North American Scholar

MILDEN, Alfred William

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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1868-03-11
  • Born City: Whitevale
  • Born State/Country: ON
  • Parents: George & Catherine Lougheed
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 1944-02-16
  • Death City: Oxford
  • Death State/Country: MI
  • Married: Minnie Brown, 2 Sept. 1903.
  • Education:

    B.A. U. Toronto, 1888; Ph.D. Johns Hopkins, 1899.

  • Professional Experience:

    Class, mstr. Barrie Collegiate Inst. Ontario, 1889-96; prof, class. Emory & Henry Coll., 1900-1910; prof. Gk. U. Mississippi, 1910-44; dean Coll. Lib. Arts, 1920-36; head class, dept. 1937-44; fac. mem. Geo. Peabody Coll., summers 1924, 1926; lay del. to Gen. Conf. M. E. Church, South, 1934, 1938.

  • Dissertation:

    "The Limitations of the Predicative Position in Greek" (Johns Hopkins, 1899); printed (Baltimore, 1900).

  • Publications:

    "The Possessive in the Predicate in Greek," TAPA 37 (1906) xxxiv-xxxv; "The Article in the Predicate in Greek," TAPA 40 (1909) lxiii-lxiv; "Ionia and Greek Colonization," TAPA 47 (1916) xxi-xxiii.

  • Notes:

    Milden was one of those Canadians, like H. R. Fairclough, Gordon Jennings Laing, W. P. Mustard, and J. C. Robertson (1864-1956), who came to Johns Hopkins for graduate work. Milden succeeded the famous Bondurant as chair of the department at Mississippi. Though he published very little, he was, according to Evelyn Lee Way, "a devoted teacher. His students valued his gentle dignity and humor, and the fresh enthusiasm which he ever carried to his classes. He was a ready speaker and expressed himself with a grace acquired through long years of ardent study of the classics."

  • Sources:

    Evelyn Lee Way, CJ 39 (1943-4) 509-10; WhAm 2:372.

  • Author: Ward W. Briggs, Jr.