Charles H. Beeson

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Charles Henry Beeson (1870–1949) was an American classical scholar. His book A Primer of Medieval Latin: An Anthology of Prose and Poetry (1925) has remained one of the leading texts for learning post-classical Latin. In addition, he was an active researcher and reviewer, especially for the journal Classical Philology. In 1935, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.[1]

Beeson was born in Columbia City, Indiana. In 1893, he received his A.B. in classics from Indiana University. [2] In 1895, he received his A.M. from Indiana. In 1907, he received his Ph.D. from Munich University. [3]

During World War I, he worked in the Military Intelligence Division (MID) Cryptography Department (MI-8). [4]

Publications[edit]

Books[edit]

  • A Primer of Medieval Latin: An Anthology of Prose and Poetry, Chicago, 1925.

Articles[edit]

  • The Vocabulary of the Annales Fuldenses, Speculum Vol. 1 (1), Jan. 1926: 31-37
  • Isidore's Institutionum Disciplinae and Pliny the Younger, Classical Philology Vol. 8 (1), Jan. 1913: 93-98
  • The Text Tradition of Donatus' Commentary on Terence, Classical Philology Vol. 17 (4), Oct. 1922: 283-305
  • The Archetype of the Roman Agrimensores, Classical Philology Vol. 23 (1), Jan. 1928: 1-14
  • The Manuscript Problem of Vitruvius, Classical Philology Vol. 30 (4) Oct. 1935: 342-347
  • The Text History of the Corpus Caesarianum, Classical Philology Vol. 35 (2), Apr. 1940: 113-125
  • The Collectaneum of Hadoard, Classical Philology Vol. 40 (4), Oct. 1945: 201-222
  • The Manuscripts of Bede, Classical Philology Vol. 42 (2), Apr. 1947: 73-87
  • Lupus of Ferrières and Hadoard, Classical Philology Vol. 43 (3) Jul. 1948: 190-191

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter B". American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved May 30, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Indiana University Register of Graduates - Illinois Residents". Illinois Genealogy Trails. Retrieved May 30, 2011. 
  3. ^ Bowman, John Stewart (1995). Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0521402583. 
  4. ^ Kahn, David (1996). The Codebreakers: the Story of Secret Writing. New York: Scribner. p. 352. ISBN 0-684-83130-9.