Robert D. Lamberton

Robert Drummond Lamberton ( born May 26, 1943 in Providence, Rhode Iceland, USA) is an American classical philologist and professor of classical philology at Washington University in St. Louis.

Lamberton acquired in 1964 from Harvard University with a BA in Romance Studies, an MA in 1970 and 1979, a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Yale University. Subsequently, he held positions at Columbia University, Princeton University and Cornell University.

Lamberton works primarily on the Greek epic ( Homer and Hesiod ) and the history of its allegorical interpretation, especially in Neo-Platonism, the ancient literary hermeneutics and late antiquity, but also the 1973 experimental novel Thomas l' obscure by Maurice Blanchot translated into American.

Lamberton is an associate editor for the reception area of only electronically appearing organ review of classical antiquity Sciences Bryn Mawr Classical Review.

Writings (selection )

  • Plutarch. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001, ISBN 0-300-08810-8
  • (Ed., with John J. Keaney ): Homer 's ancient readers. The hermeneutics of Greek epic 's earliest exegetes. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press 1992, ISBN 0-691-06934-4
  • Homer in Antiquity, in: Ian Morris and Barry Powell ( Hrsgg. ), A new companion to Homer, Leiden 1997, pp. 33-54, ISBN 90-04-09989-1
  • Hesiod, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988, ISBN 0-300-04068-7
  • Homer the Theologian. Neoplatonist Allegorical Reading and the Growth of the Epic Tradition, Berkeley, 1986, ISBN 0-520-05437-7