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Robert Fagles

Born: 11-Sep-1933
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Died: 26-Mar-2008
Location of death: Princeton, NJ
Cause of death: Cancer - Prostate

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Translator, Educator

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Translator of Greek literature

Known for his translations of Aeschylus' Oresteia (1975) and Sophocles' Theban plays (1982), Fagles later work included the epics of Homer and Virgil.

Father: Charles Fagles (attorney)
Mother: Vera Voynow Fagles (architect)
Wife: Marilyn Duchovnay ("Lynne", m. 17-Jun-1956, two daughters)
Daughter: Katya Fagles
Daughter: Nina Hartley

    University: BA English, Amherst College (1955)
    University: MA English, Yale University (1956)
    University: PhD English, Yale University (1959)
    Professor: English and Comparative Literature, Princeton University (1960-2002)
    Administrator: Chair, Comparative Literature, Princeton University (1975-2002)

    American Academy of Arts and Letters
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Philosophical Society
    Dean for America

Author of books:
I, Vincent: Poems from the Pictures of Van Gogh (1978, poetry)


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