John Carew Rolfe
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Picture of Rolfe from the 1902 Michiganensian
Born(1859-10-15)October 15, 1859
DiedMarch 26, 1943(1943-03-26) (aged 83)
Alma materHarvard University, BA (1881), Cornell University, PhD (1885)
Spouse(s)Alice Griswold Bailey
Scientific career
InstitutionsHarvard University, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania

John Carew Rolfe, Ph.D. (October 15, 1859 in Newburyport, Massachusetts – March 26, 1943) was an American classical scholar, the son of William J. Rolfe.

Rolfe graduated from Harvard University in 1881 and from Cornell University (Ph.D.) in 1885.[1]

Rolfe taught at Cornell (1882–1885), at Harvard (1889–1890), at the University of Michigan, and at the University of Pennsylvania.[2]

Rolfe was a professor from 1907–1908 at the American School of Classical Studies and at the American Academy in Rome from 1923–1924. He continued to serve at the Academy until 1940.[2] In 1910–1911, he was president of the American Philological Association.

Rolfe translated many Latin authors, especially historians, for the Loeb Classical Library: Ammianus Marcellinus, Cornelius Nepos, Aulus Gellius, Quintus Curtius, Sallust, and Suetonius.

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  1. ^ Hinsdale, B.A. (1906). History of the University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan. p. 300. hdl:2027/mdp.39015038903319.
  2. ^ a b "Finding Aid". American Academy in Rome records, 1855-[ca.1981], (bulk dates 1894-1946). Archives of American Art. 2011. Retrieved 17 Jun 2011.