Martin West#

Martin West
Sadly, this member passed away.
Email:martin.west 'at' all-souls.oxford.ac.uk
Membership Number:1829
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:CLASSICS & ORIENTAL STUDIES
Username:mwest
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Martin West passed away July 13, 2015.

Positions Held
  • 2004 - 2014 Emeritus Fellow, All Souls College
  • 1991 - 2004 Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College
  • 1974 - 1991 Professor of Greek, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London
  • 1963 - 1974 Fellow and Praelector in Classics, University College, Oxford
  • 1960 - 1963 Junior Research Fellow, St John’s College, Oxford
  • 1955 - 1959 Undergraduate, Balliol College, Oxford

Fields of Scholarship
  • Ancient Greek language, literature, and music
  • Indo-European poetry and myth
  • Early Zoroastrianism

Honours and Awards
  • 2011 Honorary Doctorate, University of Urbino
  • 2010 International Member of the American Philosophical Society
  • 2009 Fellow of the Academy of Athens
  • 2008 Honorary Doctorate, University of Cyprus
  • 2007 Foreign Member, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
  • 2002 Kenyon Medal for Classical Studies, British Academy
  • 2000 International Balzan Prize for Classical Antiquity
  • 1998 MAE
  • 1991 Corresponding Member, Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen


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