Anna Rist

ANNA RIST, writer and private scholar, married to JOHN RIST, mother of four and grandmother of seven, graduated in Classics and English at Newnham College, Cambridge and later M. Ed. (Toronto) in Child Psychology at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. After teaching in High Schools in London and Toronto, she was a Lecturer in the University of Toronto Classics Department from 1962 to 1971, retiring to devote herself to her family and write her book of verse translations of Theocritus, as well as sundry academic articles on Hellenistic poetry. From 1981 to 1997 she was an Associate Editor of the Canadian Catholic Review, to which she contributed many articles and book reviews, also editorials. Her principal publications are The Poems of Theocritus (1978), We Etruscans: Old and New in a Forgotten Landscape (Lutterworth 2006, on sale via, Festival and Ferial (2014), The Mimiambs of Herodas (Bloomsbury 2015), A novel: The Chain (Angelico 2017). She was inducted as Honorary Mother of the Tiv Tribe in Benue State, Nigeria (2017).

John Rist

JOHN RIST was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, going straight from there to teach Classics and Philosophy at the University of Toronto for more than thirty years. In 1960 he and Anna married and set up home in Toronto. He was for three years Regius Professor of Classics at the University of Aberdeen. He has also taught at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and annually for many years at the Istituto Patristico Augustinianum, Rome. Most recently he has been holder of the Kurt Pritzl Chair in the School of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America. He is author of sixteen books and more than a hundred articles, mostly on Ancient Philosophy, Ethics and Patristics: most recent are Plato’s Moral Philosophy (2012), Augustine Deformed (2014), and Reading Augustine: Ethics, Politics, and Psychology in the 21st Century (2018). He is Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (1976), Honorary Doctor of the Universita della Santa Croce in Rome (2002), an Aquinas Medalist of the American Catholic Philosophical Association (2014), and Honorary Chief and Father of the Tiv Tribe in Benue State, Nigeria (2017).