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The Michigan Alumnus 53
Greek Department Head Is Active In Classical Groups
Research in papyrology and in the history of Greek religion and superstition are the special fields of interest of CAMPBELL BONNER, Professor of the Greek Language and Literature and Chair man of the Department of Greek.
Despite his many University activ ities, including appointment as Henry Russel Lecturer, 1938-1939, and officer ship in a number of learned societies; Professor Bonner has found time for considerable study and travel abroad. He was Annual Professor at the American School of Classical Studies in Ath ens, 1927-1928, and was also Mem ber of the Managing Committee. He is at present Member of the Executive Committee. For two terms, he was Delegate to the Amer ican Council of Learned Societies from the American Philological As sociation, in which he has also served on the Advisory Board and Executive Committee.
Professor Bonner was born at Nashville, Ten nessee, January 30, 1876, and re ceived his A.B. degree from Vander bilt University in 1896 and A.M. in 1897. He also holds A.M. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard. In 1900 he went to the University of Berlin, spent some time in Greece and Italy, and returned to the United States to become Professor of Greek at Peabody College for Teachers, University of Nashville. In 1907 he became Junior Professor of Greek at Michigan, in 1912 Professor, and in 1932, Chairman of the Department. He has written A Papyrus Codex of the Shepherd of Hermas, 1933; The Lost Chapters of Enoch in Greek, 1937, and nu merous contributions to journals. He is former President of the American Philological Association, the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, and the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Let ters. He is also a member of the Archaeological Institute of Amer ica, the American Oriental Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.