North American Scholar

HELMBOLD, William Clark

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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1908-04-03
  • Born City: Curwensville
  • Born State/Country: PA
  • Parents: Samuel Arnold, a businessman, & Julia Elizabeth Rue H.
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 1969-01-10
  • Death City: Berkeley
  • Death State/Country: CA
  • Married: Nancy Pearce, 27 July 1958.
  • Education:

    A.B. Oberlin, 1928; Merton Coll. Oxford (Rhodes Scholar), 1928-31; Ph.D. Yale, 1935.

  • Professional Experience:

    Instr. to asst. prof. Gk. & Lat. Trinity Coll. (CT), 1931-43; lctr. to prof, class. U. California (Berkeley) 1947-62.

  • Dissertation:

    “The Epigrams of Theocritus” (Yale, 1935); printed in part, CP 33 (1938) 37-62.

  • Publications:

    Plutarch Moralia vol. 4, trans, with F. C. Babbitt, LCL (Cambridge & London, 1936); vol. 6 (trans.) (1939); A Beginning Greek Book together with the Text of Plato Republic I (Hartford, CT, 1942); “The Song of the Argive Woman's Daughter,” CP 46 (1951) 17-24; “The Paradox of the Oedipus,” AJP 72 (1951) 293-300; “The Structure of Propertius 2,” with Phillip Damon, UCPCP 14,6 (1952) 215-53; “The Unity of the 'Phaedrus',” with William B. Holther, UCPCP 14,9 (1952) 387-417; “Athens and Aegina,” CP 47 (1952) 95-7; “[Isocrates] Adversus Euthynum 10,” CP 48 (1953) 175-6; Plato's Gorgias (trans.) (New York, 1955); Plato's Phaedrus, trans, with W. Gerson Rabinowitz (New York, 1956); “Juvenal's Twelfth Satire,” CP 51 (1956) 14-23; “The Structure of Juvenal IV,” with E. N. O'Neil, AJP 77 (1956) 68-73; “Horace c. 1,33,” ibid., 291-2; Plutarch Moralia vol. 12, trans, with Harold Cherniss, LCL (Cambridge & London, 1957); “Markland's Second Thoughts on the De Iside et Osiride,” CP 52 (1957) 104-6; “Analogy vs. Anomaly,” CP 52 (1957) 108; “Eclogue 4 and Epode 16,” CP 53 (1958) 178; Plutarch's Quotations, with E. N. O'Neil (Baltimore, 1959); “The Form and Purpose of Juvenal's Seventh Satire,” with E. N. O'Neil, CP 54 (1959) 100-8; “Word Repetition in Horace's Odes,” CP 55 (1960) 173-4.

  • Notes:

    William Helmbold's teaching and scholarship reflected the broad range of his interests and the depth and extent of his knowledge. He was truly doctus sermonis utriusque linguae. Bentley and Markland, Housman and Jachmann were as instantly accessible to him as were Homer and Horace, Plato and Propertius and Plutarch. A sense of joy marked his teaching; to his scholarship he brought an expertise generously shared with students and colleagues alike.

  • Sources:

    DAS 1964:106; Fontenrose, 63-4, 92.

  • Author: Nancy P. Helmbold