List of Famous Classicists

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List of famous classicists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top classicists in the world? This includes the most prominent classicists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable classicists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic classicists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned classicists.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known classicists to the lesser known classicists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the classicist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous classicists ever?" and "What are the names of famous classicists?" then you're in the right place. (15 items)

Jonathan Shay (born 1941) is a doctor and clinical psychiatrist. He holds a B.A from Harvard (1963) and an M.D. (1971) and a Ph.D. (1972) from the University of Pennsylvania. He is best known for his publications comparing the experiences of Vietnam veterans with the descriptions of war and homecoming in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. ...more on Wikipedia

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Anne Carson (born June 21, 1950) is a Canadian poet, essayist, translator, and professor of Classics. Carson lived in Montreal for several years and taught at McGill University, the University of Michigan, and at Princeton University from 1980 to 1987. She was a 1998 Guggenheim Fellow, and in 2000 she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. She has also won a Lannan Literary Award. ...more on Wikipedia

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Danielle S. Allen (born 1971) is an American classicist and political scientist. She is the James Bryant Conant University Professor and the Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Prior to joining the faculty at Harvard in 2015, Allen was UPS Foundation Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. As of January 1, 2017, she is also James Bryant Conant University Professor, Harvard’s highest faculty honor. Allen is the daughter of political scientist William B. Allen. ...more on Wikipedia

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Gregory Vlastos (Greek: Γρηγόριος Βλαστός; July 27, 1907 – October 12, 1991) was a scholar of ancient philosophy, and author of several works on Plato and Socrates. A Christian, Vlastos also wrote about Christian faith. He is considered to be "a preeminent scholar on Socrates who transformed the analysis of classical philosophy." ...more on Wikipedia

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