C.M. BOWRA, English scholar, born (d: 1971); C.M. who you say? Not if you were an English major and a whiz in classics of English Lit., you don’t, for then you’d immediately remember reading any number of books by this renowned English classical scholar and critic. During his long association with Oxford University, he was warden of Wadham College, Professor of Poetry, and vice-chancellor of the university.
His many books include A Book of Russian Verse, The Creative Experiment, Classical Greek and The Oxford Book of Greek Verse. Given his appearances in A.L. Rowse’s Homosexuals in History, the title of Bowra’s most famous book, The Greek Experience, takes on new meaning.