LEACOCK, Arthur Gordner
A.B. Syracuse, 1892; A.B. Harvard, 1893; A.M., 1894; Ph.D., 1899; study in Munich, 1897-8.
"De rebus ad pompas sacras apud Graecos pertinent-ibus quaestiones selectae" (Harvard, 1899); printed, HSCP 11 (1900) 1-45.
- Professional Experience:
Instr. Gk. & Lat. Wesleyan Acad. (Wilbraham, MA), 1894-6; instr. Lat. Wesleyan Coll., 1896-7; Bradbury Longfellow Cilley prof. Gk. Phillips Exeter Acad., 1899-1939; instr. Gk. Harvard, summer 1905.
Studies in the Life of St. Paul (New York, 1906; 6th ed., 1916).
Arthur Leacock devoted 40 years to what he called "the congenial business of teaching Greek to boys," equaling the record of his predecessor, Bradbury Longfellow Cilley, like him a Harvard man. He worked on a manuscript called "Outlines of Greek Civilization," learned sufficient Italian to read Dante, played cello in a faculty trio, and remodeled a colonial house and garden in Exeter. A man of charm and droll New England humor, he was a beloved figure on campus for generations. He was succeeded by Henry Phillips.
NatCAB 38:77; WhAm 2:315.
- Author: Ward W. Briggs, Jr.