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Mary Lefkowitz and James S. Romm

Mary Lefkowitz

Mary Lefkowitz is a graduate of the Brearley School in New York, Wellesley College, and Radcliffe College, where she received her Ph.D. in classical philology. She was named the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Wellesley in 1979, and is now professor emerita of classics. She is the author of GREEK GODS, HUMAN LIVES and NOT OUT OF AFRICA, and co-editor with Guy MacLean Rogers of BLACK ATHENA REVISITED, a collection of essays by various scholars. Her other books include THE LIVES OF THE GREEK POETS and WOMEN'S LIFE IN GREECE AND ROME. Her articles and reviews have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Times Literary Supplement, The New Republic, and the New York Review of Books. She has been awarded fellowships by the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Onassis Foundation. In 2006, she was awarded a National Humanities Medal by President George W. Bush.

James S. Romm

James S. Romm is the James H. Ottaway Jr. Associate Professor of Classics at Bard College. He received his B.A. from Yale and Ph.D. from Princeton, and has been the recipient of Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships. He is the editor of THE LANDMARK ARRIAN: The Campaigns of Alexander (2010), and his previous books include ALEXANDER THE GREAT: Selections From Arrian, Diodorus, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius (Hackett, 2005), HERODOTUS ON THE WAR FOR GREEK FREEDOM: Selections from the Histories (Hackett, 2003), HERODOTUS (an introductory study in the Yale University Press “Hermes Books Series” and a selection of the History Book Club, 1998), and THE EDGES OF THE EARTH IN ANCIENT THOUGHT (Princeton University Press, 1994).

THE GREEK PLAYS: Sixteen Plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides (Modern Library, 2016)