Benjamin Jowett


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Noun1.Benjamin Jowett - English classical scholar noted for his translations of Plato and Aristotle (1817-1893)
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His tutor, Benjamin Jowett, wrote to Florence Nightingale: "Hopkins was one of three foolish fellows at our College who have gone over to Rome.
She was criticised by Benjamin Jowett, a well-known Theologian and Professor of Greek at Oxford University where she studied, for caring about prostitutes, "a class of sinners whom she had better have left to themselves".
Benjamin Jowett has said that Plato's "Republic" provided an influential template of this futuristic landscape for later writers such as St Augustine, and the humanist Sir Thomas More.
Benjamin Jowett wrote in his contribution to Essays and Reviews (1860) about the proper way to interpret the Scriptures.
Pickering adds "delusions of grandeur" (478) to his many failings and quotes Benjamin Jowett describing him as "a great man but also mad" (580).
Also of note is Schofield's brief but interesting discussion of the classicism of John Stuart Mill, George Grote and Benjamin Jowett in the nineteenth century, although one laments that he did not say more.
They are among seven students from the University of Bradford selected to receive the Benjamin Jowett Memorial Scholarship on Thursday, April 2.
These developments were resisted by intellectuals espousing a "mid-Victorian conservative agenda" (186) such as Thomas Carlyle, Benjamin Jowett, and Matthew Arnold, who, conceding that aristocracy as such was no longer viable, urged, against this statistical, philanthropic leveling, a quasi-meritocratic clerisy, "the aristocracy reborn in diffusive powers of a classless class of well-bred men" (156).
This was largely due to the influence of Benjamin Jowett (1817-93), author of the first complete English translation of Plato's works.
Significant figures of the period make appearances in the play, including John Ruskin and Walter Pater, the Oxford dons whose aesthetic ideas would so influence Housman's generation; Oscar Wilde; Benjamin Jowett, the conservative and bowdlerizing classicist; and Henry Labouchere, the liberal politician whose notorious amendment to the British Criminal Law of 1885 would provide the grounds for Wilde's imprisonment a decade later.
As Stoppard illustrates, worship of all things Greek -- notably male friendship -- led to some rough passages for Pater, while his fellow classicists Ruskin, Benjamin Jowett and Mark Pattison, all comically depicted here, professed with varying degrees of sternness to abhor the practice of homosexuality, even if it was a hallmark of a culture they prized above all others.
For instance, at Cambridge, the Amateur Dramatic Club was formed in 1880 (126), while the vice-chancellor at Oxford, Benjamin Jowett, granted a charter to the Oxford University Dramatic Society in 1884, with the stipulation of "one play by Shakespeare each year--but nothing else" (138).