Maurice Bowra

(1898—1971) classical scholar and university administrator

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scholarM and critic, from 1922 a fellow and from 1938 until 1970 warden of Wadham College, Oxford, where his wit, hospitality, and energy made him a legendary figure. Bowra published various works on and translations of Greek literature, notably Pindar, and edited The Oxford Book of Greek Verse in Translation (1938) and two books of Russian verse in translation (1943, 1948).

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

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