Charles E. Bennett

Charles E. Bennett Charles Edwin Bennett (1858-1921) was the Goldwin Smith Professor of Latin at Cornell University. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Bennett graduated from Brown University in 1878 and also studied at Harvard (1881-1882) and in Germany (1882-1884). He taught in secondary schools from 1878 to 1889 and became professor of Latin at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1889, of classical philology at Brown University in 1891, and of Latin at Cornell University in 1892, where he taught until 1921. Bennett was president of the American Philological Association in 1907-1908. Bennett authored several books, including New Latin Grammar (Allyn and Bacon, 1918; reprinted by Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2004), New Latin Composition (Allyn and Bacon, 1919; reprinted by Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2011), On Old Age: De Senectute (Allyn and Bacon, 1922; reprinted by Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1985, 1990, 2002), The Foundation of Latin: A Book for Beginners (Allyn and Bacon, 1903), and The Latin Language: A Historical Outline of Its Sounds, Inflections, and Syntax (Allyn and Bacon, 1907).

Charles E. Bennett's Books

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  • New Latin Composition

    Author: Charles E. Bennett
    Product Code: 3456
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-345-4

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    First published in 1912, Bennett's New Latin Composition remains a highly regarded, widely used composition text for both high schools and colleges. Part I is based on the works of Caesar with illustrative samples drawn directly from his own words. Parts II and III concentrate on Cicero.