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RECKFORD, Kenneth Joseph

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  • Date of Birth: May 26, 1933
  • Born City: New York
  • Born State/Country: New York
  • Parents: Joseph Samuel, secretary and treasurer of the Venus Pencil Co., & Janet Sidenburg R.
  • Date of Death: October 30, 2021
  • Death City: Tallahassee
  • Death State/Country: Florida
  • Married: Mary Stevens Fenwick, 1954; Charlotte Orth,
  • Education:

    Phillips Exeter, 1950; A.B. (summa cum laude), Harvard 1954; Ph.D., 1957.

  • Dissertation:

    "Horace: Augustan and Epicurean" (Harvard, 1957).

  • Professional Experience:

    Instr. classics, Harvard, 1957-60; asst. prof., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1960-4; asso. prof., 1964-9; prof., 1969; Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professorship, 1981-4; Kenan Professor of Classics, 1994; Langford Eminent Scholar, Florida State U., 2009; Martin Lecturer, Oberlin College, 1999; president, CAMWS, 1975-6; APA, 2001-2.

  • Publications:

    “Some Appearances of Golden Age,” CJ 54 (1958) 79-87; “Horace, Augustan and Epicurean,” HSCP 63 (1958) 524-6; “Some Studies in Horace's Odes on Love,” CJ 55 (1959) 25-33; “Horace and Maecenas,” TAPA 90 (1959) 195-208; “The Eagle and the Tree (Horace, Odes IV, 4),” CJ 56 (1960) 23-8; “The Dyskolos of Menander,” StudPhil 58 (1961) 1-24; “Latent Tragedy in Aeneid VII.1-285,” AJP 82 (1961) 252-69; “Studies in Persius, Hermes 90 (1962) 476-504; “Wretched Percival,” Arion 2 (1963) 137-49; “Heracles and Mr. Eliot,” Comparative Literature 16 (1964) 1-18; “Helen in the Iliad,” GRBS 5 (1964) 5-20; “Horace, Odes 1,34. An Interpretation,” StudPhil 63 (1966) 499-532; “Aristophanes' Ever-Flowing Clouds,” The Emory University Quarterly 22 (1967) 222-35; “Medea's First Exit,” TAPA 99 (1968) 329-59; Horace (New York: Twayne, 1969); “Phaethon, Hippolytus, and Aphrodite,” TAPA 103 (1972) 405-32; “Phaedra and Pasiphae. The Pull Backward,” TAPA 104 (1974) 307-28; “Desire with Hope. Aristophanes and the Comic Catharsis,” Ramus 3 (1974) 41-69; “Father-Beating in Aristophanes' Clouds,” in The Conflict of Generations in Ancient Greece and Rome, ed. S.S. Bertman (Amsterdam: Grüner, 1976) 89-118; “Catharsis and Dream-Interpretation in Aristophanes' Wasps,” TAPA 107 (1977) 283-312; “Let Them Eat Cakes. Three Food Notes to Aristophanes' Peace,” in Arktouros. Hellenic Studies Presented to Bernard M. W. Knox on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday, ed. G.W. Bowersock, W. Burkert, & M.C.J. Putnam (Berlin: De Gruyter, 1979) 192-8; “Helen in Aeneid II and VI,” Arethusa 14 (1981) 85-99; “Concepts of Demoralization in the Hecuba,” in Directions in Euripidean Criticism. A Collection of Essays, ed. Peter Burian (Durham, NC: Duke U. Press, 1985) 112-28; Aristophanes' Old-and-New Comedy, I: Six Essays in Perspective(Chapel Hill: U. of North Carolina Press, 1987); “Imaginary Directing. A Scene from Aristophanes' Clouds,” AAPA 49 (1989) 49; “Pity and Terror in Euripides' Hecuba,” Arion 1 (1990) 24-43; “Strepsiades as a Comic Ixion,” ICS 16 (1991) 125-36; “Recognizing Venus. I,: Aeneas Meets His Mother,” Arion 3(1995-6) 1-42; “Horatius: The Man and the Hour,” AJP 118 (1997) 583-612; “Decomposition and Morality in Persius' Third Satire,” Arethusa 31 (1998) 337-54; “Only a Wet Dream?: Hope and Skepticism in Horace, Satire 1.5,” AJP 120 (1999) 525-54; “Pueri ludentes: Some Aspects of Play and Seriousness in Horace's Epistles,” TAPA 132 (2002) 1-19; Recognizing Persius (Princeton: Princeton U. Press, 2009).