James Wilson Poultney papers
In the collection are 28 reprints of articles and reviews written by Dr. Poultney and published in philological journals. The largest number is from the American Journal of Philology (1964-1987) where Dr. Poultney served as contributing editor. Dr. Poultney also published in Indo-European Studies, Classical World, and Language.
Dr. Poultney became a member of the American Philological Association in 1932, later serving as secretary in the late 1950s. In the collection are financial reports, committee reports, minutes, correspondence, and membership information, 1956-1958.
One part of Dr. Poultney's contributions to philological research is represented by the final item in the collection. In 1959, his work on the Iguvium tables, the extant records of the dialects and language of pre-Roman Italy, was published. In the collection is the holographic manuscript which is nearly three hundred pages in length. The manuscript pages do not include the "Lexicon and Index Verborum" which forms Section IV of the published work. The published work is titled The Bronze Tables of Iguvium.
- Poultney, James Wilson, 1907- (Person)
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Dr. Poultney was a member of several scholarly associations including the Archaeological Institute of America, the Linguistic Society of America, and the American Philological Association. While a member of the Philological Association, he published many articles and reviews in the organization's journal, and he served as secretary of the society for a period during the late 1950s.
Dr. Poultney was also a contributor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. In the 1962 edition, he was responsible for 28 articles including one for each letter of the alphabet. He also reviewed classical translations for the Sunpapers (Baltimore, MD) and published two book on philological topics. The Syntax of the Genitive Case in Aristophanes was published in 1936; The Bronze Tables of Iguvium in 1959.
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