John V. Luce

John Victor Luce (21 May 1920 – 11 February 2011) was an Irish classicist, former professor and emeritus Fellow of Classics at Trinity College Dublin. He was also the College's Public Orator between 1971 and 2005.

Luce entered Trinity in 1938 to read Classics, and was elected a Scholar in his first year, a highly unusual achievement. He took a double Moderatorship in Classics and Philosophy and was awarded Gold Medals for both subjects. He was Auditor of the College Classical Society in 1942–43. He was elected a Fellow of Trinity in 1948 and served as Erasmus Smith's Professor of Oratory until 1989.

John Luce was the son of Arthur Aston Luce, the long serving fellow of TCD, nephew of Gordon Hannington Luce, the noted scholar of Burmese and Asian History and Bloomsbury group member, first cousin of Rex Warner, classicist and author of novels such as the Airodrome.

An avid sportsman in his youth represented Ireland in Hockey in the 1940s, and also played Squash and Cricket. He was a keen Chess player and played for Rathmines Chess Club in the Leinster Leagues. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Luce, John Victor, 1920-
Published 1992
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by Luce, John Victor, 1920-
Published 1969
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by Luce, John Victor, 1920-
Published 1975
...Luce, John Victor, 1920- Homer and the heroic age....
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by Luce, John Victor, 1920-
Published 1992
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by Luce, John Victor, 1920-
Published 1982
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (KNXdb)169287)
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by Luce, John Victor, 1920-
Published 1992
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by Luce, John Victor, 1920-
Published 1998
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by Luce, John Victor, 1920-
Published 1969
...Luce, John Victor, 1920- Lost Atlantis. [1st ed.]....
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by Luce, John Victor, 1920-
Published 1975
...Luce, John Victor, 1920- Homer and the heroic age. 1st U.S. ed....
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by Stanford, William Bedell.
Published 1974
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by Stanford, William Bedell.
Published 1975
Other Authors: '; ...Luce, John Victor, 1920-...
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (NIUdb)654019, (SICdb)716862)
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