North American Scholar

WRIGHT, Frederick Warren

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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1885-03-08
  • Born City: Middletown
  • Born State/Country: RI
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 1966-07-31
  • Death City: Northampton
  • Death State/Country: MA
  • Married: Louise Marion Fisher, 2 July 1915.
  • Education:

    A.B. Wesleyan, 1906; A.M. Harvard, 1908; Ph.D. Princeton, 1910.

  • Professional Experience:

    Asst. princ. Portland (CT) HS, 1906-7; lctr. Lat. Bryn Mawr, 1910-11; instr. to prof. Lat. Smith, 1911-53.

  • Dissertation:

    "Studies in Menander" (Princeton, 1910); printed (Baltimore, 1911).

  • Publications:

    "Oaths in the Greek Epistolographers," AJP 39 (1918) 65-74; "Aulus Gellius and the Theatre," TAPA 60 (1929) xix; "Cicero and the Theatre," Smith College Classical Studies 11 (Northampton, 1931).

  • Notes:

    F. Warren Wright was professor of Latin at Smith College for over 40 years. He was given his early education in California and then moved east. In the summers from 1903 to 1909 he acted as a reporter for the Chatauqua (NY) Daily and in 1906-7 he was the assistant principal of the Portland (CT) High School. During his years at Smith his interest in archaeology grew and he was a major promoter of the noteworthy collection of ancient artifacts housed with the Department of Classics. A spirit of public service led him to prominence in the affairs of Kiwanis and the city of Northampton.

  • Sources:

    Smith Coll. archives.

  • Author: Charles Henderson, Jr.