North American Scholar

MIEROW, Charles Christopher

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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1883-06-16
  • Parents: Charles Bernhard William & Katherine Marie Cramer
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 1961-06-13
  • Married: Bernadine Susan Beecher, 12 June 1911.
  • Education:

    A. B., Princeton, 1905; A. M., 1906; Ph.D., 1908; LL.D. U. of Colorado, 1927; L.H.D. U. of Denver, 1933; LL.D. U. of Colorado, 1927; L.H.D., U. of Denver, 1933; ASCSR, 1933-4; Ed.D., (hon.) Colorado Coll., 1934; ordained Christian Ministry of Teaching (St. Paul Assn. Congl. Ohs.) , 1936.

  • Professional Experience:

    Instr. Lat. teacher, Phillips Acad, (Andover, MA), 1908-9; instr. classics, Princeton, 1909-16; prof. class. lang. & lit., 6; prof. classics, Colorado, Coll., 1916-34; dean & acting pres. 1923-5; pres., 1925-34; res. prof. (in absentia) 1934-6; Andrew White Vernon Prof. Biography, Carleton Coll., 1934-53; pres. CAMWS, 1936-7; lector. AIA, 1935-7; presidents. Assn. Coll. Congl & Christian Affiliation, 1929-30.

  • Dissertation:

    "The Origin and Deeds of the Goths in English Version" (Princeton, 1908).

  • Publications:

    The Essentials of Latin Syntax (Boston: Ginn, 1911; 2nd ed, 1917); The Essentials of Greek Syntax (Boston: Ginn, 1911); The Gothic History of Jordanes (Princeton: Princeton U. Press, 1915); "War and the Classics," CW 8 (1915) 208; A Description of Manuscript Garrett Deposit 1450, Princeton University Library, Together with a Collation of the First Work Contained in It, the De arca Noe of Hugo de Sancto Victore (Princeton: Princeton U. Press, 1917); St. Severinus and the Closing Years of the Province of Noricum (Colorado Springs: Colorado Coll., 1917);  Sallust, Bellum Catilinae, Selections from Roman Historical Literature, with Charles Hodge Jones & Robert Maxwell Scoon (Boston, New York: Allyn & Bacon, 1915); “Some Noticeable Characteristics of the Style of Eugippius (Vita Severini),” CP 21 (1926) 327-33; “Short Stories from Vergil,” CJ 23 (1926) 97-103; “Medieval Latin Vocabulary, Usage and Style, as Illustrated by the Philobiblon of Richard de Bury,” TAPA 58 (1927) xx-xxi; The Assignificance and Worth of Education (Colorado Springs: Colorado College, 1928); “The Most Modern Voice from Antiquity,” CJ 23 (1928) 348-58; “Some Latin Writers of Spain,” CJ 24 (1929) 498-509; Otto Bishop of Freising, The Two Cities (trans.) (New York: Columbia University Press, 1928) REVS: CJ 1930 XXV 559-562 Coulter | BFC 1930 XXXVI 269-270 De Michelis | AJA 1930 261 Magoffin; “Mediaeval Latin Vocabulary, Usage, and Style, as Illustrated by the Philobibiblon (1345) of Richard de Bury,” CP (1930) 343-57; “Some Later Latin Writers of Spain,” CW 24 (1931) 157-60; “Ancient Greece as Depicted in a Medieval Outline of History,” CW 24 (1931) 145-8; Vergil after Twenty Centuries (Colorado Springs: Colorado Publications, 1931); “The Ancient Mysteries,” Square and CompassVI (1931) 7-14; “Hoc monumentum heredem non sequitur: An Interpretation,” TAPA 65 (1934) 163-77; "Otto of Freising: A Medieval Historian at Work," PhQ 14 (1935) 344-62; “An Early Christian scholar,” CJ 33 (1937) 3-17; “Tacitus the Biographer,” TAPA 68 (1937) xxxvi; “Two Roman Emperors,” TAPA 69 (1938) xlv; “Tacitus the Biographer,” CP34 (1939) 36-44; “Tacitus Speaks,” TAPA 70 (1939) xlii; “Tiberius Himself,” CJ 37 (1941) 459; “Two Roman Emperors,” CJ 36 (1941) 259-74; "Tacitus Speaks," StudPh 38 (1941) 553-70; “Germanicus Caesar Imperator” CJ 39 (1943-4) 137-55; “Tiberius Himself,” PhQ (1943) 289-307; "Guide to the Living," Catholic World 159 (1944) 32-5; "God's Singer," Catholic World 160 (1944) 213-19; "Otto of Freezing and His Two Cities Theory," PhQ 24 (1945) 97-105; “Julius Caesar as a Man of Letters,” CJ 41 (1945-6) 353-7; “The 35 Vatican mss. of St. Jerome's Vita Malchi. Prolegomena to an Edition,” Speculum (1945) 468-81; “Sancti Eusebii Hieronymi Vita Malchi monachi captivi,” in Classical Essays Presented to J. A. Kleist  31-60; “Tacitus, the Historian and the Man,” CB 25 (1948) 3-5; "Marcus the Good," Catholic World 166 (1948) 447-51; “Rahewin, Continuator of Otto of Freising,” CB 29 (1952) 4-5 & 7-8 ; Gesta Friderici I Imperatoris, by Otto of Freising and His Continuator Rahewin (trans. with R. Emery) Records of Civilization XLIX (New York: Columbia University Press, 1953) REVS: CW XLVII 1954 142 Donnelly | CPh XLIX 1954 70 Oost; “Saint Jerome and Rufinus,” CB30 (1953) 1-5; “Francesco Petrarca, Lover of Learning,” CB 31 (1954) 3-5 & 7; The Hallowed Flame (Evanston, IL: Principia Press of Illinois, 1955); “Roman Remains in Britain,” CB 35 (1958) 5 & 7; “Caesar Augustus, Empire Builder,” CB 24 (1958) 49-51;Saint Jerome, the Sage of Bethlehem (Milwaukee: Bruce Publ. Co., 1959). REVS: CW LIII 1960 233 Sister Stella Marie | Latomus XIX 1960 815-816 Antin; The Letters of Saint Jerome (trans. with T.C. Lawler) Ancient Christian Writers XXXIII (New York: Newman Press, 1963) REVS: Manuscripta VIII 1964 181 O'Sullivan | RHE LX 1965 266 Dauphin

    Bibliography: A Bibliography of Charles Christopher Mierow, 1908-1955 (Lynchburg, VA; 1955?).

     

  • Notes:

    Mierow won prizes in English and German as an undergraduate at Princeton. As president at Colorado College he built the first building on campus since 1914, but the Great Depression brought an end to his plans for the campus. In 1933 he took a leave of absence from the presidency and did not return to administration. He moved to Carleton where he taught popular courses including "Representative Americans," "Representative Men of Antiquity," and "Representative Personalities of the Middle Ages." He also served as president of CAMWS in 1936. Dr. Mierow was a popular teacher at Carleton, and in 1951 was given the unprecedented honor of a plaque presented by the student body, engraved "with deepest affection for your friendship and inspirational leadership."

  • Sources:

    WhAm 20 (1938-9) 1747.

  • Author: Ward W. Briggs, Jr.