North American Scholar

ELMORE, Jefferson

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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1862-10-01
  • Born City: Ashley
  • Born State/Country: MO
  • Parents: James Calvin & Lucinda Rogers Pritchett E.
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 1936-04-21
  • Death City: Stanford
  • Death State/Country: CA
  • Married: Margaret Hilliard Robb, 29 May 1890.
  • Education:

    A.B. Stanford, 1895, A.M., 1895; Ph.D., 1901; study at Bonn & Berlin, 1900-1.

  • Professional Experience:

    Vice princ. Laurel Hall Sch. (San Mateo, CA), 1888-91; princ. Madero (CA) Acad., 1891-3; Merced Co. (CA) HS, 1895-7; instr. to prof. Lat. Stanford, 1899-1924; prof, class, it., 1925-8.

  • Dissertation:

    “The Syntax of Certain Latin Verbs of Desire in the literature of the Republic” (Stanford, 1901); printed (Berlin, 1901).

  • Publications:

    Syntax of Latin Prose Composition for Use in Colleges Boston & New York, 1909); “On Juvenal Sat. 1.144,” AJP 33 (1912) 203-4; “The Greek Cautio in Cicero, Fam. VII, 18, 1,” TAPA 44 (1913) 127-31; “Municipia Fundana,” TAPA 47 (1916) 35-42; “The Philological Association of the Pacific Coast,” TAPA 50 (1919) 84-90; “Caesar on the Causes of Mutiny,” CJ 20 (1924-5) 430-2; “Recto Vultu and Recta Facie in Juvenal,” AJP 46 (1925) 268-70; A French Grammar, with O. M. Johnston (New York, 1926); “Virgil Eclogue IV, 50,” CJ 29 (1933-4) 380-2; “A New Dating of Horace's De arte poetica,” CP 30 (1935) 1-9.

  • Notes:

    Jefferson Elmore served in the Stanford classics department of his teachers Fairclough, Murray, and Walter Miller. His chief interest was in grammar and composition. His Latin Composition was based on Cicero's De Senectute and on Terence's Phormio and Andria. Elmore declared in the introduction that he aimed not so much at the translation of set sentences as at the “translation of experience.” Reviews found the volume more useful to students who have already completed a reading course on Cicero and Terence, but still of value for anyone. Elmore concentrated on teaching and published only sporadically throughout his career, though he often presented papers at APA meetings.

  • Sources:

    Stanford U. archives; WhAm 1:368-9.

  • Author: Ward W. Briggs, Jr.