A variety of famous people had their degrees in Greek and Roman Studies:

 

  • Katherine Wright Haskell: Sister of the Wright brothers, was the first woman to fly in an airplane (designed and built by her brothers, Orville and Wilbur). She graduated from Oberlin with a degree in classical languages and taught Latin and Greek at Steele High School in Dayton. She was planning her first trip to Greece and second trip to Italy when she died of pneumonia in 1929.
  • J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books
  • Peter Weller, actor most famous for playing the titular role in Robocop holds a Master's Degree in Roman Art and is a frequent lecturer at Syracuse University.
  • David Packard (of Hewlett-Packard)
  • Jerry Brown, Mayor of Oakland (former Governor of CA)
  • P.G. Wodehouse, writer, playwright, lyricist, and creator of Jeeves
  • Chirs Martin, singer with band Coldplay
  • William Cohen, Secretary of Defense during Clinton  administration
  • Lynn Sherr, correspondent, ABC-TV's "20-20"
  • James Baker, former Secretary of State
  • Ted Turner, founder of CNN, Turner Broadcasting, etc.
  • Robert Graves, poet
  • Willa Cather, teacher, journalist, critic, and author
  • Rita Mae Brown, animal enthusiast and author
  • W.E.B. DuBois, sociologist, co-founder of NAACP, and author
  • Toni Morrison, author and winner of Nobel Prize for Literature-1993
  • Gerda Lerner, pioneer in teaching women's history and author
  • Chuck Geschke, former CEO and co-founder of Adobe Systems
  • Sigmund Freud, pioneer in psychoanalysis and author
  • James Garfield, classics professor and 20th president of the U.S.
  • Jane Addams, social worker, founder of Hull House, winner of Nobel Peace Prize-1931
  • Betty Friedan, founder of NOW and author
  • Nancy Vickers, president of Bryn Mawr College
  • Friedrich W. Nietzsche, philosopher and author
  • Teller of Penn and Teller, Magicians