Murray, Gilbert, 1866-1957

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Birth 1866-01-02
Death 1957-05-20

Biographical notes:

English classical scholar.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : 131 Banbury Road, Oxford, to Sir Sydney Cockerell, 1907 Oct. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612718

Epithet: of Stowe MS 208

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Epithet: OM, classical scholar

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British classical scholar.

From the description of Letters, to Maurice Browne and Ellen Van Volkenburg, 1912-1952. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34365462

Epithet: Dr; of Stowe MS 210

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George Gilbert Aime Murray was born in Australia to aristocratic parents of Irish ancestry. He came to England with his mother and attended Oxford, becoming an eminent classical scholar and educator. He was also an author and translator, notable for preparing classical Greek plays for the modern stage. His translations were very creative, and carefully constructed to appeal to modern audiences, and the plays eventually found considerable success, both as productions and in print form, and were influential in reviving interest in Greek drama. Murray had numerous literary friendships, and his family served as models for the main characters in Shaw's Major Barbara.

From the description of Gilbert Murray letters and press release, 1914-1936. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 68815538

Epithet: Dr; of Add MS 35734

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Epithet: Colonel; of Add MS 38311

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Gilbert Murray, Australian-born British classical scholar and internationalist.

From the guide to the Gilbert Murray manuscript material : 1 item, 1953, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

Murray was a classical scholar, internationalist, and writer on social and political issues.

From the description of [Letter] 1921 Apr. 23, Yatscombe, Boar's Hill, Oxford [to] Mrs. Lamont / Gilbert Murray. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 298956449

Born 1866 Jan. 2, left Australia aged eleven. Classical Greek scholar and academic, Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford.

From the description of Papers. 1874-1934. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225808059

Epithet: Colonel; of Add MS 38307

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