Benjamin Farrington

Benjamin Farrington (1891–1974) was an Irish scholar and professor of Classics, teaching in Ireland (1916–1920), South Africa (1920–1935), and Great Britain (1935–1956). Although his academic career spanned several disciplines, he is most well known for his contributions to the history of Greek science. Moreover, within the development of the discipline his books were some of the first written in the English language that focused specifically on Greek science. In addition to his professional academic career he was also active in socialist politics, using his intellectual capabilities to speak and write on it. While beginning his academic career in South Africa in 1920 he became heavily involved in the Irish Republican Association of South Africa. In the process he wrote several articles for local South African newspapers about the need for Ireland to separate from England. In addition he was instrumental in forming the Irish Peace Conference in Paris in 1922. Such political commitments inevitably influenced his teaching style, giving him the reputation in South Africa of being an intellectual Marxist. However, from the perspective of some critics, his Marxist commitments overshadowed his scholarly work, heavily tainting his work. One of his better known pamphlets on socialism, written in 1940, is ''The Challenge of Socialism''. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Farrington, Benjamin, 1891-
Published 1951
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by Farrington, Benjamin, 1891-
Published 1965
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...Farrington, Benjamin, 1891-1974. Science in antiquity. 2nd ed....
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...Farrington, Benjamin, 1891- Science and politics in the ancient world. [2d ed.]....
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by Farrington, Benjamin, 1891-
Published 1963
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by Farrington, Benjamin, 1891-
Published 1953
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