Nick Lowe (classicist)

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Nick Lowe
Born 1956
Manchester, England
Alma mater University of Cambridge
Occupation  • Classical scholar
 • Film critic

Nick Lowe (/l/; born 1956) is a British classical scholar and film critic.

He is a Reader in Classics in the Department of Classics and Philosophy at Royal Holloway, a constituent college of the University of London, with interests including narratology and reception of Greek antiquity in historical fiction.[1] Lowe is also an award-winning film reviewer for the science-fiction magazine Interzone.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

He was born in Manchester, England, and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, before going to read Classics at the University of Cambridge,[3] where he received his Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy.[4]

Career[edit]

He taught Classics at three different colleges in the University of London before being appointed lecturer in Greek literature at Royal Holloway.[3]

Publications[edit]

  • "Tragic Space and Comic Timing in Menander's Dyskolos" (1987), in Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies 34. pp. 126-38.
  • "Sulpicia's Syntax" (1988), in Classical Quarterly 38. pp. 193-205.
  • "Greek Stagecraft and Aristophanes" (1988), in Themes in Drama 10: Farce. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 33-52.
  • "Frogs" (1992), with Hawkins-Dady, M. in International Dictionary of the Theatre vol 1: Plays, Hawkins-Dady, M. (ed.). Chicago and London: St. James Press. pp. 272-3.
  • "Lysistrata" (1992) with Hawkins-Dady, M. in International Dictionary of the Theatre vol 1: Plays, Hawkins-Dady, M. (ed.). Chicago and London: St. James Press. pp. 446-8.
  • "Phormio" (1992) in International Dictionary of the Theatre vol 1: Plays, Hawkins-Dady, M. (ed.). Chicago and London: St. James Press. pp. 610-11.
  • "Prometheus Bound" (1992) in International Dictionary of the Theatre vol 1: Plays, Hawkins-Dady, M. (ed.). Chicago and London: St. James Press. pp. 637-9.
  • "The Braggart Soldier" (1992) in International Dictionary of the Theatre vol 1: Plays, Hawkins-Dady, M. (ed.). Chicago and London: St. James Press. pp. 78-9.
  • "The Suppliants" (1992) in International Dictionary of the Theatre vol 1: Plays, Hawkins-Dady, M. (ed.). Chicago and London: St. James Press. pp. 774-5.
  • "Aristophanes' Books" (1993), in Annals of Scholarship 10. pp. 63-93.
  • "Aristophanes" (1994), in International Dictionary of the Theatre vol 2: Playwrights, Hawkins-Dady, M. (ed.). Detroit, Washington and London: St. James Press. pp. 38-9.
  • "Terence" (1994), in International Dictionary of the Theatre vol 2: Playwrights, Hawkins-Dady, M. (ed.). Detroit, Washington and London: St. James Press. pp. 953-6.
  • "Tragic and Homeric Ironies" (1996), in Tragedy and The Tragic, Silk, M. S. (ed.). Oxford: Clarendon Press. pp. 520-33.
  • "Thesmophoria and Haloa: Myth, Physics, and Mysteries" (1998), in The Sacred and the Feminine in Ancient Greece, Blundell, S. & Williamson, M. (eds.). London and New York: Routledge. pp. 149-73.
  • "Comic Plots and the Invention of Fiction" (2000), in The Rivals of Aristophanes, Harvey, D. & Wilkins, J. M. (eds.). London and Swansea: Duckworth & Classical Press of Wales. pp. 259-72.
  • The Classical Plot and the Invention of Western Narrative (2000), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • "Euripides" (2004), in Narrators, Narratees, and Narratives in Ancient Greek Literature. de Jong, I., Bowie, A. & Nünlist, R. (eds.). Leiden: Brill Publishers. pp. 269-80.
  • "Lycophron" (2004), in Narrators, Narratees, and Narratives in Ancient Greek Literature. de Jong, I., Bowie, A. & Nünlist, R. (eds.). Leiden: Brill Publishers. pp. 307-14.
  • "Metamorphoses of Genre in Fictions of Antiquity" (2004), in Crimina: Die Antike im modernen Kriminalroman, Brodersen, K. (ed.). Frankfurt: Verlag Antike. pp. 217-39.
  • "Verrall, Arthur Woollgar" (2004), in The Dictionary of British Classicists. Todd, R. B. (ed.). Bristol: Thoemmes Continuum
  • "Problematic Verrall: The Sceptic-at-Law" (2005), in The Owl of Minerva: The Cambridge Praelections of 1906. Stray, C. A. (ed.). pp. 142-60. (Proceedings of the Cambridge Philological Society, Supplementary Volume).
  • "Aristophanic Spacecraft" (2006), in Playing around Aristophanes: Essays in Honour of Alan Sommerstein. Kozak, L. & Rich, J. (eds.). Oxford: Aris and Phillips. pp. 48-64.
  • "Gilbert Murray and Psychic Research" (2007), in Reassessing Gilbert Murray. Stray, C. A. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 349-70.
  • "Epinikian Eidography" (2007), in Pindar's Poetry, Patrons and Festivals: from Archaic Greece to the Roman Empire. Morgan, C. A. & Hornblower, S. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 167-76.
  • Comedy (2008). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Greece & Rome: New Surveys in the Classics).
  • Theatre Ancient and Modern edited with Hardwick, L., Ireland, S. & Macintosh, F. Open University Press.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ RHUL Classics and Philosophy. Royal Holloway, University of London.
  2. ^ 2009 British Science Fiction Association Award for Mutant Popcorn (see BSFA Awards 2009 Winners).
  3. ^ a b Biography of Nick Lowe at Criticos Prize Committee.
  4. ^ Classicists in British Universities.

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