American classical philologist. Born Urmia, Persia (now Iran) 23. 10. 1880, died Homer, Illinois, 27. 5. 1945. 1902 MA in classical philology from Harvard, then teaching at Evanston, Illinois. Doctoral studies at Munich from 1906, taking his doctorate in 1908 in classical philology. From 1909 associate prof., then prof.; 1926–1945 director of the Department of Classics at Univ. of Illinois, Urbana. 1937/38 president of the American Philological Association.