Month: December 2014

A Book Review by Dr. John Thorley

Introductory Note: The Institute would like to say a word about the author of this book review.  Dr. John Thorley came to the Institute’s conferences in the early years until his health prevented him from doing so.  Some will be familiar with him from those years, but many of you may not be familiar with him and thus this short introductory note.  Dr. Thorley is a classical scholar.  He taught the Classics in schools during the years 1963 until 1983.  He has also taught Greek History, Medieval Latin and Homeric Greek at  university level for some years.  He was Chair of the National Schools Examination and Assessment Council Classics Committee, Chair of the Classics Committee of the Northern Examinations and Assessment Board, Consultant on Classics for the Schools Curriculum and Assessment Authority, Chair of the Joint Association of Classical Teachers and President of the EUROCLASSICA, a federation of European Classical Teachers’ Association.  Along with this very in-depth study and teaching of the Classics, Dr. Thorley has written books related to the Classics:  Athenian Democracy (Routledge 1996 and 2004; Chinese …