Greek and Roman Studies
Careers in Greek and Roman Studies

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

  • 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