Highet, Gilbert Arthur

Highet, Gilbert Arthur hī´ət [key], 1906–78, American classicist, b. Glasgow, Scotland. In 1951 Highet became a citizen of the United States. He was a professor of Greek and Latin at Columbia Univ. from 1938 to 1950 and Anthon professor of Latin language and literature (1950–72). His writings include The Classical Tradition (1949) The Art of Teaching (1950) Juvenal the Satirist (1954) Poets in a Landscape (1957) The Anatomy of Satire (1962) Vergil's Aeneid (1972). His wife, the novelist Helen MacInnes məkĭn´əs [key], 1907–85, b. Glasgow, is noted for her fast-paced, intricately plotted novels of espionage, including Above Suspicion (1941), While Still We Live (1944), Decision at Delphi (1960), The Snare of the Hunter (1974), and Ride a Pale Horse (1984).

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