North American Scholar

GAREAU, Étienne

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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1915-10-21
  • Born City: Saint-Jacques
  • Born State/Country: PQ
  • Parents: Hector, a farmer, & Camilla Martineau G.
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 1988-11-27
  • Death City: Ottawa
  • Death State/Country: PQ
  • Education:

    B.Ph. Gregorian U. (Rome), 1938; B.A. U. Ottawa, 1940; L.Th., 1946; Licence es Lettres classiques Université Laval (Quebec City), 1949; Doctorat de 1'Université de Paris, 1952.

  • Professional Experience:

    Ordained priest, 1941, Oblates; prof. Lat. & class, stud. U. Ottawa, 1952-80; founder & chair dept. class, stud., 1957-67; co-founder Sociéte des Études anciennes du Québec; pres. CAC, 1964-6.

  • Dissertation:

    “Ornate et copiose dicere. Étude sémantique et lexicographique sur la langue de Cicéron” (Paris, 1952).

  • Publications:

    “L'ironie socratique dans le De Oratore de Cicéron,” Bulletin of the Humanities Association of Canada (29 Nov. 1960) 12-3, 21-3; Classical Values and the Modern World (ed.) (Ottawa, 1972); “Bene et vere loqui; Lactance et la conception cicéronienne de l'orateur idéal,” REL (1978) 192-202; “Opinio religionem facit ou l'essence de la vraie religion d'après Arnobe,” Cahier des Études anciennes 10 (1979) 13-23.

  • Notes:

    Father Gareau pioneered the teaching of Latin and classical studies at the University of Ottawa in the 1950s. A relentless and inspiring teacher, he produced a large number of textbooks and teaching materials in French which were used in the city and throughout Ontario.

  • Sources:

    Mélanges offerts en hommage au Révérend Père Étienne Gareau (Ottawa & Trois-Rivières, 1982), 9-12.

  • Author: Pierre Brind 'Amour