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RENEHAN, Robert Francis Xavier

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  • Date of Birth: April 25, 1935
  • Born City: Boston
  • Born State/Country: MA
  • Parents: Francis Xavier & Ethel Mary Sullivan R.
  • Date of Death: April 26, 2019
  • Death City: Santa Barbara
  • Death State/Country: CA
  • Married: Joan Lee Axtell-Damerow, Sept. 9, 1966.
  • Education:

    B.A., Boston College, 1956; travelling fellowship, Harvard,1953-4; A.M., Harvard, 1958; Ph.D., 1963.

  • Dissertation:

    “Leonis Medici Synopsis de natura hominum, primum ed. Renehan R. F.” (Harvard, 1963; summary in HSCP 68 (1964) 421-2).

  • Professional Experience:

    Instr. Greek & Latin, University of California at Berkeley, 1963-4; instr., Harvard University, 1964-5; asst. prof., Boston College, 1966-9; asso. prof., 1969-71; prof., 1971-7; classical studies dept. chairman, 1969-77; prof. Greek & Latin, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1976- ; dept. chair, 1984-8, 1993-2000; sr. fellow, NEH, 1972-3; asso. ed., CP, 1976-2000; AJP, 1987-95; sr. memb, ed. board, Classical Antiquity, 1980-7.

  • Publications:

    “Photius, Bibl. p. 209a 33 sq.,” RhM 104 (1961) 189-90; “Duo loci Sallustiani,” RhM 105 (1962) 257-60; “Hirtius, Bellum Gallicum VIII,15,1,” La Parola del Passato: Rivista di Studi Antichi 17(1962) 384-5; “Plato, Epistle VII, 337B,” CP 57 (1962) 109; “An Unnoticed Proverb in Theognis,” CR 13 (1963) 131-2; “Aristotle's Definition of Anger,” Philologus 107 (1963) 61-74; “Photius on Ctesias,” AJP 84 (1963) 71; “Pseudo-Xexophon Ath. Pol. II,12,” CP 58 (1963) 38; “Rectification,” CP 58 (1963) 170; “The Derivation of ῥυθμός,” CP 58 (1963) 36-7; “Thucydides 7,28,” RhM 106 (1963) 288; “An Aristotelian Mode of Argumentation in Iamblichus' Protrepticus,” Hermes 92 (1964) 507-8; “The Collectanea Alexandrina. Selected Passages,” HSCP 68 (1964) 375-88; “Arius Didymus. A New Biographical Detail,” Hermes 93 (1965) 256; “Lectiones Galenicae,” RhM 108 (1965) 61-70; “Theocritus (?) VIII.53-56,” RhM 108 (1965) 377; “An Unnoticed Greek Tragic Fragment,” RhM 109 (1966) 185-6; “Pausanias vii,25,10,” RhM 110 (1967) 285; “Christus or Chrestus in Tacitus?,” La Parola del Passato: Rivista di Studi Antichi 23 (1968) 368-70; “Some Greek Lexicographical Notes,” Glotta 46 (1968) 60-73; “The Greeks and the Bath,” CR 18 (1968) 133-4; “Plato, Symposium 219a 2-4,” CR 19 (1969) 270; “A Correction,” Hermes 97 (1969) 380; “A Fragment of Alcaeus in Seneca?,” RhM 112 (1969) 187-8; “Conscious Ambiguities in Pindar and Bacchylides,” GRBS 10 (1969) 217-28; “Culex 163,” RhM 112 (1969) 189-90; “Greek Lexicographical Notes, II & III,” Glotta 47 (1969) 220-34; Greek Textual Criticism: A Reader (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1969); “Agamemnon and ἄγκαθεν,” CR 20 (1970) 125-7; “On the Text of Leo Medicus. A Study in Textual Criticism,” RhM 113 (1970) 79-88; “The Platonism of Lycurgus,” GRBS 11 (1970) 219-31; “Greek Lexicographical Notes, 4th Ser.,” Glotta 49 (1971) 65-85; “Nugae Xenephonteae,” RhM 114 (1971) 135-45; “The Michigan Alcidamas-Papyrus. A Problem in Methodology,” HSCP 75 (1971) 85-105; “διαιπετής in Alcman,” RhM 115 (1972) 93-6; “Euripides, Helen vv. 255-260,” RhM 115 (1972) 289-90; “Greek Lexicographical Notes, Fifth and Sixth Series,” Glotta 50 (1972) 38-60; “The Greek Philosophical Background of Fourth Maccabees,” RhM 115 (1972) 223-38; “A Proverbial Expression in Tacitus,” CP 68 (1973) 114-15; “Pseudo-Vergil's ultrix flamma: A Problem in Linguistic Probabilities,” CP 68 (1973) 197-202; “Hera as Earth-Goddess. A New Piece of Evidence,” RhM 117 (1974) 193-201; Greek Lexicographical Notes. A Critical Supplement to the Greek-English Lexicon of Liddell-Scott-Jones (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1975); Studies in Greek Texts. Critical Observations to Homer, Plato, Euripides, Aristophanes and Other Authors (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1975); “A Traditional Pattern of Imitation in Sallust and His Sources,” CP 71 (1976) 97-105; “But Livy Said Sed,” CP 71 (1976) 253-4; “Mosquito Control in Plautus,” CP 71 (1976) 164-5; “An Interpolation in Horace Confirmed,” AJP 98 (1977) 133-8; “Compound-Simplex Verbal Iteration in Plautus,” CP 72 (1977) 243-8; “A Misunderstood Phrase in Livy XXI, 43,8,” CP73 (1978) 344-5; “Acts 17.28.” GRBS 20 (1979) 347-53; “New Evidence for the Variant in Iliad 1.5,” AJP 100 (1979) 473-4; “Poet or Plato in Plutarch?,” CP 74 (1979) 244-5; “The Meaning of σῶμα in Homer. A Study in Methodology,” CSCA 12 (1979) 269-82; “Hekate, H. J. Rose, and C. M. Bowra,” CW 73 (1980) 302-4; “Isocrates and Isaeus: Lesefruchte,” CP 75 (1980) 242-53; “On the Greek Origins of the Concepts Incorporeality and Immateriality,” GRBS 21 (1980) 105-38; “Viscus/viscum,” HSCP 84 (1980) 279-82; Anthologia Latina 24 Riese,” CQ 31 (1981) 471-2; “Plutarch Lysander II. An Addendum,” CP 76 (1981) 206-7; “Some Passages in Plato,” GRBS 22 (1981) 371-84;“Symphosius 42.1: A Literal Interpretation,” CQ 31 (1981) 471; “The Greek Anthropocentric View of Man,” HSCP 85 (1981) 239-59; “Aristotle as Lyric Poet. The Hermias Poem,” GRBS 23 (1982) 251-74; Greek Lexicographical Notes. Second Series. A Critical Supplement to the Greek-English Lexicon of Liddell-Scott-Jones (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1982); “The Early Greek Poets: Some Interpretations,” HSCP 87 (1983) 1-29; “An Epigram from Troezen (IG 4.800): II,” CP 79 (1984) 213-14; “Anacreon fragment 13 Page,” CP 79 (1984) 28-32; “Meletius' Chapter on the Eyes. An Unidentified Source,” Dumbarton Oaks Papers 38 (1984) 159-68; “ποικιλόρθονος in Sappho. The First Word of Poem 1,” in Studies Presented to Sterling Dow on his Eightieth Birthday, ed. Kent J. Rigsby (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1984) 255-8; “Herodotean Cruces,” HSCP 89 (1985) 25-35; “A New Hesiodic Fragment,” CP 81 (1986) 221-2; “Apollonius Tyrius 46 and the Editors,” CP 82 (1987) 345-6; “Praxilla Fr. 8 Page,” Hermes115 (1987) 373-7; “Some Passages in Maximus of Tyre,” CP 82 (1987) 43-9; “The Heldentod in Homer: One Heroic Ideal,” CP 82 (1987) 99-116; “Shackleton Bailey and the Editing of Latin Poetry. A Latin Classic,” CP 83 (1988) 311-28; “Three Places in Plato's Symposium,” CP 85 (1990) 120-6; “Aristotle's Elegiacs to Eudemus (fr. 673 Rose³=Olymp. in Pl. Gorg. Comm. p. 214. 25 ff. Westerink) ICS 16 (1991) 255-67; “The Staunching of Odysseus' Blood: the Healing Power of Magic,” AJP 113 (1992) 1-4; “Aristotle's Doctrine of the Proper End of Man: Some Observations, VI,” with a Commentary by Anthony Celano in Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy VI, ed. John J. Cleary & Daniel C. Shartin, (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1992) 79-114; “Some Special Problems in the Editing of Aristotle,” SIFC 10 (1992) 719-24; “A Note on Plato Apology 27 B 4-5,” CP 88 (1993) 318-19; “On the Interpretation of a Poem of Anacreon,” ICS 18 (1993) 39-47; “Of Mice and Men in Aristotle,” CP 89 (1994) 245-55; “Polus, Plato, and Aristotle,” CQ 45 (1995) 68-72; “The Private Aristotle: Two Clues,” Hermes 123 (1995) 281-92; “ἄνθος and ἄλθος,” Glotta 73 (1995-6) 56-9; “Aristotelian Explications and Emendations 1: Passages from the PhysicsDe caelo, and De generatione et corruption,” CP 91 (1996) 141-58; “Aristotelian Explications and Emendations 2: Passages from the De anima, De partibus animalium, De generatione animalium, De motu animalium, Politics, and Nicomachean EthicsCP 91 (1996) 223-46; “On Some Genitives and a Few Accusatives in Aristotle: A Study in Style,” Hermes 125 (1997) 153-68; “On Gender Switching as a Literary Device in Latin Poetry,” in Style and Tradition: Studies in Honor of Wendell Clausen ed. Peter E. Knox & Clive Foss Stuttgart: Teubner, 1998) 212-29; “The Euripidean Studies of James Diggle: Review Article. 1,” CP 93 (1998) 161-91; “The Euripidean Studies of James Diggle: Review Article. 2,” CP 93 (1998) 249-70; “A Rare Surgical Procedure in Plutarch,” CQ 50 (2000) 223-9; “Further Thoughts on a Sallustian Literary Device,” The Ancient World 31 (2000) 144-7; Herodotos Philanthropos,” Hermes 129 (2001) 173-87; “Some Notes on Longus, Daphnis and Chloe,” RhM 144 (2001) 233-8; “Some Supplements to the Revised LSJ Supplement,” Glotta 77 (2001) 221-43; “Inserted Apposition in Classical Greek Poetry,” ICS 27-8 (2002-3) 101-8; “Some Passages in Aristophanes,” RhM 149 (2006) 31-50.

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