Humphries, Rolfe

Humphries, (George) Rolfe

(1894–1969) poet, teacher; born in Philadelphia. He studied at Stanford (1912–13) and Amherst (B.A. 1915), where, after a career of teaching Latin, he returned to teach English (1957–65). He wrote poetry, but is best known for his translations, notably of Virgil, Ovid and Federico García Lorca.
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