NEMIAH, Royal Case

  • NEMIAH, Royal Case
Date of Birth
Born City
Hartford
Born State/Country
CT
Parents
James William & Carrie Delcina Case N.
Date of Death
Death City
Hanover
Death State/Country
NH
Married
Ruth Louise Comes, 5 Apr. 1917; Elly Olesen, 1 July 1950; Dr. Eugenie Bilfinger, 3 Sept. 1959.
EDUCATION

A.B. Yale, 1912; Ph.D. 1916; study at Göttingen, 1912-4.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Instr. Gk. & Lat. Yale, 1915-8; Lat. tchr. Roxbury Sen. (Cheshire, CT), 1918-9; asst. prof, to prof. Gk. Dartmouth, 1919-38; Lawrence prof. Gk., 1938-59.

DISSERTATION

"The Life and Works of Publius Rutilius Rufus" (Yale, 1916).

PUBLICATIONS

Selections from the Ancient Greek Historians in English (New York, 1939)

NOTES

Royal C. Nemiah developed a love of Germany during study at Göttingen, cut off by impending war. So cherished was his view of German life before World War I that he publicly denounced Hitler in numerous speeches long before America entered World War II. At Dartmouth he taught a full range of classics courses and German for 40 years, wrote encyclopedia entries on classical authors and subjects, and edited a collection of the historians that enjoyed popularity in classical literature and civilization courses. He believed strongly in the ethical value of teaching and said, "The ultimate end of the teacher is to enable men to arm themselves to make decisions with courage and to face life with nobility."

SOURCES

Dartmouth Alumni Magazine (June 1959); DAS 1972:335; Valley News (21 Dec. 1978); WhWh 1952-3:1790.

AUTHOR
Ward W. Briggs, Jr.