North American Scholar

WILKINS, Eliza Gregory

  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1877-11-10
  • Born City: Sewickley
  • Born State/Country: PA
  • Parents: John & Ellen S. Woodward W. Jr.
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 1940-08-31
  • Death City: Littleton
  • Death State/Country: MA
  • Education:

    A.B. Wellesley, 1900; A.M., 1904; Ph.D. U. Chicago, 1916; study at Yale.

  • Professional Experience:

    Tchr. American Missionary Assn., Togalloo (MS) Coll., 1900-3, 1904-8; Talladega Coll. (Savannah, GA), 1904-8; prof, class'. Grand Island (NE) Coll., 1909-10; prof. Gk. Lake Erie Coll. (Painesville, OH), 1910-3; prof, class. U. Southern California, 1916-7; asst. prof, class. U. Colorado, 1918-26; prof. Lat. & Gk. Hood Coll., 1926-40.

  • Dissertation:

    " 'Know Thyself’ in Greek Literature" (Chicago, 1916); printed (Menasha, WI, 1917).

  • Publications:

    "Μηδὲν Ἂγαν in Greek and Latin Literature," CP 21 (1926) 132-48; "'Εγγύα, πάρα δ’ ἂτη in Literature," CP 22 (1927) 121-35; The Delphic Maxims in Literature (Chicago, 1929); "The Homeric Poems as Companion Pieces," TAPA 65 (1934) xli-xlii.

  • Notes:

    Eliza Gregory Wilkins taught in black schools of the Deep South following her graduation from Wellesley before moving to the Middle West. At age 36 she came to Chicago and studied Greek philosophy under Paul Shorey. She then moved to the West Coast for a decade, finally returning east to Hood College in Frederick, MD, where she published useful discussions and one compilation of Greek maxims.

  • Sources:

    NAW; Wellesley Coll. Archives.

  • Author: Ward W. Briggs, Jr.