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An important addition will be made to the University teaching staff for the second half-year when Professor Henry Rushton Fairclough, distinguished lecturer in the Classics and scholar of international fame comes to the University to lecture in the Classical Department.
Professor Fairclough has taught the literatures of ancient Greece and Rome in the important intellectual centers of both the Old and the New Worlds. At the American School of Classical Studies in Rome, at the University of Berlin, and in colleges of the United States from California to the Atlantic Coast.
Since graduating from the University of Toronto in 1883 Professor Fairclough has pursued the study of Classical Philology with only a single break, taking successfully degrees of A.M., Litt. D., and Ph.D.
He is the author of many books dealing with his chosen subject, among the most important of which are: "The Attitude of the Greek Tragedians Toward Nature", "The Connection Between Music and Poetry in Early Greek Literature", and "The Andria of Terence". In addition to his own writings he has translated many of the classical authors and has edited numerous definitive series of translations which are now in general use in schools and colleges.
The only break in Professor Fairclough's studies came during the World War when he took charge of the American and Belgium relief work being undertaken by the Red Cross Staff at Berne, Switzerland. He was appointed a Lieutenant Colonel in the American Red Cross and performed work of the highest value.
In 1919 he was made Commissioner to Montenegro. For his relief work in Serbia the Red Cross of that country decorated him and later Prince Alexander of Serbia honored him with the Order of the White Eagle, making him a Commander in the Order of St. Sava III. For his work for the Belgium forces he was made an officer de Fordre de la couronne.
During his stay at the University Professor Fairclough will conduct Classical Philology 50 a course in Latin Epigraphy. In addition, he expects to conduct considerable research work in the same field.
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