Oswyn Murray

Oswyn Murray FSA[1] (born 26 March 1937) is a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford University and a distinguished classical scholar.[2]

Murray is joint editor with John Boardman and Jasper Griffin of the Oxford History of the Classical World.

Boris Johnson was one of his students when he was reading Classics at Balliol College. In 2018, when Johnson became prime minister, Murray sent his former student, in the ancient tradition, a renuntiatio amicitiae, a public revocation of their friendship.

Selected publicationsEdit

  • Sympotica: A symposium on the symposion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. (Ed.) ISBN 0198150040
  • Early Greece. Harvard University Press, 1993 (2nd edition). ISBN 067422132X


  1. ^ "Oswyn Murray: Biography". Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  2. ^ The end of an era. Balliol College, University of Oxford, 2004. Retrieved 13 May 2012. Archived here.

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