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Sanford, Eva Matthews (1894–1954) - Medieval History

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Eva Matthews Sanford was born in Nebraska City, Nebraska, on July 6, 1894 to Edgar Lewis and Anna Eugenia (Munson) Sanford. She received an A.B. degree summa cum laude in 1916, an M.A. in 1922, and the Ph.D. in 1923, all from Radcliffe College. She also attended the American Academy in Rome and Yale University. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and received a Whitney Traveling Fellowship from Radcliffe as well as research grants from the American Council of Learned Societies.

Sanford wrote Saslvian: On the Government of God in 1930. She was a member of the faculty of Mather College and of the graduate school of Western Reserve University in Cleveland before being appointed assistant professor of history at Sweet Briar College in 1937. In 1938 she wrote The Mediterranean World in Ancient Times . She served as section editor for commentaries on Latin authors, 1300–1600, for the Bibliographical Guide to Mediaeval and Renaissance Commentaries and Translations of Classical Authors . She was a consulting editor for the series Corpus of Roman Law, the first volume of which was published in 1952. In 1950, as a Fulbright Scholar, Sanford searched for medieval manuscripts of commentaries on Juvenal in libraries in Italy and France. At the time of her death, Eva Sanford was translating Augustine’s De Civitate Dei for the Loeb Classical Library. She died on March 26, 1954.

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over 8 years ago

The book title in 1930 is correctly Salvian: On the Government of God . She translated it into English from the Latin text.