The New International Encyclopædia/Peck, Harry Thurston

PECK, Harry Thurston (1856—). An American classical scholar, editor, and critic, born in Stamford, Conn. In 1881 he graduated at Columbia University, in which institution he was made successively instructor in Latin, and for a while in the Semitic languages, and in 1888 professor of Latin language and literature, after having spent some time in advanced study in Paris, Berlin, and Rome. In the line of his own researches, his publications include The Semitic Theory of Creation (1885); Suetonius (1889); Latin Pronunciation (1890); and he also edited University Bulletin; A Dictionary of Classical Literature and Antiquities (1895); Classical Studies (1895); Roman Life in Latin Prose and Verse (1895); Trimalchio's Dinner (1899); and a series of Latin classics for college use. In 1890 he became editor-in-chief of The International Encyclopædia, continuing as such until 1901, when, with President Gilman and Professor F. M. Colby, he edited The New International Encyclopædia. He was also the editor-in-chief of Appleton's Atlas of Modern Geography (1892) and of Masterpieces of Literature (1899). In 1895 he assumed the editorship of The Bookman when that magazine was established, and thereafter published the following works in general literature, besides a large number of special papers, monographs, and reviews: The Personal Equation (1897); The Adventures of Mabel (1897); What is Good English? (1899) and a volume of verse, Graystone and Porphyry (1900).