Donald Russell (classicist) is confirmed dead at the age of 99.
Donald was best known as a British classicist and academic.
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Donald Russell
Born(1920-10-13)13 October 1920
Died9 February 2020(2020-02-09) (aged 99)
Occupationacademic
GenreClassical literature
Donald Andrew Frank Moore Russell, FBA (13 October 1920 – 9 February 2020) was a British classicist and academic. He was Professor of Classical Literature at the University of Oxford between 1985 and 1988, and a Fellow and tutor of classics at St John's College, Oxford from 1948 to 1988: he was an Emeritus Professor and Emeritus Fellow. Russell died in February 2020 at the age of 99.
Career
Russell served in the British Army during the Second World War: first in the Royal Corps of Signals from 1941 to 1943, then in the Intelligence Corps from 1943 to 1945.
From 1948 to 1988, he was a Fellow of St John's College, Oxford, of which he was subsequently an emeritus fellow. As of October 2013, Russell was just the third fellow in the history of St John's to have reached the 65 year anniversary milestone of his election to the fellowship. From 1952 to 1978, he was a university lecturer in classical literature at the University of Oxford. He was Reader in Classical Literature from 1978 to 1985, and Professor of Classical Literature from 1985 to 1988.
In 1981, he delivered the J H Gray Lectures at the University of Cambridge. He was a visiting professor at the University of North Carolina in 1985 and from 1989 to 1991, a visiting professor at Stanford University.
Published works
Russell, Donald (1964). Longinus On the Sublime, Oxford: Clarendon Press
Russell, Donald (1972). Plutarch, London: Duckworth
Russell, Donald; and M Winterbottom (1972). Ancient Literary Criticism, Oxford University Press
Russell, Donald (1981). Criticism in Antiquity, London: Duckworth
Russell, Donald; and N G Wilson (1981). Menander Rhetor, London: Duckworth
Russell, Donald (1983). Greek Declamation, Cambridge University Press
Russell, Donald (1990). Anthology of Latin Prose, Oxford: Clarendon Press
Russell, Donald (1991). Anthology of Greek Prose, Oxford: Clarendon Press
Russell, Donald (1992). Dio Chrysostom, Orations 7, 12, 36, Cambridge University Press
Russell, Donald (1993). Plutarch: Selected Essays and Dialogues, Oxford University Press
Russell, Donald (1996). Libanius: Imaginary Speeches, London: Duckworth
Russell, Donald (2001). Quintilian: The orator’s education (Loeb Translation), Harvard University Press
Russell, Donald; and D Konstan (2005). Heraclitus: Homeric problems, Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature
Russell, Donald; and R Hunter (2011). Plutarch: How to Study Poetry, Cambridge University Press
Russell, Donald; Dillon, J and Gertz, S. (forthcoming) 'Aeneas of Gaza: Theophrastus with Zacharias of Mytilene: Ammonius (Ancient Commentators on Aristotle) ', Bristol Classical Press . 978-1780932095
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