Arthur Bernard Cook

Arthur Bernard Cook

Arthur Bernard Cook (1868-1952) was a British classical scholar, known for work in archaeology and the history of religions. He is best known for his three-part work "Zeus: A Study in Ancient Religion". He is often considered one of the Cambridge Ritualists. His poem "Windsor Castle" won the Chancellor's Gold Medal for poetry at Cambridge.

He became Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Cambridge in 1931, where he had held a position as Reader from 1908.


*The Metaphysical Basis of Plato's Ethics (1895)
*Zeus. A Study In Ancient Religion. (1914-1925)
** Volume 1: Zeus, God of the Bright Sky, Biblo-Moser, June 1, 1964, ISBN 0-8196-0148-9 (reprint)
** Volume 2: Zeus, God of the Dark Sky (Thunder and Lightning), Biblo-Moser, June 1, 1964, ISBN 0-8196-0156-X
** Volume 3: Zeus, God of the Dark Sky (earthquakes, clouds, wind, dew, rain, meteorites)

External links

* [ A.B. Cook's entry at the British Academy]

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