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 +'''George Gilbert Aimé Murray''', {{post-nominals|country=AUS|OM}} (2 January 1866 – 20 May 1957) was an Australian-born [[United Kingdom|British]] classical scholar and [[public intellectual]], with connections in many spheres. He was an outstanding scholar of the language and culture of [[Ancient Greece]], perhaps the leading authority in the first half of the twentieth century. He is the basis for the character of Adolphus Cusins in his friend [[George Bernard Shaw]]'s play ''[[Major Barbara]]'', and also appears as the chorus figure in [[Tony Harrison]]'s play ''[[Fram (play)|Fram]]''.
-The philosopher [[Ludwig Wittgenstein]] returned time and again to ''The Golden Bough'', so much so that his commentaries have been compiled as ''[[Remarks on Frazer's Golden Bough]]'', edited by Rush Rhees, originally published in 1967 (the English edition followed in 1971). He writes, "Frazer is much more savage than most of these savages." [[Weston LaBarre]] observed that Frazer was "the last of the [[Scholasticism|scholastics]]" and wrote ''The Golden Bough'' "as an extended footnote to a line in [[Virgil]] he felt he did not understand." 
-Some modern critics set Frazer in the broader context of the [[history of ideas]], for example, Robert Ackerman in his ''The Myth and Ritual School: J. G. Frazer and the Cambridge Ritualists''. The [[myth and ritual school]] includes scholars [[Jane Ellen Harrison|Jane Harrison]], [[Gilbert Murray]], [[F. M. Cornford]], and [[Arthur Bernard Cook|A.B. Cook]], who were connecting the new discipline of myth theory and anthropology with traditional literary classics at the end of the nineteenth century. This school was an important influence on much [[Modernism|Modernist literature]].{{citation needed|date=July 2013}}+==References==
 +*[[Arnold J. Toynbee]] and Jean Smith (editors) (1960), ''An Unfinished Autobiography''
 +*[[Francis West (historian)|Francis West]] (1984), ''Gilbert Murray: A Life''
 +*[[Duncan Wilson]] (1987), ''Gilbert Murray OM''
 +*[[Karl Max, Fürst von Lichnowsky]]
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George Gilbert Aimé Murray, Template:Post-nominals (2 January 1866 – 20 May 1957) was an Australian-born British classical scholar and public intellectual, with connections in many spheres. He was an outstanding scholar of the language and culture of Ancient Greece, perhaps the leading authority in the first half of the twentieth century. He is the basis for the character of Adolphus Cusins in his friend George Bernard Shaw's play Major Barbara, and also appears as the chorus figure in Tony Harrison's play Fram.


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