North American Scholar

BRAUNLICH, Alice Freda

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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1888-02-01
  • Born City: Davenport
  • Born State/Country: IA
  • Parents: Dr. Henry Uchtorf, a physician, & Emilie Hedwig Hoering B.
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 1989-08-09
  • Death City: Davenport
  • Death State/Country: IA
  • Education:

    A.B. U. Chicago, 1908; A.M., 1909; Ph.D., 1913.

  • Professional Experience:

    Res. asst. to W. G. Hale, 1912-4; instr. Lat. Frances Shimer Sch., 1914-8; Davenport HS, 1918-20; fac. summ. sch. U. Chicago, 1916-7, 1919; asst. prof to prof, class. Goucher Coll., 1920-53.

  • Dissertation:

    "The Indicative Indirect Question in Latin" (Chicago, 1913).

  • Publications:

    "A Theory on the Origin of Hypotaxis," IF 35 (1915) 237-44; "Note on Apuleius Metamorphoses ii.30," CP 10 (1915) 454-5; "The Confusion of the Indirect Question and the Relative Clause in Latin," CP 13 (1918) 60-74; "Against Curtailing Catullus' 'Passer'," AJP 44 (1923) 349-52; " 'To the Right' in Homer and Attic Greek," AJP 57 (1936) 245-60; "Plato on Twentieth-Century Physics," Studies Robinson 2:1072-6; "Goodwin or Gildersleeve?," AJP 11 (1956) 181-4; "Euripides, Medea, 239 and 815: firj with the Causal Participle," ibid., 415-8; "Notes on the Text of Euripides," AJP 83 (1962) 393-411.

  • Notes:

    Alice Braunlich lived more than 101 years. As a professor she impressed students with the awesome range of her classical and humanistic knowledge and with her calm insistence on maintaining the highest standards in her classroom. At the same time, outside the classroom, she became a valued friend, receiving much pleasure from the students' successes and offering support for their problems.This interest in her subject and in the people around her—relatives, friends, and former students—remained throughout her long lifetime, enduring 36 years after her formal retirement from teaching. She shared her many intellectual interests with community and church groups; and, even after her eyes failed, continued to enjoy the major classical journals with the help of a reader.Some words from the memorial service in Davenport, IA, on 11 Aug. 1989: "I knew Alice Braunlich as a gentle, gracious person. Her manner of expressing herself reflected a loveliness, a grace that is not often seen in persons of strong will and opinion . . . She was committed to a life of the mind, to the importance of human reason and the ongoing search for truth and understanding."

  • Sources:

    AmWo 104; DAS 1969:47.

  • Author: Janice M. Benario