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Pease, Arthur Stanley (22 September 1881–07 January 1964), classicist, college president, and botanist, was born in Somers, Connecticut, the son of Theodore Claudius Pease, a Congregationalist minister, and Abby Frances Cutter. Pease graduated from Harvard summa cum laude in 1902, receiving the M.A. in 1903 and the Ph.D. in 1905. He studied at the American School of Classical Studies in Rome (1905–1906) and taught at Harvard (1906–1909) before moving to the University of Illinois as assistant professor of classics. He married Henrietta Faxon in 1909 and had one child. Pease rose to professor of classics and curator of the university’s museum of classical art and archaeology. Early in his career he demonstrated his preference for writing works of reference rather than analysis: at Illinois he collaborated on an ...