William Arrowsmith

William Ayers Arrowsmith (1924–1992) was an American classicist. This man of letters was educated at Princeton and Oxford, and was awarded ten honorary degrees[1]. Arrowsmith translated Petronius’s Satyricon (1959) and Aristophanes’ plays The Birds (1961) and The Clouds (1962), as well as EuripidesAlcestis, Cyclops, Heracles, Orestes, Hecuba, and The Bacchae, among other works, both classical and contemporary. He was professor at the University of Texas, Boston University, Princeton University, MIT, Yale, Johns Hopkins, NYU, Emory University.

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1. ^ There are tributes to Arrowsmith in Arion: A Journal of Humanities and the Classics, Spring/Fall 1993; Boston University, 312 pages.

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Petronius (ca. 27–66) was a Roman writer of the Neronian age; he was a noted satirist. He is identified with Gaius Petronius Arbiter, but the manuscript text of the Satyricon calls him Titus Petronius.
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Satyricon (or Satyrica) is a Latin novel, believed to have been written by Gaius Petronius, though the manuscript text of the Satyricon calls him Titus Petronius.
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Aristophanes, son of Philippus (Greek: Ἀριστοφάνης, IPA: [æ:ɹɪs:tɒf:æ:niːz], ca. 456 BC – ca.
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Euripides (Ancient Greek: Εὐριπίδης) (ca. 480 BC–406 BC) was the last of the three great tragedians of classical Athens (the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles).
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The University of Texas at Austin (often referred to as The University of Texas, UT Austin, UT, or Texas) is a doctoral/research university located in Austin, Texas.
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Boston University (BU) is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Although chartered by the Massachusetts Legislature in 1869, Boston University traces its roots to the establishment of the Newbury Biblical Institute in Newbury,
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Princeton University is a private coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. It is one of eight universities that belong to the Ivy League.
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private, coeducational research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. MIT has five schools and one college, containing 32 academic departments,[3]
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Yale University is a private university in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 as the Collegiate School, Yale is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and is a member of the Ivy League.
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Johns Hopkins (May 19, 1795, Anne Arundel County, Maryland – December 24, 1873, Baltimore ) was a wealthy entrepreneur, philanthropist, and abolitionist of 19th century Baltimore , now most noted for his philanthropic creation of the institutions that bear his name, such as
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Emory University is a private research university located in the metropolitan area of the city of Atlanta and in western unincorporated DeKalb County, Georgia, United States.
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