North American Scholar

PEPPLER, Charles William

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  • Date of Birth: 1872-01-16
  • Born City: Baltimore
  • Born State/Country: MD
  • Parents: Charles & Laura Virginia Godman P.
  • Date of Death: 1953-05-12
  • Death City: Durham
  • Death State/Country: NC
  • Married: Edith Virginia Adams, 11 June 1902.
  • Education:

    A.B. Johns Hopkins, 1892; Ph.D., 1898; study at Berlin, 1902.

  • Dissertation:

    "Comic Terminations in Aristophanes and the Comic Fragments. Part I: Diminutives, Character Names, Patronymics" (Johns Hopkins, 1898); printed (Baltimore, 1902).

  • Professional Experience:

    Prof. Gk. lit & lang. Emory Coll., 1898-1912; prof. Gk. Trinity Coll. (now Duke U.), 1912-44; mem. mng. comm. ASCSA, 1922-44.

  • Publications:

    "The Persians of Timotheus," SAQ 3 (1904) 221-31; "Termination –κός as Used by Aristophanes for Comic Effect," AJP 31 (1910) 428-44; "New Greek Literature," SAQ 13 (1914) 134-45; "Suffix -μα in Aristophanes," AJP 37 (1916) 459-65; "Comic Terminations in Aristophanes," AJP 39 (1918) 173-83; "Comic Terminations in Aristophanes, Part V," AJP 42 (1921) 152-61; "Durative and Aoristic," AJP 54 (1933) 47-53; "Notes on the Text of Lysias," AJP 60 (1939) 71-84.

  • Notes:

    A student of B. L. Gildersleeve, Peppier was probably the first professor appointed to the Emory College faculty who had earned a doctorate, as well as one of the first who were not ministers of the Methodist Church. In his time Emory was still a small college located in Oxford, GA. He was called to Trinity College only a few years before Emory was refounded as a university in suburban Atlanta.

  • Sources:

    NYTimes (13 May 1953) 29; WhAm 5:563-4.

  • Author: Herbert W. Benario