Greek Music, Drama, Sport and Fauna: The Collected Classical Papers of E.K. Borthwick

Calum Maciver (Editor)

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Ancient music and Greek drama were the main focuses of E. Kerr Borthwick’s academic output, and he had a particular flair for pinpointing, elucidating, and solving textual difficulties. But his interests ranged much further, as the works collected in this volume demonstrate; and his papers intrigue and entertain where a less lively pen might have made the points at issue seem dry and abstruse. Taken together, his articles constitute a stellar example of what a classicist with professional training as a philologist, an enquiring mind, an exact eye for detail, and the ability to communicate enthusiasm, can achieve in a life’s work.

The volume opens with Professor Borthwick’s inaugural lecture on Homer, ‘Odyssean Elements in the Iliad’ (Edinburgh, 1983). The editor, Dr. Calum Maciver, has then arranged Borthwick’s 63 scholarly articles, published between 1959 and 2003, thematically under six headings: Ancient Music, The Pyrrhic Dance, Drama, Zoologica, Ancient Sport, Miscellanea. The volume includes a consolidated bibliography of all works cited, a general index, an index of Greek Words, and an index locorum.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherFrancis Cairns Publications Ltd
Number of pages446
ISBN (Print)978-0-905205-57-1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


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