North American Scholar

ASHMORE, Sidney Gillespie

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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1852-04-15
  • Born City: London
  • Born State/Country: England
  • Parents: Sidney, an English gentleman, & Maria Ellsworth Phelps A.
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 1911-05-22
  • Death City: Schenectady
  • Death State/Country: NY
  • Married: Fanny Hart Vail, 31 Oct. 1895.
  • Education:

    A.B. Columbia, 1872; A.M., 1875; L.H.D. Hobart, 1884; study at Bonn and Berlin.

  • Professional Experience:

    Instr. Lat. & Gk. Lehigh, 1873-6; instr. Lat. Columbia, 1876-81; prof. Lat., Union College, 1881-1911; mng. comm. ASCSR.

  • Publications:

    Terence Adelphoe (New York, 1893; rev. 1896); "On the Meaning of nauta and viator in Horace, Sat. 1.5, 11-23," Studies Drisler, 1-7; A Brief Survey of the Life and Writings of Quintus Horatius Flaccus (New York, 1901); The Classics and Modern Training: A Series of Addresses Suggestive of the Value of Classical Studies in Education (New York, 1908); P. TerentiAfri Comoediae (New York, 1908; 2d ed. 1910).

  • Notes:

    Sidney Ashmore came to this country from England at the age of six. In New York he went to a school run by Charles D'Urban Morris, an Englishman and legendary teacher who went on to Johns Hopkins. This training not only served Ashmore well in his student career but in his professional career as well, for he was an established scholar as well as- a demanding and disciplined teacher. His professional career was devoted to the teaching of the Latin language and Roman literature and to the affairs of classical associations and the AAR. His most important work was an edition for Oxford University Press of New York of Terence. Respected for the rigor of his teaching by the students whom he taught at Union for 30 years, he was beloved by colleagues and friends in Schenectady for his generous nature and devoted friendship.

  • Sources:

    WhAm 1:34.

  • Author: Meyer Reinhold