E. H. Warmington

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Eric Herbert (E. H.) Warmington (1898–1987) was a professor of classics, internationally known for his Latin translations. He attended The Perse School, Cambridge.

He produced numerous works, often with other scholars, over many decades of the twentieth century. He also edited other translations, including the Greek–English translation of Aelian's On the Characteristics of Animals. His most famous work is the series Remains of Old Latin, a four-volume edition of early Latin texts for the Loeb Classical Library, with a facing English translation.

  1. Remains of Old Latin I: Ennius and Caecilius (1935, revised 1956; ISBN 0-674-99324-1)
  2. Remains of Old Latin II: Livius Andronicus, Naevius, Pacuvius and Accius (1936; ISBN 0-674-99347-0)
  3. Remains of Old Latin III: Lucilius and The Twelve Tables (1938, revised 1967; ISBN 0-674-99363-2)
  4. Remains of Old Latin IV: Archaic inscriptions (1940; ISBN 0-674-99396-9)

Professor Warmington also acquired a reputation as an ornithologist. He spent much of his free time studying the birds of Mill Hill (where he lived in Flower Lane) and the nearby Brent Reservoir. In 1989 his contribution to the local study of natural history was recognised in a display panel placed in Scratchwood Country Park by the Mill Hill Historical Society.

Notes and references[edit]

  • Warmington, Eric (1975). "Society and education in Cambridge 1902–1922". Higher Education Quarterly 30: 28–35.

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