Gilbert Highet

Wins £1.1s 0d in 16B.

Wins 10s 6d in 20B.

Highet was one of the most successful classicists of the twentieth century. He was to emigrate to the USA in 1938, but to play a key service in World War II by profiling Nazi leaders. He wrote extensively on classical writers (and also chess), was fluent in Greek, Latin, and also German. At the time of 16B (1930) he was studying for a second degree, and by 1932 was a tutor at St. John’s College, Oxford. He was also a poet – both his own poetry, and translations from the classics. There is a good account of his life here

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