Congratulations to this year's A. T. Murray Research Fellow, Florencia Foxley (Classical Culture & Society '13)
The Classics Department congratulations Florencia Foxley (Classical Culture & Society '13), the winner of this year's A.T. Murray Research Fellowship.
The Classics Department congratulations Florencia Foxley for winning this year's Augustus Taber Murray Research Fellowship, given annually to support further study in English, Classical, or German philology.
Florencia Foxley graduated in 2013 with a major in Classical Culture & Society. She wrote her senior thesis, "The Rage of a Hero in the Song of the Nightingale," on Homer and Greek tragedy. This May she received her M.A. in Classics from Notre Dame and in the fall she will begin working towards her Ph.D. in Classics at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
The Murray Fellowship honors Augustus Taber Murray (1866 – 1940), a Quaker and eminent scholar of Classical antiquity. Murray graduated from Haverford College in 1885 and received his doctorate from The Johns Hopkins University in 1890. After a year of study at the Universities of Leipzig and Berlin, he was professor of Greek at Earlham College and Colorado College before joining Stanford University in 1892. He authored a wide range of books and articles on Homer, Greek tragedy, and Theocritus,a mong other subjects. He remains today best known for his work to make Greek accessible to generations of students through this edition of Xenophon's Anabasis, his translation of Greek drama, and especially his translations of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey and Demosthenes' Private Oration for the Loeb Classical Library.