North American Scholar

HEFFNER, Edward Hoch

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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1886-09-15
  • Born City: Dryville
  • Born State/Country: PA
  • Parents: Henry & Amelia Hoch H.
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 1963-03-24
  • Death City: Boyer's Junction
  • Death State/Country: PA
  • Married: Emma H. Merkle, 1925.
  • Education:

    A.B. Franklin & Marshall, 1911; A.M. Columbia, 1914; Ph.D., Columbia, 1916.

  • Professional Experience:

    Head Lat. dept. Franklin & Marshall Acad., 1911-4; instr. to prof. U. Pennsylvania, 1914-57; asst. to dean grad. sch., 1926-7; asso. ed. AJA 1925-32; ed.-in-chief CW, 1945-9.

  • Dissertation:

    “The Sequence of Tenses in Plautus” (Pennsylvania, 1916); printed (Philadelphia, 1917).

  • Publications:

    Lucius Junius Moderates Columella On Agriculture, trans, with E. S. Forster, LCL, vol. 2 (Cambridge & London, 1954); vol. 3 (1955).

  • Notes:

    Edward Hoch Heffner's contribution to American classical scholarship is best remembered by his involvement in the editorship of two journals and his devotion to the Spanish author Columella.   He served the classics department at Pennsylvania for over 40 years as both graduate and undergraduate chairman. Toward the end of his career he completed the translation of De Arboribus and De Re Rustica for the LCL. Although the second and third volumes were substantially his work, he insisted that the name of E. S. Forster, the original editor, be carried first on the title page.

  • Sources:

    DAS 1942:365; W. C. McDermott, CW 56 (1962-3) 241.

  • Author: Jerry Clack