in Comparative Literature from Yale University . He then held positions at Columbia University , Princeton University and Cornell University .

Lamberton mainly works on the Greek epic ( Homer and Hesiod ) and on the history of its allegorical interpretation, especially in Neoplatonism , on ancient literary hermeneutics and on late antiquity , but in 1973 also translated the experimental novel Thomas l'obscure by Maurice Blanchot into American.

Lamberton is an associate editor for the field of reception of only electronically appearing review organ of the classics Bryn Mawr Classical Review .

Fonts (selection)

  • Plutarch . New Haven: Yale University Press 2001, ISBN 0-300-08810-8
  • (Ed., With John J. Keaney): Homer's ancient readers. The hermeneutics of Greek epic's earliest exegetes . Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press 1992, ISBN 0-691-06934-4
  • Homer in Antiquity , in: Ian Morris et al. Barry Powell (Ed.), A new companion to Homer , Leiden 1997, pp. 33-54, ISBN 90-04-09989-1
  • Hesiod , New Haven: Yale University Press 1988, ISBN 0-300-04068-7
  • Homer the Theologian. Neoplatonist Allegorical Reading and the Growth of the Epic Tradition , Berkeley 1986, ISBN 0-520-05437-7

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