David RaeburnMA Oxf
Stipendiary Lecturer in Literae Humaniores; Rodewald Lector in Classical Languages
David Raeburn’s main career was as a Classics teacher and Headmaster in two schools. In 1968 he set up the JACT Greek Summer School and directed it for 18 years. Between 1991 and 1996 he worked in the Lit Hum. Faculty as Grammatikos and Grocyn Lecturer, teaching the Elementary Greek course and establishing the Language Consolidation programme for all first year students in Greek and Latin. He has been teaching the classical languages in New College since 1998.
Undergraduates usually meet David for a reading class during their first two terms. Between the third and fifth terms they will see him regularly either together, in small groups or individually in preparation for the Greek and Latin Language and Unprepared Translation papers in Mods. They are encouraged to develop skills in Prose Composition, which some have not attempted before; and an opportunity is available to take up Verse Composition.
David’s specialist interests are in Greek Tragedy (he has directed many productions, including some in the College) and Augustan poetry in Latin.
Translations for Penguin Classics of:
- Ovid Metamorphoses (2004)
- Sophocles Electra and Other Plays (2008)
- (jointly with Oliver Thomas), The Agamemnon of Aeschylus: A Commentary for Students (Oxford, 2011)
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