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Richmond Lattimore

Richmond LattimoreAKA Richmond Alexander Lattimore

Born: 6-May-1906
Birthplace: Paotingfu, China
Died: 26-Feb-1984
Location of death: Rosemont, PA
Cause of death: unspecified

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Translator of Iliad and Odyssey

Military service: US Navy (1943-46, WWII)

Father: David Lattimore
Mother: Margaret Barnes
Brother: Owen Lattimore (scholar of Mongolia and China, b. 29-Jul-1900, d. 31-May-1989)
Brother: Eleanor Frances Lattimore (b. 30-Jun-1904, d. 12-May-1986)
Wife: Alice Bockstahler (two sons)
Son: Steven
Son: Alexander

    University: Dartmouth College (1926)
    University: Oxford University (1932)
    University: PhD, University of Illinois (1935)
    Professor: Greek, Bryn Mawr College (1935-71)

    Academy of American Poets
    American Association for the Advancement of Science
    American Philosophical Society
    Archaeological Institute of America
    Phi Beta Kappa Society

Author of books:
Story Patterns in Greek Tragedy (1964, criticism)
Poems from Three Decades (1972, poetry)


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