North American Scholar
BILL, Clarence Powers
B.A. Adelbert College, 1894; M.A., Western Reserve, 1895; A.M. Harvard, 1896; Ph.D., 1898.
- Professional Experience:
Instr. to prof, class. Adelbert Coll., Western Reserve U., 1898-1946; dept. head, 1928-46; ann. prof. & actng. dir. ASCSA, 1912-3; sec.-treas. APA & ed. TAPA, 1916-25; pres. APA, 1927-8.
"De graecorum theoris et theoriis" (Harvard, 1895); printed, "Notes on the Greek Oewpog and Gewpia," TAPA 32 (1901) 196-204.
"Early Greek Influence on Asia Minor" TAPA 44 (1913) xvi; "Bosporus and Phanagoria," CP 21 (1926) 254-6; "Vergiliana," CP 23 (1928) 65-7; "Tracking the Greeks," CJ 25 (1929) 29-48; "The Location of the Palace of the Atridae in Greek Tragedy" TAPA 61 (1930) 111-29; "Lecythizing," CP 36 (1941) 46-50.
Clarence P. Bill gave distinguished service to the APA as secretary-treasurer and editor of TAPA (in the days when those tasks were one) for a decade. His efforts were rewarded by election to the presidency in 1927, despite a career devoted less to the publication of his own work, as characterizes the modern APA president, than to the careful editing of others'. For nearly 50 years he taught Greek, Latin, and ancient history and was eulogized in the Cleveland Press as one who "made ancient cultures a living and enduring influence." His wife taught Latin at East High School in Cleveland and won a national fellowship to study at the ASCSA. Bill had been a considerable athlete as an undergraduate, organized a faculty baseball team on which he pitched for 25 years, and in 1901 was the Cleveland singles tennis champion.
Archives, Case Western Reserve; Cleveland Press (17 Mar. 1966).
- Author: Ward W. Briggs, Jr.