|Born||June 12, 1929|
Education & Career
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.
- Faculty. UCSB Department of Classics, 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2011.
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