Nebraska Authors

David C. Young

Born 1937-12-09 Lincoln, NE (USA)

Died 2013-02-05

David was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Julius D. Young and the brother of Kay Young. Young's family boarded poet John Neihardt in his old age.
David Young was an international authority on the Greek poet, Pindar.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Minneapolis, MN
Santa Barbara, CA

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Classical Studies; Greek Olympics; Pindar


Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1959, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Graduate Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Ph.D. in Classics, 1963, University of Iowa


Professor of Classics

Places Worked

University of California, Santa Barbara, CA (1963 - )
University of Michigan
University of Florida


National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 1967
Lifetime Distinguished Scholar Award in 2007 by the International Society of Olympic Historians


American Philological Association


Three Odes of Pindar. 1968.
Pindaros and Bakchylides. 1970.
Pindar Isthmian 7, Myth and Exempla. 1971.
The Olympic Myth of Greek Amateur Athletics. 1984.

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