North American Scholar

MILLER, Harold William

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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1910-01-04
  • Born City: Union
  • Born State/Country: SC
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 1976-04-30
  • Death City: Washington
  • Death State/Country: DC
  • Education:

    B.A. Wofford, 1931; M.A. Duke, 1932; Ph.D., 1935; univ. fell. Johns Hopkins, 1937-8.

  • Professional Experience:

    Asst. rare book room Lib. Cong., 1936-7; asst. prof, class. Furman U., 1939-49; asso. prof, to prof, class. Bucknell, 1949-75; chair dept., 1964-74; chair acad. honors council, 1959-76; dir. honors prog., 1962-76; Carnegie found, awards, 1944-9.

  • Dissertation:

    "Index Isaicus" (Duke, 1935).

  • Publications:

    "Euripides and Eustathius," AJP 61 (1940) 422-8; "A Note on ὀ Κομικὸς in Eustathius," TAPA 73 (1942) 353-7; "Medical Terminology in Tragedy," TAPA 75 (1944) 156-67; "Repetition of Lines in Aristophanes," AJP 65 (1944) 26-36; "Comic Iteration in Aristophanes," AJP 66 (1945) 398-408; "Aristophanes and Medical Language," TAPA 76 (1945) 74-84; "Some Tragic Influences in the Thesmophoriazusae of Aristophanes," TAPA 77 (1946) 171-82; "The Medical Theory of Cognition," TAPA 79 (1948) 168-83; "Euripides' Telephus and the Thesmophoriazusae of Aristophanes," CP 43 (1948) 174-83; "On Ancient Medicine and the Origin of Medicine," TAPA 80 (1949) 187-202; "Dynamis and Physis in On Ancient Medicine" TAPA 83 (1952) 184-97; "The Concept of the Divine in De Morbo Sacro" TAPA 84 (1953) 1-15; "Teaching and Discovery in On Ancient Medicine," TAPA 86 (1955) 51-62; "The Flux of the Body in Plato's Timaeus," TAPA 88 (1957) 103-13; "The Concept of Dynamis in De virtu," TAPA 90 (1959) 147-64; "The Aetiology of Disease in Plato's Timaeus" TAPA 93 (1962) 175-87; "Dynamis and the Seeds," TAPA 97 (1966) 281-90.

  • Notes:

    Harold William Miller's scholarly career evidenced a continuing interest in medical terminology and theory as manifest in Greek drama and philosophy. As a teacher he was honored by Bucknell on two occasions, winning the Class of 1956 lectureship in 1959 and in 1961 the Lindbach Award for distinguished teaching. As an administrator he helped found the honors program at Bucknell and his retirement was marked by the establishment of the Harold Miller prize, "to be awarded to one or more seniors who best realize the aims of the university honors program."

  • Sources:

    Bucknell U. Archives; WhAm 7:405.

  • Author: Ward W. Briggs, Jr.