Classics Calendar for January 1

Professor Godbole (Alec Guinness), Richard Fielding
(James Fox), and Adela Quested (Judy Davis) in a
film version of E. M. Forster's A Passage to India

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Ulrich Zwingli (1484; died October 11, 1531) Swiss Reform Theologian whose collected works are expected to fill 21 volumes; one work popular in English is The Christian Education of Youth

Arthur Hugh Clough (1819; died November 13, 1861) English poet; the short poems "Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth"; "Through a Glass Darkly"; and "The Latest Decalogue"

James George Frazer (1854; died May 7, 1941) Scottish anthropologist; mythology and comparative religion, especially The Golden Bough

E. M. Forster (1879; died June 7, 1970) English novelist, short story writer, and essayist; novels A Passage to India; Howards End; A Room with a View; stories "The Machine Stops"; "The Other Side of the Hedge"; "The Life to Come"; "The Classical Annex"; "The Other Boat"

J. D. Salinger (1919; died January 27, 2010) American short story writer, novelist; The Catcher in the Rye; Nine Stories; Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction; Franny and Zooey

Died on this day:

Basil the Great (379; born c. 330) Greek Bishop (of Caesarea) and Church Father; in the Roman era; On the Holy Spirit; Refutation of the Apology of the Impious Eunomius

William Wycherley (1716; born Unknown Date, 1641) English playwright; The Country Wife; The Plain Dealer

Edward Weston (1958; born March 24, 1886) American photographer; Nautilus; the Pepper series; Dunes, Oceano; Nude, 1936; landscapes of American West

Bonus Classic

Polycarp (69-155) Bishop of Smyrna; Church Father who wrote a Letter to the Philippians

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