North American Scholar
CUTT, Thomas Milton
A.B. U. Toronto, 1929; Ph.D. U. Chicago, 1936.
- Professional Experience:
Instr. Lat. & Gk., U. Saskatchewan, 1931; U. Alberta, 1931-2; teaching fellow, U. Chicago, 1935-6; pro tempore, lang. dept. State Teacher's College (Buffalo, NY), 1936-7; senior instr. Webb School, 1937-42; head lang. dept. Darlington School, Rome, GA, 1942-4; prof. Gl. & Lat., Wayne State U., 1944-65, & chair of dept., 1951-65.
“Meter and Diction in Catullus' Hendecasyllabics” (Chicago, 1936); privately printed, distr. by U. Chicago libraries, 1936.
Pervigilium Veneris (Detroit, 1951); Petronius. Cena Trimalchionis (Detroit, 1961); Plautus. Amphitruo (Detroit, 1965; rev. with intro. by Jacob E. Nyenhuis, 1970).
Thomas Cutt developed innovative curricula in classics at Wayne State, including courses in mythology, great books, and Greek drama. He expanded the size of the department and introduced a graduate program. His chief interests were in dramatic stagecraft and scenery design. He also served as a research consultant for medical terms at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.
- Author: Ward W. Briggs, Jr.