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us: Sonkowsky, Robert P.

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  • Fuller Name

    • Robert Paul
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1931~
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2014-11-16
    • Birth Place

        Appleton (Wis.)
    • Death Place

        North Oaks (Minn.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University of Minnesota
        • Organization: (naf) Lawrence College (Appleton, Wis.)
        • Organization: (naf) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Gender

    • Field of Activity

        Classical Greek and Latin language and literature
          Medieval Latin literature
            Latin drama and poetry
              Oral performance
            • Occupation

                Professor of classical and Near Eastern studies
            • Sources

              • found: Trithemius, J. De origine gentis Franc. comp., c1987: t.p. (Robert P. Sonkowsky)
              • found: Homer. The death of Patroclus, c1992: label (Robert Paul Sonkowsky)
              • found: Wikipedia, via WWW, June 25, 2012 (Robert Sonkowsky; also Robert Paul Sonkowsky or Robert P. Sonkowsky; professor emeritus of Classical and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Minnesota; he is an authority on Latin rhetoric and the pronunciation of Golden Age Latin; his bachelor's degree was from Lawrence College (1954), and his Ph. D. from the University of North Carolina (1958); he is an Honorary Member of the Center for Chronobiology in the Mayo Building, Medical School; Sonkowsky is a leading authority on and a performer of oral renditions of classical texts; he made the album Homer: The Death of Patroclus - Chapter XVI of the Iliad with Folkways Records as part of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage)
              • found: University of Minnesota Center for Medieveal Studies Faculty, via WWW, June 25, 2012 (Robert P. Sonkowsky; professor of Classical and Near Eastern Studies; has teaching and research interests in Classical Greek and Latin language and literature, medieval Latin literature, Latin drama and poetry; and oral performance; in addition to many other works, he has published the following: Selections from Catullus and Horace Read in Classical Latin and Johannes Trithemius, 'De Origine Gentis Francorum Compendium': An Abridged History of the Franks)
              • found: Minneapolis Star Tribune website, viewed Nov. 22, 2014 under Obituaries (Sonkowsky, Robert P., died Nov. 16, 2014, aged 83; an Emeritus Professor, he taught for 40 years at the University of Minnesota [chiefly in the Classical and Near Eastern Studies Dept.]; a writer and a poet, he also acted in various theaters in the Twin Cities. He was born and raised in Appleton, Wis., was a graduate of Lawrence College and received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill)
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              • 2015-01-06: revised
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