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George Cawkwell Bio
George Law Cawkwell (25 October 1919 – 18 February 2019) was a classical scholar who specialized in the ancient history of Greece in the 4th century BC.
|George Cawkwell Born||
George Law Cawkwell
25 October 1919
Auckland, New Zealand
|George Cawkwell Died||18 February 2019 (aged 99)
|George Cawkwell Citizenship||British|
|George Cawkwell Education||King’s College, Auckland|
|George Cawkwell Occupation||Ancient historian|
George Cawkwell Biography
Born in Auckland, Cawkwell was educated at King’s College, Auckland and became head boy there. He attended the University of Aucklandfrom 1938, gaining BA and MA degrees. He joined the army in 1942 during World War II and fought with the Fijian Infantry in the Solomons in 1944.
Cawkwell was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, studying at Christ Church. He played in the position of lock for the Scotland national rugby union team, gaining his cap in 1947.
For most of his life, Cawkwell was a Fellow and Praelector in Ancient History of University College, Oxford. He was a Fellow from 1949 to 1987 and then became an Emeritus Fellow. He authored a number of books on ancient history. His students included the classical scholars Ernst Badian and Raphael Sealey. He won the Runciman Award in 1998 for his book Thucydides and the Peloponnesian War.
Cawkwell was the first “Procurator” of University College, fund-raising for the 750th anniversary of the college in 1999. The George Cawkwell Fellowship in Ancient History has been established at the college. A boat in the University College Boat Club is also named after him. His portrait was painted by the artist Daphne Todd.
George Cawkwell married Pat Clarke in 1945. The businessman and stock market commentator Simon Cawkwell (born 1946) is his son. Cawkwell died on 18 February 2019 at 99 years of age.
George Cawkwell books
Cawkwell’s books include:
- Philip of Macedon. Faber and Faber, 1978. ISBN 0571109586.
- Thucydides and the Peloponnesian War. Routledge, 1997. ISBN 0415165520.
- The Greek Wars: The Failure of Persia. Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-19-814871-2.
RIP Cause George Cawkwell of Death
George Cawkwell, October 25, 1919 – February 18, 2019
The College deeply regrets to report that George Cawkwell died peacefully at home earlier today.
George was Fellow and Praelector in Ancient History from 1949 to 1987 and thereafter an Emeritus Fellow. He held most of the offices of the College at some point in his lifelong association with Univ. To describe his life in such terms, however, does not do full justice to the respect and affection in which he was held throughout the College and by the students whom he taught, mentored and looked after over the course of more than forty years and with whom he stayed in close touch in his retirement.
A fuller obituary will be published on the College website in due course.
Our thoughts are with George’s family and with his friends in Oxford and elsewhere.
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