Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Fairbanks, Arthur

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1760974Collier's New Encyclopedia — Fairbanks, Arthur

FAIRBANKS, ARTHUR, an American art director, born in Hanover, N. H., in 1864. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1886 and attended the Yale Divinity School and the Union Theological Seminary. He also studied in Germany. He was on the faculty of Dartmouth College and Yale and Cornell Universities until 1900, when he became professor of Greek literature and archaeology at the University of Iowa. In 1906, he was appointed professor of Greek and Greek archaeology in the University of Michigan. He was in the following year appointed director of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. He was a member of many classical and learned societies. He wrote “Introduction to Sociology” (1896); “The Mythology of Greece and Rome” (1907); “Handbook of Greek Religion” (1910); “Greek Gods and Heroes” (1915).