Oswyn Murray

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Oswyn Murray FSA[1] (born 26 March 1937) is a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford University and a distinguished classical scholar.[2]

Murray is joint editor with John Boardman and Jasper Griffin of the Oxford History of the Classical World.[citation needed]

Boris Johnson was one of his students when he was reading Classics at Balliol College. He describes Johnson as "a buffoon and an idler". In 2018, when Johnson became prime minister, Murray sent his former student, in the ancient tradition, a renuntiatio amicitiae, a public revocation of their friendship.[3]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Sympotica: A symposium on the symposion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. (Ed.) ISBN 0198150040
  • Early Greece. Harvard University Press, 1993 (2nd edition). ISBN 067422132X


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