Howard Clarke

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Howard Clarke
Born (1929-06-12) June 12, 1929 (age 87)
Nationality American
Occupation Professor

Howard W. Clarke (born June 12, 1929) is Professor Emeritus of Classics and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Santa Barbara (1969–present).[1]

Education & Career[edit]

Clarke graduated from Holy Cross College A.B. (1950) and Harvard University MA (1951); PhD (1960). He was a Teaching Fellow at Harvard (1950–51), Instructor in Classics, Boston University (1956–1958, 1959–1960); Assistant to Full Professor of Classics at Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, (1960–1969); and Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at UCSB (1969–1991).


Clarke is the author of The Gospel of Matthew and Its Readers: A Historical Introduction to the First Gospel (Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, c2003). He has also authored The Art of the Odyssey (Prentice-Hall, 1967; rpt. Duckworth, 19940); Homer's Readers: A Historical Introduction to the Iliad and the Odyssey (University of Delaware Press, 1981), he has translated from the Polish The Return of Odysseus by Stanisław Wyspiański (Indiana University Press, 1966); and he has edited Twentieth Century Interpretations of the Odyssey (Prentice-Hall, 1983) and Vergil's Aeneid in the Dryden Translation (Penn State Press, 1987). He was a sergeant in the Army Security Agency in Berlin (1953–56). Since 1993 he has been working as a Destination Lecturer on cruise ships operating in the Mediterranean area.


  1. ^ Faculty. UCSB Department of Classics, 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2011.