Grant Showerman

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Grant Showerman
Born (1870-01-09)January 9, 1870
Brookfield, Waukesha County, Wisconsin
Died November 13, 1935(1935-11-13)
Madison, Wisconsin
Spouse(s) Zilpha Marie Vernon
Parents Hiram Parker and Ellen Augusta Parker
Relatives Luther Parker (grandfather)

Grant Showerman Ph.D. (January 9, 1870 — November 13, 1935) was an American classical scholar.

Career overview[edit]

Grant Showerman was born in Brookfield, Wisconsin in 1870.[1] He was educated at Carroll College and at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he worked as instructor in Latin (1900-1909), and from 1909 until his death as professor of classics.[2] Showerman House in Kronshage Hall is named after him.

Works[edit]

  • With the Professor, Henry Holt and Company, 1910.
  • Horace and His Influence, The Plimpton Press, 1922.
  • Eternal Rome, 2 Vol., Yale University Press, 1924.
  • Rome and the Romans; A Survey and Interpretation, The Macmillan Company, 1931.
  • Monuments and Men of Ancient Rome, D. Appleton-Century Company, 1935.

Articles[edit]

Other[edit]

  • "Attis." In Encyclopædia of Religion and Ethics, Vol. II, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909.
  • "Criobolium." In Encyclopædia of Religion and Ethics, Vol. IV, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909.
  • "Cybele." In Encyclopædia of Religion and Ethics, Vol. IV, Charles Scribner's Sons, 19089.
  • "Death and Disposal of the Dead." In Encyclopædia of Religion and Ethics, Vol. IV, Charles Scribner's Sons, 19098.
  • "Criobolium." In Encyclopædia Britannica, (11th ed.), Vol. VII, 1911.
  • "Curetes." In Encyclopædia Britannica, (11th ed.), Vol. VII, 1911.
  • "Mithras." In Encyclopædia Britannica, (11th ed.), Vol. XVIII, 1911.
  • "Rhea." In Encyclopædia Britannica, (11th ed.), Vol. XXIII, 1911.
  • "Taurobolium.” In Encyclopædia Britannica, (11th ed.), Vol. XXVI, 1911.
  • Franz Cumont, The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism, with an introductory essay by Grant Showerman, Open Court Pub. Co., 1911.
  • "Isis." In Encyclopædia of Religion and Ethics, Vol. VII, 1914.
  • "Martial's Epigrams." In Encyclopædia Americana, Vol. XVIII, 1919.
  • "Taurobolium.” In Encyclopædia of Religion and Ethics, Vol. XII, 1921.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Showerman, Grant," Biographical Dictionary of North American Classicists, Greenwood Publishing Group, 1994.
  2. ^ "Showerman, Grant 1870 - 1935," Dictionary of Wisconsin History.
  3. ^ Lodge, Gonzalez (1909)."Grant Showerman on the Making of a Professor," The Classical Weekly, Vol. 3, No. 9.
  4. ^ This article was later translated to spanish. See "Arte y Decencia," Inter-América, Vol. VI, No. 1, 1922.

Further reading[edit]

  • Bassett, H. J., et al. (1936). "In Memoriam: Grant Showerman," The Classical Journal, Vol. 31, No. 9.
  • Oldfather, W. A. (1936). "In Memoriam: Grant Showerman of Wisconsin and Rome," The American Scholar, No. 5, September.

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