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Jasper Griffin

Jasper Griffin (born 29 May 1937) was Professor of Classical Literature in the University of Oxford from 1992 until 2004.

QuotesEdit

  • The word (classical) carries the implication that the works of art and literature produced in Graeco-Roman antiquity possess an absolute value, that they form the standard by which all others are to be judged.
    • The Oxford History of the Classical World (with John Boardman and Oswyn Murray, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986) p. 3
  • Greek culture was competitive. Each successive historian and philosophur made a point of showing how he improved on his predecessor.
    • The Oxford History of the Classical World (with John Boardman and Oswyn Murray, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986) P.5

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