North American Scholar

DALY, Lloyd William

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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1910-10-06
  • Born City: Piano
  • Born State/Country: IL
  • Parents: William H., a storekeeper, & Jessie H. Fidlar D.
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 1989-02-26
  • Death City: Englewood
  • Death State/Country: NJ
  • Married: Alice Bernadine Abdell, 22 Aug. 1935.
  • Education:

    A.B. Knox College, 1932; Litt.D., 1955; M.A., U. Illinois, 1933; Ph.D., 1936.

  • Professional Experience:

    Acting prof. Gk., Kenyon Coll., 1936-7; vis. prof. ASCSA, 1937-8; instr. to assoc. prof, class, langs. & lits. U. Oklahoma, 1938-47; assoc. prof, to prof, class, stud. U. Pennsylvania, 1947-58; vice-dean, grad. sch. arts & sci., 1951-2; dean coll., 1952-9; Allen Memorial. Prof. Gk. 1958-77; chair, dept. class, stud., 1961-7; assoc. ed. CP 1953-5; Guggenheim fell., 1959-60; mngng. comm. ASCSA, 1953-89; mem., APS.

  • Dissertation:

    “The Altercatio Hadriani Augusti et Epicteti Philosophi” (Illinois, 1936); printed as The Altercatio Hadriani Augusti et Epicteti Philosophi and the Question-and-Answer Dialogue, with W. Suchier, Illinois Studies in Language and Literature 24 (Urbana, 1939).

  • Publications:

    “Lucian Philopseudes 9,” AJP 56 (1937) 345; “Oidipus” RE 17.2 (1937) 2103-17 and Supplbd. 7 (1940) 769-86; “Onasander” RE 18.1 (1939) 403-5; “Echinos and Justinian's Fortifications in Greece,” AJA 46 (1942) 500-8; “Interpretations of Meleager,” CP 38 (1943) 200-2; “The Greek Version of Caesar's Gallic War,” TAPA 11 (1946) 78-82; “Roman Study Abroad,” AJP 71 (1950) 40-56; “Vota publica pro salute alicuius,” TAPA 81 (1950) 164-8; “Callimachus and Catullus,” CP 47 (1952) 97-9; “Nike and Athena Nike,” Studies Robinson, 2:1124-8; Aesop without Morals (New York & London, 1961); “Hesiod's Fable,” TAPA 92 (1961) 45-51; “A Common Source in Early Roman History,” AJP 84 (1963) 68-71; “Some Techniques in Mediaeval Latin Lexicography,” Speculum 39 (1964) 229-39; Contributions to a History of Alphabetization in Antiquity and the Middle Ages, Collection Latomus 90 (Brussels, 1967); Brito Metricus: A Medieval Verse Treatise on Greek and Hebrew Words, with Bernadine A. Daly (Philadelphia, 1968); “Aesop and Brito,” Studies Perry, 6-14; Summa Britonis: sive, Guillelmi Britonis expositiones vocabulorum Biblie, Thesaurus Mundi 15, 2 vols. (Padua, 1975); Ioannis Philoponi De vocabulis quae diversum significatum exhibent secundum differentiam accentus (Philadelphia, 1983).

  • Notes:

    Lloyd Daly held unfailingly high standards as a philologist and as a human being. To generations of admiring students, his calm midwestern accent communicated both wisdom and concern. Daly's splendidly thorough course on the history of classical scholarship initiated generations of graduate students into the tools of our discipline. What could have been a drab recitation of bibliography became a presentation of old and intimate friends.

  • Sources:

    Almanac (U. Pennsylvania) (14 Mar. 1989) 2; Dee L. Clayman, APA Newsletter (June 1989) 8; R. E. A. Palmer, Gnomon 6 (1990) 81-3; Yearbook APhS (1989) 193-7; Donna St. George, Philadelphia Inquirer (2 Mar. 1989) 2D; WhAm 1984-5:745.

  • Author: Douglas Marshall