North American Scholar

REESOR, Margaret Elaine

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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1924-05-03
  • Born City: Toronto
  • Born State/Country: ON, Canada
  • Parents: Stuart & Katie R.
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 2010-01-21
  • Death City: Kingston
  • Death State/Country: ON, Canada
  • Education:

    B.A. U. of Toronto, 1945; M.A., 1946; Ph.D., Bryn Mawr, 1951.

  • Professional Experience:

    Instr. Classics, Wells College, 1950-3; Woman's College, U. of North Carolina, 1954-8; U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1958-60; asst. prof. U. of Kentucky, 1960-1; lector., Queen's U., Ontario, 1961-3; asst. prof to asso. prof., 1967-75; prof. classics, 1975-87; vis. fell., Princeton, 1973-4; 1980-1.

  • Dissertation: Array
  • Publications:

    “The ‘Indifferents’ in the Old and Middle Stoa,” TAPA 82 (1951) 102-10; “The Stoic Concept of Quality,” AJP 75 (1954) 40-58; “The Stoic Categories,” AJP 78 (1957) 63-82; “The Meaning of Anaxagoras,” CP 55 (1960) 1-8; “The Problem of Anaxagoras,” CP 58 (1963) 29-33; “Fate and Possibility in Early Stoic Philosophy,” Phoenix 19 (1965) 285-304; “Ποιόν and ποιότης in Stoic Philosophy,” Phronesis 17 (1972) 279-85; “Anaxagoras and Epicurus, II,” inEssays in Ancient Greek Philosophy, II, ed. J.P. Anton & A. Preus (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1983) 93-106; “The Stoic ἴδιον and Prodicus' Near-Synonyms,” AJP 104 (1983) 124-33; “Necessity and Fate in Stoic Philosophy,” in The Stoics, ed. J. Rist (Berkeley: U. of California Press, 1978) 187-202; “On the Stoic Goods in Stobaeus, Eclogae 2,” in On Stoic and Peripatetic Ethics. The Work of Arius Didymus, ed. W.W. Fortenbaugh (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books, 1983) 75-84; “The Truth of Antiphon the Sophist,” Apeiron 20 (1987) 203-18; The Nature of Man in Early Stoic Philosophy (London: Duckworth, 1989). REVS: CR XL 1990 500 Rist | RMeta XLIV 1990-1991 429-430 Gould | CW LXXXIV 1990-1991 421 Konstan | Phoenix XLV 1991 383-384 Hahm | AJPh CXIII 1992 115-119 Vander Waerdt | AncPhil XII 1992 474-479 Lesses; “The Stoic Wise Man, V,” in Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy, V, ed. John J. Cleary & Daniel C. Shartin (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1991) 107-23.

  • Notes:

    Margaret Reesor was a native of Toronto who attended Riverdale Collegiate Institute and Victoria College at the University of Toronto. After receiving her doctorate at Bryn Mawr, she taught at a variety of institutions in the United States for a decade before returning to Canada, where she spent the remainder of her career at Queens, in Kingston. In her department, "She was greatly admired as a teacher in a wide range of classical subjects, including Greek language, literature, and philosophy, and the Latin writers Cicero, Lucretius, Virgil, and Seneca, and as a much-published authority on the Pre-Socratic, Stoic, and Epicurean philosophers." Her dissertation was published to positive reviews and she maintained to publish on the Stoics well into her retirement. 

  • Sources:

    DAS 8,3:429; U. of Toronto, Dept. of Classics.

  • Author: Ward W. Briggs, Jr.