TRANSLATOR OF THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN ILIAD
|RICHARD WHITAKER is Emeritus Professor of Classics (Ancient Greek and Latin) at the University of Cape Town. He studied Classics at the Universities of the Witwatersrand, Oxford, and St Andrews. After thirteen years lecturing at the University of Natal, Durban (now the University of KwaZulu-Natal) he was appointed Professor of Classics at the University of Cape Town in 1989.
Richard Whitaker has published extensively on Roman love poetry, oral poetry, and the influence of Classical on twentieth-century literature, and has translated books from Latin and from French.
He has also written fiction, and has edited and published a number of travel books, published by AA Publishing, UK, and National Geographic.