- A. H. Armstrong
Arthur Hilary Armstrong (
13 August 1909– 16 October 1997) was an English educator and author. Armstrong is recognized as one of the foremost authorities on the philosophical teachings of Plotinusca. 205–270 CE. His multi-volume translation of the philosopher's teachings is regarded as an essential tool of classical studies.
Armstrong was born in
Hove, England. He was the son of W. A (clergy) and E. Cripps Armstrong. He married Deborah Wilson in 1933. He has two sons and three daughters. He received a B.A.from the University of Cambridgein 1932 and his M.A. in 1935. His hobbies and other interests included travel and gardening. He was made a fellowof the British Academyin 1970 and a fellow in the American Catholic Philosophical Association.
Armstrong began his teaching career in 1936 at University College, Swansea,
Wales. This lasted until 1939 when he moved to the Royal University of Maltain Vallettaas a professor of classics. In 1943, he became a classical sixth formmaster at Beaumont College, Old Windsor, Berkshire, England. Three years later in 1946, he went to Cardiff Universityas a lecturer in Latin. In 1950, he was named the Gladstone Professor of Greek at University of Liverpoolin Liverpool, England. He was made a professor emeritusin 1972.
From 1970 to 1971, Armstrong was named a
Killam Senior Fellowat Dalhousie Universityin Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He also acheieved a visiting professorship of classics and philosophy there beginning in 1972. He was also named a visiting professor at Manhattanville Collegein 1966.
In 1973, he won the
Aquinas Medalfrom the American Catholic Philosophical Association.
John M. Dillon
*"The Architecture of the Intelligible Universe in the Philosophy of Plotinus: An Analytical and Historical Study", Cambridge University Press, 1940.
*"Plotinus", (as Translator) Allen & Unwin, 1953, Collier, 1962.
*"An Introduction to Ancient Philosophy", Methuen, 1947, 4th edition, Methuen, 1966.
*"Christian Faith and Greek Philosophy", (with R. A. Markus) Darton, Longman & Todd, 1960, Sheed, 1964.
*"Re-discovering Eastern Christendom: Essays in Commemoration of Dom Bede Winslow", (Editor with E.J.B. Fry), Darton, Longman & Todd, 1963.
*"Plotinus, seven volumes", (as Translator), Harvard University Press, 1966-1988.
*"St. Augustine and Christian Platonism", Villanova University Press, 1967.
*"The Cambridge History of Later Greek and Early Medieval Philosophy", (as Editor), Cambridge University Press, 1967.
*"The Church of England, the Methodists and Society: 1700 to 1850", Rowman & Littlefield, 1973.
*"Journal of Hellenic Studies"
*"Journal of Theological Studies"
*"Contemporary Authors Online",
Thomson Gale, 2003. Last Updated 10/28/2003. Date Accessed 2/23/2006.
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