Classical Studies in Honor of William Abbott Oldfather

Classical Studies in Honor of William Abbott Oldfather

Classical Studies in Honor of William Abbott Oldfather

Classical Studies in Honor of William Abbott Oldfather

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The distinguished classical scholar in whose honor these studies are published is still in the midst of a fruitful and energetic career; and it is in the confident hope that he will long continue to play a leading rôle in the advance of American scholarship that we who are responsible for this volume bid him godspeed and extend to him herewith our most cordial felicitations. Not many teachers stand in such close and helpful relation to their students and colleagues as does Professor Oldfather, and those who know him best will understand that what we are here offering him by way of ἀντίδωρον is but a small return for the much real and kindly help that he has extended to a host of young scholars throughout the years.

The University of Illinois has claimed the allegiance of Professor Oldfather for somewhat more than three decades, during which time he has ever been one of the most outstanding figures on the campus. In that institution all of the contributors to this volume have been his students or fellow-teachers and friends. They, as well as many others who were unable to contribute papers, wish through this preface to record their deep sense of admiration and gratitude to the man who was either the first to teach them the ways and meaning of scholarship, or was able otherwise to stimulate and fructify their intellectual careers. It is fitting that the University to which he has brought so much credit and distinction should sponsor the publication of this volume in his homage, and we acknowledge with gratitude its willingness to do so.

The editorial committee was chosen by and from

THE FORMER STUDENTS AND COLLEAGUES
PAST AND PRESENT
OF
WILLIAM ABBOTT OLDFATHER

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