- CSBE = W.W. Briggs and W.M. Calder III (edd.), Classical Scholarship: A Biographical Encyclopedia (New York and London 1990)
- BDNAC = Ward W. Briggs, Jr. (ed.) Biographical Dictionary of North American Classicists (Greenwood Press: Westport, CT and London, 1994)
All photographs courtesy of the Bryn Mawr College Archives, except where noted.
Paul Shorey (1854-1934)
Bio/Bibliography: E. Christian Kopff in CSBE pp. 447ff, id. in BDNAC pp. 582-584
Photo by The Studio of William Louis Roehne
Herbert Weir Smyth (1857-1937)
Bio/Bibliography: Ward W. Briggs, Jr. in BDNAC pp. 602-604.
Gonzalez Lodge (1863-1942)
Bio/Bibliography: Nancy A. Mavrogenes in CSBE 366-367.
Wilmer Cave Wright (1868-1951)
Bio/Bibliography: Mabel L. Lang in BDNAC pp. 726-727.
Photo by Mathilde Weil, platinum print, with monogram, gift of John A. Silver
Henry Nevill Sanders (1869-1943)
Bio/Bibliography: Mabel L. Lang in BDNAC pp. 560-56.
Arthur Leslie Wheeler (1871-1932)
Bryn Mawr faculty 1900-1925: Ovid Tristia Loeb; [after moving to Princeton Univ.] Catullus and the Tradition of Ancient Poetry (1934), Plautus Epidicus (with G. Duckworth)
Bio/Bibliography: Ward W. Briggs, Jr. in BDNAC pp. 691-692
Tenney Frank (1876-1939)
Bio/Bibliography: T.R.S. Broughton in CSBE 68ff, Herbert W. Benario in BDNAC pp. 196-197, J. Linderski in American National Biography (New York 1999) VIII pp. 367-368.
Lily Ross Taylor (1886-1969)
Lily Ross Taylor (1886-1969) developed an interest in Roman studies at the University of Wisconsin, and then came to Bryn Mawr as a graduate student in 1906, receiving her Ph.D. in 1912. From 1912 until 1927, she taught at Vassar, and, in 1917, she became the first woman Fellow of the American Academy in Rome. In 1927, she became professor of Latin and chairman of the department at Bryn Mawr. Her third book, The Divinity of the Roman Emperor, "took her into a wider and more speculative area than her earlier studies, and also led to her subsequent research on the political structure of the Roman Republic."
Lily Ross Taylor became Dean of the Graduate School at Bryn Mawr in 1942 but continued to be very prominent in the Classics field--serving as President of the American Philological Association in 1942 and Sather Professor in the University of California in 1947--and beyond (in 1943-1944 she was Principal Social Science Analyst in the Office of Strategic Services). Retiring from Bryn Mawr in 1952, she remained active as professor in charge of the Classical School of the American Academy in Rome, Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, visiting professor in various universities, and Member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. She was killed by a hit-and-run driver on 18 November 1969.
From Bryn Mawr Alumnae Bulletin (Winter 1981), in turn adapted from the entry by Agnes Kirsopp Michels '30, Ph.D. 1934 in Barbara Sicherman and Carol Hurd Green (edd.), Notable American Women: The Modern Period (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 1980). See further T.R.S. Broughton's expert assessment of the life and work of Lily Ross Taylor in W.W. Briggs and W.M. Calder III (edd.), Classical Scholarship: A Biographical Encyclopedia (New York and London 1990) pp. 454-461 and in Ward W. Briggs, Jr. (ed.) Biographical Dictionary of North American Classicists (Greenwood Press: Westport, CT and London, 1994) pp. 636-638.
Photo of Lily Ross Taylor (left) and Beryl Rawson, by Peter Dechert
Louise Adams Holland (1893-1990)
Bryn Mawr visiting faculty between 1928-1955: The Faliscans in Prehistoric Times (1925); Janus and the Bridge (1961), Lucretius and the Transpadanes (1979).
Bio/Bibliography: T.R.S. Broughton in BDNAC pp. 287-289.
T. Robert S. Broughton (1900-1993)
Bio/Bibliography: Jerzy Linderski in BDNAC pp. 64-66; George W. Houston in J. Linderski (ed.), Imperium Sine Fine: T. Robert S. Broughton and the Roman Republic (1996) pp. 1-30, 35-42.
James Alister Cameron (1904-1987)
Bryn Mawr faculty 1935-1946. After moving from Bryn Mawr to the University of Cincinnati, he published The Identity of Oedipus the King (New York 1968, 1983); Plato's Affair with Tragedy (Semple Lecture, Cincinnati 1978).
Bio/Bibliography: Mabel L. Lang in BDNAC pp. 80-81.
Berthe Marti (1904-1995)
Richmond Lattimore (1906-1984)
Born in Paotingfu, China, on 6 May 1906, Richmond Lattimore graduated from Dartmouth in 1926 and received an A.B. from Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar at Christ Church in 1932. He took his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1934. In 1935, Lattimore joined the Bryn Mawr faculty as an Assistant Professor of Greek. He was appointed Associate Professor in 1941, and became Paul Shorey Professor of Greek in 1948. Between 1943 and 1946, Lattimore was absent from Bryn Mawr, serving as a lieutenant in the Navy. He was a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Chicago in 1947 and at Columbia in 1948 and 1950. At Johns Hopkins in 1956, he was the Percy Turnbull Memorial Lecturer on Poetry. In 1961, he gave Lord Northcliffe Lectures upon invitation at University College of the University of London. He was Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto in 1966, and at UCLA in 1974.
Widely honored as a scholar, poet, and translator of Greek literature, Lattimore was a recipient of a Rockefeller Post-war Fellowship in 1946, and a Fulbright Research Fellowship for study in Greece. Lattimore was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the National Institute of Arts and Letters, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American Philological Association, and the Archaeological Institute of America. In addition, he was a Fellow of the American Academy at Rome and an Honorary Student at Christ Church, Oxford.
The son of David and Margaret Barnes Lattimore, he married Alice Bockstahler in 1935, with whom he had two sons, Steven and Alexander. In 1984, he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of American Poets and received the $10,000 annual Fellowship Award. Due to his death in February 1984, only $2500 was awarded.
Biographical sketch by Deborah E. Karmen. See further, M.L. Lang in Ward W. Briggs, Jr. (ed.) Biographical Dictionary of North American Classicists (Greenwood Press: Westport, CT and London, 1994) 343-346.
Photo by Bern Schwartz, courtesy of the The Bern Schwartz Foundation
Agnes Michels (1909-1993)
Bio/Bibliography: Jerzy Linderski, Classical Journal 92.4 (1997) 323-34.
Photo by Bern Schwartz
Mabel Lang (1917-2010)
Publications: The Palace of Nestor at Pylos in Western Messenia II, The Frescoes (1969); Herodotean Narrative and Discourse (1974); Graffiti and Dipinti [Athenian Agora 21] (1976); Ostraka [Athenian Agora 25] (1990).