Elaine Fantham, British classicist, Died at 83

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Elaine Fantham was born on May 25, 1933, and died on July 11, 2016.

She was a British classicist.

Elaine was Giger Professor of Latin at Princeton University from 1986 to 1999.

Fantham was chair of the Department of Classics at Princeton from 1989 to 1992 and the president of the American Philological Association for 2004.

She was an expert on Latin literature, especially comedy, epic poetry and rhetoric, and Roman religion and the social history of Roman women.

Fantham was classics commentator on NPR’s Weekend Edition.

For a while, Elaine taught classics at Indiana University. From 1968 to 1986 Fantham was professor of classics at the University of Toronto in Canada. In 1986 she joined the classics department at Princeton University, where she taught until her retirement in 1999.

She was part of the advisory boards of different scientific periodicals, amongst others Materiali e discussioni per l’analisi dei testi classici.

Elaine Fantham passed away at 83 years old.