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George Eckel Duckworth

educator

George Eckel Duckworth, American educator. member of faculty Princeton from 1929, acting chairman classics department, 1943-1946, Giger professor classics since 1946; Member Archaeol. Institute American, Classical Association Atlantic States, American Philological Association (president 1956). Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Duckworth, George Eckel was born on February 13, 1903 in Little York, New Jersey, United States. Son of Edwin James and Eva (Eckel) Duckworth.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1924, A.M., 1926. Doctor of Philosophy., 1931.

Career

Instructor in field of classics Princeton, 1924-1925, University of Nebraska, 1926-1928. Member of faculty Princeton from 1929, acting chairman classics department, 1943-1946, Giger professor classics since 1946. Director summer session, school classical studies American Academy in Rome 1952-1955.

Visiting professor classics Harvard. 1955-1956. Trustee American Academy in Rome. 1948-1959. Guggenheim fellow, 1957-1958.

Works

  • Author: Foreshadowing and Suspense in the Epics of Homer, Apollonius, and Vergil, 1933. T. Macci Plauti Epidicus, 1940. The Complete Roman Drama, 1942.

    The Nature of Roman Comedy, 1952. Structural Patterns and Proportions in Vergil’s Aeneid, 1962. Vergil and Classical Hexameter Poetry, 1969.

    Contributor to educational journals.

Membership

Member of faculty Princeton from 1929, acting chairman classics department, 1943-1946, Giger professor classics since 1946. Member Archaeol. Institute American, Classical Association Atlantic States, American Philological Association (president 1956). Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Dorothy Elwood Atkin, July 8, 1929. Children: Dorothy Ann (Mistress.

father:
Edwin James Duckworth

mother:
Eva (Eckel) Duckworth

spouse:
Dorothy Elwood Atkin

child:
Dorothy Ann (Mrs Duckworth