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Brooks Otis

educator

Brooks Otis, American educator. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences, National Council Religion Higher Education; member An. Philological Association, Episcopal Guild Scholars.

Background

Otis, Brooks was born on June 10, 1908 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Edward O. and Marion (Faxon) Otis.

Education

Graduate Phillips Exeter Academy, 1925. Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University, 1929, Master of Arts, 1930, Doctor of Philosophy., 1935. D.H.D., Heidelberg College, 1973, Hobart College, 1977.

Career

Instructor classical langs. Earlham College, 1930-1932. Assistant professor classics, lecturer sociology Hobart College, 1935-1939, Hobart professor classics 1939-1957.

Professor classics, executive head department Stanford, 1958-1963, Olive Palmer professor humanities, 1964-1970. Paddison professor Latin, U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1970-1977. Visiting professor University of Chicago, 1937, Ohio State University, 1949, American U., Beirut, 1957-1958, Harvard, 1964, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1968.

Guggenheim fellow, 1952-1953, 73-74, Fulbright fellow, 1953-1954, 64, Smith-Mundt fellow, 1957-1958.

Works

  • Author: Virgil, a Study in Civilized Poetry, 1963. Ovid, as an Epic Poet, 2d edition., 1970. Also articles. Editor: New Frontier, 1933-1935.

Membership

Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences, National Council Religion Higher Education. Member An. Philological Association, Episcopal Guild Scholars.

Connections

Married Christine Battle Cheney, May 22, 1937. Children: Brooks Adams, Marion (Mistress.

father:
Edward O. Otis

mother:
Marion (Faxon) Otis

spouse:
Christine Battle Cheney

children:
Brooks Adams Otis

Marion (Mrs Otis