About Bernice L. Fox

From 1947 until 1981 Bernice L. Fox, Emerita Professor of Classics, served Monmouth College tirelessly as professor of English, Latin and Greek. In 1956 she founded the Gamma Omicron Chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, the National Classics Honorary Society, and for over a decade was chair of the Department of Classics. She has a special love for the Latin language and is well known for her Latin translations. One of her earliest translations was Fabula de Quarto Mago (Van Dyke's Story of the Other Wise Man). In 1990 she published Sex Fabulae Breves, a collection of six short stories including Maupassant's "The Necklace" and O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi." In 1991 Tela Charlottae, her translation of E. B. White's Charlotte's Web, was published by HarperCollins. In 1985 the college named this annual lectureship in her honor, and in 1991 the college awarded her an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. She died in 2003 at the age of 92.

Photo of Bernice Fox
Death Notice from the Monmouth College Website

"The Dead Languages" by Bernice Fox

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