Timothy Gantz

Summary

Timothy Nolan Gantz (23 December 1945 – 20 January 2004) was an American classical scholar and the author of Early Greek Myth: A Guide to Literary and Artistic Sources.[1] Gantz received his Bachelor of Arts from Haverford College in 1967, and his Ph.D. in Classics from Princeton University in 1970.[2] From 1970, he was a long-time Professor of Classics at the University of Georgia, where he directed its "Studies Abroad in Rome" program from 1985 to 2003.[3] In 1993 he published his Early Greek Myth, which puts particular emphasis on earlier sources of the Archaic period.[4] The book was received positively,[5] and, according to classicist Robin Hard, "can be recommended unreservedly as a comprehensive guide to the early mythical tradition".[6] Gantz died in Athens, Georgia, on 20 January 2004, aged 58.[7]

Portrait of Timothy Gantz

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1st edition: Gantz (1993); 2nd edition: Gantz (1996).
  2. ^ Obituary (2004, p. 19). His doctoral dissertation was entitled "Poetic Unity in Pindar".
  3. ^ Obituary (2004, p. 19).
  4. ^ Hard (2004, p. 691); Neils (1994).
  5. ^ Neils (1994); Robertson (1995).
  6. ^ Hard (2004, p. 691).
  7. ^ "Obituary". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 23 January 2004.

SourcesEdit

  • Gantz, Timothy (1993), Early Greek Myth: A Guide to Literary and Artistic Sources (1st ed.), Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, ISBN 978-0-801-85360-9
  • Gantz, Timothy (1996), Early Greek Myth: A Guide to Literary and Artistic Sources (2nd ed.), Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, ISBN 978-0-801-84410-2
  • Neils, Jenifer (1994), "Review of Gantz (1993)", Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 1994.04.14
  • "Obituary for Timothy Nolan Gantz, Professor of Classics" (PDF), The Georgia Classicist, XXV (I): 19–20, 2004, archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-08-22
  • Robertson, Noel (1995), "Review of Gantz (1993)", Échos du Monde Classique, XXXIX, n.s. 14: 275–6, ISSN 1913-5416
  • Hard, Robin (2004), The Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology: Based on H.J. Rose's "Handbook of Greek Mythology" (7th ed.), London: Routledge, ISBN 978-0-415-18636-0

External linksEdit

  • Timothy Gantz at the Database of Classical Scholars, author: Classics Department, University of Georgia.