Ward Briggs
Carolina Distinguished Professor of
Classics Emeritus
Louise Fry Scudder Professor of
Humanities Emeritus 
University of South Carolina

37:929 Лич Е.

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A Pioneer in Classics Education for Women: Abby Leach (1855-1918)

Abby Leach (1855-1918) was a seminal figure in American education. A pioneer in women’s higher education, she persuaded professors at Harvard to deliver their lectures to girls assembled in “The Annex” in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “The Annex” eventually became Radcliffe College. Leach went on to become a professor of Classics at Vassar, where she played a leading role in developing curriculum for women’s colleges at their formative stage, and she was the first woman president of the American Philological Association. The basic data about Abby Leach are presented in the Database of Classical Scholarship, a project of the Society for Classical Studies, housed at the University of South Carolina.


Abby Leach; women’s education; Database of Classical Scholarship; Radcliffe; Harvard; Vassar; Greenough, J.B.; Eliot, Charles William; Goodwin, W.W.; Gildersleeve, B.L.; Macurdy, Grace

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Универзитет у Јужној Каролини

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A Pioneer in Classics Education for Women: Abby Leach (1855-1918)

Име Ејби Лич (1855-1918) означава прекретницу у америчком образовању. Ејби Лич је била пионирка високог образовања која је убедила харвардске професоре да држе своја предавања девојкама окупљеним у такозваном „Анексу” Кембриџа у Масачусетсу. „Анекс” је постао колеџ Редклиф, а Ејби Лич професорка класичне филологије на колеџу Васар, где је имала водећу улогу у развоју курикулума за женске колеџе у фази формирања. Ејби Лич је такође била и прва жена председник Америчког удружења за филологију. Основни подаци о Ејби Лич налазе се у бази података о класичној филологији на Универзитету у Јужној Каролини која представља пројекат Друштва за класичне студије.

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Ејби Лич; женско образовање; база података о класичној филологији; Редклиф; Харвард; Васар; Гриноу, Џ. Б; Елиот, Чарлс Вилијам; Годвин, В.В.; Гилдерслив, Б. Л.; Мекерди, Грејс.

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