H. D. F. Kitto
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He was educated at The Crypt School, Gloucester, and St. John's College, Cambridge. He wrote his doctorate in 1920 at the University of Bristol. He became a Lecturer in Greek at the University of Glasgow from 1920 to 1944. On that year, he returned to the University of Bristol where he became Professor of Greek and emeritus in 1962. He concentrated on studies of Greek tragedy, producing also translations of works of Sophocles.
His early book, "In the Mountains of Greece", describes his journeys in that country, with no more than incidental reference to antiquity.
His 1952 general treatment The Greeks covered the whole range of ancient Greek culture, and became a standard text.
After his retirement, he taught in a small program for foreign students in Athens.
- In the Mountains of Greece (1933)
- Greek Tragedy: A Literary Study (1939)
- Form and meaning in drama: A study of six Greek plays and of Hamlet (1956)
- The Greeks (1951;1952) Penguin Books A220
- Poiesis: Structure and Thought (1966) Sather Classical Lectures
- Sophocles: Three Tragedies: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra. translated into English verse by H. D. F. Kitto
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