Peter Jones

Greek sex, infallible logic and fearless honesty

The Oxford scholar, Sir Kenneth Dover, who died this week, has been wrongly portrayed as attention-seeking. Peter Jones sets the record straight about this brilliant and modest man

It is not difficult to see why the greatest Greek scholar of his generation, Sir Kenneth Dover, who died last Sunday, was a man who attracted controversy. His edition of Aristophanes’ comedy Clouds (1968) was the first to go into the same detailed explanation of its sexual jokes as of its textual cruces.

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