Curriculum Vitae

(Rosamund) Elaine Fantham

Date of birth:   May 25, 1933

Citizenship:   Canadian / U.K.


Home address:   6A Swan Avenue, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9B 1V2 Canada

Telephone:   416-233-0723


Third Century Woman

1954 B.A. Oxon., Litterae Humaniores (first class)

1957 B.Litt and M.A. Oxon.

1965 Ph.D Liverpool University U.K.: A Commentary on the Curculio of Plautus, (Examiners R.B. Austin, O. Skutsch)

University Employment

1956-58 Leverhulme Research Fellow, Liverpool University

1958-59, 65-66 Assistant Lecturer, St. Andrews University (St. Salvator's College)

1966-68 Visiting Lecturer, Indiana University, Bloomington

1968-78 Assistant / Associate Professor, University of Toronto (Trinity College)

1978-86 Professor, University of Toronto

1983 (Spring) Visiting Professor Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

1986-2000 Giger Professor of Latin, Princeton University



Chair, Department of Classics

Director of Graduate Studies, Classics

Director, Program in hte Ancient World

1995-2000 University Latin Scribe, Member Humanities Council

1989-94 Marshall Scholarship Adviser

1996-98 Old Dominion Fellow

University Committees: Research Board, Humanities Grants Ctee., Italian Studies, Canadian Studies

2001 Spring: Langford Family Eminent Visiting Professor, Florida State University

Professional Affiliations

1976-79 Editorial board, Phoenix (Corresponding Member from 1987)

1978-80 Member, APA Committee on Basic Research Tools

1979-82 Member, APA Placement Committee

1982, 1985 Member, Harvard University Visiting Ctee to Department of the Classics

1982-84 Vice-President, Classical Association of Canada

1983-86 Vice President and President, Canadian Society for the History of Rhetoric

1988-91 Director and member of Program Committee, American Philological Association

1988, 1989 Juror, American Academy in Rome

1990-99 Editorial Boards AJP, Rhetorica: 1998- Materiali e Discussioni

1994 Summer Research Fellow, University of New England, NSW Australia Fall, Resident, American Academy in Rome

1996-99 Trustee for Advisory Council, American Academy in Rome

1997-2000 Member, then Chair, Goodwin Award Committee of APA

1998 Summer: Research Fellow, Humanities Centre, Australian National University

1999-2000 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar

2003 President-Elect, and 2004 President, American Philological Association

2004-07 part time instructor in Classics, University of Toronto, one course each fall

Note regarding the above photo: Priestess or Princess? This archaic maiden from Latium could be Lavinia, Aeneas' bride, now brought to life as the narrator of Ursula K. Le Guin's wonderful and moving novel "Lavinia".


2009 Distinguished Service Medal - American Philological Association

2012 Honorary Fellow - Trinity College, University of Toronto