My friend James Morwood, who has died aged 73, was in the vanguard of the teaching of classical languages and literature for decades. He also wrote or co-authored more than 20 textbooks, dictionaries, teaching manuals, translations and books about poets and dramatists.
James was born in Belfast, son of Bryan, a doctor, and his wife, Kathleen (nee Weldon). After St John’s school in Leatherhead, Surrey, he studied classics and English at Cambridge University and gained a teaching qualification from Oxford University. He went on to teach classics and English at Harrow school for three decades from 1966, becoming head of classics there in 1979.