North American Scholar

POST, Levi Arnold

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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1889-07-08
  • Born City: Stanfordville
  • Born State/Country: NY
  • Parents: Isaac Rushmore & Mary Lydia Arnold P.
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 1971-05-26
  • Death City: Bryn Mawr
  • Death State/Country: PA
  • Married: Grace Hutcheson Lickely, 4 Oct. 1919.
  • Education:

    A.B., A.M. Haverford Coll., 1911; D.Litt., 1958; A.M. Harvard, 1912; B.A. Oxford (New Coll.) (Rhodes Scholar), 1916; M.A., 1922; study at U. Caen (France), 1919.

  • Professional Experience:

    Math. tchr. Moses Brown Sch. (Providence, RI) 1912-3; instr. French & Germ. Haverford Coll., 1917-8; instr. to prof. Gk., 1919-58; Guggenheim fell., SX 1932; Sather prof., 1948; ed. TAPA 1935-8; sec-treas. APA, 1935-9; pres., 1945-6.

  • Publications:

    "A Supposed Historical Discrepancy in the Platonic Epistles," AJP 45 (1924) 371-6; Thirteen Epistles of Plato (ed. & trans.) (Oxford, 1925); "Platonica" AJP 49 (1928) 368-74; Menander, Three Plays (trans.) (London & New York, 1929); "The Preludes to Plato's Laws," TAPA 60 (1929) 5-24; "Catana the Cheese-Grater in Aristophanes' Wasps," AJP 53 (1932) 265-6; "Some Emendations of Plato's Laws," TAPA 61 (1930) 29-42; "The 'Vis' of Menander," TAPA 62 (1931) 203-34; The Vatican Plato and Its Relations, APA monogr. IV (Middletown, CT, 1934); "Menander in Current Criticism," TAPA 65 (1934) 13-34; "Dramatic Uses of the Greek Imperative," AJP 59 (1938) 31-59; "Aristotle and Menander," TAPA 69 (1938) 1-42; "The Moral Pattern in Homer," TAPA 70 (1939) 158-90; "Woman's Place in Menander's Athens," TAPA 71 (1940) 420-59; "Notes on Menander," AJP 62 (1941) 460-8; "A New Reading of the Germanicus Papyrus," AJP 65 (1944) 80-2; "Aeschylean Onkos in Sophocles and Aristotle," TAPA 78 (1947) 242-51; "A Fragment of Menander Augmented and Located," TAPA 81 (1950) 37-42; From Homer to Menander: Forces in Greek Poetic Fiction, Sather Lectures 23 (Berkeley & Los Angeles, 1951); "Virtue Promoted in Menander's Dyscolus," TAPA 91 (1960) 152-61; "Some Subtleties in Menander's Dyscolus," AJP 84 (1963) 36-51.

  • Notes:

    L. A. Post spent most of his career at the small Quaker college he had attended as an undergraduate, where he furthered the understanding of the textual tradition of Plato and became America's premier Menander scholar. He passed his life teaching bright young men in beautiful surroundings filled with tradition while serving his profession and making major contributions to scholarship. It was a life none of us will ever know.

  • Sources:

    WhAm 5:578-9.

  • Author: E. Christian Kopff