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Clergyman , classics educator

Edward Charles Witke, American classics educator, clergyman. Ordained to ministry Episcopal Church as deacon, 1988, as priest, 1989. Recipient Prix de Rome in classics American Academy in Rome, 1960-1962; Fulbright fellow Italy, 1960-1961; National Endowment of the Humanities fellow, 1982, 85.


Witke, Edward Charles was born on September 22, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Emil Ernst and Ethel Ann (Martin) Witke.


Bachelor of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1953; A.M., Harvard University, 1957; Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1960.


Assistant professor classics University Chicago, 1962-1963. Assistant professor, associate professor classics University California at Berkeley, 1963-1970. Professor classics State University New York, Binghamton, 1970-1971.

Professor Greek and Latin, University Michigan, Ann Arbor, since 1971. Associate dean College Literature, Science and Arts, 1971-1974. Director Program in Comparative Literature, 1971-1978.

Associate Institute for the Humanities, 1990-1991. Professor in charge archaeological summer school American Academy in Rome, 1967. Lecturer Kyoto University, 1966-1967, Columbia University Seminar on Classical Civilization, 1971-1980.

Coordinator National Endowment of the Humanities curricular innovation seminar Heidelberg College, summer 1973. Associate Humanities Institute, University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1990-1991. Visiting scholar American Academy in Rome, 1991.

Deacon assistant St. James Church, Dexter, Michigan, 1988-1989. Priest assistant St. Luke's Church, Ypsilanti, Michigan, since 1989. Examining chaplain on theology Diocese of Michigan, since 1992.


  • Ordained to ministry Episcopal Church as deacon, 1988, as priest, 1989.



Served with Army of the United States, 1953-1956. Member American Philological Association, American Association of University Professors (vice president Michigan chapter 1987-1990), Dante Society of America, Mediaeval Association of Pacific States (president 1970), Mediaeval Academy American (councillor 1971-1974), Society for Promotion Roman Studies (Britain), Erasmus of Rotterdam Society, Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: Research (Ann Arbor).


Married Aileen Patricia Gatten, October 10, 1975.

Emil Ernst Witke

Ethel Ann (Martin) Witke

Aileen Patricia Gatten