Robert Shorrock

The Penguin Latin Dictionary
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Robert Shorrock was was educated at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School and Durham University, and went on to gain a PhD in Classics from Christ's College, Cambridge. He spent time as an undergraduate supervisor at Cambridge University and MA lecturer at King's College, London, before taking up his current position as a Classics teacher at Eton College, Windsor. He has published widely on epic poetry and the Classical tradition, and is co-editor of the journal 'Greece & Rome'. David Butterfield was educated at Lancaster Royal Grammar School, where he was first introduced to the Classical languages. He studied Classics at Christ's College, Cambridge, where he was pre-elected to a research fellowship at the age of 21. He has a number of publications in the field of Latin textual criticism, his primary area of Classical research.

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