This is the first comprehensive account of the life and work of the distinguished scholar and public figure Gilbert Murray Sixteen contributors survey his childhood, his work in the theatre and in international relations, his Greek scholarship and contributions on religion and philosophy, his friendships including those with Bertrand Russell and A.
Housman , his long commitment to the Home University Library, his radio work, and his involvement with psychic research.
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The book opens with memoirs by two of his grandchildren. Two biographies of Murray were published in the s, but the range of his activities makes it impossible for a single person to encompass them all adequately. This book, published 50 years after his death, aims to proved a comprehensive reassessment of a remarkable man.
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He wrote and broadcast extensively on religion Greek, Stoic and Christian ; and wrote several books dealing with his version of humanism. A phrase from his lectures Four Stages of Greek Religion enjoyed public prominence: the "failure of nerve" of the Hellenistic world , of which a turn to irrationalism was symptomatic. Murray was baptised as a Roman Catholic; his father was a Catholic, his mother a Protestant.
About a month before he died, when he was bedridden, his daughter Rosalind called the local Catholic priest to see him.
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He refused a knighthood in ,  though he was appointed to the Order of Merit in He received honorary degrees from Glasgow, Birmingham, and Oxford. He gave the Andrew Lang lecture. Gilbert and Lady Mary had five children, two daughters Rosalind, and Agnes Elizabeth and three sons Denis, Basil, and Stephen including:.
She became an enduring friend of the boys and an unfinished letter to her was found on Gilbert's body after the accident. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It has been lamented that perhaps the most famous Australian of his time, [he] expressed no interest whatever in Australia. Brailsford and Janet Spens. He left Glasgow because his health broke down. Amongst those on whom he had a particular influence was Gilbert Highet. Eliot was rude: As a poet, Mr. Murray is merely a very insignificant follower of the pre-Raphaelite movement.
Swinburne was in fact a youthful enthusiasm of Murray's, and Eliot's identification of it has stuck; but Murray probably preferred Tennyson for content among the Victorians Mary Berenson reported this in , and it still held good 50 years on, West p.
Aristophanes: The Frogs. Foster, W. Yeats: A Life I p. Foster also notes that Yeats and Murray corresponded about the Stage Society. Yeats was being provocative: Oedipus Rex could not be publicly presented on the British stage  , because the incest was unacceptable to the censors. Foster II p.
tonajaly.tk Jebb 's, and made cuts, for a rather different result. Albert, Educational Theatre Journal, Vol. In both cases it was through A. Both books say they met at Bernard Berenson 's Florence home in , as Harrison was finishing Prolegomena , and discussed it. The editorial introduction writes p.
Another list including Murray p. Hobson , L. Hobhouse , J. Nevinson and H. Massingham , as 'the newly educated classes of the left' and 'reformers'.
It is true that the group called themselves nonpartisan, and in fact one of the core members was Harold Macmillan. However, as Freeden indicates, the Liberal tendency of the group was obvious as a whole. Geoffrey Crowther and Salter , both Liberals, were responsible for the first section of the book dealing with domestic affairs. Fisher , Gilbert Murray, J. Hammond, and Hobson, other than several Liberal MPs.
Fowler , who has read and reflected on a huge amount of Murray's work, places him in context: a Liberal concerned with social organization, a League of Nations supporter, a vegetarian offended by the slaughter of the Gadarene swine, decent and generous, deeply influenced by the historicism of Wilamowitz-Moellendorff. Murray wrote Five Stages of Greek Religion in part to "counteract Jane Harrison's exaltation of the chthonic spirits by a vigorous defence of the Olympian deities," who for Murray characterized the Greek mind during the period of "true Hellenism" ending with the end of the Peloponnesian War.
Murray's gods were morally, intellectually, and politically good, opposing the "megalomania and blood-lust" of earlier Greek religion and favoring the city-state.
This is from Daniel P. Tompkins writing in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review. Gilbert Murray Reassessed. Hellenism, Theatre, and International Politics.
Edited by Christopher Stray. A timely reassessment of one of the. Christopher Stray. This book presents an account of the life and work of the. Murray and Greek texts, Christopher Collard 6. Murray's translations of Greek tragedy, James Morwood 7. Gilbert Murray as mentor and friend to J. This book, published fifty years after his death, aims to provide a new reassessment of a remarkable man. Greek scholarship , Bertrand Russell , A.