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Richmond Alexander Lattimore (May 6, 1906 - February 26, 1984) was an American poet and translator known for his translations of the Greek classics, especially his versions of the Iliad and Odyssey, which are generally considered as among the best English translations available.

Born to David and Margaret Barnes Lattimore in Paotingfu, China, he graduated from Dartmouth College in 1926. His brother Owen Lattimore was a Sinologist who was blacklisted for his association with China during the McCarthy era, but subsequently rehabilitated when none of the charges against him proved to be true. Richmond was a Rhodes Scholar at Christ Church, Oxford and received his B.A. in 1932, then received a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1934. He joined the Department of Greek at Bryn Mawr College the following year, and married Alice Bockstahler, with whom he later had two sons, Steven and Alexander. From 1943 to 1946, Lattimore was absent from his professorial post to serve in the United States Navy, but returned after the war to remain at Bryn Mawr College, with periodic visiting positions at other universities, until his retirement in 1971. He continued to publish poems and translations for the remainder of his life, with two poems appearing in print posthumously.

He translated the Revelation of John in 1962. A 1979 edition by McGraw-Hill Ryerson included the four Gospels. Lattimore completed translating the New Testament, which was published posthumously in 1996 with the title The New Testament.

Lattimore was a Fellow of the Academy of American Poets, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the National Institute of Arts and Letters, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American Philological Association, and the Archaeological Institute of America, as well as a Fellow of the American Academy at Rome and an Honorary Student at Christ Church, Oxford.

Lattimore's translation of Aristophanes' The Frogs won the Bollingen Poetry Translation Prize in 1962.
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Total Books: 23
The Odyssey of Homer
2007 - The Odyssey of Homer [P.S.] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780061244186
ISBN-10: 006124418X
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

The Poetry of Greek Tragedy
2003 - The Poetry of Greek Tragedy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780801872600
ISBN-10: 080187260X
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction

The Complete Greek Tragedies  A Centennial Edition
1992 - The Complete Greek Tragedies a Centennial Edition (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780226307633
ISBN-10: 0226307638
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Greek Tragedies Volume 1
1992 - Greek Tragedies Volume 1 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780226307909
ISBN-10: 0226307905
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

The Four Gospels and the Revelation
1983 - The Four Gospels and the Revelation (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671504410
ISBN-10: 067150441X
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Acts and Letters of the Apostles
A Companion to the Iliad
1976 - A Companion to the Iliad (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780226898544
ISBN-10: 0226898547

Story Patterns in Greek Tragedy
1970 - Story Patterns in Greek Tragedy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780472061464
ISBN-10: 0472061461
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Greek Lyrics
1960 - Greek Lyrics (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780226469447
ISBN-10: 0226469441
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction

The Odyssey
The Odyssey (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780060904791
ISBN-10: 0060904798
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

Four Gospels and the Revelation
Four Gospels and the Revelation (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780091407919
ISBN-10: 0091407915
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Themes in Greek and Latin Epitaphs
Themes in Greek and Latin Epitaphs [Illini Books - English and Latin Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780252726811
ISBN-10: 0252726812
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference

Poems From Three Decades
Poems From Three Decades (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780684129051
ISBN-10: 0684129051