Author: Allan Wooley
This is a memoir of my career written from a peculiar point of view, indicated by the title. During my teaching career, I was a teacher of the Greek and Latin classics and also a teacher of classical Greek philosophy, particularly that of Plato. The memoir is basically the story of taking on three somewhat quixotic quests as a teacher of philosophy, as a teacher of Latin poetry, and as a teacher per se. This last quest, though obviously begun during my career, was only completed over a decade into my retirement.
After growing up in Maine and attending Bowdoin, the author earned a PhD in Classics at Princeton. He taught at Duke, before returning to Phillips Exeter Academy, where he taught for 36 years and was department chair and coordinator of academic computing. In the New England Classical Association he served as president and executive secretary.