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Professor Michael Winterbottom FBA

Classics
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About this Fellow

Michael Winterbottom was born in Sale, Cheshire in 1934. His family spent the war first in Torquay, then in Walsall, before moving to London, where he attended Dulwich College. Except for National Service (1956-8) and a period as lecturer at University College London (1962-7), he has lived in Oxford, where he was scholar of Pembroke College (1952-6), fellow and tutor in classics at Worcester College (1967-1992), and finally Corpus Professor of Latin 1992-2001. His research began on Quintilian, but eventually extended to a wide range of Latin prose texts in the classical, late antique and medieval periods. For 30 years he collaborated with R.M. Thomson (Hobart) in editing and translating the major works of William of Malmesbury. Since 2000 he has been closely involved in the Cassino project on the so-called Major Declamations wrongly attributed to Quintilian.

Appointments

Current post

  • Emeritus Corpus Professor of Latin, University of Oxford; Emeritus Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Oxford

Past Appointments

  • Fellow and Tutor in Classics, Worcester College University of Oxford, 1967 - 1992
  • Corpus Christi Professor of Latin, University of Oxford, 1993 - 2001
  • Emeritus Corpus Professor of Latin, University of Oxford; Emeritus Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Oxford, University of Oxford, 2002

Publications

Quintilian 1970

The minor declamations ascribed to Quintilian 1984

William of Malmesbury. Gesta Regum Anglorum 1998

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