ARROWSMITH, Robert. Brooklyn, N.Y. 23.11.1860 — 1.6.1928. U.S. Linguist and Classical Scholar interested in Sanskrit. Son of Milton A. and Phebe Wood. Studies at Columbia University: A.B. 1882, A.M. 1883, Ph.D. 1884; University Fellow in 1882-83 and 1885-86. In 1884-85 further studies at Berlin University. Assistant in Modern Languages at Columbia University in 1883-85; Instructor of Latin and Sanskrit at Racine College (Wis.) 1886. Principal of Barnard School, St.Paul, Minn., 1887-90, and of Erasmus Hall Academy, Flatbush, L.I., 1892-93. Professor of Greek and Latin at Columbia University Teachers’ College 1893-94. Editor, classical and modern languages, American Book Company, 1894-1913. Member of the Commission for Relief in Belgium 1915-18. Married 1895 Edith Walton, four children.

Publications: Latin school books.

– “The compounded verb in the Nala”, AJPh 6, 1885, 481 (statistics on the use of various preverbs); English transl. of the Rigveda selection by Kaegi et al. 1885.

Sources: Who Was Who in America 1, 1897–1942.

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