North American Scholar

HERINGTON, Cecil John

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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1924-11-23
  • Born City: Isleworth
  • Born State/Country: England
  • Parents: Cecil Edwaed Eede, a physician, and Celia Mary Hewes H.
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 1997-03-29
  • Death City: Chapel Hill
  • Death State/Country: NC
  • Married: Helen Janet Rose, 12 June 1948; Sara Mack, 25 May 1985.
  • Education:

    B.A. Exeter Coll., Oxford (Classical Archaeology), 1949; M.A. 1960; M.A. Yale, 1972; DHL., Adelphi U., 1994. 

  • Professional Experience:

    Asst. lectr., U. of Manchester, 1949-52; lectr., classics, 1952-5; Exeter U., 1956-60; vis. lectr., Smith Coll., 1960-2; asso. prof. classics, U. of Toronto, 1962-5; prof, classics & chair of dept. of classics, U. of Texas, 1965-70; prof. classics, Stanford, 1970-2; prof. classics & Talcott Prof. Greek, Yale, 1972-86, 1988-92; chair, classics dept., 1977-83; prof. Coll. Arts & Sci. & chair, class. stud., Duke, 1986-8; Paddison Prof. Classics, U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1995-6; memb., U. of Manchester Archaeological Expedition to Cyrene, 1955; Cromer Prize for Greek, British Academy, 1958; ACLS grant, 1967; Guggenheim fell., 1968-9; asso. dir., National Humanities Inst., Yale, 1976; Sather Prof., 1978; Martin Class. Lectr., Oberlin, 1991. 

  • Publications:

    “Works and Days,” G&R 13 (1944) 86-8; Athena Parthenos and Athena Polias. A Study in the Religion of Periclean Athens, with appendix: “On Athenagoras, Πρέσβεια περι χριστιανῶν ch. 17,” (Manchester: Manchester Univ. Pr., 1955). REVS: G&R 2nd Ser. III 1956 169 | Gnomon XXVIII 1956 304-305 Nilsson | REA LVIII 1956 114-116 Marcadé ; JHS LXXVII 1957 166 Gomme | AJA LXI 1957 208-209 Harrison | CR N.S. VII 1957 84 Guthrie | MH XIV 1957 246 Jucker | Mnemosyne X 1957 64-66 Bijvanck | Gymnasium LXIX 1957 283-284 Scheidweiler ; PP XIII 1958 347-350 Levi | REG LXX 1957 510-513 Chamoux | AAHG XIII 1960 155 Schachermeyr; “A Thirteenth-Century Manuscript of the Octavia praetexta in Exeter,” RhM 101 (1958) 353-77; “The Temple of Zeus at Cyrene. Studies and Discoveries in 1954-1957, II: The Cult-Statue,” PBSR 26 (1958) 41-61; “The Exeter Manuscript of the Octavia. A Correction,” RhM 103 (1960) 96; “Octavia praetexta, A Survey,” CQ 11 (1961) 18-30; “Aeschylus, Prometheus Unbound, fr. 193 (Titanum suboles...),” TAPA 92 (1961) 239-50; “Titanum suboles, A Fragment of Aeschylus, Prometheus Unbound, Preserved in a Latin Translation by Cicero (fr. 193),” (trans.) Arion 1,2 (1962) 94;  “A Unique Technical Feature of the Prometheus Bound,” CR 13 (1963) 5-7; “A Study in the Prometheia: I & II: The Elements of the Trilogy; Birds and Prometheia,” Phoenix 17 (1963) 180-97 & 236-43; “Athena in Athenian Literature and Cult,” G&R 10 (1963) Suppl., 61-73; “The Influence of Old Comedy on Aeschylus' Later Trilogies,” TAPA 94 (1963) 113-23; “Some Evidence for a Late Dating of the Prometheus Vinctus,” CR 14 (1964) 239-40; “Aeschylus. The Last Phase,” Arion 4 (1965) 387-403; “Senecan Tragedy,” Arion 5 (1966) 422-71; “De versu, ut videtur, tragico apud Philostratum latente,  RhM 109 (1966) 186; “Aeschylus in Sicily,” JHS 87 (1967) 74-85; “A Classical Library in Sound,” Arion 6 (1967) 528-9; “Homer: A Byzantine Perspective,” Arion 8 (1969) 432-4; The Author of the Prometheus Bound (Austin: U. of Texas Press, 1970). REVS: CW LXIV 1971 198 Musurillo | CPh LXVIII 1973 305-306 Tracy | ACR I 1971 169-170 McKay | Phoenix XXVIII 1974 258-264 Stinton | AJPh XCIV 1973 305-307 Podlecki | CJ LXIX 1974 258-260 Peradotto; “Death and the Mysteries. Plutarch, De anima, Fragment 6,” (trans.) Arion 7 (1968) 392; “Translations,” with W. Barnstone, R.E. Braun, B. Bunting, A. Hamori, J. Hynd et al., Arion 9 (1970) 279-309; The Older Scholia on the Prometheus Bound (ed.) Mnemosyne Suppl. 19 (Leiden: Brill, 1972). REVS: JHS XCIII 1973 224 Whittle | CR XXIV 1974 287-288 Wilson | ACR III 1973 87-88 Levin | Mnemosyne XXVIII 1975 430-432 Holwerda; “Silent Heralds (Aeschylus, Fr. 212 a² Mette),” RhM 115 (1972) 199-203; Prometheus Bound (trans. with J. Scully), foreword by W. Arrowsmith, The Greek Tragedy in New Trans. (Oxford: Oxford U. Press, 1975). REVS: G&R XXIV 1977 82 Ireland | CW LXXI 1977 195-196 Tarrant | CW LXXI 1978 410-412 Tarrant; Persians (trans. with J. Lembecke) Greek Tragedy in New Trans. (Oxford: Oxford U. Press, 1981); “Pindar's Eleventh Pythian Ode and Aeschylus' Agamemnon,” in Greek Poetry and Philosophy. Studies in Honour of Leonard Woodbury, ed. D.E. Gerber (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1984) 137-46; Poetry into Drama. Early Tragedy and the Greek Poetic Tradition, Sather Class. Lectures 49 (Berkeley: U. of California Press, 1985). REVS: TLS LXXXV 1986 18 Gould | LCM XII 1987 89-93 Halliwell | CPh LXXXII 1987 154-156 Burnett | CR XXXVII 1987 41-43 Rutherford | EMC XXXI 1987 115-117 Podlecki | AC LVI 1987 307-309 van Looy | QUCC 1993 N° 43 133-138 G. Cerri; Aeschylus, Hermes Books (New Haven: Yale U. Press, 1986). REVS: G&R XXXIII 1986 204 Parker | TLS LXXXV 1986 943 Leach | CJ LXXXIII 1987 59-64 Dawe | CPh LXXXII 1987 154-156 Burnett | CB LXIII 1987 57-58 Culham | CR XXXVII 1987 298-299 Lloyd | JHS CVII 1987 198-199 Garvie | Platon XXXIX 1987 183-184 Rexine | Lexis 1989 127-128 Citti | EClás XXVIII 1986 Nᵒ 90 291-294 Adrados | RPL 14 1991 261-263 M. Shaw; “The Poem of Herodotus,” Arion 1, 3 (1991) 5-16; “The Closure of Herodotus' Histories,” ICS 16 (1991) 149-60; Robert Lamberton, Plutarch (foreword) Hermes Books (New Haven: Yale U. Press, 2001). REVS: AFB 2000 22 N° 10 : 98-100 Jaume Pòrtulas | CO 2002-2003 80 (2): 91-92 Stephen Thomas Newmyer | CR 2003 N. S. 53 (1): 73-74 Sven-Tage Teodorsson | JRS 2003 93: 392-394 Alexei V. Zadorojnyi | Ploutarchos 2001-2002 18 (2): 22-23 Frances Bonner Titchener | CB 2002 78 (2): 234-239 Albert Keith Whitaker | CJ 2004-2005 100 (4): 427-430 Christoph F. Konrad | CW 2003-2004 97 (1): 107-108 Rebecca R. J. Benefiel; James S. Romm, Herodotus Hermes Books (foreword) (New Haven: Yale U. Press, 1998). REVS: CR 1999 N. S. 49 (2) : 364-366 Thomas Harrison | AJPh 2000 121 (2): 309-313 Stewart Flory | CJ 1999-2000 95 (3): 268-273 John Marincola | HZ 2000 271 (1): 146-147 Klaus Rosen | LEC 2000 68 (2-3): 252-253 A. Delcourt

  • Sources:

    WhAm 51 (1997) 1897; WhWasWh 12 (1996-8) 107.