William A. Arrowsmith was Professor of Classics at Boston University when he died in 1992; he taught for twelve years at the University of Texas at Austin, serving as Professor and Chair. He received a B.A. from Princeton University, a B.A. and M.A. from Oxford as a Rhodes scholar, and his Ph.D. from Princeton. He taught, as a named or visiting professor, at Princeton, Wesleyan, the University of California at Riverside, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, Emory and New York University. He was the general editor of the thirty-three-volume work Greek Tragedy in New Translations and of Nietzsche’s Unmodern Observations. Modern literary works he translated include Nobel Prize winner Eugenio Montale’s The Storm and Other Things, Hard Labor by Cesare Pavese, and Six Modern Italian Novellas. Professor Arrowsmith held Wilson, Guggenheim and Rockefeller Fellowships, and he served on boards and panels of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Association for Higher Education, and the International Council on the Future of the University. He was a founding editor of The Hudson Review, The Chimera, and Arion, and he served as editor for Delos, Mosaic, The American Poetry Review, and Pequod. Dr. Arrowsmith gained his widest audience with his attacks on graduate education in the humanities in the 1960’s.