Elaine Fantham

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Elaine Fantham
Born(1933-05-25)25 May 1933
Died11 July 2016(2016-07-11) (aged 83)
NationalityUnited Kingdom
EducationUniversity of Oxford
Known forClassics expertise

Elaine Fantham (25 May 1933 – 11 July 2016) was a British classicist. She was Giger Professor of Latin at Princeton University from 1986 to 1999. She was chair of the Department of Classics at Princeton from 1989 to 1992 and the president of the American Philological Association serving only in 2004.[1][2]

Fantham was an expert on Latin literature, especially comedy, epic poetry and rhetoric, and Roman religion. She was classics commentator on NPR's Weekend Edition.

References[change | change source]

  1. Program for the 2005 American Philological Association Meeting.
  2. "Tribute to R. Elaine Fantham". classicalstudies.org. 13 July 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016.