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CHAELES EDWIN" BENNETT 
1858-1921 

In the death of Professor Charles Edwin Bennett, which 
occurred suddenly on May 2, 1921, the cause of classical schol- 
arship sustained a severe loss. Professor Bennett was a thor- 
ough scholar and a great teacher. He possessed to an unusual 
degree the rare ability to understand and solve the difficulties 
of the student mind at whatever sta^e of advancement. To this 
fact was due in part the stimulus of his class-room at the 
University, and the overwhelming success of his text-books 
throughout the United States. He was profound enough in 
knowledge to be simple in exposition, and he showed wise dis- 
crimination in the treatment of essentials and non-essentials. 

His first published book was his Latin Grammar, issued in 
1895, and better known today, perhaps, to students of Latin 
in preparatory schools than any other one book. In connection 
with the Grammar appeared the Appendix, revised and repub- 
lished in 1907 as The Latin Language. His last publication 
was the second volume of the Syntax of Early Latin, which 
appeared in 1914. The reception of the two volumes of this 
work by classical scholars on either side of the Atlantic bore 
abundant testimony to its value in the field of classical investi- 
gation, and won for the author a secure place among the fore- 
most scholars of his day. He had it in mind to complete this 
work at some time by a third volume on The Particles; that 
this purpose was not carried out must always be to scholars a 
cause for deep regret. In the years intervening between the 
publication of the Grammar and the Early Syntax, he pub- 
lished his entire series of text-books for preparatory schools, 
and kept them abreast of the times by constant revision; he 
edited the Odes and Epodes of Horace, the Dialogus of 
Tacitus, Xenophon's Hellenica and the De Amicitia and De 
Senectute. He also collaborated with Professor G. P. Bristol 
in writing The Teaching of Latin and Greek in Secondary 
Schools, and with Professor W. A. Hammond in translating 
the Characters of Theophrastus. He translated for the Loeb 
Classical Library the Odes and Epodes of Horace, and later 
the Strategemata of Frontinus, which has not yet appeared. 
He was likewise for many years a frequent contributor to the 
classical periodicals of the country. 

As a scholar, as a teacher, as a friend of rare charm and 
stimulus, he will long be missed by those who knew and loved 
him. 

Mart B. McElwain. 

Smith College, 

Northampton, Maps.