North American Scholar

ZABROWSKI, Charles J

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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1945-08-29
  • Born City: Staten Island
  • Born State/Country: NY
  • Parents: Anthony and Louise Zabrowski.
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 2008-01-30
  • Death City: Gettysburg
  • Death State/Country: PA
  • Married: Patricia A. Beedle.
  • Education:

    B.A. Canisius Coll., 1967; study at U. Toronto, 1967-71; M.A. 1969; Ph.D., Fordham, 1984; Seymour Fell. Gk Lit. & Hist., ASCSA, 1973-74; fell. AAR, 1975-76.

  • Professional Experience:

    Lat. Master Xavier HS (Manhattan), spring 1977; Greek Master, Dalton Sch. (Manhattan) 1977-78; instr. class. Elmira Coll. 1978-79; asst. prof. Creighton, 1979-86; vis. asst. prof. Boston Coll., 1986-87; assoc. prof. Class. Gettysburg Coll., 1987-2002; prof. 2002-08.

  • Dissertation:

    “The Older Scholia to Aeschylus’s Persae,” (Fordham, 1984)

  • Publications:

    The Commentary in the Manuscript Ne of Aeschylus,” C&M 34 (1983) 269-72; “A Note on the Interlinear Glosses in the Aeschylean Codex Marc. Gr. 468 (nunc 653) (V),” AJP 108 (1987) 528-31; “The Annotation sch. rec. in Dindorf's and Wecklein's Editions of the Medicean Scholia on Aeschylus' Persae,” C&M 38 (1987) 287-303; “The Scholia and Glosses on Aeschylus's Persae in the Codex Parisinus Gr. 2884 (Q),” AAPA (1989) 175; “An Unappreciated Witness to Aeschylus, Prometheus vinctus: Cod. Vat. Reginensis gr. 92, Gemellus or Apograph of Cod. Laurentianus 31.38,” Manuscripta 37 (1993) 242-52; “Towards the Solution of a Minor Mystery: Where the Influential Edition of Aeschylus by Piero Vettori Was Published and Why It Took So Long,” Manuscripta 41, 3 (1997) 185-92.

  • Notes:

    Charles J. Zabrowski graduated summa cum laude from Canisius College in 1967. Following his master’s at Toronto, he received a Ph.D. in Classics by Fordham Uni­versity. His two primary passions were paleog­raphy, in particular the editing of the Byzantine manu­scripts of the ancient Greek dramatist Aeschylus and the scholia attached to those manuscripts, and the teach­ing of Classical Greek to undergraduates. The recipient of several grants for his research in palaeography, he published a number of articles in academic journals. After stints at Elmira College, Boston College, and Creighton University, he came to teach in the Department of Classics at Gettysburg College, where he progressed through the ranks to Full Professor, served as Secretary of the Fac­ulty (1995-1998) and as Department Chair (1998-2004), and taught his beloved classical Greek to an astonishing variety and number of students. Wearing his academic gown as a symbol of his profession, he was a well-known figure on the campus and in the local community.

  • Sources:

    Donal Spence McGay, CW 101,4 (2008) 544-45.

  • Author: Gail Ann Rickert