Ernest L. Hettich

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Ernest Leopold Hetthich (1897–1973) was an American scholar of classics.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he is a graduate of the Brooklyn Boys High School. He graduated from Cornell University in 1919. He earned an M.A. from Cornell in 1920 and worked for seven years at the New York Public Library. In 1933 he earned his PhD at Columbia University. Hettich joined the faculty of New York University in 1927 as Professor of Classics, taught there for many years, and served as Director of Libraries.[1]

From 1943 - 1947 he served as director of training for the United States Army, specialist training program, foreign area and language sertion at NYU.[2]

He was author of the widely used textbook, Latin fundamentals (Prentice Hall), and A study in ancient nationalism: the testimony of Eurípides (Bayard Presse, 1933)

He had one son, Bedrich V. Hettich (1922-2012).

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  1. ^ Obituary of Ernest L. Hettich, April 3, 1973, New York Times
  2. ^ Named Library Director At N.Y.U. Washington Sq., August 21, 1947, Thursday, New York Times