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Martin Litchfield West

Balzan Preis 2000 für Klassische Altertumskunde

Für seine meisterhaften Editionen und Erklärungen griechischer Dictung von Homer bis zur attischen Tragödie sowie für seine bahnbrechenden Untersuchungen zu den immer schon vermuteten und zugleich heftig umstrittenen Beziehungen zwischen Griechenland und dem Alten Orient.

Martin Litchfield West, born on 23 September 1937 (*1937 – †2015) in London, is a British citizen.

Fellow of the British Academy,

Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford (since 1991),

Jr. Woodhouse Research Fellow, St. John’s College, Oxford (1960-63); Fellow and Praelector in Classics, University College, Oxford (1963-74),

Professor of Greek, University of London (Bedford College, later Royal Holloway and Bedford New College) (1974-91).

Corresponding member of the Akademie der Wissenschaften, Göttingen; member of the Academia Europaea, London


List of books:

  • Hesiod, Theogony, Oxford 1966, xiii + 459 pp.;
  • Early Greek Philosophy and the Orient, Oxford 1971, xv + 256 pp.; translation into Italian, Bologna 1993;
  • Iambi et Elegi Graeci I/II, Oxford 1971/72, xvi + 256 + x + 246 pp., revised edition of vol I 1989, revised edition of vol II 1992;
  • Sing Me, Goddess, [verse translation of Iliad 1] Duckworth 1971, 43 pp.;
  • Textual Criticism and Editorial Technique, Teubner (Stuttgart) 1973, 155 pp.; translation into Greek, Athens 1989; translation into Italian, Palermo 1991; translation into Hungarian, Budapest 1999;
  • Studies in Greek Elegy and Iambus, de Gruyter, Berlin 1974, ix + 198 pp.;
  • Immortal Helen (lecture), Bedford College 1975, 18 pp.;
  • Theognidis et Phocylidis Fragmenta, de Gruyter, Berlin 1978, iv + 49 pp.;
  • Hesiod, Works and Days, Oxford 1978, xiii + 399 pp.;
  • Delectus ex Iambis et Elegis Graecis, Oxford 1980, ix + 295 pp.;
  • Greek Metre, Oxford 1982, xiv + 208 pp.;
  • The Orphic Poems, Oxford 1983, xii + 275 pp.; translation into Italian, Naples 1993;
  • Carmina Anacreontea, Teubner (Leipzig) 1984, xxvi + 64 pp.; corrected reprint with one page of Addenda, 1993;
  • The Hesiodic Catalogue of Women, Oxford 1985, viii + 193 pp.;
  • Euripides, Orestes, Aris & Phillips 1987, ix + 297 pp.;
  • Introduction to Greek Metre, Oxford 1987, xi + 90 pp.;
  • Hesiod, Theogony and Works and Days, [translation] Oxford 1988, xxv + 79 pp.;
  • Aeschyli, Tragoediae cum incerti poetae Prometheo, Teubner (Stuttgart) 1990, lxxxv + 508 pp.;
  • Studies in Aeschylus, Teubner (Stuttgart) 1990, x + 406 pp.;
  • Ancient Greek Music, Oxford 1992, xiii + 410 pp; translation into Greek, Athens 1999;
  • Greek Lyric Poetry. The poems and fragments of the Greek iambic, elegiac, and melic poets (excluding Pindar and Bacchylides) down to 450 B.C., [verse translation] Oxford 1993, xxv + 213 pp.;
  • Die griechische Dichterin: Bild und Rolle (Lectio Teubneriana, v), Stuttgart & Leipzig 1996, 48 pp.;
  • The East Face of Helicon: West Asiatic Elements in Greek Poetry and Myth, Oxford 1997, xxvi + 662 pp.;
  • Homerus: Ilias Recensuit Martin L. West, Volumen prius: Rhapsodiae I-XII, Stuttgart & Leipzig (Bibliotheca Teubneriana) 1998, lxii + 372 pp.; Volumen alterum: Rhapsodiae XIII-XXIV, Leipzig & Munich 2000, vii + 396 pp. [to be published in October].
  • His works include also contributions to Dictionaries and books as well as some 200 articles and papers (1960-2000).

Selected articles:

  • The Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts of Hesiod’s “Theogony”, Classical Quarterly 14, 1964, 165-89;
  • Conjectures on 46 Greek Poets, Philologus 110, 1996, 147-68;
  • The Contest of Homer and Hesiod, Classical Quarterly 17, 1967, 433-50;
  • Near Eastern Material in Hellenistic and Roman Literature, Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 73, 1968, 113-34;
  • Stesichorus, Classical Quarterly 21, 1971, 302-14;
  • The Cosmology of “Hippocrates”, De Hebdomadibus, Classical Quarterly 21, 1971, 365-88;
  • Indo-European Metre, Glotta 51, 1973, 161-87;
  • Greek Poetry 2000-700 B.C., Classical Quarterly 23, 1973, 179-92;
  • The Medieval Manuscripts of the “Works and Days”, Classical Quarterly 24, 1974, 161-85;
  • Tragica I-VII, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies 24, 1977, 89-103; 25, 1978, 106-22; 26, 1979, 104-17; 27, 1980, 9-22; 28, 1981, 61-78; 30, 1983, 63-82; 31, 1984, 171-96;
  • The Prometheus Trilogy, Journal of Hellenic Studies 99, 1979, 130-48;
  • The Rise of the Greek Epic, Journal of Hellenic Studies 108, 1988, 151-72;
  • Analecta Musica, Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 92, 1992, 1-54;
  • Simonides Redivivus, Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 98, 1993, 1-14;
  • The Babylonian Musical Notation and the Hurrian Melodic Texts, Music and Letters 75, 1993/4, 161-79;
  • “Ab Ovo”. Orpheus, Sanchuniathon, and the Origins of the Ionian World Model, Classical Quarterly 44, 1994, 289-307;
  • The Date of the “Iliad”, Museum Helveticum 52, 1995, 203-19;
  • Akkadian Poetry: Metre and Performance, Iraq 59, 1997, 175-87;
  • Towards Monotheism, P. Athanassiadi and M. Frede (edd.), Pagan Monotheism in Late Antiquity, Oxford 1999, 20-40;
  • The Invention of Homer, Classical Quarterly 49, 1999, 364-82

(October 2000)

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