MARKOVICH (Marković), Miroslav

MARKOVICH (Marković), Miroslav. Belgrad 18.3.1919 — Urbana, Ill. 14.6.2001. Yugoslavian (Serbian?) Classical Scholar in America. Studies at Belgrad, graduated 1941. Participated in war as partisan under Tito, then 1946-54 Lecturer in Classical Philology at Belgrad. In 1953 went to India and worked at Visva-Bharati, in 1954 emigrated to Venezuela. In 1955-59 as Professor of Classical Philology at Universidad de los Andes in Mérida, Venezuela, also visiting scholar at Cambridge. Then Professor of Classics at University of Illinois, U.S.A., until retirement in 1989. Hon. Dr. there 1994. Married 1948 Vera, at least one son. His main interest were Greek religious and philosophical texts, but he also worked on late Latin literature.The Spanish and Serbo-Croatian translations of the Gītā were prepared in Santiniketan.

Publications: Translated: Bhagavadgītā (El canto del Señor). Versión del Sánscrito con una interpretación racional. 237 p. Publicacciones del Departimento de extension cultural de la Universidad de los Andes 65. Mérida 1958, Serbo-Croatian version Belgrad 1989.

– M. Maruli Dauidiadis libri XIV. Texto latino y apparato critico. Publicacciones del Departimento de extension cultural de la Universidad de los Andes 65. Mérida 1957; many other Greek and Latin editions, translations and studies.

Sources: *Sl. Dušanić, Živa antika 51, 2001, 76-78; *P.H. Ilievski, Živa antika 52, 2002, 5-20; *H. Jacobson, Illinois Class. Studies 27-28, 2002, v-vii; *D. Sansone, Gnomon 73, 2001, 746-748; Wikipedia.

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