North American Scholar

HOWE, Herbert Marshall

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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1912-03-21
  • Born City: Bristol
  • Born State/Country: RI
  • Parents: Wallis Eastburn & Mary Emily Locke H.
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 2010-06-29
  • Death City: Fort Atkinson
  • Death State/Country: WI
  • Married: Evelyn Grace Mitchell, 6 Sept. 1941
  • Education:

    A.B. Harvard, 1934; M.A. University of Wisconsin, 1941; Ph.D., 1948.

  • Professional Experience:

    Teacher, Latin & biology, Brooks School (North Andover, MA), 1934-40; Latin, history, Pomfret (CT) School, 1942-8; asso. prof. University of Wisconsin, 1948-56; prof. 1956-82; chairman dept. 1954-68; chairman, Integrated Liberal Studies, 1975-80.

  • Dissertation:

    "The Epicureans of the Roman Republic" (Wisconsin, 1949).

  • Publications:

    “The Authenticity of the Letters of Chio of Heraclea,” TAPA (1942) xxix; “Amafinius, Lucretius, and Cicero,” AJP 72 (1951) 57-62; Classics in Translation, I, II: Greek Literature, Latin Literature, with Paul MacKendrick (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1952). REVS: CW XLVI 1952 37-38 Lind | CPh XLVIII 1953 109-112 Bassett | Phoenix VII 1953 122 Hardy | CJ XLVIII 1952-1953 272 Dorjahn | CB XXX 1954 70 Zellner; Medical Greek and Latin at a Glance, with Walter R. Agard, 3rd ed. revised (New York: P.B. Hombre, 1955; rev. 1971); “The religio of Lucretius,” CJ 52 (1957) 329-3; “The Gods and the Garden,” Vergilius 6 (1960) 24-8; “A Root of van Helmont's Tree,” Isis 56 (1965) 408-19; “The Dome of Clement,” TAPA 97 (1966) 261-73; Ancient Religion and the Early Church (Madison, WI: American Printing & Publishing, Inc., 1974);  Barry B. Powell, Classical Myth, texts translated by Howe (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1995). REVS: CW 1996-1997 90, 4: 293-295 Henry V. Bender.

  • Notes:

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  • Sources:

    WhAm 52 (1998) 2030; DAS 8, 3: 241.

  • Author: Ward W. Briggs, Jr.