YOUNG, David Charles

  • YOUNG, David Charles
Date of Birth
Born City
Lincoln
Born State/Country
NE
Date of Death
Married
Judy Ann Turner, 21 March 1981
EDUCATION

B.A. (Greek) University of Nebraska, 1959; M.A. (Classics) University of Iowa, 1960; study at University of Minnesota; 1960-61, Ph.D. University of Iowa, 1963. 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Asst. prof. Classics, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1963-68; as. prof., 1968-72; professor, 1972-89; Chair dept. classics, 1968-72; vis. prof. Stanford, 1974, 1976; University of Michigan, 1973, 1983; prof. classics, University of Florida, 1989-2013; Distinguished Teacher Awards, University of California , Santa Barbara, 1988; University of Florida, 1992, 1996; Distinguished Teacher Awards, Univ. of Calif., Santa Barbara, 1988; Univ. of Florida 1992, 1996; Olympic Book of the Year Award (for The Olympic Myth of Greek Amateur Athletics), Education Council, United States Olympic Committee, 1989; "Lifetime Distinguished Scholar’ Award for 2007, International Society of Olympic Historians, Athens and Olympia Greece, June 2007.

DISSERTATION

"Studies in Pindaric Criticism" (Iowa, 1963).

PUBLICATIONS

“Pindaric Criticism,” Minnesota Review 4 (1964) 584-641 (revised version in Pindaros und Bakchylides, ed. W.M. Calder III and J. Stern (Darmstadt, 1970) 1-95; “Sophocles Ajax 516,” CP 61 (1966) 249-50; Three Odes of Pindar. A Literary Study of Pythian 11, Pythian 3, and Olympian 7  (Leiden, 1968) REVS: AC XXXVIII 1969 542 Lasserre | CW LXIII 1969 51 Robertson | Gnomon XLII 1970 441-445 Maehler | Athenaeum XLVIII 1970 209-214 Castagna | BIEH IV 1970 68-69 Alsina | Phoenix XXV 1971 70-73 Slater; “Pindar Nemean 7. Some Preliminary Remarks (vv. 1-20),” TAPA 101 (1970) 633-43; Pindar Isthmian 7. Myth and Exempla (Leiden, 1971) REVS: Emerita XL 1972 528-530 López | Gnomon XLV 1973 197-199 Slater | AC XLII 1973 593 Lasserre | CR XXIV 1974 14-16 Willcock | Mnemosyne XXVII 1974 303-305 Radt | BIEH VI,2 1972 138 Pórtulas | JCS XXIII 1975 81-84 Itô ; RSC XXIII 1975 155-156; “A Note on Pindar Nemean 7, 31f ,” CSCA 4 (1971) 249-53; “The Text of Pindar, Isthmian 8.70,” AJP 94 (1973) 319-26; “Croton’ and the Games,” Journal of the California Classical Association n.s. 4 (1976), 2-16; “The Diachronic Study of Myth, and Achilles’ Heel,”  Journal of the California Classical Association Monograph 4 (1979) 3-34; "Croton and the Games," Journal of the California Classical Association, 2 (1977), 2-16; “Pindar's Style at Pythian 9.87f,” GRBS 20 (1979) 133-43; “Pindar” in Ancient Writers: Greece and Rome, ed. T.J. Luce (New York, 1982) 1:157-77; “Crazy Horse on the Trojan Plain: A Comment on the Classicism of John G. Neihardt,” CML 3 (1982-3) 45-53; “Pindar, Aristotle, and Homer. A Study in Ancient Criticism,” ClAnt 2 (1983) 156-70; “Pindar Pythians 2 and 3. Inscriptional ποτέ and the “Poetic Epistle,” HSCP 87 (1983) 31-48; “Professionalism in Archaic and Classical Greek Athletics,” AncW 7 (1983) 45-51 (repr. in The Olympic Games in Transition, ed. J.D. Segrave and D. Chu (Champaign, IL, 1988) 27-35); The Olympic Myth of Greek Amateur Athletics (Chicago, 1984) REVS: EMC XXIX 1985 134-144 Kyle | JHS CVI 1986 238-239 Instone | CJ LXXXII 1987 268-271 Evjen | CW LXXX 1987 456 Traupman | AJP CX 1989 166-171 Poliakoff; “The Ancient Olympics and the Fine Arts,” Proceedings of the Tenth United States Olympic Academy, ed. C. Robert Paul (Colorado Springs, CO, 1986) 150-55; “Coupertin and the Olympic Logo,” Proceedings of the Eleventh International Congress of HISPA, ed. J.A. Mangan (Glasgow, 1986) 326a-327b; “Pindar and Horace against the Telchines (Ol.  7.53 & Carm. 4.4.33),” AJP 108 (1987) 152-57; “The Origins of the Modern Olympics: A New Version,” International Journal of the History of Sport 4 (1987) 271-300; “How the Amateurs Won the Olympics,” in The Archaeology of the Olympics,  ed. W.J. Raschke, Wisconsin Studies in Classics (Madison, WI, 1988) 52-72; “Greek Athletics,” in Civilization of the Ancient Mediterranean, ed. Michael Grant (New York, 1988) 2:1131-1142; “Greek Athletic Records and the Question of Specialization,” AJA 92 (1988) 274; “Demetrios Vikelas: First President of the IOC,” Stadion 14 (1988) 85-102; “The Riddle of the Five Rings,” in Coroebus Triumphs: Proceedings of the First Annual Meeting of the Sport Literature Association, ed. Susan Bandy (San Diego, CA, 1989) 257-76; “Neihardt's Classicism in The Song of Three Friends,” The Nebraska Humanist 11 (1989) 10-25; “Myths and Mist surrounding the Revival of the Olympic Games: the Hidden Story,” in F. Landry, ed., Sport...Le troisime millénaire, Proceedings of the International Symposium (Quebec City, University of Laval Press, 1991) 100-115; “Praxinoa's Speech and the Text of Theocritus 15.15-17,” CP 87 (1992) 134-137; “Modern Greece and the Origins of the Modern Olympic Games,” W. Coulson and H. Kyrieleis, edd., Praktika; Symposiou Olympiakon Agonon5-9 Septembriou 1988, (Athens: Deutsches Archaeologisches Institut, 1992) pp. 175-184,  “Something Like the Gods”: A Pindaric Theme and the Myth of Nemean 10,” GRBS 34 (1993) 123-132; ''It is more Important to Participate than to Win'; Who Said it First, Coubertin, Bishop Talbot, St. Paul, or Ovid?” OlympikaThe International Journal of Olympic Studies 3 (1994), 17-25; “First with the Most: Greek Athletic Records and “Specialization,” Nikephoros 9 (1996) 175-197; 'Myths about the Ancient Games,' Archaeology 49, No. 4 (July/August, 1996), 30; The Modern Olympics: A Struggle for Revival, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1996 (repr. 2001).  REVS: Olympika. The International Journal of Olympic Studies, 6 (1997) 121-128 (Barney); Choice  34 (1997) 76; (McGehee); Journal of Olympic History, 5.3 (1997) 40-42 (Hill);  Journal of Sport History 24 (1997) 433-4 (Edmonds); “First with the Most: Greek Athletic Records and 'Specialization,” Nikephoros. 'Zeitschrift für Sport und Kultur im Altertum 9 (1996 [1997]) 3-25; “More on the Olympic Maxim, 'It's More Important....':  Its Use in 1896--and 1894 and 1908,' Journal of Olympic History  7.3 (1998) 26-31; 'Further Thoughts on Some Issues of Early Olympic History,' Journal of Olympic History 6.3 (1998) 29-41; “That Memorable First Marathon,” (with Anthony Th. Bijkerk) Journal of Olympic History  7.1 (1999) 5-24; “How the Amateurs won the Olympics,” W.K. Rashke, ed., Archaeology of the Olympics (Madison: Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 2002 (2nd edition, updated) 252-72; “The Roots of our Olympic Games,” in: Lindsay Adams and Larry Gerlach, editors, The Winter Olympics: From Chamonix to Salt Lake City (Salt Lake City: Univ. of Utah Press 2004) 18-40; A Brief History of the Olympic Games (Malden, MA, 2004) REVS: Athenaeum 2008 96 (1): 456-459 Alessandra Gobbi | JHS 2005 125: 149-153 Jason König | Latomus 2005 64 (2) : 576-577 Pierre Salmon | JHS 125 (2005), 149-143 (König) | JSH 31 (2005), 352-354 (Kyle) | The Historian 67, 819-820, (2005) (Crowther); 'With Hands or Swift Feet,' Natural History 184 (2004), 24-30; “Pos to Olympia tou 776 egine e Athena tou 2004,” (trans. Manos Mikelakis) Ta Stadia stin archea Ellada, ed. Dimitrios Garophalis, special Edition of Corpus, (Athens: Ministry of Culture, 2004 ) 158-161;  “From Olympia 776 BC to Athens 2004: Origin and Authenticity of the Modern Games,” Olympic Journeys, ed. Kevin Wamsley and Kevin Young (London: Elsevier Press, 2005 =Vol. 3 of series Research in the Sociology of Sport) 1-26; “Mens sana in corpore sano?  Body and Mind in Ancient Greece.”  International Journal of the History of Sport 22, No. 1 (2005) 22-41; “The Olympic Games,” Encyclopedia Britannica, electronic edition, 70 pp., 2006; “The Olympic Truce,” Encyclopedia Britannica, electronic edition, pp., 2006“Evangelis Zappas: Olympian Sponsor of Modern Olympic Games,” Festschrift Wolfgang Decker, special issue of Nikephoros: Zeitschrift für Sport und Kultur im Altertum  18 (2006) 273-288; Dimitrios Vikelas and Pierre de Coubertin: A Partnership of Destiny,” Journal of Olympic History 15 (2007), 24-27.

 

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