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NETHERCUT, William Robert

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  • Date of Birth: January 11, 1936
  • Born City: Rockford
  • Born State/Country: IL
  • Parents: Robert, a railway engineer, & Constance, a Spanish teacher, N.
  • Date of Death: August 14, 2020
  • Death City: Austin
  • Death State/Country: TX
  • Married: Jane Swann, July 1977.
  • Education:

    A.B. (magna cum laude) Harvard, 1958; study at New England Conservatory of Music, 1958-60; Ph.D. Columbia, 1963. 

  • Dissertation:

    “Propertius and Augustus” (Columbia, 1963).

  • Professional Experience:

    Instr. to asst. prof. classics, Columbia, 1961-7; asso. prof. U. of Georgia, 1967-72; prof., 1972-5; prof. U. of Texas, Austin, 1975-2020.

  • Publications:

    Ille parum cauti pectoris egit opus,” TAPA 92 (1961) 389-407; “Vergil's Dove,” CB 41 (1965) 65-8; “Sappho's Rose-Fingered Moon. A Note,” with A.L. Weld, Arion 5 (1966) 28-31; “A New Look at Ovid,” CO 45 (1967-8)     ; “Petronius, Epicurean and Moralist,” CB 43 (1967) 53-5; “The Conclusion of Lucretius' Fifth Book. Further Remarks,” CJ 63 (1967) 97-106; “Trees and Identify in Aeneid viii and Bucolic ii,” Vergilius 13 (1967) 16-27; “Dionysus' Vote for Aeschylus,” CB 44 (1968) 81-4; “Elegiac Technique in Propertius iv,1,71-150,” WS n.s. 2 (1968) 92-7; “Invasion in the Aeneid,” G&R15 (1968) 82-95; “Mountains and Mediterranean Temple Sites,” Explorers Journal (New York Explorer’s Club) 46 (1968) 2-16; “Notes on the Structure of Propertius, Book iv,” AJP 89 (1968) 449-64; “Propertius i,21,5-6,” CP 63 (1968) 141-3; “Vergil and Horace in Bucolic 7,” CW 62 (1968) 93-8; “Apuleius' Literary Art. Resonance and Depth in the Metamorphoses,” CJ 64 (1968) 110-19; “Additions to the Search for Augustan Influence in Livy,” CB 45 (1969) 33-7; “Apuleius'Metamorphoses. The Journey,” Agon 97 (1969) 97-134; “Menalcas' Answer. The Hyacinth in Bucolic3.106-107,” CJ 65 (1970) 248-54; “Propertius 3.12-14,” CP 65 (1970) 99-102; “The Astrological Significance of Propertius IV,1,150. A Re-examination of sinistra,” WS 4 (1970) 110-17; “The Ironic Priest. Propertius' Roman Elegies, III,1-5. Imitations of Horace and Vergil,” AJP 91 (1970) 385-407; “Propertius ii, 15, 41-48. Antony at Actium,” Rivista di Studi Classici 19 (1971) 299-301; “Propertius III,7,21-24,” Hermes 99 (1971) 248-51; “Dido and Aeneas: Notes on Virgil’s Art,” CO (1971)    ; “The σφραγίς of the Monobiblos,” AJP 92 (1971) 464-72; “De Properti elegia II,7,19-20,” Mnemosyne 24 (1971) 380-4; “Propertius 3.11,” TAPA 102 (1971) 411-43; “The Imagery of the Aeneid,” CJ 67 (1971-2) 123-43; “Hector at the Abyss,” CB 49 (1972) 7-9; “Propertius, Elegy ii, 10,” SO 47 (1972) 79-94; “Ovidius de hominibus,” Latinitas 21 (1973) 290-7; “Three Mysteries in the Aeneid,” Vergilius19 (1973) 28-32; “Vergil's De rerum natura,” Ramus 2 (1973) 41-52; “Snakes in the Aeneid. Two Comments,” Vergilius 20 (1974) 20-3; “Propertius III,1, 1-6 Again,” Mnemosyne 28 (1975) 73-5; “The Characterization of Mezentius. Aeneid 10.843-845,” CB 51 (1975) 33-7; “Twelve Years of Propertian Scholarship. 1960-1972,” CW 69 (1975) 1-33; “Weaving. A Point of Art in the Ciris,” CB 51 (1975) 62; “Foreshadowing in Aeneid I.751-752?,” Vergilius 22 (1976) 30-3; “Propertius' fallax opus (4.1.135),” RhM 119 (1976) 30-8; “The Epic Journey of Achilles,” Ramus 5 (1976) 1-17; “Lord of the Scales,” CO 53 (1976) 51-4; “Twelve Years of Propertian Scholarship 1960-1972,” CW 69 (1976) 289-309; “Vergil's Horoscope. A Correction,” Vergiius 24 (1978) 60-1; “Daphne and Apollo. A Dynamic Encounter,” CJ 74 (1979) 333-47; “The Art of Catullus 62,” in Studies in Latin literature and Roman History, I, ed. Carl Deroux (Brussels: Latomus, 1979) 229-38; “The Cradle of Flowers in B. 4.23,” Vergilius 25 (1979) 32-5; “Propertius 2.18. Kein einheitliches Gedicht...,” ICS 5 (1980) 94-109; “Propertius I.21.5; The Elision of servato,” RhM 124 (1981) 325-31; “Recent Scholarship on Propertius,” ANRW 2, 30.3 (1983) 1813-57; “Breakin'. What Cares Hippocleides?,” CO 62 (1984) 6; “The Interpretation of Theocritus 12.1-9,” Helios11 (1984) 109-15; “Aeneid 5.105. The Horses of Phaethon,” AJP 107 (1986) 102-8; “American Scholarship on Vergil in the Twentieth Century,” in Vergil at 2000. Commemorative Essays on the Poet and His Influence, ed. John D. Bernard (New York: AMS Press, 1986) 303-30; “Gilbert Highet's raising of Italy: Aeneid3.523-524,” in The Two Worlds of the Poet: New Perspectives on Vergil, ed. R.M. Wilhelm & Howard Jones (Detroit: Wayne State U. Press, 1992) 229-36.