FOWLER, Alexander Murray

FOWLER, Alexander Murray. Cape Town, South Africa 23.3.1905 — 1996 (1999?). U.S. Indologist and Linguist. Professor in Madison. Studies at University of Minnesota (A.B. 1927) and University of Oregon (A.B. 1929). In 1929-30 Instructor in English at Pomona College and in 1931-33 at Purdue College. In 1933-34 further studies at Vienna, in 1934-36 again Instructor at Purdue College, and 1939-40 and 1944-46 Instructor in German at Harvard. Ph.D. 1940 Harvard. In 1940-44 served in U.S. Navy. Then at University of Wisconsin in Madison: 1946-47 lecturer in comparative philology, 1947-53 Associate Professor of same, from 1953 Professor in Linguistics. Married 42 years with Barbara Hughes (1926–2000), a Greek scholar.

Publications: “The Role of Surā in the Myth of Namuci”, JAOS 62, 1942, 36-40; “Ambrosiai Stelai”, JAOS 63, 1942, 215f. (on Soma); “Trita Soter”, JAOS 67, 1947, 59f.; “Rg-Veda 10, 27, 14”, JAOS 67, 1947, 270-273.

translation of some RV hymns in Coomaraswamy Vol. 1947.

revised with V. Raghavan the translation of M. Dillon (q.v.): The Nāṭakalakṣaṇa of Sāgaranandin. Tr.Amer.Phil.Soc. N.S. 50:9, 1960.

– “How ordered are Pāṇini’s Rules?”, JAOS 85, 1965, 44-47.

Sources: Dir. Am. Sch. 2nd ed. 1951, 3rd ed. 1957, 5th ed. 3, 1969, 6th ed. 3, 1974.

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