North American Scholar

BRADY, John Everett

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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1860-07-22
  • Born City: Davidson
  • Born State/Country: NC
  • Parents: Rufus Archibald & Martha Jane Hart B.
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 1941-01-20
  • Death City: Franklinton
  • Death State/Country: NC
  • Married: Mary Taylor Seelye, 20 Aug. 1889; Lucille Seelye, 1931; Annie McGhee Joyner, 1936.
  • Education:

    A.B. U. North Carolina, 1881; study at Leipzig, Göttingen, Paris, Athens, & Heidelberg, 1882-8; A.M., Ph.D. in Sanskrit, class. & anc. hist. Heidelberg, 1888.

  • Professional Experience:

    Prof. Lat. Smith, 1888-1926.

  • Dissertation:

    "Die Lautveranderungen der neugriechischen Volks-sprache und Dialekte nach ihrer Entwicklung aus dem Altgriechischen" (Göttingen, 1886).

  • Publications:

    Studies in Quintus Curtius Rufus (Göttingen, 1887); Women in Roman Literature (Florence, MA, 1894).

  • Notes:

    J. Everett Brady spent his entire teaching career as Professor of Latin at Smith College. A courtly and somewhat eccentric southern gentleman, much revered by his students, he was also a shrewd administrator under whose tutelage the departments of Greek and Latin flourished. On his retirement the John Everett Brady Prize Fund was created in his honor.

  • Sources:

    Smith College Archives; WhAm 3:97.

  • Author: Charles Henderson, Jr.,