North American Scholar

GARBRAH, Kweku Arku

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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1937-12-22
  • Born City: Cape Coast
  • Born State/Country: Ghana
  • Parents: Charles Brookman & Efuwa Gyimah G.
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 2014-10-02
  • Death City: Ann Arbor
  • Death State/Country: MI
  • Married: 1971
  • Education:

    Study at U. Ghana; B.A. (external), U. London, 1961; dipl. comp. philol. Indo-Europ philol. Oxford, 1963, B.Litt., 1966; D.Phil. U. Cologne, 1972.

  • Professional Experience:

    Asst. prof. classics, U. Texas, Austin, 1966-7; vis. asst. prof. UCLA, 1967-8; asst. prof., U. Alberta, 1968-73; asso. prof., 1973-80; prof. Classics, 1980-90; vis. prof. U. Michigan, 1990-1; prof., 1991-     ; sr. res. fell., Alexander von Humboldt Found U. Cologne, 1976-7

  • Dissertation:

    "A Grammar of Erythraean Inscriptions (Phonology, Inflection of the Noun)" (Cologne, 1972).

  • Publications:

    “A Linguistic Analysis of Selected Portions of the Homeric Odyssey,” Glotta 47 (1969) 144-70; “The Scholia on the Ending of the Odyssey,” WJA n.s. 3 (1977) 7-16; “The Scholia on Odyssey λ 566-640,” Eranos 76 (1978) 1-11; A Grammar of the Ionic Inscriptions from Erythrae. Phonology and Morphology (Rudolstadt: Hain, 1978); “Terence and Scipio: An Echo of Terence in the Oratorical Fragments of Scipio Aemilianus?,” Athenaeum 59 (1981) 188-91; “The Dative Plural of ο- and ᾱ-stems in Homer: Present Problems and Future Prospects,” Glotta 60 (1982) 300-9; “On the Θεοφάνεια in Chios and the Epiphany of Gods in War,” ZPE 65 (1986) 207-10; “Notes on Inscriptions from Chios,” ZPE 70 (1987) 152-6; “Notes on Inscriptions from Chios, II,” ZPE 73 (1988) 73-4; “On the Enumerative Use of τε,” ZPE 96 (1993) 191-210; “The Forerunners of Milman Parry. 1, Matthias Murko on South-Slavic Popular Epic,” CRCL 27, 1 & 2 (2000) 274-306.

  • Sources:

    DAS 8th ed. 3:179.