Rob Dyer

Rookie (Dec.3,1934 / Palmerston North, New Zealand)

Biography of Rob Dyer

Born in New Zealand of several early established (1839 and on) families of colonists, much influenced by father's experiences in WWII as a commander of the Maori Battalion, lives in exile from his two native cultures, neither perfectly mastered, first in Australia, then in the US, now in Paris. Has published in little magazines in New Zealand and New England. Educated in NZ and at Oxford and Hamburg, Professor of Classics at Indiana University, and University of Massachusetts, Amherst, publishing about 30 scholarly articles, chiefly on Homer, Cicero and Vergil, also taught Latin and Greek at Eton College and The Hotchkiss School. Updates

To Iris Murdoch

You lectured bewilderingly on Reasons,
'Here ends my seventh lecture, ' randomly,
challenging all our categoric epistêmê.

Deconstructing Wittgenstein you taught
there is no divide between the heart and mind.
From an infinite array der Intensitäten -
with the rhetoric of particulars we call
identity, Intention, self-indulgent, self-creative

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